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Old 12-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #15
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Waxing will generate static charge so please Google it to understand more.

Our coach has fiberglass doors so charge could build up.

If aluminum doors then charge still possible.

But as others have indicated there may be other issues so let's check those FIRST as fixing the door may hide them.

First change nothing meaning if plugged in or some switch is on leave it that way or return it to that way.

Next get a volt meter and maybe an extension cord.

If plugged into shore power plug cord into outlet not in rv.

Now check for a voltage between the ROUND SAFETY GROUND on the cord and various shiny spots on the coach including the door.

If not plugged in then look for a shiny spot on the door and on the coach and measure any voltage there.

If any voltages are measured a bad ground connection exists and needs repaired if not continue.

Now switch meter to ohms and measure from shiny spot on door to shiny spot on coach and of high resistance then the door just needs a ground strap attached.

Note on static electricity.

Movement and friction is what generates it. Carts at local sams club have well insulated wheels with perfect tires or bearings that generate a charge as you shop.

As you walk through the store the charge gets high enough to go through the paint on the cart and you get a suprise, local Costco was similar but chrome frame meant you would get charged up if good shoes worn so you could reach out and zap folks as you sampled things.

Sams added little wires to drag the floor to solve it.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Unplug shore power. Do you still get a shock?
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

I did run the volt meter test and did not receive any readings. The door did calm down a few days after the buffing process. Its no more collecting fine dust.

I am going to replace the batteries this week, and have decided to just go with Interstate GC2 6v. We are currently destination campers for 10 to 14 days at a time. Once we are both retired then we will look at adding a new fridge, and upgrading the supply then, but that is probably another 5 to 6 years. Our current Dometic 1272 is performing great.

The old 6v costco batteries are 6 1/2 years old, and were doing good until a month ago when they started gasing off. They have been staying fairly dry on top. Last winter the storage facility i was in did not have power so i just removed the negative cable on the house batteries and everything went well. Now that I am in my shop Ive kept her plugged into 110 with the main switches turned off.

Wondering now if i should go back to just removing the negative.
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Replaced the house batteries with Interstates GC2-ECL-UTL (225 amp/hrs) with military discount came to 495.00 for 4.

The Xantrex battery temp sensor that was sitting on the top of one battery seems to be bad. The cable is loose coming out of the sensor, and want to replace it. Did some checking on Amazon for a new one. Can I replace it with one that mounts to the terminal instead of the adhesive type? I still have the original Trace inverter.
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Mounting to terminal gives a better battery temperature in some cases and it stays put.

Only concern is if it is compatible value so if the manufacturer supplies it as a direct replacement then it will be fine.
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