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Old 06-12-2021, 10:06 AM   #1
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Please, looking for discussion on EXPERTISE/EXPERTS

I have a lawsuit in the works regarding high voltage inside my 2018 Heartland Bighorn fifth wheel. Lost all appliances on the driver side of the rig. We bought the last one on the lot from Great Escapes RV Supercenter located in Gasville AR. Turns out they used this RV for parts and without disclosing this. My lawyer tell me that I would need a EXPERT on voltage issues to go further with the lawsuit.
Any ideas??? Please help!
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:19 AM   #2
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Do a Google search. Here is the 1st one that popped up. I don't know anything about them or have a personal recommendations. But they are out there.
https://www.forensisgroup.com/expert...onal-vehicles/
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:24 AM   #3
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Another thought; your lawyer should be able to source an expert witness. That is kind of up his alley.
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:32 AM   #4
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Another thought; your lawyer should be able to source an expert witness. That is kind of up his alley.
And what he is being 'retained' for


High Voltage one side of RV?
Sounds like loss of Neutral and high load components were on that Hot Buss Bar


Pretty weak 'law suit' and doubt this thread will last much longer
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:24 AM   #5
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Old Biscuit is correct. All appliances on one leg of 50 amp 240 volt system indicates a neutral wire failure. It is complicated and often hard or impossible to reproduce.

It could have been caused by grid power company, campground system, your power cord, wiring in your RV.

Unless the event occurred prior to delivery, it will be impossible to prove the dealer caused the problem or that it was faulty manufacturing. Thus it will not only take an electrical expert, it will take an electrical expert who is also an expert at confusing a jury into deciding in your favor. Cost of litigation will be in the thousands and take years.

Cut your losses and try for insurance pay out. Install a "surge protector".
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I had an electrical problem and brought it to the RV park's attention. Without question, they referred me to their insurance company and they paid for all my damages.
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Going to pay your attorney and expert witness more than just replacing the appliances even if you win.
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Contact this individual:
Mike Sokol
He does videos, lectures, rallies and writes books on the subject of RV electrical system. I have been to some of his seminars during our rallies.
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If you can prove that they scavenged the trailer for parts I think you would have much better luck contacting the Attorney General or the state body that regulates dealers. Selling a vehicle that has been dismantled and reassembled as new is likely illegal. Best of luck.
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I have a lawsuit in the works regarding high voltage inside my 2018 Heartland Bighorn fifth wheel. Lost all appliances on the driver side of the rig. We bought the last one on the lot from Great Escapes RV Supercenter located in Gasville AR. Turns out they used this RV for parts and without disclosing this. My lawyer tell me that I would need a EXPERT on voltage issues to go further with the lawsuit.
Any ideas??? Please help!
My question is how do you know this? What has that got to do with the lose of electric appliances on one side?

I had this happen when I plugged into a 50amp pedestal with no breaker, surge took stuff out. Camped years with out a surge protector and always wondered what all the fuss was about. I learned the hard way I needed a surge protector.
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