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Old 09-16-2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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I have a 04 T2753 and I am wondering how safe it is in a lightening storm I'm thinking about using rubber pads under the stabilizer jacks and tow jack has anyone heard of a lightening strike with and without rubber

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Old 09-17-2018, 06:06 AM   #2
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Well a strike comes from a storm that might be 2 miles or more high so I don't think a little rubber pad with do much good. Now on the plus side a camper makes a very good Faraday shield meaning even if it receives a direct hit the likelihood of any one being injured inside is low. It might be a good ideal to unplug the power cord in a storm to protect the electrical stuff inside. I do electrical work for a local campground we had two campers side by side next to a tree the motor home suffered severe electrical damage no one was in it at the time. You could see where the lighting left the tree and went right across the camper roof to ground there were 4 terrified people inside zero injuries it too was plugged in the damage was estimated at $4000 that's why I suggest unplugging the RV during a storm.

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Old 09-23-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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Stay in the trailer and in the middle -- away from windows and doors. The metal skin should shield you (Faraday effect). Not sure if a rubber roof will do any good but a metal roof sure will. Unplugging is a good idea -- great idea. Put the TV antenna down. Perhaps park away from tall trees might help a bit. Little rubber pads and rubber tires are useless as insulators. You are talking HIGH VOLTAGE! This stuff is unbelievable. On second thought, get in the tow vehicle, you will have a metal roof and better shielding. Windows up, all body parts inside and as much toward the middle as possible.
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