I am starting a new series on RV inspections, going to talk about the various things my company RV Mentor and Inspections covers during an RV inspection.
If you have any questions, hit me up on mewe.com here ->>>>> RV Mentor on MeWe
Keep in mind an inspection of your RV might not have all of the things I will cover in the next 20 weeks or so, they will be short easily digestible inspection bits of information.
Hope you learn something as we go through this. This will be generic enough to cover all types, Class A, Class B, Class C, TT and 5th Wheels.
Today we will start with the Hot Skin Test, if you’re not familiar you’re thinking “What the heck is he talking about?”
I test various metal parts of your RV while being hooked up to a ground to make sure there is no stray voltage, at a minimum I check for ANY AC voltage, not just what a NCVT – Non Contact Voltage Tester will find. Depending on the NCVT it can read as low as 12v, using a multi/volt meter I can read all the way down to ZERO volts, which is what I am looking for.
Where am I checking?
01(A) – Hot Skin Test
1.A.1 – Hot Skin Test – Frame/Running Gear Voltage Detected
1.A.2 – Hot Skin Test – Exterior Wall Voltage Detected
1.A.3 – Hot Skin Test – Door Handles or Frame Voltage Detected
1.A.4 – Hot Skin Test – Window Frame Trim Voltage Detected
1.A.5 – Hot Skin Test – Any other Voltage Detected
I go around the entire RV touching many metal parts to see if there is any stray AC voltage.
Questions? My contact info is at top of this post.
Be sure to check out Mike Sokol and his website on RV Electricity until next time, be safe out there RVing.