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    Grounding Project

    I decided to properly ground my RV after I saw the small and loose #12 or #14 screw that is the basis for grounding my rig...

    The first pic shows the original factory installed ground screw compared to the 3/8" bolt stainless bolt I replaced it with.
    It was a simple project, but you can see the difference in the bolt that replaced the screw. All new parts are stainless steel. I sanded down to bare metal, put it all together with washers and nuts, super tightened it from both sides and then applied rust inhibiting primer and paint.

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    Final attachment with large diameter wire and a lug crimped with no less than 6 tons (from reputable USA sourced seller and USA manufacturer)


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    Quote Originally Posted by grandseahawk View Post
    I decided to properly ground my RV after I saw the small and loose #12 or #14 screw that is the basis for grounding my rig...

    The first pic shows the original factory installed ground screw compared to the 3/8" bolt stainless bolt I replaced it with.
    It was a simple project, but you can see the difference in the bolt that replaced the screw. All new parts are stainless steel. I sanded down to bare metal, put it all together with washers and nuts, super tightened it from both sides and then applied rust inhibiting primer and paint.

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    Very well done - nice job
    2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel with 6K axle upgrade. B&W 25K OEM Companion, Steadyfast system, 2022 F350 SRW 6.7 King Ranch 8' bed, Trailer reverse lights, rear spare tire holder, storage tube, sumo springs, Victron MultiPlus 12/120/3000, and Solar

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    More ground = less problems
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    Very nice. I think I'll do the same. Thanks for sharing pictures!
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    Well done! poor grounding is the source of more electrical problems than many people realize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No-ladder View Post
    Well done! poor grounding is the source of more electrical problems than many people realize.
    Lee
    As someone who keeps 7 trailers and numerous vehicles road worthy, I completely agree. I have fixed boat trailer lights several times for people, and it’s almost always the ground.
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    One cannot be to skinny, to rich or to well grounded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandseahawk View Post
    Final attachment with large diameter wire and a lug crimped with no less than 6 tons (from reputable USA sourced seller and USA manufacturer)


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    Can you share a link to your crimper? I've been thinking about getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Rojo View Post
    Can you share a link to your crimper? I've been thinking about getting one.

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    Thought I would chime in here
    This is the crimper I got for my solar/battery bank project https://temcoindustrial.com/th0005-v...h-32-die-sets/

    It worked well on my test lug. They have others too https://temcoindustrial.com/tools/cutters-crimpers/
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