I finished my teardrop trailer about 3 weeks ago, and I came across a trailer I could not pass up. It was free. A 1955 12ft Boles Aero. All Aluminum, skin and studs. I stripped it all out, and the 115 VAC wiring was garbage. I pulled it out and re-wired. Well, I wired the trailer for 120VAC, but I think I have a problem.
1. I installed a new entrance recepticle.
2. I ran this service line to a three circut main box. Using the standard method.
a. Black wire to the Positive buss
b. White wire to the negative buss
c. Bare wire was conected to the negative buss also.
3. All recepticle boxes are plastic, all plugs and switches are wired standard, and no wire tounching the metal skin, or the metal studs. (Boles Areo) All Aluminum.
4. GFI in kitchen area shows the ready light, indicating that all is wired correctly.
Problem: Volt meter shows 120 VDC when positive probe and negative probe touch the entrance recpticle. Also show 120 VAC when neg. probe touches the bare wire.
Howerever, when the positive probe is on the black wire, and I touch the metal skin, or stud with the neg. probe, I get a reading of about 25V. HOW Come???, and what to do. I don"t want to close up the walls before this problem is resolved. Can anyone help?
"Toys"--2003 Dodge Dakota--TT Rimple"Gypsy"--1955 Boles Aero Travel Trailer--2002 Sweetwater 20' Pontoon--1982 22' Mcgregor sailboat..