What Does It Mean When Your RV Has ‘Hot Skin’?

You can experience various hazards while using your camper. However, one such hazard, “hot skin,” is extremely serious and not something you can ignore.

Whether traveling full-time or heading out for weekend adventures, we want you and those traveling with you to be as safe as possible.

Failure to do so could derail your trip in the blink of an eye and have devastating consequences. So what is hot skin, and how can you prevent it? Let’s take a closer look!

An electrical condition occurring when an RV becomes electrified due to faulty wiring or other issues. Essentially, it means that the metal frame or body of the RV has become energized with electricity.

What Is RV Hot Skin?

The main cause of hot skin in an RV is typically faulty wiring, electrical faults, and short circuits.

What Causes Hot Skin in an RV?

Unfortunately, hot skin is a very dangerous situation in an RV. In certain situations, it can even be deadly. We’ve heard horror stories of individuals getting severely shocked by their RV.

Is Hot Skin Dangerous in an RV?

You must do all you can to protect yourself and others from hot skin. Luckily, you can take some steps to test for it to help you detect it as early as possible.

How Do You Test for Hot Skin?

The first thing you need to do when you start testing for hot skin is to turn off all of the electrical devices. This includes air conditioning units, lights, and other appliances.

Turn off Electrical Devices

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