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"Bonding Wire"(?) disconnected from frame under mobile home?

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There's a bare copper wire dropping down from the service panel I believe -- couldn't see it exactly, but see now reason for the same to be going any where else. This wire was parallel and close to the big gray pvc(?) conduit housing the wires coming in from the pole.

So I google briefly for "mobile home grounding" and learn grounding for the home could be done at the meter pedestal (power pedestal?... a grouping of several home's meters and disconnects below the meters) outside the home, and the wire I saw could be a "bonding" wire.
Where does this bonding wire connect in the panel, and and is it potentially dangerous for equipment and occupants without it connected to the frame under the home?

Gone googling again right now, thx for any help!
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That's the ground wire, to ground your service. It should run from your panel to a 8' long ground rod, pounded into the dirt, and attach that bare 6AWG wire using a ground rod clamp.
The reason you just see it dangling is because trailers get moved, and the wire just gets cut when they move it, and it has to be re-done once the trailer is in its new home. You cant splice it, it has to be a continuous run from the panel to the rod.
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