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Why are RV batteries setting off CO detector?

Dear Gary, On a recent camping trip, we were connected to 30-amp shore power. During the night, our CO alarm went off. Since there...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity: How much generator do I need?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike (and the RV Electricity Group), I hope this is not off topic. A question about generators. The on-board generator in my...
RV Electricity

Can RV parking under power lines cause a dangerous ‘hot skin’ condition?

  Dear Mike, I’ve been reading about hot-skin voltages on your No-Shock-Zone site for a while and have come up with a really strange one....
RV Electricity

Avoid being hit by lightning while hiking

By Mike Sokol  Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...

How often does RV hot-skin wiring occur?

  Dear Mike, Regarding the three essential testers (Digital Multi-Meter, Non-Contact Voltage Tester, and Circuit Analyzer) mentioned in the video from Gary Bunzer in...

Taking care of batteries, high-tech style

By Greg Illes Sometimes batteries seem ridiculously simple — we tend to see them as either working or dead. But there is way more than...
RV Electricity

Generator ground rod confusion and clarification

Hi, Mike, In your efforts to make things clear, you've confused me (doesn't take much, apparently). I've read in several of your articles where...
RV Electricity

Is reverse osmosis water safe for your RV batteries?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Not long ago we got a message from a reader who was traveling across the United States. Before he...

RV Electricity – Voltage drop

Voltage drop If you've been following along with this series, you already know about voltage, amperage and wattage. But what about that 800 lb. gorilla...
RV Electricity

No Shock Zone: Part VI: Voltage Drop

 By Mike SokolIf you recall the survey we did July, 2010 in RVtravel.com, you know that 21 percent of RVers who responsed have been...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Tired pedestals are dangerous

Hi Mike, We just spent a long weekend at Disney's Fort Wilderness for our grandson's birthday. Everyone talks about the very high prices for everything...

All about non-contact voltage testers

  From my friends at the R-Pod Owners Forum: Mike, My 2015 R-Pod 178 tests hot with a Fluke Meter when plugged into my 110 house...
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