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Thursday, August 22, 2019
RV Electricity

Is a warm electrical outlet cause for concern?

  Dear Mike, I have a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) question about our RV. I have noticed that the GFI outlet in the bathroom was warm...
RV Electricity

Non-contact voltage tester and false positive results

  Hey Mike, I'm hoping you can answer a question I have. I've tried the Internet, but I think you may be the only person...

Prevent theft with heavy-duty battery lock

 By Bob Difley Prevent theft with a heavy-duty dual-or single-battery lock from Battery Shackle of Redding, CA. Perfect for anyone out hunting, camping, or fishing...

Question about installing 50-amp RV outlet at home

  Hi Mike, I’m about to have a 50-amp RV outlet installed at my home. I’ll have the 50 amp installed or purchase a 50...

Intellitec Battery Disconnect Relay prevents dead batteries

 By Bob Difley It is not a pleasant surprise to find dead batteries in your RV after storing it for a few weeks. The phantom...

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...
RV Electricity

Cold weather RV battery tips

 By Russ and Tiña De MarisYou know it's cold out when, as my father-in-law suggested, "It's colder than a mother-in-law's kiss." Yeah, that can...

Unexpected cause of Dometic fridge fire discovered

By Greg GerberRV Daily ReportSUN CITY, Ariz. — An RV technician trying to diagnose a problem with an older model RV watched as the...

Boiling RV batteries

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...
Boondocking

Beware of battery-draining phantom loads

By Russ and Tiña De MarisPhantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small.Loads that are run off the...

RVer asks about plugging 30 amp RV into 50 amp service

A question from an RVtravel.com reader to Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor.Dear Gary,Our motorhome has 30 amp service. We’ll be camping in the near...
Boondocking

Can you plug a friend’s RV into yours to charge his batteries?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianDear Chris, I am a new RVer and have a new Class C motorhome which we purchased this spring. I have...
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