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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Electric space heater safety, Part 1

By Mike Sokol This is a special two-part article on a topic that's not only seasonal, it's very important to your safety, both in your...

RV Electricity – Discussion of surge protector survey results

By Mike Sokol Last week RVtravel.com ran a survey asking which brand of surge protector you used, or if you used any surge protector at...
Boondocking

Winter boondocking – time to prepare “electrically”

By Bob Difley We're well on the way to winter. Depending on how weird the warming planet skews the weather, you may be spending more...
RV Electricity

Do you use an EMS/Smart surge protector on your RV?

Many RVers use a basic surge protector when they hook up their RV to shore power. The more advanced surge protectors are sometimes called...

Power pedestal testing (including at COE campgrounds), Part 3

By Mike Sokol Here's Part 3 of my article about testing pedestals, which includes U.S Army Corps of Engineers (COE) campgrounds that won't allow...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity Newsletter by Mike Sokol – What’s new, you?

Dear Mike, What's this I hear you'll soon be starting your own RV Electricity Newsletter on RVtravel.com? What kind of topics will you be...

Shocked by my air conditioner? What’s going on?

Hi Mike, I got shocked by my coach yesterday. An electrician came out and said the pedestal was good. When I shut off the rear...

Does coiled extension cord heat up in storage bucket?

Hey Mike, I was thinking about getting a bucket to store my shore power extension cord, or maybe even one of those fancy reels....

What power extension cord for RV parked 90 feet from outlet?

  Mike, I was reading an article you wrote about 30A pedestals. I’ve just purchased a piece of land and there’s a new 30A RV...

RV battery wiring explained

  Hi Gary, I have an older Nash 5th wheeler. I have one completely dead battery in it now. I want to replace it with...

Surge protector for 30- or 50-amp outlets

  Hi Mike, First off, I just bought your book on Amazon and have read 80% of it, as well as bought all the tools...

Basic voltage measurements at a campground pedestal

  I just had a phone call from a nervous camper that went something like this: Hey Mike, Guess I should have read your columns more...
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