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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 – Using a Non-Contact Voltage Tester

Dear Mike, After reading your article on RV hot-skin voltage I ordered a Southwire 40126N Non-Contact Voltage Tester, but now wonder if it's the correct...
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RV Electricity – Don’t backfeed power to your RV!

Dear Readers, I found this question on the Airstream Forum, and it's so dangerous that I need to comment about it here. Yes, I do...

Inverters 101: Understanding amps and volts

Hi Mike, Here’s a weird one regarding my 2017 F/R 34QS. Some information: I have a Magnum 2,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and four...

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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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): GFCIs are different in an RV than...

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...

RV Electricity – Odds and ends

Everyone, There have been so many interesting developments in the last week that I've decided to cover several important ones in this column. So...
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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Is it OK to use a 90-degree...

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...
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RV Electricity – What’s a modified/stepped inverter?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, I own a 2005 Winnebago Vectra that has a 2000-watt Dimension Inverter. I need to decide whether to repair ($400 to...

Keep those expensive RV batteries alive!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A critical factor for RVers who boondock – camp away from utility hookups – is that of...
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No Shock Zone: Part Three: Testing campground outlets

 By Mike SokolA July, 2010 survey in RVtravel.com revealed that 21 percent of RVers who responded had been shocked by their RV. Review the...

RV Electricity – Low Voltage Report

Dear Readers, Since the Stray Voltage Patrol is already generating some interesting reports, I'm going to use one of them to discuss the problem of...
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