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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
RV Electricity

RV Electricity: Installing a battery disconnect for multi-battery systems

By Mike Sokol 12-volt DC electrical systems How to install a disconnect switch for 1-, 2- and 4-battery systems Dear Mike, I’m a paying member of RVtravel.com because...
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RV Electricity: What is hot-skin voltage? – Part 1

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, Since spring has sprung and many of us are getting our RVs ready for the season, now is a great time...
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RV Electricity – Generator neutral bonding basics

Dear Mike, I know your NoShockZone article on generator bonding is getting "dated" at this point, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for...
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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...

Solar panel charging tips for any location, including forests

By Bob Difley Boondocking in the national and state forests in summer and using solar power to provide your electricity presents different challenges than found...
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RV Electricity – Can a 9-volt battery start a fire in your RV?

Dear Mike, I recently read where a 9-volt battery thrown away in a trash can started a fire in a garage. Can this really...
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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...

RV Electricity – Pedestal cleanup after a flood

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up….  This is a really important maintenance procedure that ALL campgrounds should  perform after any flooding that puts their...

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...
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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 8

Issue 8 • June 24, 2018 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of...
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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 19

Issue 19 • June 2, 2019 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers,...
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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Burned shore power plugs

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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