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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Basic voltage measurements at a campground pedestal

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  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...
RV Electricity

Should you unplug your RV during a lightning storm?

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RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury talks with RV electricity authority Mike Sokol of NoShockZone.org about whether it's a good idea to unplug an RV from...

Advantages of AGM batteries in motorhome

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  Dear Gary, I'm thinking my coach batteries may need replacing within the year. I asked my RV dealer whether AGM batteries are a good...

What’s a ground loop tester and do I need one?

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  Hey Mike, I’ve read in several of your posts on various sites that you recommend a Ground Impedance Tester as the “Gold Standard.” What...

Campground power pedestal testing, Part 2 (with Reader Poll)

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  This is the follow-up article to my column from two weeks ago when I asked how many of you had measured electrical problems for...

Follow-up on LED bulb replacement dangers

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  This week I’m going to circle back and continue the discussion about LED bulbs that were designed for CAN Bus use, and which overheat...

Campground power pedestal failures (Reader Poll included)

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  My column last week on open pedestal grounds (Campsite power pedestal safety: "open ground" danger) must have caused quite a stir with our readers...

Campsite power pedestal safety: “open ground” danger

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  I just received this email from one of my readers who happens to be a Progressive Industries Surge Protector owner. I’ll explain why this...

Protect your RV’s electrical system

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By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he prepared while he was serving as RVtravel.com's technical editor. A...

LED bulb replacement dangers

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  Replacing tungsten and halogen bulbs with modern LED bulbs is becoming popular with many RV owners since it reduces the power load. However, you...

Electrical safety near water inside home or RV — Important!

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  Texas teen electrocuted after cell phone accidentally falls in bathtub  I just saw this on one of my forums about electrical safety around water and...
Boondocking

Phantom electrical loads can spoil your dry-camping adventure

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  By Bob Difley Phantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small. Loads that are run off the house batteries will...

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