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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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...

RVer put dimmer switch in bathroom — Why didn’t it work?

  Hey Mike, I tried to change out the On-Off wall switch in my camper bathroom to a dimmer switch and it didn’t work. Now...
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...
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