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Friday, February 21, 2020

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...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Life-saving space heater safety reminders

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By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, Since much of the country is gripped by the coldest winter in a generation, this is a good time to remind...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Ground rod testing Part 1

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Mike, Is it possible to use normal measurement tools such as a multi-meter, surge protector, or Klein dual voltage no-contact tester, to simply measure...

Protect, charge RV batteries with new solar battery box

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By Bob Difley The PowerArmor is a high quality locking aluminum battery box. Developed specifically to prevent increasingly common and expensive battery theft and related...

RV Electricity – Forest River Forum RV hot-skin Q&A

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From the Forest River Forums Originally Posted by DirtSquirt I replaced the valve on my black water flush out system today and noticed that when...

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...

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

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  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

RV Electricity: Q&A on parallel breakers

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By Mike Sokol Q&A's from my Facebook group: I'm getting a lot of interesting questions on my RV Electricity Facebook Group. Here's one with an answer...

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

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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

RV Electricity – Troubleshooting 101: Over-current testing

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Mike, I have a question but, as I said at the RVillage Rally, it’s a little long. What would cause a pair of 2kW generators...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): AC and DC trailer hookups

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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...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Pedestal maintenance after a flood

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What to watch out for with flooded campsite pedestals Dear Readers, After seeing all the pictures and videos of a flooded campground recently, a single image...

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