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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

RV’s power outlets are melting. Help!

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Dear Mike, I noticed the outlet for our microwave in the motorhome had started to melt. Upon removal of the outlet I saw that...
RV Electricity

Elkhart RVillage Rally seminar topics

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Dear Mike, What sort of topics will you be covering in your seminars at the RVillage Rally in Elkhart this May 17-21? —Keith Dear...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 6

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Issue 6 • April 29, 2018 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions...

More random GFCI tripping

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Dear Mike, I have spent many hours online trying to find the answer to my problem. I have tried everything that I have read...

Can I add an AFCI (a what?) in my RV?

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Dear Mike, I'm an RV Technician and enjoy reading your articles. I went to Amazon to look at the Extech CT70 and it asked...

Do I need an “intelligent” surge protector for 50-amp shore power?

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Dear Mike, Thanks for your recent articles on why an intelligent surge protector is needed for 30A service. But would this also apply to...

Why is RV battery bank leaking electrolyte?

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Dear Gary, I have a 2002, 31-foot Jayco. Why is my battery bank leaking acid? I have two batteries and two solar panels with...

Deciphering the 3-light outlet tester

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Dear Mike, I recently purchased a 3-light tester like you talk about in your newsletter, but I wonder what the lights actually mean. Can...

Why you need an intelligent surge protector

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I've written a number of articles here about surge protectors and the difference between intelligent and basic models. The overview is that basic surge...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 5

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Issue 5 • March 25, 2017 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of...
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...

RV Electricity – Why do hot-skin shocks occur?

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Dear Mike, I have a Safari 40′ DP and every time I plug into shore power I feel a shock when touching any metal on...

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