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Friday, January 24, 2020

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

Cold weather RV battery tips

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  By Russ and Tiña De Maris You 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

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NOTE: Electrical expert Mike Sokol reports that this news story has inaccuracies, so please keep that in mind when reading it. By Greg Gerber RV...

Boiling RV batteries

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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...
Boondocking

Beware of battery-draining phantom loads

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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...

RVer asks about plugging 30 amp RV into 50 amp service

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A question from an RVtravel.com reader to Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor.Dear Gary,Our motorhome has 30 amp service. We’ll be camping in the near...
Boondocking

Can you plug a friend’s RV into yours to charge his batteries?

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By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Dear Chris, I am a new RVer and have a new Class C motorhome which we purchased this spring. I have...
RV Electricity

Beware of RV gas pains!

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris When RVers think of gas pains, they may think about the price they have to pay for a fill-up...

How to protect your RV’s electrical system

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By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician A reader wrote in recently who had heard about RVs getting fried by bad wiring in campgrounds, and asked if...

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

No Shock Zone: Part 1: Introduction

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 By Mike SokolWhat follows is the first in a 12-part series about basic electricity for RV users and how to protect yourself and your...

No Shock Zone: Part Two: Multimeters

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 By Mike SokolIf you recall the survey we did July, 2010, in RVtravel.com, you know that 21 percent of the RVers who responded had...

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