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RV Electricity – Television battery usage

Hi Mike, I’m having a perplexing situation here. Wifey and I are heavy-duty boondockers with our RV. Our trailer is a 2012. The TV that...

RV Electricity – Start me up … Generators and rooftop air conditioners

Dear Readers, I saw a lot of cool stuff at the Hershey RV show last month, and the manufacturers are sending me demo gear to...

RV Electricity: Use 50-amp to 30-amp adapter in a pinch?

Dear Mike, I read this on the RV forum I am a member of: “I talked to support at Progressive Industries. His suggestion is to use...

DIY: Safe way to test the ground wire “bond” to the RV frame

  Dear Mike, You talk a lot about RV grounding and bonding, and I understand that the frame of the RV is supposed to be...

Surge protector for 30- or 50-amp outlets

  Hi Mike, First off, I just bought your book on Amazon and have read 80% of it, as well as bought all the tools...
RV Electricity

Exercising your generator with a load

Hey Mike, about this tip... Don’t just exercise the pooch, exercise the generator, too. Fire it up and run it at half-load (or more)...

Why are RV batteries setting off CO detector?

Dear Gary, On a recent camping trip, we were connected to 30-amp shore power. During the night, our CO alarm went off. Since there...

LED bulb replacement dangers

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

How to check pedestal power when hooking up

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please pass this article along to the owners of RV parks where you stay or park owners you know By Mike Sokol I believe...

RVer asks about plugging 30 amp RV into 50 amp service

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...
RV Electricity

240-volt generator RV hookup

  Hi Mike, I have a 50-amp shore power plug on my fifth wheel camper and was told by the camping store that I needed...

How do you know if you have a (dangerous) miswired power pedestal?

Hey Mike, I didn’t see anything about phase protection in your last article. I realize on a 30-amp service it's not an issue, but...
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