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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 22

Issue 22 • September 1, 2019 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers,...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – 30-amp to 50-amp generator connections

Dear Mike, Most generators, with the exception of really large units, 10kw or bigger, do not have a 50-amp plug. I currently have a 3000...
RV Electricity

No Shock Zone: Part 1: Introduction

 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...

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...

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...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – An easy way to measure 50-amp outlets

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, About that 30-amp electrical tester in RV Daily Tips on 2/12/19 (review it here): That is a great idea rather than trying...

RV Electricity – Using a Non-Contact Voltage Tester

Dear Mike, After reading your article on RV hot-skin voltage I ordered a Southwire 40126N Non-Contact Voltage Tester, but now wonder if it's the correct...

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...
Boondocking

Batteries for boondocking

  Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Thanks for the great information. Mike and I prefer to boondock and stay away...

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...
RV Doctor

Storing RV batteries during a harsh winter

Dear Gary, I have a new motorhome and this will be its first winter. What is the best way to handle RV batteries during the...
maintenance and repair

Diagnosing “boiling” and stinky batteries

Dear Gary, I just bought a used coach equipped with dual auxiliary batteries. I used my voltmeter to test them and only got a reading...
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