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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Campground power pedestal failures (Reader Poll included)

  My column last week on open pedestal grounds (Campsite power pedestal safety: "open ground" danger) must have caused quite a stir with our readers...

Reducing hot-skin shocks – Are we there yet?

Dear Mike,  “The No Shock Zone may have saved my life! I never heard of a ‘hot skin condition’ until I read about it...
Boondocking

Winter boondocking – time to prepare “electrically”

By Bob Difley We're well on the way to winter. Depending on how weird the warming planet skews the weather, you may be spending more...

Can I use a welder outlet for 50-amp RV power?

Dear Mike, I’m having some trouble figuring out the difference between my 50-amp RV fifth wheel plug and a 50-amp welder plug. I want to...
RV Electricity

Focus on “Stray Voltage.” What is it and why should you care?

Focus on Stray Voltage I'm declaring July official Hot-Skin/Stray Voltage month. For those of you who don't know, an RV Hot-Skin occurs when the ground...

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...

No Shock Zone: Part Two: Multimeters

 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...

Adding RV batteries

Hey, Doc: I just recently purchased a used Class A Newmar coach. Where do I find out what rating of battery needs to be used...
RV Electricity

Just how important are your RV batteries?

By Steve Savage Mobility RV Service Question: I have heard the batteries in my RV are important to almost everything in the RV. Why? Answer: What you...

2018 RV Electrical Safety Seminars update

Dear Mike, We want to thank you again for the electrical safety seminars you presented at our 2018 rally.  They were a major highlight...
Boondocking

Steps to conserving and supplying power for RV boondocking

  Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I have boondocked a couple of times and like it, but...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity: Better 30-amp power connectors

By Mike Sokol Dear forum members, We woke this morning with no electric. The issue was a poor connection of the electric cord to the RV....
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