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All about RV electrical fires and a new way to extinguish them fast

By Mike Sokol Hey, everyone. You know me as the RV Electricity guy, but I am indeed interested in all sorts of things, including those...

RV Electricity – Generator grounding and bonding

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, I purchased a generator for the RV. It is a 3500-watt unit and came with an RV 30-amp outlet. I thought...

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): The “Name Game” for 100-amp campsites

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...

RV Electricity – Electrical safety for RVers – Part 2 – Digital meters

How to use a digital meter By Mike Sokol  Everyone, Here's Part 2 of my No~Shock~Zone 12-part series on RV electricity fundamentals. My plan is to update...

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): What are AC and DC power?

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...

RV Electricity – What causes transfer switch burnt neutrals?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, Last fall I had an electrical short in the transfer switch of my motorhome which burned several wires and melted...

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): GFCIs are different in an RV than a house

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a...

RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 19

Issue 19 • June 2, 2019 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers,...

RV Electricity – Pedestal maintenance after a flood

What to watch out for with flooded campsite pedestals Dear Readers, After seeing all the pictures and videos of a flooded campground recently, a single image...

RV Electricity – Road Signs: Elvis-Aluma-Palooza

A tale of Elvis and Airstreams Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Say Elvis-Aluma-Palooza three times fast and you’ll find it quite a mouthful. Well, by the...