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All about non-contact voltage testers

  From my friends at the R-Pod Owners Forum: Mike, My 2015 R-Pod 178 tests hot with a Fluke Meter when plugged into my 110 house...

What is polarity?

  Mike, I hear the word “polarity” a lot, but what exactly is it? Doesn’t the AC power line reverse its own polarity 60 times...

Dueling dual batteries? Here’s a fix for your tow vehicle

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many diesel tow vehicles have dual starting batteries — it takes a lot of muscle to turn over that...

Beware of Electric Shock Drowning – Critical information!

By Mike Sokol (Originally published June 20, 2017) You’ve most likely read my articles and watched my videos about RV hot-skin conditions. But for those of...

RVer wonders if shock from RV is due to reversed polarity

  Hey Mike, I replaced the valve on my black water flush-out system today and noticed that when I touched any metal part of the...

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...

Choosing the right extension cord for RV’s shore power cord

  Hi Mike, I need to add a 25-foot extension cord to my shore power cord to reach the outlet in my garage while my...

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...

Can RV parking under power lines cause a dangerous ‘hot skin’ condition?

  Dear Mike, I’ve been reading about hot-skin voltages on your No-Shock-Zone site for a while and have come up with a really strange one....

Hooking up 50-amp trailer to 30-amp service at campground

Hello Mike, If you have a 50-amp trailer and 30-amp service is the only service available at the campground post, can you show me a...