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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...

Electrical safety near water inside home or RV — Important!

  Texas teen electrocuted after cell phone accidentally falls in bathtub  I just saw this on one of my forums about electrical safety around water and...

Phantom electrical loads can spoil your dry-camping adventure

  By Bob Difley Phantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small. Loads that are run off the house batteries will...

Using a generator to power a trailer with GFCI outlets

  Hello Mike, I have a new mobile food trailer with GFCI outlets that is powered by a new Honda EU7000is generator. The last part of...

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...