Wednesday, March 29, 2023


No~Shock~Zone seminars coming to a town near you

Dear Readers,
This season I plan to take my No~Shock~Zone seminars on the road, and we’re looking for places to hold one near you. That’s because 95% of you said you would attend a free NSZ seminar if it was nearby. So it’s time to man-up (or woman-up, as the case may be) and offer some suggestions for host sites.

As promised, these seminars will be absolutely free to both the host sites and the attendees. All you have to do is make suggestions and help me qualify a half-dozen places around the country. A few of these are easy, and I plan to be at the Hershey show this fall as well as the one in Tampa next January. I can also attend the RVillage rally in Elkhart and the Thor Diesel rally in Goshen. Help me fill in the rest of the country.

Please comment below to tell me where YOU think the best locations are for a No~Shock~Zone seminar. And if you can introduce me to the person(s) or committee in charge of your rally, that’s even better. I just need a big room with a table, and I’ll provide all the sound, video and cool demonstration gear you’ve read about in my articles. Plus, I have a few new toys and demonstrations that will be really cool to show you.

Possible topics include:

  • Preventing Hot-Skin shocks / Grounding your RV
  • Surge Protector selection and operation
  • Lithium Battery costs, charging and installation
  • Solar Panels selection, charging and installation
  • Generator selection and hookups including powering your house from an RV generator
  • Shore Power measurements, pedestal and house hookups

The plan would be for me to do several different 45-minute seminars each day followed by 30-minute Q&A sessions. And if there was enough interest I could even stay for a few days to attend whatever panels or discussion groups you might have. So please comment and make your suggestions below, and as they say at weddings, “Speak now or forever hold your peas.” Or is that “Give peas a chance”?

Let’s play safe out there….

Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 40 years in the industry. Visit for more electrical safety tips. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.



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4 years ago

I really like reading your reply’s so glad that we have such good people on this site to keep us updated on most new and old Electric problems Thanks for the time spent on finding what is going on with the R V world

Donald Fredericks
5 years ago

Dear Mike, I have a few serious questions which I have never seen addressed for you and would be of interest to a large number of your readers. I am sure you could do a complete chapter for your next book update.

Here they comes; Can a 2,000 watt inverter connected via solar panels be a power source to a rig by using a 120v connection through the standard RV 30 amp power plug?

If so would it cause any problems with the RV in house inverter unit? Assuming the unit power usage is within the limits of the 2,000 watts. If so it should power the 12volt refrigerator, one flat panel TV and even a lap top computer, by using the limited number of electrical outlets and no other special wiring needed.

Would it require the converter to be an In phase unknit?

Linda Murphy, SR VP FCOC and Rally Master
5 years ago

Hi Mike: Enjoy your articles. Our Freightliner Chassis Owners Club will be holding our annual meeting in Shawnee, OK Sept. 24-28, 2018 and that would be a great location for you to come, so please consider. Thanks

Mike Sokol
5 years ago

Please shoot me an email to with your phone number and time you’re available for a call. Sounds interesting…

5 years ago

Quartzsite, AZ, is a good bet..especially in the winter season. Denver,Las Vegas,SLC…all good places for a seminar.

Jim Hughes
5 years ago

Hi Mike,

I would suggest you look at the number of RV’ers in the north Metro Atlanta Area. The Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339 (located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285) would be a great meeting location. They can accommodate any size group.

Good Luck and I hope to see you soon. Jim Hughes

Contact Dave Helgeson
5 years ago

You would be more than welcome at the 2018 Puyallup RV Show May 3rd – 6th or the 2019 Seattle RV Show February 7th – 10th.

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