RVelectricity – 2020 Seminar Schedule

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By Mike Sokol

Welcome to my 2020 RVelectricityTM Seminar Schedule

I’ll update this page as new dates and places are added, but I’m working on at least a dozen different RV shows and rallies around the country this year so far, many of them being 2- and 3-day Master Classes which include three 90-minute sessions.

Not all of these seminars are available to the general public as I’m now presenting RV Technician advanced classes for several RV dealer organizations, but I’ll mark those accordingly. And while my open seminars are available to you at no additional cost, many of the trade shows and rallies I’m teaching at have an entrance fee you’ll need to pay.

Basically, there will be four versions of my 2020 RVe seminars, as follows:

RVe Basic: A 60-minute class covering RV electricity concepts, campground pedestal hookups, and surge protectors. A must-see for any new RV owners. Open to the public.

RVe Intermediate: A 90-minute class including everything from the RVe Basic seminar, plus portable generators and electrical troubleshooting concepts. Open to the public.

RVe Master Classes:  Three days of 90-minute RVelectricity classes covering all aspects of AC/DC power, advanced meter measurements, solar power, generator selection, refrigerators for boondocking, and troubleshooting techniques. Open to the public.

RVe Technician Classes: A 6-hour, 1-day advanced troubleshooting class for RV technicians only. To attend you must be an RV technician associated with the hosting group such as PRVCA or NERVDA.

Seminar content will vary, but in general these are the topics I’ll cover, plus a lot more depending on time and skill level of participants.

  • 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 
  • Shore Power measurements, pedestal and house hookups

I bring along a 20/30/50-amp desktop pedestal I designed with transformers to create 120/240 volts on the outlets, as well as a VariAC that allows me to demonstrate low and high voltage conditions, open grounds, reversed polarity, etc. I also bring my micro-micro-bus NCVT hot-skin demonstration as well as new training modules on GFCI troubleshooting and portable generator hookups. Note that the 60-minute seminars may not include all these demonstrations due to time limitations.


Jan. 25 & 26 (Sat./Sun.), 2020 – 12:00 noon to 1pm
Boston RV Expo – Boston, MA – bostonrvexpo.com/
1 Hr. Basic Electricity, Hot Skin Voltage, Surge Protectors
Open to the Public / Seminar times TBA

 


Feb. 12-16, 2020 – RVillage Spirit of the Road
Live Oak, FL – rvillagerally.com/master-classes
3-day, 90-minute Master Classes
Open to the public / Seminar Days and Times TBA

 

Aug. 6-9, 2020 – Enumclaw RV Show
Enumclaw, WA – northwestrving.com/enumclaw-rv-show
3-day, 90-minute Master Classes
Open to the public / Seminar Days and Times TBA

 

Sept. 14-20, 2020 – Hershey RV Show
Hershey, PA – www.largestrvshow.com/
1 Hr. Basic Electricity, Hot Skin Voltage, Surge Protectors
Open to the public / Seminar Times TBA  

 


Possible, but unconfirmed 2020 RVelectricity Seminars
Seminar days and times TBA

  • FMCA – Tucson, AZ: March 26-29 (Just Confirmed)
  • FROG Rally – Gettysburg, PA: June 25-27
  • Airstream International Rally – Loveland, CO: June 20-27
  • EAA Airventure Show – Oshkosh, WI: July 21-25
  • FROG International Rally – Goshen, IN: Aug 16-20 (Just Confirmed)
  • Grand Design National Rally – Goshen, IN: Sept 1-4
  • Grand Design Regional Rally – Cherry Hill, DC: Oct 16-17

OK, everyone. Remember that electricity is a useful and powerful force, so we all need to pay attention to safety precautions while using it.

Let’s play safe out there….

 


Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 50+ years in the industry. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at Amazon.com. For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.

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I. Ira Hertz

Mike, will you be in Denver Jan. 9-11? I cannot find any scheduling info

tom

Great news!

Al Simons

Thanks for the early heads up about the coming schedule. If the Grand Design National Rally is confirmed, is it possible you’ll be doing the masters class? Hope so. Thanks for keeping everything going Mike!

Mike Sokol

If I can get some sponsorship support I’ve been invited to teach RVe Master Classes at the Airstream International Rally in Loveland, CO this June. Working on it this week.

Karin S.

Sure wish Mike Sokol lived on the West Coast. 🙁 However, I did see he will be at the Enumclaw RV Show next August. As luck would have it, we are reserved to stay at an awesome place on the Oregon Coast for the week and returning home the last day Mike will be presenting. I will definately mark out my calendar for the following year.

tom

Hurray! Get to see, hear, and learn twice from Mike this year.