Monday, June 5, 2023


RV Electricity seminars in 2018

As promised, I’m updating you on my RV Electricity seminars this summer and fall. Fun will be had by all since I do a lot of live demonstrations about electrical testing and safety. And if all goes well, Chuck Woodbury and I will be live streaming these seminars from Hershey on several media channels. Of course, if you can’t attend in-person or watch the real-time live feed, I’ll be available 24/7 in reruns, just like “NCIS” or “Big Brother.”

I’ll be presenting two different topics at most seminar sites:

Surge Protector Theory and Selection – Hands-on demonstrations of how surge protectors work, what they protect you from and various models that offer different levels of protection. 

RV Hot-Skin/Stray-Voltage Detection and Prevention – Hands-on demonstrations of what an RV Hot-Skin/Stray-Voltage is, how to detect it, and how to prevent it from happening to your RV. 

Aug. 14-15, 2018, Forest River International FROG Rally in Goshen, IN

Mike Sokol, writer and lecturer for the No~Shock~Zone and, will be presenting two RV Electricity seminars at the Forest River 2018 FROG Rally, taking place at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, IN, this August 12–18. Mike’s seminar on Surge Protector theory and selection will be on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 9 10 a.m. (right after breakfast). His second seminar on detecting RV Hot-Skin/Stray Voltage will be on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Aug. 17, 2018, Holiday Rambler RV Club Rally in Winston-Salem, NC

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Hot-Skin/Stray-Voltage; and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Surge Protectors. Go HERE for more information on the Holiday Rambler RV Club Rally. 

Sept. 12-16, 2018, Hershey RV Show in Harrisburg, PA

Wed.-Sun., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Champions Club. Combined seminars every day presenting Surge Protectors and Hot-Skin/Stray-Voltage testing. See the full show seminar list HERE

Oct. 1-4, 2018, Thor Diesel Club Rally in Goshen, IN

Wed., Oct. 3, 2:15-3:15: Surge Protectors, and Thurs. Oct, 4, 11:15-12:15: Hot-Skin/Stray-Voltage.  Open only to TDC members. Go HERE or more information or to join the Thor Diesel Club. 

Each RV Electricity seminar will be 1 hour long, and I’ll be available after each seminar (in a separate room or area) to answer specific questions, photo ops, sponsor meet-ups, etc. 

These RV Electricity Seminars are brought to you by the generous support from the following sponsors: 

Southwire (makers of Surge Guard protectors and Non-Contact Voltage Testers)

SmartPlug (makers of heavy-duty shore power cord-sets and connectors)

Xantrex (makers of AC inverters and power systems)

And the voluntary contributions from the readers of and RVelectricity.

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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