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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Is my power inverter dying?

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...

RV Doctor: Trailer breakaway switch and inverter questions

Dear Gary, I have several questions about the breakaway switch on a travel trailer. First, thank you so much for all of your time at...

Inverter shopping? Here’s a handy primer on inverters

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Considering the RV boondocking lifestyle? You've probably already been mulling over solar panels and bigger battery banks. That's great...
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RV Electricity – What’s a modified/stepped inverter?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, I own a 2005 Winnebago Vectra that has a 2000-watt Dimension Inverter. I need to decide whether to repair ($400 to...

Why does the GFCI hum when the inverter is on?

Dear Gary, I replaced the GFCI in my Class A motorhome and the new one hums when the inverter is on. Any idea why? —Denise...

Inverters 101: Understanding amps and volts

Hi Mike, Here’s a weird one regarding my 2017 F/R 34QS. Some information: I have a Magnum 2,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and four...

Advance technology boosts power inverter capabilities

This is Mike Sokol from RVtravel.com and the No~Shock~Zone. I've asked for a sample TruePower Plus inverter that's introduced in the press release below....

RV Mods: Did you wire your inverter safely?

By Don Wilson When asked questions at my technical seminars, I often find they begin with, “Should I do this…” or “Should I do that?”...

RV Electricity – Television battery usage

Hi Mike, I’m having a perplexing situation here. Wifey and I are heavy-duty boondockers with our RV. Our trailer is a 2012. The TV that...

Got enough battery to power that inverter?

 By Russ and Tiña De MarisIf you're considering adding an inverter to your rig, or already have one, it's important to keep in mind...

Take advantage of other RVers’ wisdom — save bucks

By Russ and Tiña De MarisAn old friend of ours who'd recently bought a big motorhome detailed a "tale of woe" he'd experienced while...