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For New RVers: Video explains RV electrical system basics

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This five-minute video explains the basics of how an RV's 12-volt and 120-volt systems work. It covers converters, inverters, batteries and more. If you...
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Locating 12-volt DC shorts in an RV

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Dear Gary, Can my 1986 Yellowstone travel trailer have a positive grounded electrical system? When I wire it as a negative ground, I keep blowing...

Are “maintenance-free” batteries really maintenance free?

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Dear Gary, How do I know if I have maintenance-free batteries in my motorhome or if I have to periodically check the water levels? —Kirk...

Why are my RV batteries drying out?

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By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...

RV Mods: Did you wire your inverter safely?

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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?”...

Why would you want a lithium battery pack?

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By Greg Illes Lithium batteries have truly extraordinary advantages for certain types of RV life -- but they have their "dark side" as well....

Solar Basics – Know how to determine your solar system

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By Greg Illes Books can be written (and have been) about all the nuances of solar power. For your RV, this article is meant...

Charging 6-volt RV batteries

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  Hello Gary, Is there a way to charge my two 6-volt batteries with a regular stand-alone battery charger? If so, how would you hook...
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A simple explanation of installing and using RV LED bulbs

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This is likely the best video we’ve come across that explains the differences between LED and the standard incandescent bulbs that come with most...

Dutch company Epsilon solves RV battery limitations

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  By Bob Difley A new lithium battery, developed by Dutch battery expert Super B, offers campers and boaters huge power and energy reserves, so people...

Save money when buying LED lighting for your RV

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  By Dave Helgeson Conserving 12 volt power is one of the many fundamentals of becoming a seasoned boondocker. Replacing the incandescent lights in your RV...

Dead RV battery issue leaves owner in the dark

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By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving...
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