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The right voltage is critical to the life of your RV

Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. We were camped and the Progressive...
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Before disconnecting cables or wires, make a diagram and take pictures!

Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. Our first service call today was...
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RV Electricity: Reader asks meaning of AC power

Reader question: Forgive my electrical ignorance, but doesn't "AC" mean "alternating current"? Does that mean that the hot and neutral wires are constantly reversing? Mike's response: The...

Make plug-in electric heaters safer with SmartPlug

Product review By Bob Difley Portable heaters are a convenient way to ward off the season's chill, but these devices increase amperage loads that poorly maintained...
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A real shocker about campground electricity

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I talk by phone with our RV electricity expert Mike Sokol almost every day. Mike is like a little kid: He gets...

No smoking – especially in shore power connections

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...
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Can you be shocked by camping near high power lines?

Is it dangerous to park your RV beneath or even near high power lines? Could you or your RV be electrified to the point...
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Paying an RV park for power? Read your meter!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Spend any amount of time in a commercial RV park and you’re apt to get a power bill. Since...

RV Mods: 50-amp service at your home base

By Jim Twamley Parking your RV at a friend’s or relative’s house? What happens if you keep blowing fuses because your RV pulls more amps...
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Can campground ‘cheater box’ really provide 50 amps?

Dear Mike, I recently acquired a setup which has a 30-amp plug on one side and a 20-amp plug on the other. I was told...

New SmartPlug RV cordset more flexible and easily coiled

Most RV power cords stiffen as the temperature drops, making them difficult to lay out and retrieve. SmartPlug Systems' new SUPERFLEX50 50A 125/250V cordset...

The readers write — with power!

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Electric pedestal fears not groundless Mike Sokol, RVtravel.com's resident electrical safety expert, had sent a response to...