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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Is there a cheap and quiet generator?

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...
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RV Electricity – Can I plug my 50-amp RV into a 240-volt generator?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, We just bought a travel trailer with 50-amp service. Can I plug my trailer into my generator directly? The generator is...
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RV generator cannot carry a load

RV DOCTOR Dear Gary, I read your column with much interest and one question regarding inexpensive water heater bypass valves caught my attention as I had...
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RV Electricity – 30-amp to 50-amp generator connections

Dear Mike, Most generators, with the exception of really large units, 10kw or bigger, do not have a 50-amp plug. I currently have a 3000...
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RV Electricity – Generator neutral bonding basics

Dear Mike, I know your NoShockZone article on generator bonding is getting "dated" at this point, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for...

How to figure mpg when generator and engine use same fuel tank

Dear Gary, We have a diesel generator on our motorhome. The generator uses the same fuel and same tank as what runs the motor. How...
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RV Electricity – ABCs of generator noise

Dear Mike, I really learned a lot from your RV Electricity article on generators last Sunday. But do you have a more basic version of...

RV Electricity – Generator Noise Pollution – Part 1

Generator Noise Pollution - Part 1 by Mike Sokol - All Rights Reserved I've had several recent emails about noisy generators bothering nearby campers. I...

What makes a generator “RV Ready”?

Dear Mike, I've been thinking about buying a generator for my RV, but most of them have some sort of twist-lock plug that won't connect...
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RV Electricity – Troubleshooting 101: Over-current testing

Mike, I have a question but, as I said at the RVillage Rally, it’s a little long. What would cause a pair of 2kW generators...

RV generator seems to always “run out of gas”

Hi Doc, Here's a problem we just discovered. For years we've had trouble keeping our generator running. It just seemed to "run out of...

Choosing a generator for a fifth wheel

Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I have a question about generators. We have a 40 ft. fifth wheel and would...