RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 7

Issue 7 • May 27, 2018 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Please consider supporting our efforts with a voluntary subscription. Subscribe to one of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome … By... Read More

Tire info in owner’s manual and on certification label

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I have been looking at the “Tire Placard” aka Vehicle Certification Label for a number of 5th wheel trailers. I learned a few things. A couple of manufacturers have upgraded the tires on the newer units. Some went from ST235/85R16 LR-E to ST235/85R16 LR-F. The inflation went from 80 to 110... Read More

How to check pedestal power when hooking up

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please pass this article along to the owners of RV parks where you stay or park owners you know By Mike Sokol I believe that every campground operator should get the proper test gear to check each pedestal for correct AC power BEFORE you pull your RV in and hook up. It’s a simple two-step process that should only take... Read More

RV Electricity – Watt’s Up?

Watt’s Up? As promised, here’s the next installment of my Basic Electricity Course. Class is now in session…. If you’ve been reading along this far you already know about voltage (electrical pressure) and amperage (current flow). But one without the other is useless to us. In the end it all comes down to wattage. Get to Work  We’re going to... Read More

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 to overload when charging my batteries? Looking for your guidance in what actions I need to do to either the generators or the trailer to allow me to charge my batteries with the generators.   ... Read More

Warranty expires while new motorhome sits 15 months in shop

Imagine how frustrating it must be to have a brand new RV, but the full year warranty expired while it sat on two different service center lots….and you have never even used it.  We have an update from Margaret B on her long ordeal with her Thor Ace motorhome. If you haven’t read about her problems, click here. She writes: “Last... Read More

Save money on your RV with a Montana LLC?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris According to stories published by rvbusiness.com, attendees at the recent Family Motor Coach Association rally in Georgia were greeted by representatives of a Montana firm that promised significant savings on taxes and registrations when buying an RV. You know the catch, simply use a Montana attorney to set up a Limited Liability Corporation to... Read More