RV Electricity – Does ground size in extension cord matter?

Dear Mike, When I went shopping for a 50-amp extension cord for our 5th wheel, I was surprised (shocked?) to find that they seem to all contain three #6 gauge conductors and one #8 gauge conductor. I’m assuming that the #8 gauge line is the ground. But whether it is ground or neutral, I’m surprised that one of the leads... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 829

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 829 • Week of January 20–26, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner  With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Things are crazy (crazy good) with this... Read More

RVing News for January 13–19, 2018

January 13–19, 2018 FROM RVTRAVEL.COM New at Amazon: Great deals, $10 or less with free shipping (even without Prime) Return to this week’s newsletter (#829) Read last week’s news RV owners who register their motorhomes through a Montana Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) arrangement may be finding some of the luster is tarnishing. New laws recently enacted have tacked on a... Read More

How important is leveling for an RV absorption fridge?

Dear Gary, We recently purchased a used 2007 motorhome and haven’t actually camped in it yet but have done some local driving to get used to it. We’ve been reading about the leveling for the refrigerator and understand the necessity. We have a two-door unit (top freezer and bottom refrigerator). My husband is concerned about leveling while driving such as... Read More

RV Electricity – Is this non-contact voltage tester on?

  Dear Mike, I just finished reading your book “RV Electrical Safety” twice.  You have demystified things I’ve only guessed at for years.  I now feel more comfortable working around the pedestal and connecting my RV to shore power at campsites.  Thanks for all that you do to help keep us RVers safe around electricity. I have a 30-amp outlet... Read More

Great RV Accessories Newsletter Issue 64

Posted January 14, 2018 News, information and reviews of great gizmos and gadgets for RVers. Published online once a month by the editors of RVtravel.com. If you are not already subscribed, click here to sign up now. Need mail forwarding? Choose the best! Bonus for joining: Get a $25 gift certificate good at 25,000 restaurants Choose Americas Mailbox! It’s the best,... Read More