RV Electricity – Low Voltage Report

Dear Readers, Since the Stray Voltage Patrol is already generating some interesting reports, I’m going to use one of them to discuss the problem of low voltage in campgrounds, especially state owned and operated parks. Here’s what part of an SVP report looks like:  What did you discover? Pedestal voltage measured too low (below 104 volts) Describe what you discovered:  Voltage 117 with about 10% of…

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What kind of parking pad for your RV at home?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a recent RV Daily Tips Newsletter we asked readers, “How important is it to you that an RV park campsite have a concrete pad?” Most of you – 70 percent – thought a concrete pad was nice, but certainly not important. From the comments left, most were concerned that regardless of the pad…

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Brutal winter coming: Protect your trailer with a full body cover

Labor Day weekend is the recognized end of summer when most families return their children to school, and the beloved vacation and weekend travel trailer goes back into storage for the winter. Though many RVers continue to squeeze in a few more camping trips through the balmy September and October months (at least in the southern parts of the country),…

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RV Electricity – Stray Voltage Patrol Test Protocol (Preliminary)

Dear SVP member, Following is the basic checklist protocol I would like you to follow when gathering data for your Stray Voltage Patrol form. This is a work in progress, so please let me know your thoughts on any additions or sequence changes.  DO NOT do anything you’re uncomfortable with. I know that many of you measure your pedestals all…

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RV Electricity – The Stray Voltage Patrol is now up to 200 members!

Dear Readers, Here’s an update on the Stray Voltage Patrol, as well as a few pictures of why Chuck Woodbury and I think that RV electrical safety is so important to write about.  Yes, we have 200 SVP members signed up The Stray Voltage Patrol has now reached 200 members. So for those of you just joining us, this is…

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Final results of TPMS comparison tests

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Comparison of TireTraker external vs. TST 507 internal TPMS: Summary and my opinion. Since March I have been conducting a comparison test of two different tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). When I started in March the ambient temperatures were down near freezing. I completed my comparison at the end of July…

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RVers: Can you get the lead out?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris On August 30, all Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to elevated levels of copper and/or lead. Prior to that, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis spotlighted the dangers of lead in drinking water. Even though the city’s water supply has now been declared safe, some residents may still be stuck getting their…

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