Understanding the electrical systems on an RV is important whether you own an RV or are planning on renting one. And when it comes to RV electrical systems, there is a lot to learn. Mike Sokol of the No-Shock-Zone website created a 12-part serious to teach RV owners all about electricity and how to protect you and your loved ones from shocks and electrocution from your RV. Sokol notes that while RV’s from the factory are inherently safe, they can become silent-but-deadly killers if plugged into an improperly wired extension cord or campsite outlet. According to him, RVs can be electrified due to poor maintenance, bad connections or reversed polarity. All of these things can be avoided if we have an understanding of how RV electrical systems work.
In his fourth installment, Sokol explains RV Hot-Skin conditions. So what exactly is a hot-skin condition? Sokol says this occurs when the frame of the RV is no longer at the same voltage potential as the earth around it and is usually due to an improper power plug connection at a campsite or garage AC outlet. In conjunction with his series, Sokol created a ten-minute video that shows us exactly how this happens and how to test our RVs for hot-skin conditions. Let’s check it out.
If you’re worried about the wiring in your RV or have any questions at all about the electrical system, don’t hesitate to give us or call or swing by one of our two locations.