RV Safety Tips from Mike Sokol

Summer is in full swing! It’s the season of RV adventures, camping and cookouts.

At SmartPlug, we’re all about safety. We thought it’d be the perfect time to share some safety tips before you head out on your next excursion.

Mike Sokol is the nation’s leading authority on RV electricity. He is the author of “No Shock Zone,”a guide to learning about the electric in your RV and how to avoid being shocked. Recently he conducted a survey with RVTravel.com to see how many readers had been shocked by their RV.

More than 1,100 readers responded with 21% reporting they have been shocked by their RV. Some readers even claimed to have been seriously injured –wow!

We’re not here to scare you, but instead would like to share helpful tips on how to avoid being shocked by your RV.

The first rule of staying safe from electrocution is to keep your heart out of the current flow.

Follow these tips:

  • Use only one hand to plug or unplug any power cables
  • Turn off breakers in the pedestal before plugging or unplugging campsite power
  • Never stand or kneel on wet ground while making electrical hookups
  • If you feel a shock from the doorknob of your RV, do not get into your RV. Shut off the pedestal circuit breaker immediately and alert the campsite manager.

Mike Sokol teaches clinics and seminars to helpRV enthusiasts follow safe electrical practices. In his lessons, Mike recommends SmartPlug as the safe choice for electrical connection. SmartPlug replaces the outdated and problematic twist-type design that most RVs use today. It’s intuitive to use and provides greater protection against loose connections and corrosion –the leading causes of electrical connection failure and fires.

If you’d like more safety information or would to see Mike at one of his upcoming seminars, please follow him here.

 

 

Author: Will Russell