RV Safety Tips from Mike Sokol

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…

SmartPlug Makes RV Air Conditioning Safer

SmartPlug Makes RV Air Conditioning Safer

Once considered a luxury, air conditioning is now commonplace in RVs. Whether it’s a motorhome’s ducted system, rooftop unit on a trailer or portable model cooling a pod, they’re invariably plugged into shore power. Their massive, spiking power draws placea serious burden on outdated, twist-type connectors that can overheat Safety-minded RVers are increasingly replacing these devices with the state-of-the-art SmartPlug. It’s the singular upgrade that provides the peace-of-mind needed to thoroughly enjoy a cool night’s…

RV Summer Preparation Checklist

RV Summer Preparation Checklist

Adventure season is here! For many RVers, the season is just beginning and it’s the perfect time to do a routine check on your camper. Before you head out, be sure to follow along with this handy checklist to avoid problems on the road: Do A Safety Check– Do you have smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, LP gas detectors, fire extinguishers and a first aid kit on board? These are all essential to a safe…

Boosting Rv Safety, One Shore Power Plug At A Time

Boosting Rv Safety, One Shore Power Plug At A Time

As lifestyles go, RVing is one of the more laid-back, focused more on enjoying family and nature than pumping adrenaline. But a scorched shore power connection is enough to get the pulse racing of the most seasoned RVer. It means the electrical connection overheated and is close to a critically failure. The revolutionary SmartPlug overcomes the shortfalls of a traditional twist-style connection. With it, RVers worry less about electrical equipment and more about when to…

Winter RV Tips

Winter RV Tips

For most people, winter means hibernation time. But, for RV adventurers, winter brings with it some beautiful RV destinations. Snow frosted mountains, icy lake campgrounds… doesn’t that sound peaceful? Before you head out for the winter, we wanted to share some important tips to help keep you safe and warm: Insulate: Keep as much warmth inside the RV as possible by insulating. Use thick rugs to help add an additional barrier to the cold floor….

5 Tips for Your Memorial Day RV Adventure

5 Tips for Your Memorial Day RV Adventure

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner! Have you made plans for an RV getaway yet? If you’re thinking of heading out for an adventure this coming holiday, here are some tips to get you started: 1. Plan Your Route & Destination Given the busy holiday weekend,people will likely be heading out early to enjoy their time off. This means more traffic thanusual. Be sure to plan your route early on so that you…

Don’t Let April Showers Interrupt Your Next RV Adventure

Don’t Let April Showers Interrupt Your Next RV Adventure

Although April is typically seen as a rainy month, that doesn’t mean it should keep you from taking your RV on its next adventure! Preparation is key to keeping your RV weather proofed for whatever may come your way. Here are 3 must-have items to equip your RV for the rainy season: Retractable Awning While most RVs are equipped with an awning, it’s likely the quality is subpar and will suffer damage, especially in inclement…

SmartPlug Love from Texas

SmartPlug Love from Texas

We love hearing from happy SmartPlug customers! Erika and Tony Dorsey recently installed our 50 AMP combo kit and were so impressed by the quality and ease of installation, that they wrote us a glowing review and even created a step by step guide on an RV forum. Here’s what they had to say: “WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!Because we often travel to colder climates to use our Heartland Big Country 5th Wheel for a ski-vacation,…

RV Destinations for Winter

RV Destinations for Winter

While most people may think the Winter season calls for closing up your RV, it can actually be a great time to take a trip. You can use your RV to to escape to warmer weather this winter season. Here’s SmartPlug’s “coolest” winter RV destinations: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina If you’re an RV snowbird that wants the beach experience, you really can’t do much better than Myrtle Beach. This area is home to several RV…

Tips to Make Your Airstream Go Green

Tips to Make Your Airstream Go Green

RV vacations are already more environmentally friendly than fly, drive, or hotel vacations, but there are still ways we can go green-er in Airstreams. SmartPlug is all about safe and responsible RVing, so we wanted to share our favorite tips to help you go green in your Airstream. 1. Minimize your trash While camping, use as few disposables as possible. Instead of packing paper plates and plastic ware, consider using real dishes. Look for opportunities…