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Battery Management

What is the Blue Item in the Big Boy Disconnect Relay?

Question: I purchased one of your 00-00507-512 Battery Disconnects. In the box was the relay as well as a small round blue item.  It has no labels so I’m not sure what it is. Answer: A varistor assembly or surge suppression part can be used with the Big Boy relay and is included in the…

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RV-C in RVs

About RV-C RV-C is a communications protocol based on CAN-bus or the Controller Area Network-bus. This system was created to allow for house and chassis components to communicate with each other, allowing for control, coordination, and system diagnostics. Originally developed by RVIA, it was approved for use in 2005. In 2008, RVIA opened the protocol…

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Battery Protection in RVs

Do you have electrical loads draining your vehicle’s battery bank? Never have a dead battery again with the Battery Guard 1000 smart battery disconnect. This smart electronic is perfect for utility, trucking, construction, marine, RV or other electrical systems that have strenuous loads on the battery bank. The Battery Guard 1000 smart battery disconnect is…

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RV Rentals are Poised for Growth

After a roller coaster year during the pandemic, the RV industry is experiencing rapid growth to the point where there are backlogs in RV manufacturing. For those unable to find a recreational vehicle they want, renting a RV from a rental fleet dealer is the best way to experience the RV lifestyle. The RVRA (Recreational…

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Risks of Renting Out Your RV

Renting out an RV can be a smart decision. During this past year in the pandemic, the need to escape to the wilderness and get away has greatly increased. Websites like Cruise America, El Monte and Outdoorsy currently make it easy to rent a RV for use. While not everyone can afford to buy an…

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Types of Power for an RV’s Electrical System

RVs use both AC and DC power to power the vehicle and the accessories used for daily living. The 12 Volt DC system runs the electrical components of the engine and battery for your RV. The 120 Volt AC system runs all the typical appliances and power outlets found in a RV. For the RV…

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In With Old, In With the New

With the increase in interest of the RV lifestyle and getting away from the masses, there is a new focus on purchasing items that have links to the past to make their travels easier. In the past, a covered wagon made up the house and horses acted as the motor. No air conditioning or refrigerated…

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Upgrading an RV Electrical System

The RVIA Aftermarket Parts & Accessories Survey Buying an RV is a big undertaking. Figuring out how much you’ll be using it, what you will be using it for, and how much to spend are all factored into finding the right RV model for you. After researching and deciding, most would assume that everything is…

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Working From the Road

Working from the road? Find out about opportunities and things to look out for to ensure you have power when you need it most.

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