You can hook up an RV up to your homes electrical system in one of two ways: You can ensure what you need is installed when you buy the RV, or you can install a 30/50 Amp hookup at home. Turn off the breakers to your home, too. Plug the extension cord into your RVs electrical hookups via an adapter, if necessary.
Can I plug an RV into my house?
The short answer is yes, you can plug your RV into a household electric system. But there are limitations including the sorts of RV appliances you can run and the amount of time you can run an RV on household electric.
Should I leave my RV plugged in when not in use?
Yes, you can keep your Travel Trailer plugged in all of the time. One of the things you need to monitor is the house batteries for the trailer. If you do not monitor and top off your batteries, there is a chance that they can get damaged. Our motorhome is always plugged into electric even when we are not using it.
How far can you run an RV extension cord?
RV Cords are 25 feet in length. As long as someone sticks with the cord that came with the RV and one 25 foot extension, they will never exceed the 50 amp rating.
What uses the most electricity in an RV?
There are different types of batteries. Most RVs uses lead-acid batteries. An RV battery has a 120 volts alternating current and 12 volts direct current. The 120 volts is more powerful and can be used to power big appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioning, microwave, washer and many others.
Is it OK to leave my RV plugged in all the time?
If you leave your RV battery plugged in after its fully charged, it can deplete the cells electrolyte levels. Overcharging is common when RVs are left plugged in without a battery tender for months on end, so be careful, especially when storing RVs over the winter.
Can I use a regular extension cord for my RV?
If you are hooking up to a homes standard outlet, you can do this via an outdoor, all-weather extension cord and 15/20 Amp adapter for your RVs electrical hookups. You want this extension cord to be as short as possible going from your home to your RV to prevent it from overheating.