When parked at a campground or home the electrical needs of a recreational vehicle, or RV, are usually supplied through a shore power cord. Typical RVs with a single air conditioning unit and more modest standards of provision need a 30 amp service. All RVs need an electrical hook-up box, sometimes called an outlet or receptacle, to plug into. Decide what level of provision the electrical hook-up box must answer. Hook-up boxes are available with single amp and single amp outlets, and with multiple outlets, featuring a amp outlet served by a amp breaker, a amp outlet served by a amp breaker and a number of amp outlets served by a amp breakers.
Plugging Your RV into Your Home Electric System
Plugging Your RV into Your Home Electric System - RV Tailgate Life
Above is exactly how I felt before our first trip, I knew everything would work out but at the same time I had no idea what I was doing. The first thing I do when I pull into our new spot is make sure our RV is leveled out and secured. As you can see from the picture above, this campground has both 50 and amp service. A lot of campgrounds, especially State Parks have amp service. Now that the types of connections have been established you need to decide which version you have.
A constant battle with traveling across the USA is water quality and taste. In the first couple years we used to test our water at each campground but it was such a pain, now we always use a filter system. A standard hose carbon filter is a great starting point for filtration, we prefer the Culligan brand because it has a higher flow rate and lasts longer than the Camco version both are fine.
Recreational vehicles are designed for "boondocking," or camping without hookups. A fresh water tank, volt battery-operated appliances and holding tanks allow most RV travelers to disconnect from utilities for a few days. Hookups provide increased comfort, including the ability to use unlimited water and run items that draw a great deal of power such as televisions and air conditioners.