Rv electrical hook up standards


My sister has an RV pad at the side of her home behind a gated fence. I've been laid off from my job for the second time this year. In order to help me out she said I can put a travel trailer on the pad to stay as long as I need to. Would I be able to plug into electricity at the house? Does a trailer and a regular home use the same voltage/amps (whatever?). I already figured out how to handle gray water, but I need to know about the electricity. Thank you.

ANSWER Greetings Ronnette, I am so sorry that you are going through these circumstances right now and I hope that you get back on your feet quickly.

Now to answer your question, Yes you can hook up the Travel Trailer to electric in the house but, you are going to be severely limited on what appliances can be run and you will not be as comfortable as you could be if the Travel Trailer was hooked up to a proper source of electricity.

I would strongly suggest that you contact an Electrician and get an estimate on installing a 30 or 50 Amp receptacle close to the RV pad. This may be a better option.

That being said, here are the steps to follow to setup the trailer to work on a 3 prong household plug.

Determine if the Travel Trailer is set up for 50 Amps or 30 Amps

If you have the owner’s manual for the travel trailer it will tell you if you require 30 amp or 50 amp service. Either way you can run some of the appliances (with limitations) off of a 15 or 20 amp household 3 prong receptacle. If you do not have the manual, the easiest way to determine the setup is taking a look at the male plug in the electrical compartment of the trailer.

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Rv electrical hook up standards

Rv electrical hook up standards



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