My aim with these RV tips is that you find many, if not all these recommendations to be helpful. Hopefully, at least one of the RV tips will make all your RV experiences safe, enjoyable & stress free.
The gauges of the cable used in standard household extension cords aren’t acceptable for RV electric hook-ups. Eventually you’ll be put in a situation where you’ll have to use an extension cable. It’s an excellent idea to buy an RV extension cord that’s compatible to the electrical system of your RV, and have it available. Should you buy an extension cable somewhere else it ought to be at least 10-gauge cables.
- Electric adapters are a requirement for RVers. Eventually you’ll be in a situation where you need to use some form of electrical adapter to produce a relationship at a campground. It’s wonderful to have these adapters available when you want them, but you must exercise caution when you use them. The roof atmosphere alone will draw up to 15-amps as it initially starts. If you put too much demand on electric adapters, or use them for long periods of time they could overheat and melt resulting in damage to the RV power cord or electrical system.
*Take updated photographs of you pets with you on excursions. If they ought to get lost you can use the images to help out with finding them.
- If your RV has a generator, at a minimum, it ought to be exercised for 30 minutes to an hour on a monthly basis with no less than a half load. Ask your generator owner’s manual for loading ratings. If it happens and you figure out how to get it started it’ll have that all too familiar surging sound. It may damage electrical appliances and equipment and of course the cost of getting the carburetor cleaned and removed. If the generator will be in long term storage it is possible to add a gas preservative into the gas tank and run the generator long enough for your preserver to get through the gas system. This will protect it until you’re ready to use it .
*Every RVer should invest in some kind of electronic voltmeter that plugs directly into a socket on your RV. There are lots of types available and they’re inexpensive compared to the repair costs for damaged electrical appliances and equipment. Campground electricity can fluctuate based upon the demand placed on it. By tracking the AC voltage during your camping trip you can protect thousands of dollars worth of electrical appliances and equipment in your RV. If voltage drops below 105-volts or extends over 130-volts you should turn appliances and equipment off until the appropriate power is restored.