RV Newbie What You Need To Know About RV Electrical !



Rv Electrical is simple once you understand the 2 main systems in your RV. As we travel we get some RV basic questions about things we take for granted. Just this week we helped two families with some of these very topics of RV electrical. Here are a few of the items we talked about in the video if you are looking for them.

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46 thoughts on “RV Newbie What You Need To Know About RV Electrical !

  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    What about the GFI switch information?

    I had no idea about the GFI, and where it was, until I had turned on the TV and the AC and a couple of lights and then all the power went out all of a sudden.

    I was looking at the circuit box, and all over the place and I didn't even know that there was a reset button on my generator, let alone a GFI button ⁉️

    Thank God I was doing this while I was at home, showing it to friends, and not out on the road somewhere!

    Had to go to the RV place and they showed me where everything was. Those things are super important, yet I never knew about them. Who would? Until you absolutely need it! 🙆🏻🤦🏻‍♀️

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I am looking at hooking up 6/6v batteries @ 215AH each for 645AH total. I would like to connect all of the batteries into the cables for the normal house batteries feeding into the RV. Is this going to be too many amps going into the RV system/inverter? I have a solar/wind hybrid controller and 600ws of solar power to charge the batteries as well (Looking at installing a wind generator in the near future). I hope this makes sense, mostly concerned about the output of all six batteries into the house battery connection. I have two 6v's at 215 AH each and it seems to be ok so far.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I want to thank you for your channel. I’m about to embark on a year and a half (at least) of boondocking. I’m selling my 1,700 sf house and horse property and moving in to a 40’ 5th wheel. I know absolutely nothing about rv’s. I am purchasing a piece of property in Washington state. It doesn’t have electric, septic or water. The only way I can afford to do it is buy raw land until I can afford to put a house on it. That being said, your channel has helped me so, so much!! You explain things very clearly and cover a ton of important topics. It had eased my anxiety about doing this a lot. Again, thank you!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Can you change out the bulbs in all the lights to LED? Do they make replacement LED bulbs for our systems?

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Just found your channel and subscribed!!
    Thank you for the great content
    Cheers mate and happy trails

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I just pulled the gas regulator off and the hose to the main gas line. What I found was a oil or wet film all over the fittings. Is that normal?

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I am a new subscriber and enjoyed your video! My RV – a 2004 Damon Daybreak class A with a Ford V10 chassis has developed a strange problem – no chassis power to the dashboard. Nothing works – headlights, ignition, emergency flasher, horn – all dead. You would think this is something easy, but I've looked at a lot of stuff and am scratching my head. Chassis and house batteries are fully charged with good cable connections. I am trying to learn more about this! If you have any suggestions, I'm listening!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Hello. Im a newbe RV’r. I have a 30 amp Roadtrek class b. I would like to invest in a surge protector. Question? Do I need not only a 30 amp surge protector or a 50 amp for various campground service? Confusing. Thanks

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I’m a newbie so this is really good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    How do you keep your Progressive from walking away while you are out of the RV? My 50 Class A has the cable hardwired into the Electrical area and only the cord extends so I am worried about that expensive piece of equipment getting legs in the night and walking away while we aren't around…

    Thank you and love the videos

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Great stuff!!! – as usual!!! One question: today I disconnected the shore power for about 20 minutes (reason not relevant) and interior lights, etc, etc all remained working from the house batteries, as they should have, however, the clock on the microwave went out and although I didn’t expect the MW to actually work off the house batteries, I thought that the small amount of power needed to keep the digital clock working would have been an easy chore. Please advise in what way I may not be understanding this situation correctly. Thank you, and as usual: Keep up the great Vids!!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    You mentioned 20 amp. It looks like 15 amp outlet. I got a 15 amp – 30 amp adapter. My RV is 30 amp. What's the 20 amp? I'm a newbie and this is all kind of overwhelming for me but I'm determined to learn it!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Ok I’m a noobie I admit it. I watched another one of your vids about the little 300 watt inverter. My question is this if I plugged that inverter into the 12 volt socket into the dash in my class c does it run off the battery for the truck or the RV battery. Thanks

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    The tip about the adaptors 50-30 or 20-30 is quite good, with SO many tips and tricks, it would be great if you could create a spreadsheet with all the items (and keep it updated as you upload more videos) and include the name of the device (adaptor), URL amazon link, and a link to the video where you mention it. Great channel. Keep it up.
    Have you reviewed fifth wheel hitches?

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Is there any way you could do a short video on convertors for an RV? As this is an issue I have recently come across while up grading an old 1985 allegro RV. It was a great find as the RV is in great condition and has only 30k miles on it. the auto electric is a mess but the rv electrical is great – just have to replace the convertor.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Have you experienced any problems with low voltage? I would like to get a Hughes Autoformer, but I understand they will soon be illegal or not allowed.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    thinking about a TT, have a 2015 chevy silverado 1500 3.42 diff and 5.3L Gas. What would your max weight for the TT be and about how long would that be? Truck has a towing package but not the max towing package.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    HITCHPORT Hitch Storage Mounts …. we appreciate your professionally created videos. High-quality products provided to the RV industry is so important. Well done!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    what do you recommend to have on hand as an emergency type kit for stuff that may go wrong.. electrical, mechanical type items

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I love your videos so keep up the good work. I would like to tweak the information about the 50 amp service vs the 30 amp. The the 50 amp is really 100 amps split in two phases. If you use a 30 amp adaptor to a 50 cable you will only power half of your AC panel. You get 3600 watts of power from a 30 amp service and 12000 watts from a 50 amp service.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Question about adapters: how is it that it's ok to plug a 50 amp trailer into a 30 amp socket, using an adapter? I guess I'm wondering about downgrading the power, doesn't that cause an issue?

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Thanks for the newbie videos they are great especially since we opted to go vintage with a 1978 Nomad with no owners manual ha ha ! This is a big help to understanding the basics things we did not think about when we purchased

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    great info! easy and to the point. I'm hoping Rv manufacturers will do more solar at the factory before the sale. Things are changing for the good for future newbies.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    I truly appreciate your videos. Would you please put the Newbie series in its own category of the playlists?

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Do DC items always draw from the house batteries, or do they draw from electricity when connected to shore power? My common sense tells me that the voltage from shore power would be too much for the 12V system; I know nothing about electrical systems.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Thank you for reviewing this topic. As we are new to RV travel husband and I find this type of video very helpful. More please! Love watching your videos, lovely family and beautiful camera work. Well done as always!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    My wife and I are full timers. You are providing information in a straight forward way that I enjoy watching. May I suggest a few topics,
    – hard wire vs. external surge protectors. Having been thru a few of these, progressive industries will be the last one you buy for your RV.
    – roof inspection, how to seal and the different types of roofs.
    -moisture meters, to make sure things are staying dry.
    – brakes, lights, frame maintenance

    I try and do videos but I’m terrible at it and your editing is great! 👍 Keep up the good work. We have been a subscriber for a while now.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    You may also experience GFCI circuits that will “pop” and knock out several other outlets, without blowing a fuse or a main breaker. Know where all the outlets are that have the reset switch. It’s handy to have an outlet tester! Cheap, small and lightweight.

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    RV newbie is right up my alley. So new we haven’t bought it yet. Debating between types. Leaning towards 5th wheel and keeping close to 30ft so look forward to your series. Thanks….

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Yes as a RV Rookie I popped the breaker with the hairdryer and 1 space heater on 30 amps first couple of times, learned the hard way we're limited on how much electricity to use at once, thx for the info!

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  • June 27, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Does anything charge the batteries while attached to the 30/50 amp service since you’re using those systems?

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