Equipment you’ll need to hookup your RV to a power source

If you’d like to learn about equipment you’ll need to hookup your RV to a power source, then check out my list below. Note, please refer to your RV dealership and your RV’s manual for required equipment and steps to properly connect your RV to a power source. Note, I have a travel trailer, so I’ll be discussing equipment I use for my travel trailer.

I received a 30 amp power cord from the dealership that sold me my travel trailer. Below are some additional items that I purchased to complete my electricity hookup.

When you’re RVing, it can be a good idea to buy backup equipment just in case something stops working. You’ll want to decide for yourself what you feel is important enough to warrant buying backup equipment.

As I mentioned previously, the focus of this blog is to help first-time RV buyers. One way I do this is by writing reviews about products that I actually use and like, I generally don’t spend any time on products I’ve had a bad experience with. Sometimes I have to buy several brands of a particular product until I find one I like, which is time consuming and expensive, so hopefully I help save you valuable time and money by sharing with you products that work well for me and my family.

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Combo Voltage Monitor & Surge Protector

I purchased a combo voltage monitor and surge protector to help protect my travel trailer’s electrical systems from faulty campground electrical panels. I was not able to find the exact model that I purchased on Amazon (Camco may have updated the product), but the link below is to a product that appears to be similar to mine.

Camco 55301 30 Amp RV Power Defender Voltage Protector/Monitor with Integrated Surge Protection –


I also purchased the adapters below just in case I need them. The 50 amp to 30 amp adaptor is in case there is only a 50 amp plug at the campsite. I’ve actually used it at a campsite that stated 50/30 amp, but only had a 50 amp outlet.

Camco 50 Amp Male To 30 Amp Female –

If you park your travel trailer at home, you may need an adapter for your 110 volt household outlet. I’ve used mine a couple of times when I park my trailer at my house the day before for loading and unloading.

RV Camper Cord Adapter 15A Male to 30A Female

If you want to do dry camping, then you may want to consider buying a generator. I purchased a generator because we like go to dry camping, to check out what I purchased and my review, click here.

I hope you learned something new from my article equipment you’ll need to hookup your RV to a power source. Happy camping!

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