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Friday, January 18, 2019

What You Need to Know About Powering Your RV

When we take a long road trip, an RV becomes our home away from home, and many people treat it as such. They like to have similar amenities, resources, and supplies to what they would have in their own home so that they can be ready for anything.

In many cases, the things that are included inside an RV need power to operate. Connecting to a power source at a campground or RV site is usually one of the first things you would do upon arrival. However, the first thing you need to understand is everything that goes into powering your RV.

Today, we will review some things to know about powering your RV for your next road trip.

RVs come with two different electrical systems: one, a 12-volt system and the other, a 120-volt system. The 12-volt system is powered by a battery and handles the lighter tasks of an RV like powering a water heater, furnace, lighting, and a refrigerator. The 120-volt system uses a generator or electrical hookup to power other items for daily use such as kitchen appliances, television and more.

To power the 120-volt system, an RV will have a power cord that can plug into a campground’s electrical hookup. RVs come equipped with a 30 amp or 50 amp cord, with a 50 amp hookup carrying more capacity to operate more things at one time. If you have a 30 amp cord but want to hook up to a 50 amp hookup or vice versa, you can always purchase an adapter. Most campgrounds have 30 amp hookups available, but only some have 50 amp hookups, so having an adapter is important.

Obviously, there will be a number of RVs and campers at a campground site and many, if not all, will be using electricity. In some cases, the electrical hookup may not be located directly next to where you set up camp for the week or weekend, so you will need an extension cord to get there. RV extension cords come in various sizes to help you reach these hookups to get connected and power up.

At RVupgrades, you can get RV extension cords in several sizes ranging from 15 feet to 25 feet to 50 feet and adaptable for both 30 and 50 amp hookups. With numerous brands in stock including Sigma, Voltec, RV Pigtails, Valterra, Prime Products, and Camco, you are sure to find the right product for your RV.

RVupgrades specializes in providing anything and everything to make your RV feel more like home during your next trip. With everything in stock from parts and hardware to sanitation, lighting, electronics, and even appliances, your RV can be well kept and maintained with the help of RVupgrades.

RVupgrades also has products to make your trip more enjoyable once you are settled into your campground. With outdoor living items in stock including grills, coolers, outdoor chairs, tables, and patio mats, you will feel comfortable at all times on your trip whether you are becoming one with nature or trying to relax inside at the end of a long day on the lake or the trails.

RVupgrades was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing parts and accessories to the RV community that lives for being on the road and traveling the country. With our easy to use website, you can find everything you need; and should you need any help, our staff is always willing to lend a hand and provide exceptional customer service. Our goal is to provide expert knowledge, quality service, and, of course, the best prices.

We’re completely focused on giving you the lowest prices possible on all of the RV accessories you will need, like RV extension cords and more. With more than 10,000 parts and accessories in stock and new items being added on a daily basis, let us supply everything you need for your next trip.

There are times when you may need a certain part or accessory in a pinch. We know that you value your time on the road and want to get the most out of your trip, so we offer fast shipping so that you can get what you need and get back to what you love to do.

With RVupgrades, there is no guessing. All of our products are listed and have detailed information so you know exactly what you are getting and you can get exactly what you need. If you don’t see a product or have a question about an item, our customer service team will take care of it. With a customer service representative available by phone, email or our online chat, you can get the answers you need quickly and get back to finding the products you need for your next time on the road.

Let RVupgrades be your go-to place for parts and accessories for your next trip and start shopping with us, today!

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