The short answer is yes, you can plug your RV into a household electric system. But there are limitations including the sorts of RV appliances you can run and the amount of time you can run an RV on household electric.
Can you plug RV into house power?
While its not recommended to plug RV into house power for extended trips, it is possible for a short amount of time. However, to do so, most RVs will require at least a 30/50 amp and a 15/20 amp electrical outlet.
Can you use a regular extension cord for an RV?
Yes, you can extend your RV power cords length with an extension cord, but you must use one thats properly rated to carry the amount of current you need to use. Never use a regular household extension cord for this purpose. Bear in mind that youre dealing with high amperage (current) and will be using it outdoors.
What size extension cord do I need for an RV?
For RVs that need to get 15A power, we recommend using a 10 Gauge Extension Cord. This is a good cord to run at any length, as it has a very durable jacket, and thick stranded wire. At minimum we recommend using a 12 gauge extension cord.
Can you plug RV into 220?
Outlets configured to deliver 220v should not be used directly for an RV application. The RV system requires 120 volts. Putting 220 volts into an RV electrical system will damage or destroy the appliances and other systems in the RV.
How much does it cost to install a 30 amp outlet for RV?
$425 – $1,200. The cost to install an RV electrical hookup for plugging in your recreational vehicle averages about $810 for the materials, labor and hiring a licensed electrician.