# HOW TO PLUG IN AN RV AT HOME | RV HOOKUP – ELECTRICITY

Do you ever wonder how I get power in my rv
when my lovely grandma lets me Rv at her house and I can get free power from the house. A lot of you want to know about how you can
connect and either run off of a power source. So how do I get my power? So if I’m not running like boondocking, I
can run off of electricity that’s either at an rv park or I can plug up to the house. I can plug up to this power cord from the
house. I’m going to show you how I do that. So this is a regular plug and this is actually
a three prong. Just to make sure you can say that minus My
grandma’s lovely tree. So there’s mom and we have the cord to the
rv and what this is. So this plug right here is plugged into the
house and we’re getting power from it. Then we have, this is a little conversion
adapter. So mine is a 30 amp. This is a 30 amp and I used this little plug
to turn the power from the house into. So this is my 30 amp plug that goes to my
rv unit. So if I went to an rv park I would plug this
in, but the house has this type of plug. So we have to convert this into this, into
this. So we’re using this piece to convert. So we just plug this up and I’m going to give
you, I’m going to show you this piece in the bottom of this video. I’ll give you the link to this power adapter
for your RV so you know what that is, but I’m going to show you what we’re doing. So this plugs in and we just put that away
and then we just plug it into the rv unit so you can see I get my power here. That is how I get power when my lovely grandma
lets me Rv at her house and I can get free power from the house instead of using power
from, um, like my solar or anything that I’m having to actually pay for it because I wouldn’t
want to pay for anything when I don’t have to, Right? But this probably looks horrible from here. So yeah, that’s how I convert power. I’m going to put all the links to this in
the video below, but I thought that that will be fun to see how I convert power from the
house to the RV and how I get my power sources. So that’s one way that I get my power is electricity
then I have my solar panel and I have propane so we’ll show you those coming up. The other thing before I forget is I showed
you how to convert the power from the house, the rv from a 30 amp to. I believe it’s a 120 volt, but I will have
to confirm that. I don’t know all the words yet, but what I
wanted to remember to tell you is that they do actually make a surge bar so they have
a power surge that you can get in between the power adapter. I don’t have one because I just feel like
this probably is new enough that it’ll probably fix itself and maybe if I was in an rv park
or somewhere sketchy, I might consider that. But it is something to think about so that
you don’t blow your rv out of the water with anything because you don’t know the power
source that you’re coming from and power surges, things like that. You want to keep that in mind when you’re
thinking about doing something like this and connect into the house or anytime that you’re
connecting, they say to put these power surge protectors. So that’s something to think about. I don’t have one I’ve ever used one and I’m
probably never going to get one until maybe when I get a big bus then I’ll probably think
about that. But as of right now, I’m just run it off the
house the way I do it. Oh, and links to everything in the description
below. Don’t forget to subscribe. I’m bloggin. Brandi and I will see you in the next video.

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## 39 thoughts on “HOW TO PLUG IN AN RV AT HOME | RV HOOKUP – ELECTRICITY”

1. RVersity says:

Thanks for watching How to plug in an RV at home! What questions do you have about my RV hookup and how I get 💡electricity?

2. T and Z RV Life says:

Very cool!

3. CoralJoyTravel says:

Very informative video. I haven't RV'ed (can that be a word?) before, but this makes great sense. Thanks for sharing.

4. Renata Porter says:

Thank you!

5. Ellen Ashton Photography says:

6. Balanced to the Core says:

This is SO great! My hubby and I are looking into RVs right now. Can't wait to learn from you!! Just subscribed – thanks!

7. Sax Station says:

Interesting, thanks for sharing Brandi.

8. Dal Dhaliwal says:

Love these videos and channel. This is interesting to watch …I’m totally clueless to this here in the UK ..so for me it’s really cool to watch you RV life! 😊 I’m looking forward to watching your next video already!

9. Gil says:

Can you run A/C via that connection from the house?

10. isitebuild says:

Nice RV and now know how to plugin RV at a home

11. Wild Woman Enchanted says:

OMG … you are so wild and so fun. I bet your Grandma is too! You explain things so well too… !!! ~Elizabeth

12. Katarina H. says:

You have a nice grandma! Thanks for sharing this trick!

13. Jill W. Fox says:

I had no idea you could power that RV with a small plug and a house outlet.

14. Social Media Love says:

OMG Brandi – is this new channels? You're so amazing!

15. Heather Gerhardt says:

Cool info to know! Always nice for the power from grandma!

16. Joe's Dairy Bar and Grill says:

That's a pretty neat deal to get some power off a house! 🙂

17. Ebony Rose says:

Yes that was fun! Your videos are so interesting. Thank you for sharing!!

18. Chantmagick says:

Super cool! I am fascinated with all aspects of RV life so thanks for covering this. Didn't know about the 30 amp converter. Tight!! Keep em coming.

19. Rina Rivera says:

If i plug my rv this way will i be able to use everything inside without blowing any fuses ?? I’m staying in my rv in the back of my home until it gets remodeled and finished so if there’s nothing connected in the home should i be good ?

20. Margaret Wilson says:

Thank you! Does that yellow cord from the house have to be a special size? Is it made especially for RV hopk ups?

21. Greg Carley says:

Plug, charge, then go! That's home charging to the max! 🙂

22. Mike VanDuzee says:

Thanks! Taking notes for when I get an RV.

23. John Avino says:

24. Sirens Of SW Ohio says:

Thanks however. Remember to use caution with extension cords. I've heard bad stories of fires starting. Use at LEAST 12 guage or lower. (The lower the gauge rating, the more power it can carry) nice vid btw

25. Robert Sitch says:

When you adapt down you are typically limited to 15 Amps at 120 Volts, especially if your extension cord is 14 gauge. It can be even more limited if the outlet you plugged into is not on a separate circuit. In Canada branch circuit wiring is typically 15 Amps, but in the US it is sometimes 20 Amps so you can run more but you need to use a heavy gauge cord all the way to the outlet.

26. Summer Knight says:

I just bought a new RV at Christmas and I'm still setting it up. My mom makes me pay the whole power bill. LOL. You are lucky grandma doesn't charge you.

27. Denita Shay Walters says:

Note: Residential power is only either 15A or 20A. You may want to ensure you have a multi-stage converter if you plug in for an extended period of time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDEeSHrTv1k I was speaking with our gas meter reader guy about it the other day and he says you can upgrade the circuit that you are plugged into to 30A at the breaker box in the residence. Just be sure the wire gage is large enough to push it. Upgrade your fuse. Before you over-react, just monitor your batteries using a simple multi meter. You should catch a drain early.

28. michael says:

29. Renee says:

Good video! I needed to know if this was ok to do tonight so it was very helpful! Now, any tips on my frig not working on gas. I was told to light the stove burners something about getting gas out of the line or something. I did that but it still doesn't seem to start on LP. Is it suppose to run strictly on gas if you have it set on gas instead of auto? Not battery usage at all?

30. Bobby Wells says:

"FREE" is a relative term, LOL.

31. Lars Turner says:

Good 'ol grandma. Thanks for posting.

Just like it’s important to put a surge protector between the wall and your computer…… you need one between shore power and your RV. I’ve seen to many people who have done without and had to replace stereo equipment, fridges and microwaves. Surge protector is cheap insurance.

33. Joseph Flaherty says:

This woman is either heavily medicated or needs to be. Don’t let children watch.

34. George Lee says:

Dont turn on Fridge, microwave , water heater and furnace with that set up.

35. John Jr says:

Thanks again

36. John Jr says:

What about metal health in RVing.

37. mrtraverzo says:

Hi Thank you for the video.
Is that a 10 Gauge Extension Cord?

38. Chris Spence says:

This video helps a lot I’m purchasing a 12×40 cabin and I’m wanting to use it as a rv/home would this still work?

39. One God says:

Great video, don’t trust your RV to any RV Park and use a surge protector and even have a voltage regulator handy.
Thanks!