How to Connect a Portable Generator to an RV

by Alexander Poirier

RVs provide campers and road trippers with a place to call home while they are away from home. Most RVs come equipped with a generator to give the RV electricity for lights and electronic devices. Some RVs, however, do not. Luckily, portable generators can be hooked up to an RV just like a standard generator to power the RV.

Drive the grounding rod into the ground at the location you wish to place the generator.

Connect the copper wire from the grounding rod to the portable generator.

Route the portable generator's exhaust away from the RV.

Plug the RV's generator connector cable into the portable generator.

Turn the portable generator on to send power to the RV.

Items you will need

About the Author

Alexander Poirier began writing professionally in 2005. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine "Calliope," garnering the magazine two APEX Awards for excellence in publication. Poirer graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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