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Managing Power in an RV

If you currently live in a house or apartment, you probably don't think much about the power that lets you turn things on and off in your home.  What I discovered, after reading a few blogs, is that this is one of two things almost everyone living full-time in an RV obsesses over. (The other being water.) This obsession intensifies if you decide to live "off the grid" in dry campsites in state and national forests or on BLM lands (Bureau of Land Management).

So, how will you get the power you need to heat the RV, air-condition the RV, take hot showers, keep food in the refrigerator cold, cook, bake, grill, clean dishes with hot water, work on the computer, charge a smart phone, watch movies and do all of the other things that require power?

Well, here are a few ways:

  • Electric hook-ups at campgrounds (30 amp, 50 amp)
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Generators
  • Solar Panels