Are Generators or Additional Power Cords Needed for Power in an RV?

Having a reliable source of power while staying in an RV as a temporary housing solution will definitely be important for your clients. Electricity is essential for life and works to progress normally. If the site where you need a temporary housing RV rental does not have a power source established by the local electricity provider, what should you do to get electricity to the RV?

Use a Generator

Using a generator is one of the most popular ways to power an RV at sites where electricity has not been established. This is especially useful for work and disaster sites. A 1000 or 3500-watt generator should be enough to power almost any RV, depending on the power needs such as air conditioning.

Use an Extension Cord

For sites without on-site power, but with a plug nearby, some extension cords are strong enough to power an RV. However, you must be extra cautious about the type of extension cord you choose. Only use an outdoor-approved, high amperage extension cord that is no longer than 35 feet to avoid fire hazards. You should never use a household or indoor extension cord to power an RV. You may also need an adapter depending on the plug’s specifications.

Hook-up Ready Temporary Housing RVs

We deliver RVs directly to the site where they are needed, no matter if it’s a client’s home, a construction site, an emergency camp, or anywhere else. Once delivered and leveled, our RVs are ready to hook up to whichever power source is available on the site, whether it be a generator, extension cord, or a source established by a local utility. With minimal setup, our RVs will provide your clients or employees with the comfort, safety, and convenience that they need. Call us at (800) 656-8706 or request a free consultation online today!