For New RVers: Video explains RV electrical system basics


This five-minute video explains the basics of how an RV’s 12-volt and 120-volt systems work. It covers converters, inverters, batteries and more. If you have not owned an RV before, this short video should be very helpful in understanding its electrical system, which, by the way, is different than what’s found in a traditional home.

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Tom Herd
1 year ago

At 2:02, it states that you can overcharge the batteries if you leave the unit plugged it. Either this is incorrect, or Forest River uses a very cheap converter in their units. Wouldn’t a full-timer, or even someone who stays in one location for several days at a time, leave the unit plugged in?

Something doesn’t sound right, here…