• Chzhed
    0
    Hello,
    We are in Texas where it's often scalding hot. I like to run the RV air conditioning via generator power while transiting to our next campsite. My question is whether harm could be caused by temporarily having generator and shore power hot? Out of caution when setting up at a new site I've been shutting down all electrical usage, turning off the generator, connecting shore power and then powering the air conditioning. Do I need to do this or can I save time by leaving systems running, plugging in shore power and then shutting down generator?
  • Greg F
    159
    You should have a transfer switch built into the RV if the generator is built in and the coach hasn't been altered. The transfer switch should automatically protect the RV from seeing 2 120v power supplies by shutting power down from the generator when is sees shore power. The transfer should only allow one source at a time.

    Confirm that you do have a transfer switch and you should be good. It never hurts to shut the generator off before plugging in but it shouldn't be needed.
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