Beginner Video on RV Electrical Systems
Learn the basics of this complex topic in an easy-to-understand way.

By: James & Stef Adinaro

If you are new to RVing and intimidated by the technical aspects of your RV's electrical system, this video by The Fit RV is for you! 

You should have a basic understanding of RV electric after watching, including:

  • The different types of electrical systems and what they run in your RV
  • How to check and use your RV's batteries
  • Basics of using your different power sources
  • Explanation of inverters, converters, and inverters/chargers
  • RV electrical troubleshooting tips

If you have questions after watching the video below, please head over to this page on The Fit RV's website to join the discussion!


Comments on this post are moderated, so they will not appear instantly. All relevant questions and helpful notes are welcome! If you have a service inquiry or question related to your RV, please reach out to the customer care team directly using the phone numbers or contact form on this page .

User commented on June 18, 2023 12:21 PM
One thing that seldom seems to be mentioned is that there could be hidden fuses that are not located in the electrical panel, but are in-line in the wiring. Usually these are somewhere close (such as behind) to the equipment that's affected. There could even be fuses tucked in the wiring in the wiring near the battery on the A frame at the front of a trailer.
User commented on June 18, 2023 12:25 PM
This is a good overview, but I’m surprised that energy management systems (or surge protectors) at the pedestal aren’t discussed. Those are cheap insurance to avoid frying your coach electronics!
User commented on June 18, 2023 10:58 PM
Thanks for tg=his informative video. I use a surge protector when connecting to shore power and the breaker needs to be on for the device to go through its set-up. When the display says "ready" I plug in the power cable per instruction, the power is hot as I plug-in. Just a bit that was not covered here in this helpful video. I'm shopping for spare fuses prior to my next trip!
User commented on June 19, 2023 2:48 AM
James, that was an excellent presentation and very helpful. Thank you.
User commented on June 19, 2023 2:21 PM
Thank you, this is a great video for new rv’rs.