The short answer is “No” you dont need to plug into a mains supply unless you need access to a power socket so you can remain autonomous of campsites for your entire trip if you like.
How do you hook up an electric campervan?
0:000:57How to hook up your motorhome with the electric cable - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipSo to plug your female side in we literally open it up open it up on your motorhome. And make sureMoreSo to plug your female side in we literally open it up open it up on your motorhome. And make sure its snugly fit in and close it down and thats how to hook up your motorhome.
How long does it take to charge a 12v leisure battery?
A 75 per cent charged battery may only take a few hours to charge fully, whereas a fully discharged battery may take more than 24 hours. It is better to do this in up to 12-hour sessions than all at once.
Does electric hook-up charge Van battery?
Most motorhomes offer two methods for charging the leisure battery: via the on-board mains charger when on hook-up and from the engine-driven alternator when on the road. All you need to do is keep the van on hook-up and the charger switched on.
Can you hook a camper up to a house?
You can hook up an RV up to your homes electrical system in one of two ways: You can ensure what you need is installed when you buy the RV, or you can install a 30/50 Amp hookup at home. Turn off the breakers to your home, too. Plug the extension cord into your RVs electrical hookups via an adapter, if necessary.