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Can You Use an RV Generator While Driving?

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Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine

Are you asking, “Can you use an RV generator while driving?”

There’s no need to be grumpy on your next road trip! You can use an RV generator while driving. However, there are a few things you should know before you hit the road.

Propane-Powered RV Generator (Portable Generator or Built-in Generator)

If you’re using a propane-powered RV generator that is built into your RV, you’re good to go—unless the state you’re in has laws against using your propane-powered RV generator when you’re driving.

However, you never want to run a portable generator while driving or at any other time. The fumes from a portable RV generator will be harmful if you have the generator inside your RV.

What You Need to Know about Built-In RV Generators & Driving

When you’re driving your RV, your built-in generator is in a fixed position. It won’t move around and you can’t put it anywhere else.

The good news for you is that it is meant to run while you’re driving. It can power all the important stuff like the air conditioning and the power to your phone charger.

One thing you should keep in mind is that the built-in generator in your RV or travel trailer has an auto shut-off. If your fuel gets down to a certain level, it will cut off. You can run your generator but it will let you know its limits and keep you from running out of fuel if you’re getting too close to E.

Having Your Generator Running While Driving

In conclusion, you can use your RV generator while driving, but don’t forget those few things you should keep in mind. Make sure the generator is in a fixed position and that it has an auto shut-off in case of low fuel levels. Also, be aware of the state laws concerning the use of generators while driving.

Following these simple guidelines will allow you to enjoy your road trip with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your generator is in good working order.

Before heading out, make sure you check out these RV-related articles.

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