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Old 09-18-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Using generator as shore power to rv

I have a 2017 Redwood 36RL. I also own a NorthStar portable generator, 10,000 surge watts, 8,500 continuous; plus a TRC Surge Guard 50 amp power protector.
Can my generator, with Surge Guard, be used as a substitute for the typical shore power pedestal found at a RV campground.
In other words, is it OK and safe to plug the Redwood 50amp power cord into a 50 amp outlet on a portable generator?
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Don - formally from Maine now living in Florida
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:29 PM   #2
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I do this all the time with our RV in storage. I go out at least once a month in the winter and plug in the RV to the generator and run it for about 3-4 hours to keep batteries charged all winter. Have also gone Dry camping and use the generator for power all week.. I do make sure to have the surge protector plugged in.
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