YES, we plug the RV directly into the generator
When you camp at state forrestry parks and Army Corp of Engineers parks the generator comes in handy to provide plenty of power. We have found that with the Yamaha, it is so quiet people have no idea we are running it unless they come up really close. In the High Sierras, our grand kids were watching a DVD and people were wondering how we could power it because there was NO power in the park. When they walked up and asked, we pointed to the generator. I have found that a generator gives lots of flexibility to RVing. Obviously we use shore power when available. Sometimes we want to stop for lunch at a rest stop and turn on the gen. to use the Microwave
or A/C. We have stopped at truck stops or Walmart for a night and the generator comes in really handy. Now on our last RV, the Casita
, we had a satellite TV and the generator worked well to provide the power needed for that.
On an additional personal note, I use a CPAP at night and want to make sure our RV batteries are fully charged. The CPAP will do fine for three days on a fully charged battery
We are very considerate about what time of day we run the generator as to NOT bother anyone. Not everyone feels the need for a generator. We just like to have options.
I hope this helps.
PS: I have no idea how I would pack and ship the generator to Kansas