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Old 07-15-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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Full Timers. Monthly electric bill?

Would love to get an idea what your 40' (or near that size) class A monthly electric bill is. The average amount and what appliances you are using.

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I think that perhaps the going rate of electricity might be different per geography.
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In Southen California,

Winter/Autumn - (hot water, fridge, and portable space heater every night): $155/month

Spring/Summer - (hot water, fridge, two roof A/Cs used occasionally): $55/month

The water heater on electricity, (1200 Watts) and the portable heater, (1500 Watts). use the most.
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I think that perhaps the going rate of electricity might be different per geography.
And also by the prevailing weather in that geography. Summer in San Diego will take less power than summer in Phoenix or the FL Keys.
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We spend our summers in NW Washington. Average bill runs $ 85.00. Moderate use of ( 2 ) AC Units / electric heat on cool nights, residential fridge in MH plus a 2nd small fridge in shed, washer & dryer in Coach, propane cooktop, microwave, ( 2 ) TV's, etc.
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Palm Springs using residential fridge, 2 A/C's, tv, sound system, Dtv box, convection oven and microwave. Summer $250.00, winter $150.00.
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I think that perhaps the going rate of electricity might be different per geography.
It is definitely different depending on what part of the country you're in. Here's a chart of the average price of electricity for each state:

EIA - Electricity Data

The lowest is Washington state, at 8.2 cents/kwh. The highest (excluding Hawaii) is Connecticut at 22.2 cents/kwh--almost triple Washington's price.

So these discussion really should talk about how many kilowatt hours a person uses rather that what the total cost is. But I suppose some information is better than no information.

In our 40-foot motorhome, we use about 15 kwh/day if we're not using heat or air. In Connecticut, that would cost $100; in Washington it would be $37. Our usage basically doubles when we moderately use heat or air conditioning, so our bill would be $200 in Connecticut and $75 in Washington.

Of that, about 7 kwh/day is for the Norcold 4-door refrigerator, while a residential refrigerator will use more like 1.5 kwh/day. The Norcold electric usage was a real surprise.

There's a previous thread on this, which also discusses how much electricity an absorption refrigerator uses.
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It of course depends where you are, and the time of year you're there. Where we are now in Maine for the summer use of elec. is negligible since we haven't needed the A/C. Our latest bill was $55 which kind of surprised me since the only things using elec. is the residential fridge, hot water heater, and a small space heater run for a little while in the A.M. to knock the chill off. I've had bills as high as $175 when wintering in FL. because of the use of elec. heat. But we solved that by going further south in FL.
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It is definitely different depending on what part of the country you're in. Here's a chart of the average price of electricity for each state:

EIA - Electricity Data

The lowest is Washington state, at 8.2 cents/kwh. The highest (excluding Hawaii) is Connecticut at 22.2 cents/kwh--almost triple Washington's price.

So these discussion really should talk about how many kilowatt hours a person uses rather that what the total cost is. But I suppose some information is better than no information.

In our 40-foot motorhome, we use about 15 kwh/day if we're not using heat or air. In Connecticut, that would cost $100; in Washington it would be $37. Our usage basically doubles when we moderately use heat or air conditioning, so our bill would be $200 in Connecticut and $75 in Washington.

Of that, about 7 kwh/day is for the Norcold 4-door refrigerator, while a residential refrigerator will use more like 1.5 kwh/day. The Norcold electric usage was a real surprise.

There's a previous thread on this, which also discusses how much electricity an absorption refrigerator uses.
Electrical Costs
Thanks so much. Yes, my last bill in CT was about $200, which blew me away. CT is ridiculous!
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In our 35 footer in AZ during the winter with no AC use, we used 300 to 350 KWh per month.
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