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Old 10-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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Camp ground cost is 90% profit? I believe you miss the mark by a great margin. If their profit is 25% of their daily price I am sure they are very pleased.
Cost to build, maintain and operate a good camp ground is very, very steep.
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I doubt I use anything close to $45-$50 a day in electricity...not even here in California. If a CG raises prices based on that criteria they are flat out lying. My guess is the cost of a stay at most camp grounds is 90% profit.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:42 PM   #16
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Camp ground cost is 90% profit? I believe you miss the mark by a great margin. If their profit is 25% of their daily price I am sure they are very pleased.
Cost to build, maintain and operate a good camp ground is very, very steep.
Just my opinion.
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I think we already covered that Carl, but thanks.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #17
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My thoughts are that most campgrounds will be raising daily prices for all RV's to cover the extra electric use. I think some have already done that.

Or will need to raise price for a 50 AMP hook up.
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I doubt I use anything close to $45-$50 a day in electricity...not even here in California. If a CG raises prices based on that criteria they are flat out lying. My guess is the cost of a stay at most camp grounds is 90% profit.

I can see it now double a tripple what they are gouging people for now.


While my DW and I were on Vacation this last July (4th of July week). We went to a campground that was basically a paved parking lot. No trees, not enough room for an awing much less a slide out. The RV's were stacked in there like a cord of wood ! About 10 blocks from the beach in Pismo.

They wanted $59.00 a day for full hook ups. No Wi-fi, No Cable.

We didn't stay there. Found a campground 3 miles down the road for much less that also had cable TV and Wi-Fi for $49.00 a day. Only problem the place we found was not with in walking distance of the beach.
Also not in the city of Pismo Beach.

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I believe the thread is about new motorhomes rolling out now, not the cost or profitability of cg.

My sister and brother in law just bought a new mh all electric. Nice big frig. Their ft camping will occassionally include a night dry camping. So, all electric may work for them.

DW loves having a gas oven and three burners and I agree with her.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:02 PM   #19
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We definitely like our residential fridge but we also like the flexibility of having propane on board as well. The boss and I hate cooking on an electric stove.
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I would rather have the propane option like I do now, especelly when it is cold and the heater is on most of the night.
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One of the salesmen at Pomona told me that new motorhomes don't have any drive off the lot depreciation because they are already marked way down. Did I believe him, NO WAY! I guess he told me that because I told him I wanted to buy used.
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We replaced our RV fridge with a residential and the increased storage space and constant temperature control made that a no-brainer for us. Our coach has a Hurricane heater (like an Aquahot) which runs off diesel fuel. We primarily cook on a countertop induction burner which doesn't heat the coach and runs on 120V. Our only remaining propane appliance is our 2-burner cooktop which we could easily eliminate if it wasn't so much trouble to do it.

We don't boondock; even when we go to State or COE parks we get sites with at least electric hookups. As another full-timer couple told us, "we don't camp, we RV." That's the way we like to use our RV; I'm not saying it is better than anyone else's way of RVing.
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We have all electric. Our coach is 2002. We dry camp all the time and it works fine. We have auto generator turn on. A very good feature if dry camping in an all electric. We have 4 8D batteries and 12,500 generator. My guess is about 2 hours generator time is needed if you run everything. If you try and conserve you could likely get the generator down to 1 hour. Our previous coach had propane. I much prefer all electric. Yes the electric burners are slower than gas ones would be, but they also don't rattle and our last gas stove did.

I would think that a motor home not using air conditioning would use little power. With air conditioners on yes then a few bucks a day.
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