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Old 01-18-2015, 11:24 PM   #1
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Question Utility Cost

Question lets ay I live year long in Okeechbee park, What do you think electric cost would be with a 38 foot Damon diesel pusher two 13500 btu AC units, Considering my land based home is 100 sq ft and RV is 360 square foot. just looking for a general idea.

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Old 01-18-2015, 11:57 PM   #2
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Not enough info and too many variables to answer your question....

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Our RV KW consumption is a bit less than half.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:43 AM   #4
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sorry house is 1100 sq highest heat bill this winter so far $170.00 gas and elec
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:51 AM   #5
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It is humid there so running both ACs is probable. When running both figure about $.25 cents per hour of run time. If both ran for 12 hours a day that would be about $3 dollars a day. 3 time 30 days is $90 a month. Everything else in the Motorhome is minor compared to the AC units. Just a guesstimate but I bet it is not far off.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:10 AM   #6
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RV cost for electric/gas per month will be lower then the house $170.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:16 AM   #7
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Some of it depends partly on where you are staying. Most long term resorts with electric hook up will posh what they charge ,based on kilowatt hours I think. Rates differ by how long you stay,how often you use your equipment and how well maintained it is. If you have a particular camp in mind, someone may have stayed there before and help your ballpark. Of course weather and how well insulated your coach is may also skew things .good luck
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The RV has much less area but also poorer insulation all around, lots of windows for a small amount of wall space, multiple uninsulated skylights and other major heat loss/gain factors. Depending on how warm/cool you like to keep the RV interior, it could well run close to that of the house.

Electric power rates may well be substantially different in Okeechobee vs your home (you didn't say where that home is). You will be charged local rates for power - the RV park is legally prohibited from marking up the kilowatt-hour cost of electric power.
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We're in a 35ft Dolphin LX and averaging 23Kw per day with VERY LITTLE use of the AC... mostly using the heat pump on colder nights (wintering in Houston, TX). At $0.14 per Kw, we are averaging $97/month. If you anticipate running your AC unit(s) for hours every day for several months, your average usage could easily hit 35 Kw/day.
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Cobra 1, is that a FFR Cobra, looks good...

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