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Old 05-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Gas or Electric more efficient?

Hello all! We are new to permanent camping on a permanent site and electric is billed monthly. Which is more efficient to run fridge and water heater, gas or electric?
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Depends on the local cost of each. In AZ, electric was .18 per KWH and propane was about $3/gallon. Was close to a wash. I chose electric so I did not need to get propane.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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A rough way to figure it is to multiply the cost of electricity per kwh X 22. If the result is less than a gallon of propane, electricity is cheaper to use.
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$.85 per gallon propane and $.13 per kwh
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Convenience is something to consider. Electricity flows through the shore cord, Propane will require a portable tank hauled to someplace to fill or exchange, or a large enough storage tank that it's worth a Propane tanker to come and refill.
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All I have to do is call the manager of campground and they will drop me off a full tank.
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$.85 per gallon propane and $.13 per kwh
Where do you get propane for 85 cents a gallon?
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Where do you get propane for 85 cents a gallon?
I would like to get in on that two .I just paid $2.59 in Grandforks MN and thought I got a great deal .It is $1.14 per ltr. here which is about $5.00 for a U.S gallon .
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$.85 per gallon propane and $.13 per kwh
Where is this place selling propane for 85 Cents per gallon? My tank holds 39 gallons of propane. That would be a considerable savings.
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The campground we are at here in Wisconsin offers 100 lb tanks for $85 and the use of the tank is free.
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Propane weighs 4.22 lbs per gallon. So a 100 lb tank holds 23.7 gallons!

100/4.22 = 23.7 gallons 85/23.7 = $3.58, not $.85 a lb.
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Oh yeah my bad, sorry for getting everyone's hopes up on cheap lp lol
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Oh yeah my bad, sorry for getting everyone's hopes up on cheap lp lol
Drat. While you are paying more - that does sound convenient, especially if you're hanging around a while. And if you have Extend a Stay you just hook it up and top off the onboard tank when ya leave. Nobody likes 7-11 prices but connivence has it's place and price.
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