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Old 12-22-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Campgounds.....No electiric heaters allowed

I get the 10 year rule but, don't really like it. Refuse to support those campgrounds. However, what I feel is worse is when the rules state no electic heaters allowed. Excuse me!!! What am I paying for? Whating for them to say no AC allowed in Summer. I own a motel with RV hookups and have never ever thought of making those rules. Have to take a business trip to Tucson AZ in a couple of weeks and after looking at several campgrounds on the internet noticed that these were the rules. Now I remember why I like dry camping.

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Old 12-22-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Martin, if they are older campgrounds, their electrical system may not handle the load. My rule concerning this is "Catching comes before hanging"


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Old 12-22-2015, 10:52 PM   #3
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Martin, if they are older campgrounds, their electrical system may not handle the load. My rule concerning this is "Catching comes before hanging"


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Old 12-22-2015, 10:57 PM   #4
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I've never had anyone question me and we use ours every time the forecast is for below 40. I've seen that at a few places I've stayed.. Its not much different than water heaters, and aquahots on electric.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:07 AM   #5
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How would they know if you are using a electric heater or not? What happen if your in an electric only Rv?
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:22 AM   #6
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So do they have electric heater police knocking on doors?
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:34 AM   #7
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pretty soon they will have a water meter cop handing out tickets also.. Maybe they could give us a rebate on the WI Fi that doesn't ever work, or maybe also, pay for our water filters we have to change out so often from
bad water... on and on.....I will use my little heater and call it even...
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:23 AM   #8
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I can understand CG Owners perspective..........site fee is based on an 'average' usage rate------electric , water, sewer.
Then more and more RV show up with 2 or more A/C Units, heat pumps, R/O systems, Washer/Dryers, 4 TVs, etc. etc.

So they either try to 'limit' their losses OR end up having to raise their rates.

But on the other hand......
I paid their going rate for 50A site and that includes 12,000W of power
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:51 AM   #9
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I would just do it anyway. How do they know. You do use a separate cord right? You don't want to run a heater through the camper wiring. Especially if its an older one. If someone asks what the other cord is for its for its for the microwave you have a weak breaker.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:33 AM   #10
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I've seen campgrounds ask that you not use electric for hot water, so I will use propane for that, and an electric heater to call it even.
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Come on in, we have 50A @ 120 VAC, you just can't use it, but we still want you to pay for it.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:07 AM   #12
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My rig has a fireplace and a built in heater in the bedroom, so I'm using them
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Years ago we used to see that rule once in a while, they might have also charged more for A/C use. I can't remember the last time I saw it, but that may be related to the fact we just won't fit in those parks anymore? From what I can recall they tended to be older parks with outdated infrastructure.

My guess is, no park that provides 50 amp service to all of it's power posts would have such a restriction.
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Mostly, it's just meant to discourage use of electricity and encourage use of propane ... it's just another way for a campground to control their expenses for daily/weekly rentals. IMHO, no big deal.

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