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Old 11-25-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Electric cost

We have a 40' motorhome and are considering spending the summer in Maine. Some of the campgrounds charge for electricity.
Just wondering what we should budget for electric cost. Just a ballpark estimate from some who have done this
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I stay at a park in N.California and my cost for Oct. was $146.00. It was quite warm so used my air con. Will find my cost for Nov. on the first. Have only been here a short time so can't give you much more than this...Happy travels and Thanksgiving.

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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Call'em up and ask. I'm sure that can give you an estimate.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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A million varibles there: Temps and use of AC, Hot water on Gas or electric, type of cooking, gas range or Convection/microwave, and not to be forgotten cost per kilowatt hour.
We average $80 to $90 per month for the winter in south central Florida and that's with next to no usage of the ACs.
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I'm a newbie who hasn't started RV'ing yet, so forgive this very elementary question...I thought our hookup fees at these RV parks covers all these expenses...electricity useage, water and sewerage. did I miss the memo????
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I'm a newbie who hasn't started RV'ing yet, so forgive this very elementary question...I thought our hookup fees at these RV parks covers all these expenses...electricity useage, water and sewerage. did I miss the memo????
They do cover those if you are overnighting a few days, If you stay on a monthly basis they charge you for the electricity you use.
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I'm a newbie who hasn't started RV'ing yet, so forgive this very elementary question...I thought our hookup fees at these RV parks covers all these expenses...electricity useage, water and sewerage. did I miss the memo????
Short stays, the costs are covered in your fees. Long term stays get a discounted rate ( usually) and then get charged for their usage.
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They do cover those if you are overnighting a few days, If you stay on a monthly basis they charge you for the electricity you use.
Ohhhhhh, ok, thanks!
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Long term rates may be all-inclusive or have separate charges for electric and maybe other utilities as well. Parks differ, and a park may even offer multiple plans to choose from.

Electric costs in Maine depend heavily on the whether and your personal comfort needs. This past summer in Maine was very temperate and we used our a/c or heat rarely. The previous summer in the same park saw us using the a/c heavily in July & August, so much higher power usage. I would guess anywhere from $70-$125 per month in July & August. Maybe September too, if you use electric for heat. It gets cold quickly after Labor Day.
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Staying in Texas for 2 months our electric in cold and Hot weather ran $75 to $125 a month at 12 cents per KWH
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #11
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We own lots in Apple Valley Farm RV Resort IN Lake Lure NC. Electric was $404 for 5 months.
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I hit around $60/mo in FL in November, March and April. We don't run the air all of the time, only when it is above 80 in the rig and open windows and two exhaust fans won't keep up. But we use electric for the water heater, can't stand the noisy gas heater running.
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A campground that owns and reads the meters will charge whatever they want per KWH.
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A campground that owns and reads the meters will charge whatever they want per KWH.
It depends on what State and City you are in. Several States and cities will not allow parks to charge more than what the utilities or city charge for electric, water or sewer.
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