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Old 06-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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I know rates for electricity vary from state to state but for you full timers in an A class, how much is the average monthly bill during the summer running 2 ac's?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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IM in a 38 5th wheel so far around a $100.
I know it's not type of rig you asked, but..
It's a good question for all RVER'S
In Texas and it hasn't got hot yet..
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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Well, we stay in Fl in the winter. The rate is $0.15 @ kilowatt hr. At home its more like $0.07. Anyway, we pay about $70 per month with very little AC use and we conserve. I would hate to see monthly bill if we were there in the summer! I would guess in the $200 range.

We have a 34' class A, but I doubt it makes a difference in a comparable TT or 5er. It really depends on the KW rate they charge.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Last month in Silver City, NM we paid $70.00. It was breezy with cross-breezes almost every day so sometimes we didn't use the A/C, only fans. High temps were high-eighties to low triple digits. $0.16 per kwh.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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IM in a 38 5th wheel so far around a $100.
I know it's not type of rig you asked, but..
It's a good question for all RVER'S
In Texas and it hasn't got hot yet..
Not sure where you are in Texas but it was 99 here in central Texas today.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #7
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Back on track to your original question. I've been a fulltimer for nearly 20 years and live in a 36-foot Class A motorhome. I don't tolerate heat very well so I run both units full blast during the Summer. The last place I was in situ for a year or two charged 11-cents per KWH. My electric bill ran around $200 a month until I moved to a better spot with a big oak tree shading me during the afternoon. My monthly bills ran closer to $100-$150 a month after that. Bear in mind that I don't shave on electric use. I run a complete entertainment system most of the day and my computer 24/7 and cook with convection. My advice for anyone who wants to save money on their electric bill is to find a shady spot for the afternoon sun. I've also proven to myself that parking in a spot East to West allows me to use less electricity than parking North to South. That's because I have a really good front window cover system that cuts out a lot of heat ... unlike my big side windows. My very favorite parking situation is to have the front greeting the morning sun and a lot of shade most of the day, particularly from Noon to sunset. That allows me to use the least amount of electricity during the Summer. Hope this helps just a bit.
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Rather than a $ amount, which varies by cost per KWH, I would want to know average KWH monthly usage.

I average ~700 KWH per month.

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We averaged 500 kwh over a 4 month stay in Fl. This is of course almost zero AC use.

I always figured about 1 kwh for 1 AC cycling. For 8 hrs a day for 1 month, that would have put us at 740 kwh. 2 ACs would have been about 980 kwh.
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In the hottest months our electric runs between $90 to 100.00. We have an 13.5 and a 1500 roof mounted AC, 38 ft class A. Were near Baton Rouge LA. These AC run pretty much all day to keep the inside comfortable. Its going to be a hot summer.
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Our experience with a 35 ft motorhome is that a lot depends on your lifestyle. We do not make any effort to conserve electricity. When DW is not traveling we are both home most of the day, several computers are on, two or three televisions will be on for some periods, we cook with convection, run the fridge on electric, and both ACs will run as much as necessary. As we had a very bad experience with a large falling limb, we avoid parking anywhere near trees so are never in the shade. Our electric bills will run $130 - $170 per month. Neighbors who live in similar motorhomes who are gone much of the day to work, run less AC, and take other conservation measures, will spend $50 or $60.
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Thank all of you for your response. I believe it would be safe to say that if I wanted to budget for electricity $200 would be the amount I would use. Thanks again....
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