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Old 04-05-2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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Charging a hybrid in a campground

Has anyone had any experience charging a hybrid in a campground?
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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We dont have a hybrid. Dont remember where it was, but we were at a CG that charged extra for a hybrid car.
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Do you mean plug in electric? I thought the term "hybrid" meant that it used the gas engine to charge itself.
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Do you mean plug in electric? I thought the term "hybrid" meant that it used the gas engine to charge itself.
Ours is a "plug in hybrid." If you don't plug it in, it runs as a regular hybrid, but if you do, it will give you around 20 miles of electric only driving.

It's a Ford C-Max.

Looking for people who have some experience/knowledge about charging a car while at a campground.
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Ours is a "plug in hybrid." If you don't plug it in, it runs as a regular hybrid, but if you do, it will give you around 20 miles of electric only driving.



It's a Ford C-Max.



Looking for people who have some experience/knowledge about charging a car while at a campground.


We have a 2016 Ford Fusion hybrid Energy without any issues since adding a change line. I pull it behind a class C Itasca Cambria 30j. I plug the charger line into ether our unit or the post overnight with no complaints from any campgrounds!
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Ours is a "plug in hybrid." If you don't plug it in, it runs as a regular hybrid, but if you do, it will give you around 20 miles of electric only driving.

It's a Ford C-Max.

Looking for people who have some experience/knowledge about charging a car while at a campground.
We have a 2014 C-Max Energi toad, getting about 26 miles per full charge per onboard computer. We stayed in RV parks with or without electricity included. In either condition, no one buzzed about it.
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I would think it would be no different than changing an electric golf cart.
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We charge our C-Max with no issues/questions. We camp mostly in state parks so private parks may be different. One thing we always do is plug the charger into an outside socket on the MH instead of the post. That way, it just falls under "power used by the MH" and should not solicit any negative feedback. If it does, I would have to ask if I am allowed to plug in a blow dryer or ceramic heater which both draw about as much power as the convenience charger that came with the C-Max.

Now if you plug your MH into the 50 AMP circuit on the pedestal and plug a speed charger into the 30 AMP circuit, I could see that attracting unwanted attention.
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Good point I plugged it to my coach outlet too. In the fact I used little electricity, mainly in rainy days, as my 2750w solar generated enough power. (Sometimes the RV parks included utilities I was paying it regardless).
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