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Old 06-04-2021, 09:21 AM   #1
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Yuma summer electric bills

Howdy All. I have Googled my question about monthly electric bills for a coach in Yuma during the summer. No luck getting a good answer. All I got were discussions on the per kilowatt price being charged. So I'll ask it here. Can anyone tell me what they paid monthly for electricity in a 40' or similar RV in Yuma during the summer months? I'm considering buying an RV lot there and would like to get a full picture of the various costs.
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I'm pretty sure you won't get a good answer , because of the variables.
kw/h cost , number of A/C units , interior temp you like to maintain , coach color , any shade on the property etc.etc.

Is the power bill direct from the power company or through a park management corp. ?
If it's through an management corp. maybe asking what the highest summertime bill they've seen, for a full time resident, would get you better info.
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Yuma has very high electric rates. During this past winter, it cost us $75/month for residential rates. The 5th wheel next door said it cost her $600/ month last summer
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I would not consider leaving and RV in Yuma all summer without a roof over it. The summer sun is really brutal on all things plastic, rubber etc. A roof would also lower AC use, no matter what temp you decide to set it at.
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You probably haven't received answers because RVers don't typically spend the summer there!
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Yuma has very high electric rates. During this past winter, it cost us $75/month for residential rates. The 5th wheel next door said it cost her $600/ month last summer

Holy mackerel, $600 per month???? I'm glad I live where I do. With our all electric 3,800 sf house our absolute highest month in the past 20 years was $349.53! Our average for heat/cooling/water/cooking/lighting/swimming pool over that 20 year cycle is $163 per month.
I think I will stay right here
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Yuma AZ....Summer RVng
that there is an oxymoron


Two 15k A/C Units running 24/7
roughly 3000W (3kw/h)

18 cents per kw/h X 3 = 0.54/hr
0.54 X 24 = 12.96/day
12.96 X 30 = 388.80/month
Plus $6 meter reading fee, Plus $6 billing fee Plus $8 account/record keeping fee

$400/month JUST for A/C
Toss in fridge/water heater if on electric...that's another 2000W per hour run time
Any AC Power appliances......add them in also

Yuma AZ and Summer-----YIKES!
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Average electric rate in Yuma is about 11.56 cents per KW hour. With average temps of 108 for July and August don’t expect any RV to achieve temps below 90...we’ve moved into a park model in the Yuma foothills and our May Bill was $109. I’ve heard monthly rates in park models run between $200-$300 depending upon what temp your comfortable with. I expect no rig to hit $600 even running 24/7
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Thanks for the info. I know there are variables but the basics are about the same.
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And, if you only have 2 AC's, god help you if one of them fails !!
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Yuma AZ....Summer RVng
that there is an oxymoron

Yuma AZ and Summer-----YIKES!
A full time resident in the RV park where I usually winter ( Parker AZ ) says when the temps hit 115+ he heads to Idaho to visit relatives .
Every once in a while I'll Google the weather there in the summer ; I've seen 101 degrees, at 1 AM. Not fun.
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So I have looked at several properties that can accommodate my coach and other items. I have spoke to several people about the cost of the summer electric bills. If they are on the budget program then they seem to average between $200 nd $300 a month in the summer and $150 to $200 during the winter months. If not on the budget program the between $500 and $600 a month in the summer and maybe around $150 in the winter. Also depends if they have solar or not. Due to the real estate market right now bidding wars are common. Prices are jacked up and getting worse by the day. The wife and I have decided to back off from buying any property anywhere. We could even just move back to our property in VA but really don't like the taxes there. I appreciate the input from everyone.
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I just emailed a friend who stays in Yuma in the summer but in a Park Model.

She just now checked with her park manager who lives in a 35' basic camping trailer. She's single, has 1 AC. Her latest electric bill was $130 but she said last year it was as high as $160 and temperatures go above 110 deg.
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Not as bad as it sounds. It's a dry heat.


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