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Old 12-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #29
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Good job. It makes you wonder if the manager isn't skimming a little from the residents every month. I would definitely want to know how the bill magically went from almost 1000.00 to 104.00. The manager is in a bad humor? If it were me, I would now be on the warpath. I would be talking to neighbors and demanding that from here on in that power bills come with details about the amount of power consumed over what period. If he is just the manager, I think I would want to talk to the owner. Not only in regards to a $900.00 overcharge but that it required the threat of legal action to get any kind of cooperation from the manager. Completely unacceptable and smells fishy in the least. If other neighbors have had seemingly high bills at one point or another, then I would absolutely pursue it.
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I would now take the paperwork to local news folks...
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #31
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Go get em' Pops !!!

I can assure you... there is very little that would stand in the way of me and protecting my children... no matter what age they are !!

Great job to the OP... and kudos to all the electrical aficionados that helped
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #32
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Thanks for reporting back. It certainly sounds like the park manager has some explaining to do.

Please do keep us updated on the situation. I'm glad your daughter is keeping records of the meter.

It wouldn't be a bad idea either for her to take pictures of the meter reading at the beginning & end of each month, just so what she's logging can't be called into question as well as requiring a monthly invoice from the park with her usage. It's a shame she has to go to such lengths, but she must protect herself after having received such an outrageous payment request from that manager.

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Old 12-03-2014, 12:56 PM   #33
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Good Job, but don't stop there. I would demand an explanation or tell him you are going to the media( as much as I can't stand them) as well as the power company. Sounds like this guy may have been doing this for awhile. Anybody in that position who sees bills every month would have noticed the extreme difference and would have checked his math before handing out the bill. His explanation that he "forgot to carry the one" has no merit. If it were a $20 difference ok, but $900 difference even an unexperienced manager would have noticed. He was probably just waiting to see what he could get away with. If he is just the manager, I would talk to his boss too. At this point it is just a civil issue, but if you talk to others in the park that he has done this to, it could change to a specific intent on his part and can become a criminal issue. You might want to mention that to the park owners.
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The manager is either a crook or stupid. Either way, if he has a boss, the boss should be notified of the situation and how it was handled. If I were his boss I would sure want to know.
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I guess I'm the only one who thought the obvious answer was a misplaced decimal point in the calculation. If this was the first time this has happened I would be inclined to give the benefit of the doubt and presume a human mistake. If you're in your 70's you may have made one or 2, no ? Everyone has a bad day and this looks to have been a poor reaction to a human error rather than some nefarious motive. It's Christmas- How about showing some faith and christian good will ?
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here in Ohio where campgrounds that are located under electric companies that are not regulated they are called cooperatives the owners of the campgrounds are allowed to charge the seasonal metered sites whatever rate they feel fit. they can even charge them a monthly meter reading fee. I know several seasonal people have even went to state cooperative board about it and there was nothing to do except go to another campground. if they fall under a regulated electric company they can only charge the actual metered rate.
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Let's go one further, what's the name of the park and we will not use it....
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I guess I'm the only one who thought the obvious answer was a misplaced decimal point in the calculation.
I don't think it was a "misplaced decimal" even though the park manager claimed that as a reason. The OP stated her daughter's past usage was in the $50-60 range. An out-of-the-blue $1000 invoice for a monthly charge for 1 RV should have raised questions from the manager if not the owner of the CG.

Any CG manager, unless it's their 1st day on the job (& even then I'd be quite doubtful), would be well aware of what is a normal vs outrageously abnormal electricity charge for an RV at their property.

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I guess I'm the only one who thought the obvious answer was a misplaced decimal point in the calculation. If this was the first time this has happened I would be inclined to give the benefit of the doubt and presume a human mistake. If you're in your 70's you may have made one or 2, no ? Everyone has a bad day and this looks to have been a poor reaction to a human error rather than some nefarious motive. It's Christmas- How about showing some faith and christian good will ?
Although I agree with you that in the spirit of the season and life in general , and that you should give people a break for making a mistake as none of us are perfect by any means. We've all made mistakes but the true christian spirit you refer to type of person would have immediatley looked into the problem, corrected the problem, took accountability for it and apologized. Then you are right, it was a mistake and it was corrected, so give him a break.

I'm Christian too but With all the info you have read on this thread and the fact the guy got mad when confronted, never looked into it until he was threatend with a court action, said he would be ready to go to court over it, never apologized once he "realized he made a mistake", and to boot the error was just way out of line with any normal electricty use for a MH that someone with that authority should have immediately knew it was wrong. I find it hard to believe this guy was on the up and up, and it should at least be reported in case he is doing it to others.

How do you think they find people who have bilked businesses including Churches out of thousands of dollars. It's usually one person who questioned something and then they find a string of thefts mounting to thousands of dollars and then everyone says "how could something like that happen and for so long"...It's because nobody ever thought the person who was in charge of the money/collections ect. would do something like that even though they thought "something" was wrong but didn't do anything. Trust me I have investigated several of these types of crimes, and some of the "nicest" people are bilking good honest people.
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Super job Dad

Thank you for the report
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The fact that it the electric went from under $ 100 to over $ 1000 makes me think it was an error. If the owner were truly a crook he certainly wouldn't have made the discrepancy so incredible. I agree he should have acted more accommodating when the issue was brought up but you're only getting one side of the story here. In the end the guy made the admission he was in error and made the adjustment. I'm going to believe the situation just got out of hand and possibly personalities had something to do with that. I wonder why a 70 something year old needs to get involved with an adult "child"'s affairs


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Although I agree with you that in the spirit of the season and life in general , and that you should give people a break for making a mistake as none of us are perfect by any means. We've all made mistakes but the true christian spirit you refer to type of person would have immediatley looked into the problem, corrected the problem, took accountability for it and apologized. Then you are right, it was a mistake and it was corrected, so give him a break.

I'm Christian too but With all the info you have read on this thread and the fact the guy got mad when confronted, never looked into it until he was threatend with a court action, said he would be ready to go to court over it, never apologized once he "realized he made a mistake", and to boot the error was just way out of line with any normal electricty use for a MH that someone with that authority should have immediately knew it was wrong. I find it hard to believe this guy was on the up and up, and it should at least be reported in case he is doing it to others.

How do you think they find people who have bilked businesses including Churches out of thousands of dollars. It's usually one person who questioned something and then they find a string of thefts mounting to thousands of dollars and then everyone says "how could something like that happen and for so long"...It's because nobody ever thought the person who was in charge of the money/collections ect. would do something like that even though they thought "something" was wrong but didn't do anything. Trust me I have investigated several of these types of crimes, and some of the "nicest" people are bilking good honest people.
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Folks, errors don't generally come with explanations that include loose connections and meters spinning out of control. This CG needs attention.
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