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Old 01-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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monthly utilities?

I am planning on keeping my TT plugged in at the house keeping my fridge cold/battery charged? I will not have anything else drawing power such as the a/c, tv's etc.

How much per month can i anticipate this costing me per month?

My rig is an '06 Cherokee 28A.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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I keep our Crusader 320RLT plugged in all of the time setting the AC at 87 degrees during the warm months and noticed a negligible increase in utilities ($20.00 or so). I must note that it is under a metal cover which keeps the sun from directly hitting it.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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I doubt you will even notice it, we usually have ours plugged in the whole camping season and our bill doesn't go up enough to notice.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I keep mine plugged in to a regular old household outlet using an adapter on my 30amp shore cord just to just keep the battery charged up and I don't notice any appreciable increase in my power bill. Of course I'm on heat pump here in the south, so my power bill fluctuates all the time anyway, but it's been a reasonably mild winter and my bills are not unusually high since I keep the RV plugged in.

Everything in the RV is shut off except for the CO detector and the power inverter.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Thanks, we have had the TT for one month and noticed an $80 increase. Hopefully it was just the colder weather.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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I would say that it is definitely due to the colder weather. My parents lived in their 5er for several years and never saw a light bill higher than $75 or so. No way should fridge and batt. charging cost more than a few bucks. With the colder weather, the fridge should rarely run.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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We have ours hooked up to our detatched garage & the garage has its own meter. Right now with only the inverter and a few led night lights I can't notice any extra draw. In the summer with the reefers on all the time and the ac on for a week straight and a few other days I noticed a $20-25 increase.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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I spent a few days at Excapees RV park in Livingston, TX this past July (7/24,25,26 and 27). It was hot near 100 every day, as is normal for south east Texas in July. At the Livingston RV park you pay for electricty via meter at 12.5 cents per kwh and I was running 2 ACs, 15,000 btu in our living area and a 13,500 btu in the bedroom, they both ran most of the time, the electrict bill for those few days averaged $5.62 per day. If we had stayed for a full month, the weather would have been about the same, the bill would be about $169.
The RV park was less then 1/3 full and when we toured the care center with the idea of helping out once I retire, soon, they told me that they have a hard time getting help during the summer and it is easy to see why.

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