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Old 01-26-2015, 06:50 PM   #11
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If the manager doesn't want to give you your own meter I would take your money to a park that will treat you fairly.


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Old 01-26-2015, 07:00 PM   #12
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Owner told us she would be fair, but we have a solar panel which cuts back, we are not using electric to heat, we are not using electric for water heater and told her that, but she claims that charging just everyone a general $50 per month for electric should be fair. It might be worth while for those using it to heat with their furnace and hot water heater, but not for us. We paid about $50 for propane one month when it was really cold. I was just hoping we could get a meter. The other lot has their own connection, it is just that our line and their line goes into the same meter as the bathroom for the campground. The owner is really guessing and not even listening to what we have on the camper. She claims the campers use a lot of electric. It is not the camper it is the people. We are very conservative. We only paid $58 per month for our entire house, which was air conditioned. We save and don't abuse. I fear that we are going to have to leave now, which is hard because in Florida right now it is hard to find empty campgrounds.

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So.. the owner is actually splitting the electric three ways (you, other camper, and bathroom)? And then guessing that $50 from each party covers the cost? Has the owner shown you the monthly bill?

I used to live in FL and know the electric usage soars in the summer (AC usage). Maybe what's happening is the owner is averaging a years worth of electric, dividing by 12 to come up with a monthly cost, then dividing by the three to arrive at that $50 amount. But if you're only there for the winter months - as many snowbirds are- you're subsidizing someone else for the summer.

Just a thought. Call the electric company that serves your area and ask if they have anything available you could borrow or rent.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:36 PM   #14
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I would start calling around local CG and see if they have any room for the rest of the season.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:31 PM   #15
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Yes I'd want my own meter too in this situation.

We do have our own meter on our site and over the summer (well actually May thru October ) our bill was between $48 and $87, with most in the $70-80 range. Thats with weekend only use other than refer being on. But we have 2 ac units and use electric on the water heater about 1/2 the time.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:40 PM   #16
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if it's only 50 per month, i would not bother moving. how much could you save $20??? If you like the location just chalk it up as a site premium over one you may not like. Not sure about you, but cheap isn't why we chose this lifestyle
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:07 PM   #17
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If it is a Flat Fee of $50 a month added to the rent then That is not bad for electric. If you like the RV Park and all I would use what ever electric I needed. On the other hand if it is a varable rate changing every month, then I would move to another rv park. Some states won't let the rv parks charge more than what the utility charges them. I know the park we stayed in in Arizona had separate meters for each site. We only paid what the meter said plus a $5 fee for the person who came around each month and read the meter. When management tried to profit by raising the electrical rate they got in trouble and had to refund the over charge. They were not allowed by law to charge more for electric than what the paid the utility. Don't know if the State your in is the same or not. might be worth investigating.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:27 AM   #18
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Since you are paying for it why not put your hot water on electric and get an electric heater? 50 bucks a month sounds pretty reasonable for a monthly site.

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Old 01-27-2015, 08:56 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by lbrjet View Post
Since you are paying for it why not put your hot water on electric and get an electric heater? 50 bucks a month sounds pretty reasonable for a monthly site.

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X2 use all the electric items you can if it's a flat $50.00 a month!
That sounds cheap to me unless your paying a lot for lot rent!
By the way that's $1.67 a day

What is the price per kilowatt hour in that area?

I'm buying the meter herk showed to see how much power we really do use this summer.
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How long have you been there and how long are you planning to stay? Spring isn't to far away. It may not be fair but you maybe through most of it.

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