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Old 09-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #1
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Hydro costing a fortune

Any suggestions. 2013 sandpiper 376BHOK 43' 5th wheel costing me more in hydro than my house
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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What is a hydro?
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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What is a hydro?
hydroelectric power produces electricity. therefore they are talking about their electric bill
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What is a hydro?
Electric consumption possibly?
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My best guess is inefficiency. Think of your house as an energy star compliant refrigerator, and your RV as a dorm refrigerator on steroids. Ever notice how they never put an energy star rating or cost per year to run one of those? HUGE energy draws!
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Hydro=water
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:09 PM   #7
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could mean hydraulic fluid as well if it uses it for the slides, leveling, landing gear, etc.
my bro-in-law uses hydro fluid in his 5'er (no FR) for his slides, leveling, landing gear.

He may mean that. Maybe he'll post back with more information.

it's like saying, if it wasn't for that horse, I'd be. . . .
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Rather than use some regional or personal terminology, using the actual word will probably get you more and better help. It’s a simple yet effective was to communicate. I’m sure you Canadians know the words electricity, water, and sewer.
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OP is Canadian (Hamilton, Ontario). Up here, "hydro" means electrical power. As ShermanD noted, the slang term comes from hydroelectric power generation. Our publicly-owned power generation companies often have "hydro" in their name (e.g. "Ontario Hydro", "Hydro Quebec"). Of course in Ontario these days we get a lot of our "hydro" from nuclear generation and they renamed the power company as "Ontario Power Generation (OPG)", but Quebec still gets most of their power from hydroelectric.
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Any suggestions. 2013 sandpiper 376BHOK 43' 5th wheel costing me more in hydro than my house
When paying for hydro separately campgrounds charge a way higher rate than your stick and brick utility provider does.
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