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Old 10-29-2014, 07:43 PM   #41
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Ok, now that I bit the bullet..I have a question for the seasoned seasonals: what is a better way to go with the fridge & water heater...electric or propane... cost wise? My electric will be metered & I could get a 100# propane tank if need be. Just wondering what everyone leaves on (if anything) during the days/weeks away from camp. My initial thought is to leave fridge off during the week not there, bring food in coolers & turn the fridge on upon arrival. My fridge cools down pretty fast...only a matter of hours.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:55 PM   #42
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the fridge draws very little electric, barely over an amp (when actually cooling), so that minor cost is well worth the convenience of keeping it on. You would spend more on ice bringing stuff back and forth
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:57 PM   #43
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We leave fridge on and stocked for season - on electric with auto switch to gas if power goes out

Pantry stays stocked too - usually just need bread and buns !!

Stocked with basics and bring what is needed for that trip in small cooler

Our elec bill avg is $50 a month but i have ALOT of lights in my landscaping and a water fountain wishing well


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Old 10-29-2014, 07:58 PM   #44
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Fridge is only thing left on when we go home of course !


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Old 10-29-2014, 08:02 PM   #45
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funny thing, the owner of the cg when discussing seasonals said the electric heating the ammonia in the fridge costs more than running on propane....didn't seam right to me.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:21 PM   #46
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maybe, maybe not. The fridge is more efficient on propane since it burns hotter. Comes down to what you pay for electric vs propane. Propane varies ALOT, and of course way cheaper with a larger purchase
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:20 PM   #47
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We have a park model on a seasonal site 15 minutes from home and 12 minutes from my work. We love it and also love to travel. Best of both worlds. The first to go wound be seasonal site. We have metered hydro and rest of fees and 2000 a year.

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Old 10-30-2014, 07:24 PM   #48
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Leave the fridge off and eat at Shady Maple
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:30 PM   #49
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Leave the fridge off and eat at Shady Maple
Got that right!!!!

I'm having direct deposit set up now!!!

One of the MAIN perks to a seasonal @ this campground!!!
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:20 AM   #50
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Have you ever tried the ice cream place along the creek just up the road from Stoltzfus RV on Rt.272 I think it's called Boheringers, great place and not expensive but just a heads up they get CROWDED a very busy place
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