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Old 02-02-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2016 Sierra 355se length 40ft 9in can anyone tell me about what it will cost a month to run both ac`s when the temp is 95 to 100 degrees outside. I Know it depend on the cost of the kilowatt hours and the humidity. What do you pay?
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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When it is that hot it really don't make any difference to me as long as I can stay cool, you won't be working both AC's all the time
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
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who cares? If it's 95 outside it's gonna be unbearable inside without a/c, so on it goes...and vast majority of time it's covered in your overnight camping fees. I guess it may be a concern for fulltimers or seasonal folks who have to pay electricity over and above your fees.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:23 PM   #4
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Good luck with those 2 keeping it cool in those temps... I haven't ever stayed in a park where they charged for electricity usage.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:55 PM   #5
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Some seat of the pants math.

Lets assume a 100% duty cycle

12 cents per kilowatt hour (thats what I pay right now)

each AC draws around 15 amps (lets just assume. I can run mine on a 15 amp circuit but if anything else kicks on, it blows the fuse)

watts = volts x amps

120 x 15 = 1800 watts

That's 1.8 kw per hour

So roughly 21.6 cents per hour

$5.18 cents per day per AC

If they run non-stop
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Some seat of the pants math.



Lets assume a 100% duty cycle



12 cents per kilowatt hour (thats what I pay right now)



each AC draws around 15 amps (lets just assume. I can run mine on a 15 amp circuit but if anything else kicks on, it blows the fuse)



watts = volts x amps



120 x 15 = 1800 watts



That's 1.8 kw per hour



So roughly 21.6 cents per hour



$5.18 cents per day per AC



If they run non-stop

That's $300 per month....I would have said $200 pretty easily.


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Old 02-03-2017, 11:05 AM   #7
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Thank you all for taking the time to reply to me post, now I have some kind of idea what to expect. I guess I`ll open the windows wider lol
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:36 PM   #8
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Thank you all for taking the time to reply to me post, now I have some kind of idea what to expect. I guess I`ll open the windows wider lol
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:36 PM   #9
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12 cents a kilowatt hour is outrageous. Thank our govvy for stupid utility rates. Stayed a week in eastern Washington two years ago - they had a strip of windmills a few miles down the road. Camp manager told me that before those windmills electric was 3 cents, now over 13 cents. We have a bunch of really stupid people in D.C. But then, guess who puts these fools in office? Used to pay 7 cents a kilowatt hour in Florida, now up to 11.4 cents++ yet they are making electricity the same way they did before...so, why does electricity cost more? Look to D.C. folks, and get rid of the fools that occupy there.
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I have 3 ac units and full time on a permanent site and pay the electric. Our biggest bill was $129. Last year with residential frig and water heater. On the HOT days you go visit friends or go shopping ��
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