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Old 07-16-2016, 02:19 PM   #21
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I have never heard of anyone having to pay for Elect unless they were full Timing in one location,a month or more.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:51 PM   #22
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I'd want to know exactly how much power the AC unit draws. It's on a 20A circuit which provides higher current for starting the compressor but it should draw around 15A when cooling. During the day, the compressor probably runs continuously but at night, it will run part of the time, significantly cutting power usage. If you assume 100% cooling in the daytime and 50% at night, you'll have 18 hours/day of full current draw. This should be around 35kw/day, including power usage for the fan for 6 hours/day when the compressor isn't running. That's around 1050Kwh/month for just the AC.

If it's hot and humid, you might be able to cut the AC usage by setting the thermostat to 80-82F. It'll be warm but not humid inside, a big improvement from outside. Another option, especially for a long term location is to try to get one that has some shade in the afternoon. Anything that shades your RV from the sun will be a big help in keeping it cool.

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Old 07-16-2016, 06:22 PM   #23
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I have never heard of anyone having to pay for Elect unless they were full Timing in one location,a month or more.
We would rather have our electric bill.
We pay $130 a month for our permanent/ seasonal site and then have an electric bill that ranges from about $25 in the winter to $95ish in the summer. All the other places around are charging $325 -350+ a month for all services included.

(And Op sounds like they are living there full time)
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:46 PM   #24
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I'd want to know exactly how much power the AC unit draws. It's on a 20A circuit which provides higher current for starting the compressor but it should draw around 15A when cooling. During the day, the compressor probably runs continuously but at night, it will run part of the time, significantly cutting power usage. If you assume 100% cooling in the daytime and 50% at night, you'll have 18 hours/day of full current draw. This should be around 35kw/day, including power usage for the fan for 6 hours/day when the compressor isn't running. That's around 1050Kwh/month for just the AC.

If it's hot and humid, you might be able to cut the AC usage by setting the thermostat to 80-82F. It'll be warm but not humid inside, a big improvement from outside. Another option, especially for a long term location is to try to get one that has some shade in the afternoon. Anything that shades your RV from the sun will be a big help in keeping it cool.

Phil

Thank you Phil.
Sounds like you deal with power for a living or have at least researched this very same questions. Help me and the miss a lot with understanding the power consumption. We'll be getting a surge protector/volt meter shortly.



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Thank you Phil.
Sounds like you deal with power for a living or have at least researched this very same questions. Help me and the miss a lot with understanding the power consumption. We'll be getting a surge protector/volt meter shortly.



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We have a progressive ems, and its not uncommon to see 22 +amps on each leg....sometimes more. Its pretty amazing how much juice you actually use.
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