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Question Full time summer electric costs

Hi all,
We are newbie bird users. Borrowing son's bird for a yr. We are in SE TX and are wondering about electric costs per month for a 1976 bird. Parks in our area often charge SEPARATELY for electric and we're trying to decide which ones will fit into our budget. We're just looking for a ballpark figure. I was a former fulltimer during previous marriage in a non-bird, but we never encountered any park that charged electric separately.
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welcome to the zoo!
But with that little bit of info all we can do is guess at power bills.
we need t know when your styaing in Texas (summer?)
How many people?
how many ac units?
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We are in SE TX and are wondering about electric costs per month for a 1976 bird. Parks in our area often charge SEPARATELY for electric and we're trying to decide which ones will fit into our budget. We're just looking for a ballpark figure. I was a former fulltimer during previous marriage in a non-bird, but we never encountered any park that charged electric separately.
Ah, my native soil, the lovely swampland of SE Texas.

Me, I only have 2 Cruise-Airs. [3 is typical for my model/era.]
Just yesterday I left my monthly berth 7 days early, and paid $105.

The park told me some folks go well over $200 a month.
[Depends on the per-kWh rate and your usage pattern, but charging separately has become fairly normal....]
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This link provided will guide you on calculating a good estimate.

You need to make an initial "wattage used estimate" based on your specific coach and mode of use...come up with a daily average. Also need to know the kilowatt charge from the campground.

https://www.saveonenergy.com/energy-consumption/
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Lot of things to consider. Are you parked north/south or east/west. What color is the coach. Are you in the shade or direct sunlight. What size is the coach. If you want a good ballpark number you have to figure all the factors.

One thing for sure, many folks move into a RV expecting to live cheap. Well its not really cheap when you figure all the expenses involved.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like it might be wise for us to maybe go with the one park (at least that we know of right now) that INCLUDES electric, then figure out what our useage is. Almost ALL the places we've seen are direct sunlight. Seems all these park owners clear cut their acreage to start making $$$ as quick as possible with little to no thought on shade. Smh.
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in the rio grand valley in the winter we spent about $100 a month but- in 90 degee+ weather $125-150 ,,,with 300 hunderd for rent still cheap
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