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Stored RV Electricity Bill


We are considering offering electrical power to customers that rent an enclosed RV storage space from us. Assuming they plug in their RV to keep batteries charged and to perhaps run their refrigerator, can someone provide an approximate number of kilowatts that RV will use in a month. Depending on the usage amount, I would either include power in the rent if it’s nominal or if considerable, would install meters in each unit (which is expensive)



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Don’t know the KWH...but when we are on monthly rate in FL for the winter it’s about 50 a month if we aren’t using the A/C and 100 if we are. We have a residential fridge and run the hot water on electric most of the time...my guess is that if it was in storage with the residential fridge turned on and everything else off it would be 15 or 2p a month...pretty nominal to me. I would just include it in the rent and specify no use of A/C units. 

The park we stay at has a deal they call store and stay where you leave the rig plugged in on a site and just pay 100 a month plus daily rate for the days you are in 5he rig...the normal no power storage rate is 80 so folks are only paying 20 a month for power and staying on a site so they can come for weekends or whatever. 



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Are you sure the utility that sells to you will allow you to resell the power? Has your city or county ok’d this idea? Is the line into your facility and the main box adequate? Have you checked with your insurance carrier to make sure you would be covered? What’s the cost of installation? You aren’t planning on a bunch of wires on the floor, are you?

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Our 12 cuft Norcold RV fridge used 5 to 7 kwh a day on electricity, much more than a residential fridge. They are not efficient and if electricity is "free", many will leave the fridge on when in storage for convenience. DVRs and Smart TVs can use power when "off" and the list goes on.

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Thank you



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Rich Hrubosky


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I will simply include power in the rent, which I would not consider a re sell of power. Thanks for your thoughts



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Without checking with your insurance carrier?
Without an ok from your city or county?
Without knowing if you have sufficient power?
Oh boy.

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Insurance policy has no exclusion for tenants using power. Will have to limit use of items such as space heaters and have tenant assume liability per their rental agreement if they violate this provision. County building dept has approved electrical panel and distribution of power to each unit. Electrician verified sufficient power, thanks for your input



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I5, just a suggestion for your rental agreements. I think it's smart to prohibit the use of space heaters, maybe just limit electrical use to battery tenders, refrigerators etc. I'm not sure what your intentions are, but whatever you prohibit have a very high charge for breaking that clause in the rental agreement. That way the folks would have to pay you money if they violate that provision. I might also prohibit the storage of food to keep vermin down. Of course all of these are your call.

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