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This morning we checked out of the park we had been at for a month. We knew we had to pay our electric bill based on our meter reading. What was a surprise was the extra charge of $9.75 we had to pay for them reading the meter and preparing the bill. Seemed like a rip-off to us and another "Florida surprise". Anyone else run across this?


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If there was no mention of it while checking in, or in a PRINTED lease...I would have inquired about it.....................before paying .......but, that is me .


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We got a surprise 8.50 for the same thing here in AZ. Apparently they have found a new way to raise the rent!

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That extra .30 cents a day for warm weather is more than likely worth it ! If it wasn't it ........find another place where your happy !


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Did you OFFER to read the meeter for them (for free)


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skipnchar wrote:

Did you OFFER to read the meeter for them (for free)


Yes, we did read the meter when we arrived and I also read it when we pulled out today. We stopped at the office to pay our bill and the invoice was all made out ready for us. The KW hours used was a little less than my calculations, but that was probably because they had to read the meter a couple of days ago in order to prepare the invoice.

The park we usually stay at in Texas takes your word for the amount used and would multiply the usage by the current KW rate. I guess I expected most parks to operate this way. Live and learn - this latest park had some different ways of doing things. No, we don't plan to return.

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Sounds like the way our utility companys are going. Customer charge, delivery charge, statement processing charge. Our electric and natural gas charges are about $30.00 every month before we start paying for the product (electricity or gas). That way they can say low charges for the energy and still make lots of money.

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Sounds like a ripoff to me too. But for that small amount, probably nobody will take them to small claims court and everybody will return next winter. Of course, next year they may take extra long showers in the bath house, or steal toilet paper. Please consider posting this nonsense charge in RV Park Reviews


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Tripalot wrote:

skipnchar wrote:

Did you OFFER to read the meeter for them (for free)


Yes, we did read the meter when we arrived and I also read it when we pulled out today. We stopped at the office to pay our bill and the invoice was all made out ready for us. The KW hours used was a little less than my calculations, but that was probably because they had to read the meter a couple of days ago in order to prepare the invoice.

The park we usually stay at in Texas takes your word for the amount used and would multiply the usage by the current KW rate. I guess I expected most parks to operate this way. Live and learn - this latest park had some different ways of doing things. No, we don't plan to return.


Since you read the meter twice and the going rate seems to be $9.75 per read I would send them an invoice for $19.50 for the two times you did it for them. What the heck add a $.50 administration fee and make it an even $20.





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63-Coupe wrote:

Tripalot wrote:

skipnchar wrote:

Did you OFFER to read the meeter for them (for free)


Yes, we did read the meter when we arrived and I also read it when we pulled out today. We stopped at the office to pay our bill and the invoice was all made out ready for us. The KW hours used was a little less than my calculations, but that was probably because they had to read the meter a couple of days ago in order to prepare the invoice.

The park we usually stay at in Texas takes your word for the amount used and would multiply the usage by the current KW rate. I guess I expected most parks to operate this way. Live and learn - this latest park had some different ways of doing things. No, we don't plan to return.


Since you read the meter twice and the going rate seems to be $9.75 per read I would send them an invoice for $19.50 for the two times you did it for them. What the heck add a $.50 administration fee and make it an even $20.

And DON'T forget to charge them for sending them a bill (unless they sign up for paperless billing) in which case cut your fee in half and DON'T send them a bill.

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