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That's pretty awesome!!! Now I just need to make sure my wife NEVER sees that photo[emoticon]


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At a rate of 11cents kW/hr it'll cost about $4/day or $120/month if the heater ran constant. Your mileage may vary.


If hot tubs cost that much to heat they wouldn't sell any. Our 575 gallon hot tub raised our light bill $8.00 a month and we are in a cold climate.


Well, I did stipulate "if the heater ran constant".
If it cost you $8 a month, and your heater is 1500W, then it only ran for 48hrs for the whole month. (if your electric rate is 11cents per kW/hr)


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The campground will obviously have to charge you for it, ban them or start charging for water per use. But either way, unless every camp site has them every night, it is likely not to make much difference in Elec or H20.

Lets say that you have an old RV that uses 5 gallons per minute for the shower. lets say you have 6 people in your camper and everyone takes a 15 minute shower everyday for a week.

Your total usage for a week would be 3150 gallons.

Compared to 2 people that use the same showers, the usage is 1050. 1300 with a hot tub.

If they start taking 60 minute showers is it the same headache as a hot tub? Are you going to ban them as well?

Even if your reduce the water per hr for a shower to 2.5, the family of 6 is > 30% more than the couple with a hot tub. It's just not fair to penalize any fees or policy based on the fact that they draw more electricity or not.

If they ban these due to water usages or electricity, it is under some false guise that these take more water or electricity than normal appliances, which really they do not.

If you start considering hairdriers, clothes driers, toasters, ovens and all the other electric stuff that a family can use, the real cause of high electricity will be number of people not whether you have a hot tub.

Trust me, I think it would be really cool, if they banned families and only let us adults enjoy camp grounds. much more quiet and relaxing.

IMO, the real concern here is respect for other campers, noise, nuisances and all that. As long as everyone is playing well together I don't really care. Then again, most of the camping I do is boondocking, so there are no rules about hottubs and you'd have to burn a lot of gas to get one up to temp, unless it is wood fired or propane.


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OP - Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of free heat from the fire pit. It wouldn't be difficult to rig up a coil that you can put above the pit.
Too late. That's already been built and a high end architectural item. It has a copper coil jutting out that you build a fire under. Not exactly portable


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Briand wrote:

The campground will obviously have to charge you for it, ban them or start charging for water per use. But either way, unless every camp site has them every night, it is likely not to make much difference in Elec or H20.

Lets say that you have an old RV that uses 5 gallons per minute for the shower. lets say you have 6 people in your camper and everyone takes a 15 minute shower everyday for a week.

Your total usage for a week would be 3150 gallons.

Compared to 2 people that use the same showers, the usage is 1050. 1300 with a hot tub.

If they start taking 60 minute showers is it the same headache as a hot tub? Are you going to ban them as well?

Even if your reduce the water per hr for a shower to 2.5, the family of 6 is > 30% more than the couple with a hot tub. It's just not fair to penalize any fees or policy based on the fact that they draw more electricity or not.

If they ban these due to water usages or electricity, it is under some false guise that these take more water or electricity than normal appliances, which really they do not.

If you start considering hairdriers, clothes driers, toasters, ovens and all the other electric stuff that a family can use, the real cause of high electricity will be number of people not whether you have a hot tub.

Trust me, I think it would be really cool, if they banned families and only let us adults enjoy camp grounds. much more quiet and relaxing.

IMO, the real concern here is respect for other campers, noise, nuisances and all that. As long as everyone is playing well together I don't really care. Then again, most of the camping I do is boondocking, so there are no rules about hottubs and you'd have to burn a lot of gas to get one up to temp, unless it is wood fired or propane.


Your comments above are why many CG's have added per person fees to their base rates. Additional kids are now extra with or without hot tub! at many CG's.


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Its also one of the many reasons, I avoid campgrounds.

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krobbe wrote:

camperforlife wrote:

krobbe wrote:

At a rate of 11cents kW/hr it'll cost about $4/day or $120/month if the heater ran constant. Your mileage may vary.


If hot tubs cost that much to heat they wouldn't sell any. Our 575 gallon hot tub raised our light bill $8.00 a month and we are in a cold climate.


Well, I did stipulate "if the heater ran constant".
If it cost you $8 a month, and your heater is 1500W, then it only ran for 48hrs for the whole month. (if your electric rate is 11cents per kW/hr)


Most tubs the circulating pump generates some heat through friction which helps maintain the heat level without running the heating unit non stop. I never understood how that works nor was I ever interested enough to study up on it.[emoticon] While it would be pretty nice to have on a campsite, I always enjoy ours the most when there is a foot of snow on the ground. BTW, our rate is .08 per KWH.

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So this solves the heat and grass killing issues, and its been established the water won't kill the lawn.
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SCVJeff wrote:

So this solves the heat and grass killing issues, and its been established the water won't kill the lawn.
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Ya, but what about fire bans?!!!


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or peeing in the water [emoticon]


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