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Posted: 10/01/21 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is quite high I think. Our refrigerator/freezer ran, once cold, with ac running at 72 degrees about 5-10 minutes out of an hour, unless we were preparing meals and in and out of ,the fridge ad freezer.
Long cords, in high heat like Kingman Az will drop voltage, from experience, but effect on power consumption, I'm not sure

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We have a pole barn that is far enough from our house that it has it's own electric service. And when you have more than one service on one property you have to pay at commercial rate on one of them.

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Dusty R wrote:

We have a pole barn that is far enough from our house that it has it's own electric service. And when you have more than one service on one property you have to pay at commercial rate on one of them.


That's an interesting concept... never really thought about it, but it makes sense...

What we did, though, was to tap into an unused 50 amp service in our garage and run the wires underground approximately 100' to our pole barn... the garage now has a 50 amp breaker where the outlet once resided, there is a second breaker in the barn (next to the RV power outlet) to shut the power off... and a third breaker in the main panel of the house...

A bit of overkill, but, according to our electrician, it was the least expensive way of going about things... my wife, who is an electrical engineer, signed off on the plan so I'm good with it...


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I added 50 amy service for my 5th wheel, we leave the fridge going all summer and use it for guests and such also. I have never even noticed an increase that is worth mentioning in my power bill..

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Posted: 10/03/21 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dusty R wrote:

We have a pole barn that is far enough from our house that it has it's own electric service. And when you have more than one service on one property you have to pay at commercial rate on one of them.

The higher rate charged for commercial service might cost more but would have nothing to do with the number of kWh's used which the OP says has dramatically increased.

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So let me see if I got this right. Your house and garage use 400kwh in a month and your 5th wheel (Litely used) uses 800kwh and you want to know if that sounds right?
NFW - there is absolutely something not right.
Whether it is sloppy workmanship, defective materials, or poor quality something is wrong between the garage and the RV (which also includes the RV and its infrastructure). Time to get a voltmeter out and see where all the power is going.

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