I have been in many that differentiate between 30 & 50 amp. For me the extra couple dollars just not worth trying to get 30 amp pricing. Just like I don't do Walmart parking lots, I enjoy all the luxury the 50amps provides. No space we just call the next RV park until we find an over night stop, stays of a week or more are pre planned with reservations. Yes I carry a 3500 watt generator for when we have to boondock which in uncommon for us. I was in a state park that lost power, generator gave us 1 A/C at least.Read message number 22 in this thread.
-Don- Reno, NV
Often a ten buck per night difference. Why pay it when you don't need it?For me the extra couple dollars just not worth trying to get 30 amp pricing.
Don't like the price move on, $10 is a single lunch in most fast food places. Guess I'll never understand a 200K RV and staying in a parking lot to save money but that's me. I have multi RV park locating apps, pay for several RV clubs to get the discounts associated with them. I have a RV worth way less and I am willing to pay what they are asking or not stay. I know when I pull in what it's going to cost for the night, week or month and what the electric price is in the monthly park. I used to spend that much on coffee (not al the fancy BS) most days. You question the DR prices when you go in, or the cost of gas electric at the house? You pay the going rate or you don't get service. Just not worth cheating for $10, technically it's theft of services, yep I can quote an RCW (law) for that too.
It's about the principle, not the money. I could not care less if they charge me $50.00 bucks for a 30 amp site, as long as the price is listed as such. But when they force me to buy something I do not need or want when I am once there, it's a bit different.Don't like the price move on, $10 is a single lunch in most fast food places.
He was referring to my new RV, so if a zero is removed, you have to multiply by eight and still be a little short. It was $161,500.00 out the door. Then add $2,211.68 to that when I went to register it at Reno DMV.As to that $200,000 RV jab, try taking a zero off that figure
My take on it is that it is ridiculous for RV parks to insist that 50 amp capable RV's must use 50 amp sites, and pay $8-$10 extra for the privilege when they don't need the extra amps. Think of a situation with 2 nearly identical coaches, both are 31 ft class A coaches, one was ordered from the factory with the optional 50 amp service upgrade, and the other had the standard 30 amp service, why should the one with the 50 amp service pay 20-30% more for an overnight stay?
Oh, I think I see the issue now. We have been talking about two different things.What about the idea that if you are in a 35 foot location using only 30Amps the owners of the camp can't rent that spot to a 35 foot RV that wants 50A service and that represents a loss of potential revenue.
Yet it happens all the time... I've seen more than one of those "multi-hundred-thousand dollar" TV's pull into an RV park site after office hours and then leave at sun-up in the morning before the office opens. They're not the only ones that pull that stunt of course. It's possible some paid online, etc, but I've also known staff to come around asking what we knew about who occupied a nearby site during the night without paying.The idea that folks driving around in multi-hundred-thousand dollar RVs are stealing 20 amps of electricity is hilarious.
Though what we are talking about here are RV parks that require any 50 amp capable RV to pay the 50 amp rate and use a 50 amp site, they are not allowed to park and use a 30 amp only site.
Wow. All I did is ask what cable to use? Thanks for the entertainment and education. I will pay the ten bucks for nowSo you pull into a campsite. 30 amp power. You use you dog bone 30 amp to 50 then use your 50 amp cable. Or do you carry a 30 amp cable that is easier to handle? Then have another dog bone at the trailer. I’m so confused. Thanks
Didn't say yours was 200K just an example of what I see. No your not guilty of theft of service if you paid for 30 amp and used 30 amp. I guess they trying to hide the cord led me to think you plugged into 50 amp when paying for 30. Why not just ask for 30 when you check in? Doesn't matter that it could use 50 when all you are using is the 30. My 5W is 50 amp and when going into a place I don't need both A/Cs because of heat I go for the 30 too. I could adapt my 50 amp cord but the 30's so much lighter.My take on it is that it is ridiculous for RV parks to insist that 50 amp capable RV's must use 50 amp sites, and pay $8-$10 extra for the privilege when they don't need the extra amps. Think of a situation with 2 nearly identical coaches, both are 31 ft class A coaches, one was ordered from the factory with the optional 50 amp service upgrade, and the other had the standard 30 amp service, why should the one with the 50 amp service pay 20-30% more for an overnight stay?
As to that $200,000 RV jab, try taking a zero off that figure
p.s. How is it theft of service, I paid for a 30 amp site, and used a 30 amp site, just because I COULD use a 50 amp site should not force me to pay extra for one. That is like charging entry fees into a park based upon the number of seats in the SUV vs the number of PEOPLE in the SUV.