GeekEV wrote:Not having done it myself, I'm curious about the circumstances. Were you actually RVing, or did you stop there specifically to charge? If the latter, did you have to rent a space for the whole night or were you able to rent by the hour? And (although it may vary widely) what did it run you?
EDIT: Now that I've read your linked thread, most of my questions were answered. How nominal was the nominal charge?
No, I went there specifically to charge. I don't have an RV and I am alien to the RV world.
This obviously was a new type of request for them. They had no idea what to charge. I had no idea what to offer.
I knew I was only going to use about $0.40 of electricity at most, but since I asked for 50 amp service they were worried I would be drawing 50 amps. Their dump charge was $7, but I thought that was a little high. We settled on $5 for the day. I told them I was drawing 12 amps and would be there 2 - 3 hours.
I was only there about 90 minutes as it turned out.
When I left, they were fascinated by the whole concept. They showed me a drop box where I could pay with a little envelope any time I came back. If I planned to come back often, I'm sure we could set up a monthly rate of some kind.
Connecting electric vehicles could turn out to be a nice sideline for RV parks if this catches on. The 240v mod and the adapter makes it all possible.
If I were towing a vehicle behind my RV, I would REALLY want a Leaf. You could top off the batteries at no extra charge!
I plan another RV park outing in a couple weeks. Perhaps I should start a thread "Charging at RV Parks"