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Old 04-30-2015, 04:26 PM   #15
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If you opt to get the lot and do the work, be sure you have enough elevation from the pad to the sewer line to get drainage flow...or you will be back to the macerator operation.
I have a 28x55 pad and canopy over it all, with 50amp only, and $20k is pretty close to what it all cost.

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Old 04-30-2015, 04:42 PM   #16
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Go online, get an education. Decide if you can do it yourself, if you can, it will be cheap for wiring & water. You do not need Sewer if you are not going to live in it.

If you cannot do it yourself, get bids.

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I installed a sewer clean out for about 20 bucks in parts next to the garage which is less that 10 feet from the RV. I installed a 50 amp plug in a box on the side of the garage as well. That cost about 150 bucks in parts and an electrician friend did the final connect to the panel. That cost me a steak and some beer. You need to find the distance from the electrical panel and sewer before you can estimate costs.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:44 PM   #18
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What it cost me

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Sorry, newbie questions tend to be very open ended, 'cause I don't even know what I don't know. But the intent of my question is, if I have a choice between two properties, one has a pad with hookups and the other doesn't, how much would it cost to make property #2 RV storage/hookup friendly assuming an "average" distance and material type (if such a thing exists)? Would maybe $1000 usually be enough with someone else doing all the work?

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Here is what it cost me.

$3000 for RV Pad and Driveway Cut the curb and ran driveway and Pad 54 Feet down side of house. Concrete, Labor and permits.
$50 for 50 amp box and circuit breakers. Existing panel in Garage. Mounted box on side of garage only needed 4 ft of #8 wire. Did the labor myself.
$400 for macerator and 75 feet of 1 inch hose. Run hose to sewer clean out when I have to empty tanks.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:44 PM   #19
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Thanks so much for all the help! We are only thinking about moving at this time, but it is very helpful to know the added value of a site on the property.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #20
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We added a third driveway at our house over what had just been dirt. 8' 6" wide and about 70 feet from the street, with heavier/thicker concrete where the RV would actually be stored was about $3000.

There was an outside water spigot about 20' away and we just hooked the RV's water hose to it if we needed it. Our house electrical system included a dedicated circuit breaker for one outlet in the "den", intended as a computer power outlet. Since we use that room as a guest bedroom, I got the hardware to change the 20A breaker for a 30A and to run a line to an "in-use weatherproof" socket enclosure on the garage wall. I never did the mod before we sold the RV. My parts are available if you would like them - just for postage! Send me a PM if you're interested.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:08 PM   #21
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As many of the previous posters have said, connecting your rv to house sewer system is not permitted in many areas. Generally they are not going to catch you unless a neighbour complains and they send a code inspector around. Many Electricians will not complete work without a permit as they risk loosing their licences if caught. So...get your electrical work done and inspected, then discreetly connect the sewer after the fact.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:28 AM   #22
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If for storage only, why the need for full hookups? All that is needed is a 120vac out to plug into for battery charging. Water and sewer connections nice to have if actually using the RV where stored, but not required.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:44 AM   #23
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Well here in good old Chaffee, small town USA, there was no permit required. I went to lowes bought the necessary pvc, took my spade and started digging. I have a 50 foot pad in the back yard. Had to install the sewer hookup on the passenger side or go under the pad. So opted for the easy route
Had an unused circuit that had been used for an electric stove in the house so again broke out the spade, bought the necessary conduit and an RV box only used one leg of the circuit to provide 30 amps to the post. Ran the 10 gauge wire to the post installed the RV box. Has been in use for over 5 years no problems.
Cost of the project, well the rv box was bought off E-bay, don't remember exactly but less than 35.00. The pvc was probably 20 or 30 bucks, and the 10 gauge wiring, about 60 foot, (didn't use that much, only about 25 foot from the house) used about 35 foot.
The excavation by spade was free, just my sweat, the pvc installation was free, did it myself, the wiring was free, did it myself, but I'm what you call "Handy"
Nailed two treated 2x4's together and installed the rv box on that if you look at the rear of this picture you'll see the post behind the storage box. Hope this helps.
Oh forgot the Concrete pad, I didn't do that myself, had a contractor do it and it cost about 3 grand. 50 feet by 12 foot wide from the street. Its been installed about 10 years now.

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Old 05-01-2015, 05:59 AM   #24
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I hooked it into my septic tank with tubes running down for a sewer hookup. I put caps on them when not in use. I haven't hooked up a 30 amp outlet yet.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #25
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I added the electrical with a 60 amp 220volt service as a outdoor sub panel. Then I added a 30 amp 110 breaker and two 20 breakers for a convenience outlet and a another close to the boat trailer for its charger. Anyway plenty for service for the next 50 amp RV plus some additional capacity. Parts cost was about $300

Then I had a buddy spill 6" of 3/4 road gravel 15' x 75 that was another $300 undressed but man he could dispense from that dump truck! Didn't take more than an hour or 2 to clean it up and poof! RV gravel parking with electric plus room for my 32' boat trailer.

A four dollar 90' adapter for the sewer clean out and a nearby hose bib nap poof! Full hook ups.

So yes it an be $40,000.00 or under $800. It all depends on what your looking for and how much you'd like to spend.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #26
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:55 PM   #27
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Eight years ago I had a 12' X 48' RV port built. Just compacted road mat as concrete is not needed. It's wide enough to have the driver side slide outs extended for a guest house when needed. I trenched in wire from a garage for 50 amp power. The RV port is within two sewer hose lengths of a clean out. I run a fresh water hose from the house and we have full hook ups for the "Guest House". I have a total of $9300 invested.

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