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Old 04-29-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
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How much does it cost to add water, sewer and 30 amp service at home?

We are thinking of moving and if our new home doesn't have an RV garage, we might want to add a storage area and are wondering approximately how much this might cost?


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Wow, that's an open ended question!
How much will you do yourself?
Will you use high end or low end equipment?
You can get RV boxes for $20 or go for the high end like the parks use and spend $200.
I put a pad in and wired 30 amp in some 25 years ago so what I spent then vs what it would cost today to hire it all done is not even close.
I used RR ties that the DW got for next to nothing, loaded and hauled them ourselves. Put them in place, and bought and hauled the gravel after I installed the wiring.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:51 PM   #3
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How much does it cost to add water, sewer and 30 amp service at home?

If you have two air units go ahead and spring for 50 amp. The cost isn't going to be that much more to run the 50 over the 30 box and you won't have to worry about overloading the 30 amp service. Water? Just run a long hose. Sewer? So many variables that no one could get close to an estimate.
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Might have to check local ordinance. Apparently in my city you are not allowed to hookup rv to the local sewer. Water and electric is fairly simple
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I spent about cad 120 to bring 30A into the garage for the TT. Water would be pretty cheap... Sewer that depends, is any excavation required? Is the grade conducive for drainage? Is the soil Sandy or rocky?... Lots of variables.
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Most homes have a sewer cleanout somewhere on the property. Mines at the rear of the house in the back yard. I just use my macerator. It's about 60', but it pumps fine. For water, I just run a hose from an outside bib. I put a 30amp plug in the garage, and run the cable under the corner of the garage door. If your new home is under construction, it would be simple for an electrician to put in whatever you want. By the way I park along side the garage.
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All depends on how far you need to run stuff. A couple of years back I had to install a 50 amp GFI service drop for a hot tub installation. Given the location of the meter and the placement of the 50 amp service drop - it required a cable run of about 40 feet thru PVC conduit. At the time, materials alone ran close to $300 - plus another $100 to the electrician who did the install as a side job.
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How much does it cost to add water, sewer and 30 amp service at home?

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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The problem is that it is impossible to give an answer that would mean very much. Most of the cost would come from labor - having to run a sewer line could cost several thousand or more, depending on depth and type of soil. The actual cost of hardware for electric, sewer and water would be fairly modest. Add to that the cost of putting down a concrete pad, you could easily be in the range of $20,000. If you have a solid ground for parking, and are close to water, sewer and power, it could be a couple hundred.
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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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No. You wont even be able to pour a concrete pad for that amount and probably not even a decent gravel pad. If you are planning on hooking up electrical, see the costs in above posts. Good luck.
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to answer your question re a whole set up, except for the sewer. I just got my first quote to put in a Pad 45' long by 15' wide, along side my house, including the removal of existing shrubs, rocks, compaction ect, and putting a water line to the pad...it is going to be around $8500, the electrician will do the 50 amp box for $300, and the sewer I will just do as mentioned before use a macerator and garden hose set up to my main drain which will only be about 40' away.
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....Apparently in my city you are not allowed to hookup rv to the local sewer.
In virtually ALL residentially zoned areas you are not "allowed" to hook up an RV to local sewers.

What you personally do with your sewer back flush access port on your private property is up to you.
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Might have to check local ordinance. Apparently in my city you are not allowed to hookup rv to the local sewer. Water and electric is fairly simple
Around here you can have as many "sewer cleanouts" as you want, even one right next to the RV.
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Around here you can have as many "sewer cleanouts" as you want, even one right next to the RV.
It's exactly the same around here too. What a person does with their "sewer cleanout" is up to them.

If you really insist on calling it an "RV sewer hookup", the permit will NEVER be approved.
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