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Old 09-02-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hookup from home?

I don't know anything about camper trailers, but I want to put one on the back of my dad's property. What all will I have to do to get electric, water, and sewage all hooked up out there from the house?? Any prices, tips, and instructions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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You can get some electricity just by running a standard electrical cord out to the camper. That's 20 amp service. For 30 or 50 amp service, an outlet will need to be installed nearby. About $100 or so will get it done in most places.

Water can be as easy as running a white potable water hose from the nearest faucet and connecting it to your camper. Adding a faucet, filters and pressure regulators will add to that cost. If you want to be there over the winter, additional precautions are needed.

Sewer is probably the most difficult, if there is a 4 in white sewer clean-out pipe near the house, you can connect to that. If there isn't one of those, you'll need to find a way to connect to his existing sewer system. The only other option is to haul the black and gray water away with a portable container or move the camper as often as the tanks need to be emptied. In my case, I can go 3 days with both DW and I in the motorhome or about two weeks if I'm by myself, then I need to go somewhere and empty the tanks.

Better answers can be provided if we have more information about what you know to be available at your dad's property.

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Old 09-02-2016, 10:38 AM   #3
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First thing before you spend any monies......

Few places allow living in an RV on property.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2.

Depending on the location of the property there may be by-laws or HOA rules to prevent what you want to do , so before you start spending $$ it's always best to check .

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Old 09-02-2016, 11:39 PM   #5
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I don't have any zoning restrictions where I'm located, but I'm also not sure what all dad's capabilities are at the house..
I'm more curious about how much time and money it will cost in the long run and if it would be worth it.
Thank you for the replies and assistance
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:41 PM   #6
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Thank you very much very detailed, informative, and helpful
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Sewage from the black and grey tanks can be moved a distance and even uphill by a macerator pump. I have one that I use to dump from our motorhome to a sewer clean out at about 150' distance using a garden hose.
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Depending on how remote this spot is on his property? How far from his house, how often are you planning on using it, and what the zoning laws are? If you are just planning on using this trailer on weekends, as a guest house, or for the kids to spend the night in? If no zoning laws, then you can dig a hole, and put in a small septic tank, it can be as easy as taking a 55 gal drum, punching some holes it, attaching the 4 in. PVC to it and burying it in gravel, with dirt on the last 3' or so? Plastic drum will last longer than a metal one, and concrete is the best, if you want a long term solution! As for the elect., you could bury a underground wire from the house, and as long as you are doing the trenching, run the water and the propane line too! It just depends on what you want? Hope this helps?!

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