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Old 12-13-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Smile RV in my yard as AirBnB

Just purchasing a 2008 Keystone Passport UltraLite 195RB to put out front by the creek and use as a vacation rental via AirBnB. Looking for tips to prep site and run elect and water from the house. I have a 30A circuit available that used to power a hot tub (long gone) and running a water line would seem an easy task. Planning on simply putting 6 inches of gravel down on the lawn to create a "site". Would like tips on constructing my own utlility post to mount elect and water on.

Also, do I need to "winterize" between guests if I'm going to be renting it out yearround? Is just keeping the heat on (60degrees?) inside enough to prevent pipes freezing?

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM   #2
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4x4 pressure treated post set in concrete will create a utilities pedestal. Gravel is hard to walk on and moves around. Consider maybe DG for the pad. No need to winterize if keeping heat in it.

What about sewer?
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Do you think your guests will be comfortable and warm enough in that unit in the winter?
These RVs are not insulated as well as a house. Does your have double pane windows? I suppose it depends on how cold it gets where you are are.

Do you have a plan for dumping the grey and black waste tanks?
Does the RV have heating of the water tank? I'm not sure where it located in your RV (is it in heated space?).

My main concern would be whether or not the renters know "how to use" an RV (how the toilet works, watching grey/black tank levels, etc.) I suppose you could print up some instructions.

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My main concern would be whether or not the renters know "how to use" an RV (how the toilet works, watching grey/black tank levels, etc.) I suppose you could print up some instructions.
This.
Be prepared to be constantly working clogs out of the holding tank because things went in there that should have.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You'll like it here.

You haven't mentioned your plans for sewage. This can be a big issue. You also didn't say where you are.

Happy Trails!!!
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4x4 pressure treated post set in concrete will create a utilities pedestal. Gravel is hard to walk on and moves around. Consider maybe DG for the pad. No need to winterize if keeping heat in it.

What about sewer?
4x4 post it is, thks. Plan on just putting gravel under the trailer as a bed for wheels to sit on. What is "DG". If I keep heat on any need to skirt it to keep wind out from under?

Re sewer, plan on using portable grey and black tanks and rolling the black tank up and dumping it into my septic after each visitor or at least weekly otherwise. Will pretty much limit to renting to individuals or couples.
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You might want to check the local regs to see if it's OK to have an RV permanently in place. I know what some areas don't allow that (some don't even allow them to be in the driveway...).
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Thanks, good tip. Will plan on going over "How to Use the RV" with ea new guest upon arrival and have written instructions in the trailer. When you talk about "working out clogs" is that pretty much a sewer snake operation from the inside? Thanks!
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Re sewer, plan on using portable grey and black tanks and rolling the black tank up and dumping it into my septic after each visitor or at least weekly otherwise. Will pretty much limit to renting to individuals or couples.
Seriously consider adding a macerator pump sewer system. Hauling by hand will get old fast. I would also skirt it in.
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Went to zoning and permits yesterday and good on both counts. Only restriction is that someone can't live in it more than 6 months. Have no idea how they would monitor that, but if I'm at 50% occupancy as an Airbnb that would prob work just fine. Got permit to hook to water and elect from the house and will have licensed contractors do that. Thanks!
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Good luck with it, but I see many maintenance issues in your future from guests not caring to take care of it and I'm not sure I want to handle THEIR outflow !!!
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Hi Shell, will check out Macerators. Understand it grinds the stuff up and then what (pumps it into my existing septic system? Which will be a couple hundred feet up a slight grade). Very interested in your thoughts/recos on skirting. I'm thinking about building moveable flower boxes all around the base the backs of which would be higher than and overlap the trailer. My thought is just to keep most of the wind out from under (and add to the ambiance of my "creekside rental"). I could seal them up a little extra good on the windward sides. Thanks!
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DG probably means Dense Grade, or more specifically DGA or Dense Grade Aggregate. It describes the size of gravel and includes "fines" or rock dust.

Also, be aware that the hot tub was probably 220 volt and your RV pedestal needs to be 30 amp 110 volt.
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Your zoning department said it was okay to rent out a trailer on your property effectively making it an RV park?

If you were my neighbor I'd be visiting the town offices.
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