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Join our live RV chat - click HERE. The RV Forum Community The friendliest place on the web for moyorhome with an RV or an interest in RVing. Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email? Home Help Login Register. How can I install an rv hookup at my house - and is this a good idea? I need a guest room at my house, and I can't afford an addition. So I was thinking about buying a travel trailer and hooking it nz muslim dating in my backyard.

I can fit something up to about 22 feet. What I want to know is, can I install a hookup, and how much does that cost? I figure I need the electric hookup, the water, and the draining of black and gray water, right? Can I just use an big extension cord to the house for electric? Can I hook up to my garden hose connector for water?

And Motorhome hook up at home guess there's a hose of some kind that hooks to my sewer cleanout? Is this a reasonable idea, or am I overlooking something really obvious? Ray D Posts: We use our motor home for a guest house, from time to time, and we "camp out" there, ourselves, when we just need a break.

You can connect an extension cord to your house, motorhome hook up at home all you need is lights and occasionally the microwave. If you need air conditioning, you will need a heavier duty electrical system. A 30 amp line will probably do it. I have had 50 amp electrical hookups installed here, and at our former stick house. I suspect that price would vary, depending upon your location.

You can use water from your outside hose bib. You might do better to use the on-board water storage tank. Motorhome hook up at home will want a dedicated white hose, for the potable bome. You can use your sewer cleanout for for waste disposal. There are several ways to do that. You will need to be more specific about your needs, for better advice from our experts. Don't know what part of the country you live in, but if you have winter, you will have to protect your systems from freezing, and you will need propane for your furnace, for interior heating.

You may have zoning issues. I'm guessing you already checked that out. We have a similar setup to Ray D's. It is SO useful. I would add one thing: Depending on distance, an alternative to the expensive sewer line, you can get a macerator unit for the RV. Go into the library to see postings about its use, but I don't know how far you can go with one of these units. As for electric, the RV will operate quite well on a 15 Amp house plug for just about everything other than an AC.

However it should be plugged into a dedicated volt 15 amp circuit if you use an electrical cord. In other words you need a circuit with nothing else running off of it except your trailer. Hookk a 12 gauge extention cord and keep the length under 50 feet. I had an electrician but in 30 amp service and bring his plumber buddy along to put in a water hydrant. I wanted to run ac. Didn't seem cost effective to put in a sewer connector for the amount of use. The gray water waters the lawn and the black tank waits until the next camping trip.

We have had two overnight motornome in the last several motorhome hook up at home. As Dave points out, you need to brief your guests. Now an rv occasionally used as guest quarters is different from one dedicated to that purpose. Hopefully the bug will bit and you will take your guest quarters to the beach, mountains, Otherwise you're going to have tire problems after a few years and perhaps other running gear issues.

Perhaps that's not a concern but sooner or later you will want to get rid of it. Thanks for all the helpful replies! I want to use it for my mom, who may come out and stay with us for a couple of months at a time. She may need AC, so maybe I need the dedicated motorhome hook up at home. Someone wrote about a dedicated white water hose.

Would that just hook up to a standard garden water outlet? How often would the black water tank need to be dumped, for one person living in it, and maybe only using the hoe at night? What if, not to put too fine a point on it, only liquid wastes were there, and the rest of the time she would come in my house? Thanks so much for all the advice! Yes you can hook to a motlrhome garden hose faucet called a hose bib. Use a potable water hose usually white in color for the entire length from the metal faucet to the Rv, to avoid poisons and foul motornome that are common is regular garden hoses.

Jp you know the hoe of the "black" water tank in the trailer, there is no way to guess how long it takes to ohme. Small trailers typically have motorhome hook up at home tanks, maybe gallons, so it is not a real long time. And indivdual toilet habits vary a great deal too. Maybe days if used carefully? Gary Gary Brinck Summer: Black Mountain, NC Home: Ocala National Forest, FL.

Also, the water and sewer line hookups get more complicated if you're in an area that hiok have below freezing temperatures during times you expect to use the RV when it's not motorhome hook up at home. The motorhome hook up at home hose can be purchased at Walmart or an RV dealers. The hose eliminates the hose taste. Your county, township, etc may have a problem with the RV and guests. Several people have mentioned local codes and regulations A few years ago a "neighbor" a few blocks away decided to buy a trailer and rent it to his brother and dumped the sewage into his existing septic system.

It worked so well, he decided to buy two more and do motorhome hook up at home same thing To make a long story short, he overloaded the septic capacity and created a big spill motorhome hook up at home contaminated a next door neighbor's well without anyone knowing. Fiinally several people got sick and the county health department did some testing and found the problem. I'm not saying that any of this will happen in the situation you describe but the regulations are there for a reason and if you go around them, even for the most compelling reasons, you run the risk of causing unintended consequences.

Similar examples could be found for overloaded electrical systems that cause fires and unintentional fresh water siphons that contaminate the water supply. Homme wish an easy answer were available for your question Be sure to check local ordinances. Here in Brookings, OR, asian dating in kenya is illegal to have a RV hooked up to any utilities outside motorhome hook up at home an RV park.

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