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Old 04-08-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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newbie question re: lots o things.

Hi, purchasing a 27Q to be used on a friends empty lot near the shore in NJ. Theres no hardwired electrical or plumbing, so I'm kinda going off the grid a little. They will provide me with electrical from their home, but its likely to be a 15amp circuit, so running AC will be highly questionable and I know I'll be severly limited by this. What AC cord will be best to run from the house to my RV? Gauge? etc.

In addition they will also provide me water from an outside faucet for bathing and dishes, we will NOT be drinking from this water supply, what brand hose am I looking for?

One last question; haven't figured out the black water situation yet? Comments? Mr porta john? Johnny on the spot?
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hi, purchasing a 27Q to be used on a friends empty lot near the shore in NJ. Theres no hardwired electrical or plumbing, so I'm kinda going off the grid a little. They will provide me with electrical from their home, but its likely to be a 15amp circuit, so running AC will be highly questionable and I know I'll be severly limited by this. What AC cord will be best to run from the house to my RV? Gauge? etc.
Run the RV's cord, to the hose and dogbone right to house.

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In addition they will also provide me water from an outside faucet for bathing and dishes, we will NOT be drinking from this water supply, what brand hose am I looking for?
White hose still, that way you've got it whenever you move on. And why not drink? An outside faucet is the same as an inside tap.

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One last question; haven't figured out the black water situation yet? Comments? Mr porta john? Johnny on the spot?
Knock on friend's door? Get a key made?

Seriously, if you don't have a sewer connection you'll have to pull out to a dump station and/or put it in an appropriate tote (sometimes called a blue boy and a host of other names.) that you can get from a RV supply store and bring that to a dump station.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
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Does your friend have city sewer or a regular holding tank / leech field setup at his house?

If the latter and you can get to the holding tank lid easily, you can dump before you go.

Otherwise, if you have smart phone suggest trying the Sanidumps app. I paid the $2 for it (I have an Android), gives you locations of many dump stations near you based on GPS.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #4
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For your power cord, you need to know the length of the run and the amperage. Then you can use a sizing chart. There are lots of them around. Here is a link to one if you scroll down the page in the link:

Buying Guide: Extension CordsĀ*at The Home Depot

Any garden hose will work for the water, but generally for RV fresh water supply you want the white hose. Can get them at Walmart or any RV supply store.

For the waste water, the easiest option would be to see if you can find a way to connect to your friend's septic or sewer line (how good a friend is this?). A macerator pump and enough hose to reach the house would be needed. Then you can just pump the tanks into their sewer. Requires some setup and investment, but sure beats hauling the trailer out or carting protable tanks around everytime your tanks are full.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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Couple of questions
1. How far is it to the house from the TT? Long distances = added resistance to the circuit you are extending. High quality heavy (10) gauge extension cords are expensive but worth the cost if the distances are over 25 ft. You'll want 10ga for sure if you plan to run the A/C

2. What are the temps expected to be? Higher temps increased resistance. Again a good reason to get a heaver gauge cord.

3. If the outside faucet is on the home's culinary water supply then no problem with drinking it. Be sure you get a potable water supply hose (usually white color) Walmart has these along with the usual RV supply places. If the water isn't culinary then 5 gallon carry jugs become the supply for all but the toilet uses.

4. Waste water is a real situation. If you plan to use the TT most weekends then a "Blue boy" is a reasonable option as you can haul it away and dump it as you travel. If traveling with a tank full of POO isn't your idea of fun then I'd suggest a call to the local Porta John folks. they have tanks that you can run your waste hose (stinky-slinky) to then they will come out and pump the tank as needed. Not unlike a temporary septic.

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This is to start in May and run through October, so temps will be warm, although it is right on the water, so I'm hoping a breeze will prevail. The distance may be up to 100 feet from the the AC source, same with the water supply. The water from the outside faucet is the same water that supplies their drinking water.

As for tapping into their sewer system, they are in the process of looking into laying in the sewer line for future development of the piece of land which would solve all my problems, but I'm not hopeful that will come true. Got to plan for doing things the hard way.

This TT is going to be used just on weekends, so we're not going to be overloading the black water tanks. The TT is not going to move, its going to stay put for the six months (I hope) so a semi permanent solution to black water is required.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #7
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Well, as I see it you have three options:

1) tap into a sewer
2) bring the waste to a dump station
3) pay somebody to come get your waste

There's not really any other way to get rid of it.
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Well, as I see it you have three options:

1) tap into a sewer
2) bring the waste to a dump station
3) pay somebody to come get your waste

There's not really any other way to get rid of it.
Depending on terrain- a macerator pump and a 1" hose may work. It could potentially be fed right into a toilet.
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if your plugged into there house, don't assume you have 15 amps available. If the outlet you are using is on the same breaker as others in their home, going to be lots of tripped breakers
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Depending on terrain- a macerator pump and a 1" hose may work. It could potentially be fed right into a toilet.

Gotta keep up with those flushes pretty fast to stay in front of the output of a macerator.
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