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Old 06-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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How I set up my TT as the "cabin" on my ranch

My TT won't be doing much traveling. I bought it to serve as the permanent cabin on my 115-acre ranch/hunting property in Western Oklahoma. When I bought this remote property it had no electric, sewage or water (except for a nearby spring-fed creek).

First thing I had to do was pay the local electric co-op $4 a foot to put in 11 new power poles to get electricity to the ranch. Yep, expensive. Then I had an electrician install a 30 amp RV plug on the final pole. Next I hired a contractor who put in a 500 gallon septic tank for my dump station. The company that was going to put in my well dug three holes in various spots but found nothing but dust. Not surprising in this dry Southwest environment. So on to Plan B. I had a 1,200 gallon water tank installed.

Finally, I bought a mint-condition 2007 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite and hauled it out to the site. As you can see from this picture, the water tank, which runs on an electric pump, is connected by hose and the black/gray water is plumbed into the septic tank. I keep the gray water dump open all the time and dump the black when needed. The TT is also anchored at four points, very necessary in windy OK.

It's been a year long journey to get this all done...but as you can see from the other picture, the final result was well worth it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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A lot of effort, but nice setup.

How do you get water to your tank you installed?
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Thoughts on a awning / roof over the TT to protect it from the elements?
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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A lot of effort, but nice setup.

How do you get water to your tank you installed?
Guy who installed it also refills them. All have to do is give him a call. Since it's usually just me and the dog spending a couple days a week out there, it'll be a while before I have to make that call.
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Thoughts on a awning / roof over the TT to protect it from the elements?
Yep. That's an issue. Also, as you can imagine, it's hard for the a/c to keep up in the 90-100 degree day we have this time of year.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Very nice set up!!
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Nice set up! Happy hunting!
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