You will have to dig and get a slope for your wasteline. You can always use it later as a clean out for you sewer if you want to get into a bigger project. Talk to me at a City Council meeting, I will be there every monday for life.
Come see Joe's dog and pony show. My read is you need a permit and it's limited to 30 days total per calendar year. So your scenario won't work unless she arrives on December 1. I don't believe the sewer hookup is allowed because the only allowed purpose is "sleeping. Good luck if you can get away with this. Meanwhile, watch out for your neighbors they may have something to say about it.
The sewer hook up will be the problem. Obviously you can run a hose and an electrical cord to the RV. Best course of action: If the answer is "no" then ask for code references to back up the answer. My read is water and sewer will not be allowed. Cooking will not be allowed.
Power is probably ok if it's ancillary to "sleeping purposes only" AND you use the right kind of UL listed outdoor cords and you don't overload your electrical service. If the RV has AC make sure it complies with the local noise ordinance. Follow the letter of the permit and you'll be fine for 30 days. Be understanding if you upset your neighbors: Make absolutely certain that the electrical connection has a ground fault interrupter [GFI] and the water hose connection has a backflow prevention device.
Grey water, drainage from sinks and showers, can usually be disposed with in small quantities by surface spreading, but toilet discharge and garbage disposer drainage is not a do it yourself project. The above recommendations are independent of any code requirements. Daughter, It's your property. From everyone's comments, I think that you can see it really isn't yours, that you have no property rights, except obligation to pay for the property and the taxes.
Yes, what a wonderful government that prevents a parent to stay with her children, while such action has no negative impact on others. Yes, Outside, you are right. Lately I've come to realize that we don't actually own property here. We lease it from the government at a very low rate about 1. And the rules about what we can do with our property are far more stringent than preventing the outrageous.
We must follow someone's architectural taste in house shape! It sometimes feels like we are in a feudal society. It certainly doesn't feel like our local or state governments are there to provide service to the people they "serve. And we are here to serve them!
I wanted to run ac. Begin by making it possible to get the wire to the panel. Do you have an RV stored at your home or in use as a guest house? Turn off the power! You can hire a plumber and get a permit to install a water hookup at your RV parking spot, which may be a good idea if you are planning on using it as a long-term guest house. 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. Photo by — Search home design pictures.
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 circuit. 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 bathroom 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 regular 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 tastes that are common is regular garden hoses.
Until you know the size of the "black" water tank in the trailer, there is no way to guess how long it takes to fill. Small trailers typically have small 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 Summers: 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 will have below freezing temperatures during times you expect to use the RV when it's not winterized.
The white 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 the same thing To make a long story short, he overloaded the septic capacity and created a big spill which 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. I wish an easy answer were available for your question Do not block line of sight.
You and your neighbors need to be able to easily see around your RV to determine if cars, bicyclists or pedestrians are coming down the street. Build a firm foundation. Your RV parking spot can be a concrete slab, a more-attractive paving stone driveway or gravel.
If you are concerned about your new parking space matching your existing driveway, this might be the perfect excuse to install the wider, paving stone driveway you have been considering. Trim trees and bushes. You may need to significantly prune nearby trees, shrubs or bushes to make sure you have enough clearance for your boat or motorhome. Be aware or your roofline.
If you are creating your RV parking space in your side yard or near your house, be aware of your roofline and make sure you have enough space. Be aware of the slope. If the area in which you plan to park your recreational vehicle is on a slope, you will — of course — need to block the wheels. However, if your RV has a refrigerator, extended parking on a slope can cause issues for this as well. It is best to keep your RV as level as possible, but if you have to park on a slope, be sure to turn off your refrigerator when your RV is stored.
Consider covered parking or an RV garage. Building a garage or a carport for your RV is a more expensive option and will require permits, but you and your neighbors may both prefer this option if your budget and zoning allows. Do you need gated parking? Gated parking is always a good selling point and can help keep your RV secure. Determine how to provide electricity. If you are simply storing your RV and do not plan on using it as a guest house or for backyard camping , then you may not need access to electricity. If you do want electricity for your RV, you have two basic options.