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Old 03-23-2016, 09:07 AM   #11
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The 20 amp plug is in the specs now.

Oh, we can see heaven now. Our camp is named "Starry Mountain". The mountain next to us is the highest peak in the 8 counties of Western NY. The nearest town (a sleepy little village) is 6 miles away. At night, when its dark, its reallll dark.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:19 AM   #12
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I go with a 30 and 50 amp RV pedestal, you may upgrade someday.
+1; That's exactly what I was thinking. Why not put 50A service in since you're doing it anyway, may as well have the option for the minimal increase in cost.

Even better, you could put in a post just like at a CG; 50A, 30A, and a duplex 20A, and perhaps even a COAX cable port for a "someday" contingency.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:22 AM   #13
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Your property so your call, but 50 acres seems plenty big for the kids or a buddy to stop over for a few days. Going from no power to a gen to a plug in are big steps over 29 years, but with power and a new rv you might be spending more time. More time brings new needs and by out building, I meant a small storage shed for tools and toys.

Also if not moving for a year is the criteria for getting taxed, just hook it up and drag it off site for a day. Many state park have 2 week limits in their CG's but all you have to do is pull out for a day and then come back and all is good. Where I live all that is not a factor and many folks buy a couple acres and set up a campsite so to speak and use it as a seasonal vacation spot. Most have power to a small shack and a small covered pavalian with a picnic table. The "portable" building houses everything from the storage I mentioned above to a kitchenette w/ sink. Not suggesting you build a small village, but even hermits can learn to love a few extras over time.
We have 3 sites and 2 driveways on the property. Both our sons have their own trailers and sites. The power is going to the base camp (Mom & Dad's). Because of the distances between them (and on 2 sides of the road), it would not be feasible to extend this plan to the other trailers. We have the pond, the rifle range, etc., so that's where we all congregate.

With the size of the site, driveway access, tree encroachment, etc. after we measured we felt that the 195 SLX was about the biggest trailer we could get in and be able to maneuver. So, I think we would never need a 50 amp service. And if we did, all we would need to do is change the box since the wire will already be there.

Our Jayco is on blocks - no way I'm moving it. The extra taxes are less than $100 a year, so there is no economic advantage anyway.

We already have 3 outbuildings. I don't see any need to power them with anything other than the extension cord that we will have.

I'm on my 9th week of retirement, which is my incentive for improvements now. We sure will be spending more time here. Having a job was a real drag.....LOL.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Sounds like a sweet set up. The only thing I have to add is if you find yourself upgrading to a 50 amp service for a TT, you will also have to upgrade to a larger wire size to handle the higher load.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:34 AM   #15
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Sounds like a sweet set up. The only thing I have to add is if you find yourself upgrading to a 50 amp service for a TT, you will also have to upgrade to a larger wire size to handle the higher load.
It will be 100 amp service to the main panel. The 30 amp box will be below it on the same post.
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Have a great retirement. I'm on year 12 and have loved the life of retirement. Took wife a while to get use to it and to not get overly involved. Our property [home] is in the middle of 35 acres of pretty rough land and a 9 acre cleared field. Houseboat is 2 miles down the road for use on Dale Hollow lake [600+ miles of shoreline] and the White Hawk is used for 2 or 3 trips each year while serving as a mancave out back by the barn. Only have 30amp service to the RV so you'll be fine at your setup.

Retirement is not where your are or what you do, its being where you want, when you want, and doing what you want when ever you feel like doing it. And just as important, its Not doing what you don't want to do and not being forced to go where you don't want to be. Short of a grand graduating from college [10+ years down the road] or a quick trip back to Indy for Christmas with family, its hard to move me away from home base.
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Enjoy! I retired 10/31/1991. Fitting date. Never looked back.
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Your original post asked, Anything missing. You never mentioned where your sewer goes. That would be required also to really end boon docking.

I know when you have large rural property, it is not as large a problem.
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Your original post asked, Anything missing. You never mentioned where your sewer goes. That would be required also to really end boon docking.

I know when you have large rural property, it is not as large a problem.
And how's the groundwater access for wells in your area? That would complete the equation.

Or would improvements like septic and well increase property taxes too much?
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We have a natural spring that flows good clean water all year round. Transferring to the fresh water tank is no problem at all. The marine toilet in one of the outbuildings has served us well since 1986.
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