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Old 05-09-2005, 07:27 PM   #15
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Most campgrounds seem to just have an outdoor breaker box with 30- and 15-amp outlets. But I saw a box at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park (Crystal River FL) which combined everything in one neat package, along with a nice low-intensity fluorecent light. Does anyone know where I can find those?

Otherwise, recommendations on setting up the pole and various outlets would be appreciated. I'm not experienced with AC power and would probably hire an electrician to do the work, but I'd like to know what I'm asking for, in advance.
You could make your own post and simply have your electrician install a nice light and this connection box on it for you... You could even add cable, data, and telephone connections and call it "5-star hookups"

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Old 05-09-2005, 07:36 PM   #16
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Holy cow! $446 list price? Seems to be very expensive to provide free parking for Rob and Porky!

The others mentioned didn't quote prices on their website or product info sheets, so for all I know they are even more. I guess I wasn't prepared for the sticker shock.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:53 PM   #17
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Rich - Know what you are going through with zoning. It's a nightmare here too. We also had thought about putting in an extra septic system or "water reclamation" system, near the barn where we keep Moby. That way we would be able to clean him up after each use and trailer guests could hook up. We already have the electric hooked up. Our delightful county will not allow another septic system installed on our property (we already have one for the house). I think they are afraid that we might be starting a business; after all, 42 acres can house quite a few Airstreams.

Good luck on your house building....bet you have many zoning restrictions for that too.

P.S. Remember our yard is available for overnights to and from International.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:58 PM   #18
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Holy cow! $446 list price? Seems to be very expensive to provide free parking for Rob and Porky!

The others mentioned didn't quote prices on their website or product info sheets, so for all I know they are even more. I guess I wasn't prepared for the sticker shock.
Yeah, I thought it was pricy too. I wonder how they justify it. It must do more than I am thinking... Sheet metel and Breakers weren't that expensive last time I checked.

Any electricians have any insight on that?
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you might want to also consider putting the lines in a plastic ( 4") sewer pipe, along with a small rope, in case you would ever need to replace or add lines, etc. I don't have a fondness for shovels or digging.
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:13 PM   #20
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If you put in 50a, then you can also split it into the two 30a circuits for the future guest spots.
Wouldn't two 30A circuits be 60 amps?
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:39 PM   #21
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30amp Electric/Water/Cable TV/WIFI/Waste Dump (read sewer clean out) connection in our driveway right near the house (my folks have this space right now). At the barn, qty 3 30Amp Electric/Water hookups (two inside the barn, one outside) soon to have cable and WIFI as we are in the process of bringing down the underground wire for cable/internet connection. Folks can park their Airstreams in the barn (nice and level) or outside (not as level). Our barn is wicked big ( 30'w x 40'd x 14h to the first floor ceiling) so backing rigs into it is not a problem. If there is a group we have space for at least 2 more Airstreams (dry camping) in the barnyard.
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Wouldn't two 30A circuits be 60 amps?
No, the 50A is 240v, which is 100A at 120v.
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Holy cow! $446 list price? Seems to be very expensive to provide free parking for Rob and Porky!
Rich,

All you need to do is sell 13.9375 subscriptions.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:40 PM   #24
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Rich,

All you need to do is sell 13.9375 subscriptions.
I have a better idea.... I'm going to charge you by the foot for "courtesy parking!

Seriously, the plan is shaping up. Looks like Grasspave2 for the parking spots, a single pole for the power & water with two 30A outlets and telephone on it, and I'll run all the wires through conduit. I'm told the telephone has to be in a separate conduit, 12" away from the power line.

Since the excavator & bulldozer will be on-site in a few weeks for the house foundation anyway, this won't represent a huge extra cost in earthmoving.

As far as winterizing, I'll install a water shutoff in the house, a blow-out plug, and pump some pink stuff in the buried portion of the water line each fall.

For the sewer, we'll make sure to put in a "clean-out" tee somewhere.

Still looking for a good deal on the elec/telephone outlets. I may take the advice to just build up a hookup pole from off-the-shelf electrical components from the local electrical supply shop, rather than buy the fancy all-in-one units.
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I have a better idea.... I'm going to charge you by the foot for "courtesy parking!
I am not sure about Rob, but I think Porky and Petunia only have two feet each....So, you can only charge them for four feet.
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As far as winterizing, I'll install a water shutoff in the house, a blow-out plug, and pump some pink stuff in the buried portion of the water line each fall.
You mean this new house is not in Florida??
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rluhr,
Earlier this Spring, while staying at "Holiday-Travel Park, in Va Beach, Va, I looked over their new "Super Site" area..They do have a electrical box setup much like you decribed.
It's could pass for a fancy mailbox..lol
I'll check with some the folks there and see who makes it..
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