If I was lucky enough to be able to store my rig at home I would install power and sewer... There are no local dumpstations anywhere near my home and it sure would make routine maintenance of the systems easy if I could dump at home....
2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD CC/LB 2WD 8.1L
2006 Laredo 26BH
Well I have all hookups to storage area (driveway for now w/Tyvex cover) I use a macerator pump that drains through a garden hose and have adapted the sewer cleanout (to septic system)to accomidate when needed, It will pump a long way to a cleanout if it is not uphill. Our reason is a teen DD and usually her friends, almost always will have to stop somewhere on the way home and its just easier to pull over / potty in trailer. "Only acceptable when you have a way at home to flush tank out!!
As far as power and water, ..Really great to clean inside, after a trip, with AIR Cond, running water, built in central vac, and surround sound ;0)
Same go's for preping for a trip, Like my neighbor always say's "Easier is more gooder!"
2012 Cedar Creek 36 RE Touring ED, all avail options
2011 GMC 2500 HD Denali DMax 4wd Superglide firestone bags
95' Procraft V-180-C 120HP OB, 80# cust TM, side/down image sonar
Don and Rosie, Annie the wonder Dog clicky to our photobook album
I'm having a separate garage built for my RV. I'd rather keep it on my property than store it somewhere else. I live out in the country, so no worries about zoning, etc. Absolutely, why not.
Should I have electric and water put in? 30A electric, absolutely When storing your RV at home do you hook everything up? Any advantage or disadvantage to hooking it up? I only hookup electric, I can't think of a disadvantage
And slides? Any downside to leaving them out or should they be stored in retracted mode?Not sure if there is a disadvantage to leaving them out, But, I normally leave mine in, but , do put them out every once in a while.
2007 Forester 2941DS
2005 KIA Spectra
Zamboni, Long Haired Mini Dachshund
You can have my RV, when you pry my cold dead fingers from the Steering Wheel
Go for it. Put electric in and water and connect to sewer. That way you have the convenience of coming home and dumping then.
Less time to fill and get ready to go.
You can keep the refrigerator on and batteries on.
You don't have to go through winterizing, if the building is tight and the more insulation the better. Set the electric/gas heat for 40 or 60 degrees.
Put a good floor drain and seal around wall and even wash it out of the sun.
Good door seals and no bug or rodent problems...maybe.
Don't have to worry as much about uv on tires or plastic vents etc.
Probably not anything you already haven't though of.
If I had the ability to install electric, water, and sewer for the rig, I'd be jumping on it. There are good directions on how to lay a sand/ gravel pad (with plastic sheeting to protect against weeds.)
I'd at least install a well built aluminum pavilion over the top of the RV. That way, UV light is not going to cook the tires or the roof, and if the pavilion is high enough, one might be even able to work on top of the rig.