So in our last post we noted that resealing the windows and remodeling the rear room was next on the list. Yea…no. Totally overlooked the fact that we need power and water to live in this thing. Well it is an RV and is fully self contained so I suppose direct power and water its more of a want than a need, however in our transition to tiny we still want it to feel somewhat homey to start off.
Today I set out to run the water supply as well as the electrical out to the RV site. Plans changed fairly quickly, I should have done more research. Apparently in Rhode Island it is now recommend that water service be buried at 4′. Trenchers that we could find to rent only had the ability to go down 18″, not what we were looking for. We are still living in our apartment and have all our regular bills to pay so renting an excavator right now was not a feasible option.
Since we have on board water storage, we decided the direct water hookup can wait till we can save some pennies for the excavation. Instead we broke out the shovels to run a hand dug trench for the electrical. 131′ long and a measly 6″ deep. It took some time but we got it done and the wire and conduit are in the ground. Yet another step closer and it is oh so sweet!