Electrical Work

Utility Connections

& More

What kind of utility connections come with our tiny homes? What other items may you need to purchase? Find out more below!

Water

 

RV CITY WATER INLET

WATER CONNECTION

We provide an insulated Aquor RV city water inlet connection with all of our homes. This inlet can connect to a standard RV drinking water hose.

Cost:

INCLUDED

RV WATER HOSE

DRINKING WATER HOSE

Your required length can vary based on where you park. You will need a potable water hose to connect from a water source to your home.

Cost Range:

$25-50

RV WATER HOSE

COLD WEATHER DRINKING WATER HOSE

If you're parking in cold temperatures, you will want an insulated and heated RV drinking water hose for the winter months. Lengths vary.

Cost Range:

$70-150

Electrical

 

50AMP TWIST & LOCK

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

We provide a 50amp twist and lock power plug with all of our homes. This inlet can connect to a standard 50amp RV power cord.

Cost:

INCLUDED

50AMP RV POWER CORD

EXTENSION CORD

Your required length can vary based on where you park. You will need an 50amp RV power cord with a twist and lock on one end to connect to grid power.

Cost Range:

$90-250

Sewer & Drain

 

3" WASTE GATE VALVE

SEWER & DRAIN CONNECTION

We provide a 3" waste gate valve outfall for grey water and black water with all of our homes. Pending design, there may one or two of these. This inlet can connect to a standard RV sewer hose.

Cost:

INCLUDED

RV SEWER HOSE KIT

SEWER HOSE

Your required length can vary based on where you park. Pending what you plan to do with your grey and black water, this hose will connect from your waste gate valve to your intended tank/septic.

Cost Range:

$30-45

RV WASTE TANK

PORTABLE SEWER TANK

If you're parking where you don't  have access to an RV waste dump site or septic, this tank is portable and can be connected to a standard RV sewer hose and hauled to a dump site for emptying.

Cost Range:

$80-250

Leveling Jacks

 

TONGUE JACK FOOT

TRAILER TONGUE JACK FOOT

We provide a manual trailer tongue jack foot to lift the home on and off of the haul vehicle. This jack can be used to both level and support your tiny home on gravel or paved/poured surface. Additional jacks needed.

Cost:

INCLUDED

STACKER JACKS

HOUSE JACKS - OPTION 1

The length of your home will dictate how many stacker jacks you need (between 4-8). Suited for a paved/poured surface, not gravel, and those who do not move their home often. Cannot be used to level a home, only support.

Cost Range:

$30-45

SCISSOR JACKS

HOUSE JACKS - OPTION 2

The length of your home will dictate how many scissor jacks you need (between 2-4). Suited for gravel or paved/poured surfaces. Cannot be used to level a home, only support. Should not be used for permanent or infrequent traveling.

Cost Range:

$70-140

WELDED JACK FEET

HOUSE JACKS - OPTION 3

These are great for both frequent travelers and those who do not move their home often. For both gravel or paved/poured surfaces, we can weld on (4) manual jack feet that can be used to both level and support your tiny home. 

Cost:

$350-450

WOOD BLOCKING

HOUSE JACKS - OPTION 4

The length of your home will dictate how many PT wood blocks you need (between 4-8). Suited for both gravel and paved/poured surfaces and for those who do not move their home often. Used for support only, not leveling.

Cost Range:

$150-250

BOTTLE JACK

LEVELING TOOL

If you purchase house jacks that cannot self level, only support, you will need a bottle jack. Pending the weight of your home, a 20-ton jack may be suitable. If you travel frequently, you may need a bottle jack for tire changes.

Cost Range:

$30-60

Access & Safety

 

ENTRY STAIRS

METAL STAIRS

We provide a metal entry stair with handrail with all of our homes to provide you with access to  your home upon delivery. 

Cost:

INCLUDED

TIRE COVERS

WHEEL COVERS

For those who do not move their home often and cannot or do not want to remove their wheels, tire covers will protect against UV and damage. 

Cost Range:

$50-100

HITCH LOCK

HITCH LOCK THEFT PROTECTION

For added theft protection for those who cannot or do not want to remove their trailer hitch, a trailer hitch lock will help provide additional security.

Cost Range:

$20-35

Parking Pad

 

PAVED/POURED PAD

PAVED OR POURED SURFACE

A paved/poured parking pad allows for easier leveling that lasts but can be expensive. Work not done by Backcountry Tiny Homes.

Cost:

$$$$

GRAVEL PAD

COMPACTED GRAVEL

A compacted gravel pad is easier to remove in the future but provides enough stability for parking. Work not done by Backcountry Tiny Homes.

Cost Range:

$$$

"LILLY PAD"

CONCRETE PILLARS

Concrete pillars can be placed at intervals along the trailer to act like a paved/poured surface. Work not done by Backcountry Tiny Homes.

Cost Range:

$$$

Miscellaneous

 

Pending your exact situation, there may be other factors for you to consider when purchasing additional items for your tiny home. Here are some highlights that are worth reaching out to us to discuss before purchasing your home:
 

  • Skirting - for tiny homes in cold weather conditions, insulated skirting around your tiny home may be necessary to prevent "convection cooling" and heat loss. 

  • Earth Anchors - for tiny homes in windy areas or home owners that have insurance that require tie downs, welded D-rings on your trailer and earth anchors may be a good solution.

  • Trailer Paint - for tiny homes that may frequent salt water areas like beaches or coast lines or find themselves traveling on salted roads frequently, we can request additional layers of paint to be proactive about possible corrosion.

  • Off-Grid Utility Connections - for tiny homes with off-grid solutions, such as solar, generator, propane, rainwater harvesting, freshwater tanks, and composting, your utility connections may change. Reach out to us to ask about them!

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Hampstead, NH 03841

(603) 489-1721

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