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Old 12-16-2015, 04:07 PM   #31
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Sometimes the hookups are on the wrong side because the builders wanted to save money by installing a single services pedestal to serve two adjacent sites.
That makes even more sense, and I have seen it where there is little or no view consideration and the campground is not particularly resort-like.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:46 PM   #32
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I carry a potable water hose for the city water fill and I carry an old garden hose for rinsing the stinky. Detach potable hose and attach garden hose.
Yes, we carry a rinse hose. Sometimes there may be no hose at the dump also.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:47 PM   #33
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Do you mean no hose at the dump, or no faucet?
Never experienced that.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:52 PM   #34
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I wait to dump at the "regular" dump station that they almost always have hidden somewhere in the commercial places.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:58 PM   #35
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Whenever possible I usually use the exterior shower hose to rinse out the sewer hose. I never let the two touch, and it has the added benefit of being able to use hot water to rinse.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:25 PM   #36
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Do you mean no hose at the dump, or no faucet?
Never experienced that.
No hose. It has been the case more than once. Sometimes no sewer rinse faucet.

On fill faucets, we prefer having a fill faucet at other than the dump station. Sometimes places have a fill faucet only at the dump.

Also have seen an awful hose or two at potable water where we might switch to our own. Usually no hose at potable so most of the time we are using our own.
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I wait to dump at the "regular" dump station that they almost always have hidden somewhere in the commercial places.
Yes, we do that due to no rinse hose at the site. May go to the dump only for rinse hose. Also go to the dump when the valve is lower than dump spot.
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On several occasions we have encountered a campground dump spot a significant distance from the campground. They have two hoses, one near the dump marked non potable the other is often at the other end of the "island".' And marked potable. However, there is no evidence of a backflow prevention device visible. It spooks me thinking there is only one water line coming to this remote site and no provision for the prohibition of a cross connection" . I had over a hundred protected water sources in the parks and took clean safe water very seriously, I hope it's that way everywhere.
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Dave now you have me all paranoid -- I better have a beer!!!
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Make sure you bring your dog's vaccination records and so forth, we needed them at the border and have been asked for proof of rabies shots at a couple campgrounds. One place even wanted to see the trailers registration!!

Do keep in mind what Jon mentioned, everyone has their own idea of what constitutes the BEST campground, kind of like movies. In time you'll try different types and come up with your own BEST.
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