If you have a sewer support system, set it up now allowing a slight slope from the RV to the sewer connection.
Turn the supply of LPG on at the valve of the tank or bottle. Ensure that your water heater bypass is not on bypass mode and that the heater tank is full of water. Your heater probably has electric mode which helps you save LPG.
If you intend to stay at the campground for a few days, you can open the gray water tank valve slightly. This will allow water to drain directly into the sewer.
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We have an entire article about sewer connections along with tips, tricks and product links that you can read and watch the video here:. See ya on the road! Do you leave your sewer open to drain as used while camping or dump when full only? That can lead to all sorts of unpleasantness clogging up your hose and drying out — eeew! And you should always have a pretty good quantity in the graywater tank before you dump so that it flushes the hose out after you dump the black tank.
Some people leave the gray tank valve open until a day before they need to dump black so that the gray can partially fill. Others prefer to leave gray closed until you need to empty it.
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Thank you for the great videos, links and tips. I am in my research phase at the moment and if all gose well, will be full timing it by this time next year. I have two questions.
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They are illegal in homes there; not sure about RVs. This summer while camp hosting I was asked to show two women to their site. Two days later, after they were all settled in, they came in the office and asked if it was o. They were a trip and I give them credit for jumping in feet first. Wow, that is crazy.
Those are some brave women! With our first RV we got a brief walk through and that was that…we were on our own to figure things out.
Electric hookups are available at all designated RV parks and many campgrounds that cater to both RVs and tent campers. The water typically comes from the municipal water supply or a campground well and is considered potable, or safe to drink. Water hookups are provided at all but the most remote or primitive campgrounds. RVs have built-in holding tanks that contain gray water from sinks and showers, as well as black water from the toilet.
A dump station is a place to dump the holding tanks, but it is necessary to either drive the RV to the dump station or use a portable waste tank to transfer the contents. Campgrounds with full hookups include a sewer connection on the RV site, allowing the tanks to be dumped as needed without leaving the campsite. Cable television and telephone hookups are sometimes provided at deluxe RV parks, particularly those that serve long-term travelers who stay one or more months. Some parks require payment for cable or telephone service, while others include the price in the nightly rate.
Telephone hookups are less common in the cellphone age but are still prevalent among parks that cater to older travelers.