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Old 03-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Newbie Here - Full hookups??

I am looking at RV Parks and some say full hookups. Does that include the sewer hookup? I ask because they also say dump station.

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Yes, "full" means electric, water and sewer, or it should mean that, but ussally not all sites will have full hookups, hench a dump station
And WELCOME TO THE SITE
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Yes, "full" means electric, water and sewer, or it should mean that, but ussally not all sites will have full hookups, hench a dump station
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Agree...full means everything...99% of the time.
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Agree...full means everything...99% of the time.
And it's the other 1% that'll get you! Some will say "full hookups" then charge extra for the sewer or water, claiming that it all there, you just have to pay extra for it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Sometimes as little as 5 dollars between partial and full hookup and sometimes as much as 20 dollars (per day).

When you get cable and/or wireless included you can call it full hook up plus!
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Sometimes it is best to call. In 99% of Florida State parks full hookup means water and electric. No sewer. There are a few that have sewer hookups at the site, but is is only a few out of 160 parks.

With private campgrounds full service usually means sewer hookups.

There is no standard as to what "full service" means.
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Generally, full hookups means water, electric and sewer. Whether or not they are included in the campsite rate depends on the campground. Always read the fine print to call the office & ask.

Campgrounds can have both fhu's & dump stations. For those that choose electric only or water/electric only sites that the CG has, they will use the dump station when they leave.

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Full hook-up does mean a sewage connection...99% of the time. They say dump station maybe for two reasons.

1. Long time ago way back parks only had water, electric and a dump station. Then later they put in the sewage connections at each or most of the individual sites. Maybe not all sites are full hook up. I havr seen parks that are 90% full hook-up with a slightly less expensive section w/o full hook-up. These campers would need to use the dump-station.

2. Most parks will let outside campers use the dump station for a fee. If a camper is traveling and needs a dump station the park will have it listed on their web site.
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And it's the other 1% that'll get you! Some will say "full hookups" then charge extra for the sewer or water, claiming that it all there, you just have to pay extra for it.
In my 30 years and 1500+ nites in campgrounds, I have never been in a CG that advertised 'full hookups' and had to pay extra for anything. YMMV
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Thanks to everyone for the information. I think it would be best to call and check each park.

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If you stay at a Campground longer than 3 days, you definitely would want full Hookup. Water, Sewer and Electric, otherwise you probably have to go to the Dump station when your Holding Tank is full which means, unhooking Water and Electric, moving your Slide outs in etc.
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To us, full hook-ups mean electric (30 or 50 amp qualifies though we prefer 50), water, and sewer connection at the camp site. I do not have to leave the site to "dump" the sewer or carry it off in a "Blue Boy". A park can have all "full hook-ups", some full with some paritial, some with 50 amp and others with 30. Some also have cable and/or wifi connection but we don't figure those in in the "full hook-ups" definition. They're just nice extras that usually don't work too well in most campgrounds or give a very limited number of channels (cable).
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In my 30 years and 1500+ nites in campgrounds, I have never been in a CG that advertised 'full hookups' and had to pay extra for anything. YMMV
In my 55 plus years of RV'ing and an unknown number of nights I've only seen it a few times.
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A dump station is for travelers, and/or locals that have no access to a dump station elsewhere.

Connecting the "full service", and "dump station", in my opinion is like linking "exercise room" with "swimming pool", and asking why a pool is in the exercise room.

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