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Posted: 10/18/20 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have heard that it is dumping fee, costs nothing just to get fresh water. If someone only gets potable water at a rv dump station are they supposed to pay the fee ?

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Always best to ask at the location.

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Best policy is to ask. I want the availability so a small fee is appropriate. Water, hoses, clean up isn’t free to the business owner.


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Posted: 10/18/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Typically it is ?

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By definition, a 'dump fee' would apply to dumping.

Never heard of a separate ' FW water only' fee'? Although most often with RVs, a dump station would be at the same location and include dumping waste and filling FW tanks.


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I imagine it depends on the particular policy at said dump station.

Not sure I'd want to get fresh water at a dump station, even if it is marked as potable. Do you trust whoever is running the dump station?

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You better make sure it is potable water before using it as such.

I have been to some dump stations where the water is not potable

I know I have never and never will fill my fresh water tank at a dump station

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Walaby wrote:

Do you trust whoever is running the dump station?

Or the RVer who used the dump station before you? Some people are real hogs.

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Walaby wrote:

....Not sure I'd want to get fresh water at a dump station, even if it is marked as potable....

Mike

^^^ This ^^^

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There is a reason they call it a DUMP fee. Covers the cost of waste treatment or hauling off. Should be no charge for fresh water, but as others have said, I'd be real cautious using a dump site's fresh water. I've seen RVers stick the fresh water hose in their septic tubes. I never get water from a dump site.


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