Originally Posted by emm-dee
If I go to a campground and pay for the use of a non full hookup campsite then I have paid for the use of the dump station when I leave, or even during my stay. Since I have PAID to use the dump exactly what is the problem with which pipe one opens up to use to drain the tank. Nobody said they were preventing someone who paid for a FHU site the ability to use the drain. The site is empty. The only one being "hurt" is whoever thinks that since they paid a little more then they think they are entitled to more.
Paying $20 extra a night means forking out eighty bucks for a four nite stay just to save a short stop at the exit dump station. I've been know to spend money like a drunken sailor but no way I'd spend it that way. I would never pay extra for a FHU site unless I was going to be there for more than seven nights. I camped at BamaGanza last week for eight nights. It was a FHU site, but all the sites were FHU. I didn't even get my sewer hose out of the fencepost until the night before I left. In fact, the only thing I really used all week was the electricity because the water pressure was so low I used the onboard TT water system.
Using vacant sites for dumping actually is a benefit for the campground owner. If someone has to wait in line at the community dump station for 30-40 minutes or more they are leaving with a negative opinion. But, if the dump process gets spread out among other UNUSED sites they leave happy...and happy campers come back. Unhappy campers tell all their friends that the campground is not that great because of their single experience of being delayed while dumping.
IMO, using the FHU site to dump when you haven't paid for a FHU or been given express permission by the owner/manager is being selfish and impatient.
People these days seem to confuse rights with privileges. The CG is private property and you have no right
to do anything there. By paying your camping fees the owner gives you certain privileges
to use certain services as set out in the CG's rules and fee schedule. FHU sites cost more because the owner is giving you more services and convenience. If you aren't willing to pay the premium for a FHU site you have neither a right nor privilege to use a FHU site whenever you want. You have permission to use the dump station and ONLY the dump station to dump your tanks.
If everybody had a right to dump wherever they please as you're suggesting, there wouldn't be a premium for FHU sites would there.
I completely understand long lineups but you need to be patient or pay for a FHU site. If the CG doesn't have enough dump stations, tell the owner or don't go back.
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