Sunday, August 1, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Examples of horrible RV hookups

RV parks are not created equal — some are really good, some really bad. Here are two examples of what any veteran RVer comes upon from time to time. Look at the position of the water faucets and the sewer disposals. This should not be acceptable, yet in today’s world where RVers often find it hard to locate an available campsite, but need hookups, settling for a site like these can be the only option.

An RVer who finds him or herself assigned to a site like this with the water and sewer hookups within a foot or so from each other should demand another site or take their business elsewhere.

Would you feel confident drinking water from these faucets?

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Bill
4 months ago

Well actually the law requires the water pressure to be at least 40 PSI to prevent the leakage of sewage into the waterlines.40 PSI causes water to be forced out preventing contamination of the water line. But the faucet itself should be cleaned before usage due to possible contamination. If the water pressure isn’t 40 psi or higher stay away. 

BadWolfe
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Good info. Thanks.

Howard
4 months ago

If you ever go to a water bottling plant you will get a lot less excited about drinking bottled H2O – review the whole stream I.e. ground to nasty bottle.

Howard
4 months ago

Faucet & sewer too close- run the water out on ground for couple minutes then leave next day- better yet have 10 gallons or so in water tank all the time and leave next day – also read camp ground reviews before you go – no reviews -? No go!

Thomas D
4 months ago

Those that use filters thinking that it makes water safe ought to think again or read the box the filter came in. The blue things filer particulates, not bacteria and viruses. Says so right on the box.
Why does the faucet have to be up so stuff can fall into it? The cost of a male 90 is about 45 cents more than a straight fitting. Oh , I’m sorry. 45 cents times 100 ca mping spots would be $45. Of course, I’m not thinking.

Gary Smith
4 months ago

The services in the photos wouldn’t concern me too much. I always spray the water faucet inside and out with antimicrobial alcohol and let it sit for a few minutes prior to connecting.

Tom
4 months ago

Carry bottled water for our cats. A very sick cat is no joy to behold. Campground connections only for shower.

WEB
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

A very sick cat is the best reason to get rid of it. :-/
How many times have you watched a cat (or dog) lick its rear parts…. then let it “kiss” your face?

Lori Martin
4 months ago
Reply to  WEB

Okay, not necessary. So, you’re not a cat or dog lover. It’s good your family wouldn’t think of “getting rid” of you each time you get sick from a contaminant in your environment. Or, maybe they would.

Laurie
4 months ago

I never drink or cook with the water in my RV.

Sink Jaxon
4 months ago
Reply to  Laurie

I’m wth ya…

Robert
1 year ago

Looks as bad as the proximity of black water outlet and fresh water inlet in the utility bay of my Winnebago.
Very bad design!

Cindy
1 year ago

Our annual vintage trailer rally site has sewer and water close (not THIS close) but the water spigot is up further into the air. We only use the water for washing (after boiling) so I’m not too worried, but we drink from bottled water we bring from home (we have a filter) or buy. We use refillable jugs. I don’t generally drink campground water as I don’t know how safe it is.

Gene Bjerke
1 year ago

Since we normally just use our own water, we rarely even notice where the water taps are in a CG. It only becomes an issue when we need to refill our tank (about once a week).

Mark B
1 year ago

This article is 9 months old. I am sure all those campgrounds have fixed those problems by now.

Filter your water and add bleach or water treatment like Camco Pure while filling your tank. No matter how pretty, or how separate the “fresh” spigot is from waste hole, don’t trust anybody’s water.

rick
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

 😂  I am sure all those campgrounds have fixed those problems by now. 😂  😂 .  :wpds_arrow:  If one’s like this you can be sure the rest are like it or close. Way too much money to fix the entire park.

Joseph Testa
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

Exactly, I spray the spigot at EVERY campground with my sanitizing bleach solution.

Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Testa

👍

Donald N Wright
1 year ago

Chuck, you mean you do not like poison ivy growing next to the hook up’s ? How about the old campground built for tents, popups and VW camper vans? Water hookup is “over there” and the electrical is “nearby” and the dump station is “jest down the road”. Smells like nature, and a herd of cows upwind.

Bill T
1 year ago

In today’s ever changing RV landscape, the amount of available RV campsites is dwindling so I keep a spray bottle of peroxide and Lysol wipes to clean everything before using if I have no other option and am stuck with a site like this.

Gerald Fuller
1 year ago

I’m so glad I’ve not had to hook up to a campground for years. We use a Separette Composting toilet. and have grey water recycling. Last year on one 27 day boondock our meter showed we used 1700+ gallons of water for laundry, showers, baths, dishes Etc but our tanks only dropped by 35 gallons after running through our 13 stage filter system. We have separate tanks for drinking water because even though our recycled grey water has always tested better than purchased drinking water nothing to gain, and it’s another layer of safety. We can carry up to 230 gallons of water onboard and often fill up before a several day park because our inflatable Jacuzzi holds 135 gallons. Our electric on demand water heater fills it up perfect and the Jacuzzi’s internal heater keeps it perfect.

rick
4 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Fuller

WOW! A million dollar water system in a billion dollar coach! Sweet! I want one too.

Tommy Molnar
4 months ago
Reply to  rick

My thoughts exactly. I.m thinking this was a figment of someone’s imagination. 230 gallons of water is about 1840 pounds. Jacuzzi? 135 gallons? Electric water heater? 1700 gallons used in 27 days? We don’t use that much in our sticks and bricks.

Sink Jaxon
4 months ago
Reply to  Gerald Fuller

my bee ess meter just just pegged.

Thomas Becher
1 year ago

Can’t believe that any government agency would allow that sort of plumbing with the faucets facing up like that. Bugs,bird poop ,whatever can fall into it. I had to put anti siphon adapters on our faucets at home but I never see them in a campground. I think everyone is taking a BIg chance on contacting salmonella or things like that. I would not hook up my water to those examples.

outlaw
4 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Becher

Thomas if your waiting on the government to do anything at all forget it, their to busy argueing!

Patricia Neuzil
1 year ago

That’s one reason we always have our fresh water tank at least 25% full.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

We always try to keep our fresh water tank as full as possible but may look for an RV park to both dump tanks and fill fresh water when the need arises. But, if we got into an RV park and found hookups like this, we may just have to leave. My water filtration system (one filter . . ) would do NOTHING to help out a bad situation like those shown.

Bill
1 year ago

In most cases outside of buildings the health codes require 10 feet of separation between water and sewer lines, unless both are pressure rated pipes. It doesn’t apply inside a building, and I’m not sure how it applies in this situation. I’d like to see a little more separation, and a little more cleanliness, but more important I want the connections located near the corresponding points on the RV, with the sewer connection downhill.

ThreeQuarterTon
1 year ago

Even our PETS drink bottled water, and this kind of thing is one of the reasons.
A couple of years ago we hooked up to the water in a campground we had stayed at many times over the years, not expecting any problems. Turned on the faucet in the coach and and what came out looked just fine BUT reeked of sewer!! Told the office person , and got blown off big time! Went to another campground ,checked the water , hooked up and sanitized the system !
NEVER stayed at the first campground since, and never will !
Found out later that they had been badly flooded over a week earlier ! Apparently no one complained to, or the local health department didn’t care !

Roger Marble
1 year ago

Wondering why there are no local building codes or health dept rules that would prohibit situations like this.

Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Marble

There usually are, BUT ARE RARELY, IF EVER ENFORCED

Jim
1 year ago

Disgusting, would never stand for that garbage, go elsewhere

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