Sometimes the campgrounds have no hook ups and maybe not even a dump station, other times extended boondocking in the desert leads to the tanks filling and the RVer has to go in search of a place to "relieve" the RV.
One place that many RV owners use to dump their tanks is Flying J Travel Centers.
Flying J caters to RVs with many of their Travel Centers having separate lanes for RVs. The lanes are equipped with fuel pumps that provide both gasoline and diesel, as well as water faucets and dump stations.
Recently something new has appeared at the Flying J dump stations.
A fee of $10 is now being charged, but if you have a Flying J RV Real Value card and purchase some fuel at the pump, you only have to pay $5.
Flying J has had to put the charge on the dump stations due to rising costs of maintaining them. People have put all kinds of things in the dump station holes or pull up and let the tanks fly without using a sewer hose. I've seen that personally. Someone has to clean up the mess and that costs money.
I have no heartburn with the dump fee, I still get a nice place to fuel up that is easy to get into with my 40 foot Journey pulling my toad. I can park overnight for free in the RV section of the Flying J parking lot. Plus the Flying J store has the odds and ends I might need, be it a soda or a giant hot dog.
So if I need the dump station, the $5 is a small price to pay. Reading some of the RV forums, some RV owners have gotten their shorts in a bunch over it and in a huff state they'll never visit the Flying J again.
That's fine, that leaves more room in the parking lot for me. ;c)
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