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  • Is There An App Or Website For Pumpout Stations?

    Do all campgrounds have water and pumpout stations? And besides campgrounds are there other places that offer pumpouts and water? As you're travelling how do you know where to go to empty out the black and grey and fill up the fresh water tanks? Is there a website or app that's available that identifies locations? I have a truck camper and don't always stay in campgrounds.

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  • #2
    If needed, we have used highway rest areas to dump our tanks. Not all rest areas have dump stations. Most states have a transportation authority website that list rest areas and which ones have dump facilities. also lists all rest areas by state.

    That said, I would never use a public dump station to rinse or fill my fresh tank.

    Sanitation at those dump stations are not to be trusted and even if they are equipped with a fresh water hose, I wouldn't trust where that hose has been / what it's been used for.

    I would only trust a RV park or campground with potable water to fill my fresh tank. Many RV parks will allow a transient traveler to dump / fill for a nominal fee.
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    • #3
      For dump stations, I use the Sanidumps website. They may have an Apple app, but I also use the website on my Android devices.

      They have some integration issues with Google maps right now, but it's still usable, and their database seems to be quite extensive.
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      • #4
        Hi Baysailor,

        Most campgrounds always have water, EXCEPT USFS which is quite frequently turned off fora variety of reasons. When planning to use a USFS CG I always bring extra water. I have noticed some ranger stations have water available, but not sanitary dump. Some towns near popular boondocking areas have dump stations in town at gas stations.

        I use 'allstays' which shows dump stations in addition to a variety of campgrounds. It's about $9 from the app store. I boondock mostly, but it's nice to know where a nearby shower and other facilities may be.

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        • #5
          A good item to keep around while traveling is a water bandit or water thief. They can help you connect your hose to a healthy water supply spigot that does not have a threaded outlet. A lot of times primitive campground frostproof faucets have spigots without threaded outlets to screw a water hose onto.

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          • #6
            The water thief also work well to connect a non-threaded hose to your Santi-Flush connection. I keep one in each of the dirty and sanitary water boxes. A couple of hose clamps will help with the tapered water taps which seem to be more and more popular.
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