The workampers are steadily flooding in to our little park, and it is getting crowded......they really pack them in here. The sugar beet harvest officially begins next Monday, September 30th, so I would think within the next couple of days we will be completely full.
So here is our "hookup" situation.....we are plugged into a good 50 amp electrical service. There are two hose bibs, one at the end of each double row of RV's (RV's are backed up to each other in two long rows). As RV's come in the individual owners attach their water hose to a "Y" valve on the end of the hose, then put a "Y" valve on the end of their hose for the next RV. Obviously we do not depend on the water pressure from the hose to pressurize the water system in our coach...we just fill up our fresh water tank, and run our water pump. We only open the valve on the hose to refill periodically. If we all used the hose water at the same time the water pressure would drop to zero.
Now, you're probably wondering about our waste water situation. There is NO place to dump here, so they have a "honey wagon" come in every Monday and Thursday to pump out our gray and black tanks. Normally we would not have had to dump our tanks this quickly, as we arrived here in Sidney with empty gray and black tanks having dumped them in Columbus last Saturday morning before we left the RV park, but I wanted to meet the guy running the "honey wagon" and show him where our dump valve was, and how to connect. There are two dump valve standards used on RV's.....Valterra and Thetford. Thetford valves (what we have) are more often found on higher end RV's. The connection diameter is slightly larger on Thetford valves requiring a larger connector. I have an adapter that reduces the Thetford connection down to the Valterra standard. As it turned out, I was glad I was there because of the angle Monty (the dump guy) must use to attach to our dump valve using his connector causes my adapter to leak while he is dumping. So what I did after he left was attach my short flexible hose to my dump valve using a regular Thetford connector, and then on the other end attached a Valterra connector. I told him I would just leave that on for the time we are here to make it easier for him, and less messy. I know this sounds a little complicated, especially if you don't own an RV, so here are a couple of pictures to illustrate what I am talking about.