There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling your fully-loaded RV into a dump station only to find out it’s closed and the next closest one is miles away. Not only are you aggravated, but you end up spending more money on fuel than you planned.
Extra weight can cause significant damage to your rig. A full holding tank sloshing around for mile after mile takes its toll on braking, steering, transmission, and alignment, and can cause blowouts or breakdowns.
Recent statistics show that nearly two thirds of RVs exceed one or more of their load ratings, and excess weight is a leading cause of RV accidents.
The dramatic increase in fuel consumption aside, full fluid tanks can add 1,000 to 2,000 pounds to your rig’s GVW and, while there are RV dump stations almost everywhere, when you need one, they’re impossible to find.
How do you ensure that you’re one of the thirty-three percent of RVers who stay within legal weight limits and run an efficient, clean rig?
The obvious answer is to dump as soon as your tanks are ready, but RV dump stations vary in what they charge, when they’re open and what other amenities they have around them. Finding a satisfactory station can be a major challenge.
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