One, two or three way?

Pitch marked EWS, Electric, Water and Sewer

Pitch marked EWS, Electric, Water and Sewer

That’s the question you need to know the answer to if you are booking in at a Campground in North America.  Basically, do you want electric and water and sewer?  Some sites only offer all three on every pitch, others you can choose and of course the less you want, the cheaper it gets.

Hook up is incredibly easy, certainly on our vehicle and the ones I have seen  all seem to be along similar lines.

Electric:  Simply pull the cable out of the vehicle and plug it into the post.  Not the safe looking blue hook ups we have in the UK but they seem okay.    They call it a shoreline which is an accurate marine style description and it’s a big thick cable capable taking up to 50 amps of electric.

Flap opens and you pull out the shoreline

Flap opens and you pull out the shoreline

The rig (slipping into the parlance here!) comes supplied with a hose with a screw at both ends for water.  Screw one end to the tap and the other to the vehicle and turn on the tap.  Job done! The strange thing is that there is a separate water tank entirely for when not on mains water which has to be filled separately and then is driven by a pump.  It would be so much easier fi this was auto filled when connected.

Water hose connection

Water hose connection

And finally, the sh**ty connection, which once we fathomed it out was actually pretty easy to the point that on our next van we may go for this option.

A hose is stored in a compartment close to the dump valve and has a flanged connection on it.  Take the cap off the dump pipe and attach the hose.  Put the other end of the hose down the sewer pipe.  You will now see two handles – one grey and one black.  Pull the black one first (black water) when that has finished close the valve and pull the grey one (grey water) which then flushes out the hose leaving it comparatively clean to put away in storage again.

Some advice – get yourself some disposable gloves – you will fell much better!  Secondly, always ensure you have LOTS of grey water to empty so that the hose does get a through clean.

Open the cover to reveal the hose and the two valve handles

Open the cover to reveal the hose and the two valve handles

Here you can see the white sewer point adjacent to the water and electric post

Here you can see the white sewer point adjacent to the water and electric post

So, there you go, one, two or three way, whatever way you like.

 

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