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Old 06-08-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Non-resident dump going rate?

I would like to know how much people have paid for dumping if they simply show up as non-resident. Recently we dry camped at Hecla Junction on the Arkansas river and a nearby campground wanted $20 from me to use their dump. In the past years I paid $5 or $10, but $20 seemed outrageous. It was confirmed that other CG's in the area also charge same. I drove home and took care of it bucket by bucket and opened wide all house windows after that. (I do not like the extra weight and stress on the Scamp on the way home, nor do I appreciate the stinky job, but $20?)
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I guess they can charge what they want, so long as everyone plays along.

Where I dump is a gas station. No different for locals or out of towners. $5 fee, or free with a $15 purchase. I top off on gas whenever I dump my tanks.
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For the most part I just use free ones, and have seemed to find them fairly well. There have been a few places I had to pay and the cost was usually $10 or less.
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AllStays Camp & RV app, as well as many other campground finder apps list dump stations & cost, and there are apps & websites that only list dump sites. Might be useful for finding something between the high prices ones & home...
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We often camp in campgrounds that have a dump station with no additional fees. In the west, it’s possible to find gas stations with free dump stations and we might leave our no services campground and drive 50 to
100 miles and then gas and access one of these sites. In Iowa, many of the Interstate rest areas have free dump stations. Some parks have a minimal fee for non campers too. We “catalog” those sites or check on the internet and access free or cheap sites as necessary. A few places allow grey water to be dumped in the woods but not too many from my experience. I stopped at a USForest service campground in Montana where you could dump for $2. The host acted like I was about to beat them out of the money pointing out the deposit post for the money three times which was accessible as we were leaving. He looked at our Escape which had the Made in British Columbia decal on the back and an Iowa license plate. He said “You Canadians have all the money so it shouldn’t bother you to pay two bucks”’ He was staring at the rear of the 19 but did not read the license plate. I figured one catty remark deserved another so I told him “we’re not Canadian but I’ve got plenty of money” that finally shut him up.
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Thank you guys, it seems that the campgrounds in the Arkansas river headwaters, e.i. the valley between Salida and Buena Vista have so much river rafting traffic that they can charge whatever they want and they all settled on $20. Is that what they call collusion? (Just joking.)

I am going to explore Jon's idea and check out Allstays. Thanks!
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Thank you guys, it seems that the campgrounds in the Arkansas river headwaters, e.i. the valley between Salida and Buena Vista have so much river rafting traffic that they can charge whatever they want and they all settled on $20. Is that what they call collusion? (Just joking.)

I am going to explore Jon's idea and check out Allstays. Thanks!

Plus the public dump stations in Salida and Poncha Springs are both closed.
Getting fresh water has also become a challenge.
Less supply, more demand equals higher prices.
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I would like to know how much people have paid for dumping if they simply show up as non-resident. Recently we dry camped at Hecla Junction on the Arkansas river and a nearby campground wanted $20 from me to use their dump. In the past years I paid $5 or $10, but $20 seemed outrageous. It was confirmed that other CG's in the area also charge same. I drove home and took care of it bucket by bucket and opened wide all house windows after that. (I do not like the extra weight and stress on the Scamp on the way home, nor do I appreciate the stinky job, but $20?)
Talking here about dumping black/gray water, right? NOT simple empty packages and kitchen garbage.

Brave of you to take it home and do it there and all. I think I'd have paid the $20, but I'm older now and less likely to do the bucket by bucket route.


Besides, in Peanut, we have a porta-potty and deal with it as we travel. Only, maybe, the last day's worth ends up at home. Not such a daunting task then.

Better luck next time finding free or cheap places to dump.

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I paid $25 at the closest place to me which was the fairgrounds RV park in San Jose.


I dunno about anyone else but I'd pay a whole lot more than $20 not to have to haul buckets of poopy water through my kitchen.
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Most sites around here are free. I currently live in a town with no free sites, but the town 2 hours away where I used to live has at least 3 free sites.
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Plus the public dump stations in Salida and Poncha Springs are both closed.
Getting fresh water has also become a challenge.
Less supply, more demand equals higher prices.
That makes perfect sense now - we see the market forces at work!

When we camped at the Hecla Junction earlier this spring, we paid at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Visitor Center in Salida and we were given free water from the spigot at their building, thanks to the nice lady who was at the desk. This week we were at the Mt. Princeton CG one night and they only have wells with hand pumps (some of which need repair). An absolutely beautiful spot otherwise.
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That makes perfect sense now - we see the market forces at work!

When we camped at the Hecla Junction earlier this spring, we paid at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Visitor Center in Salida and we were given free water from the spigot at their building, thanks to the nice lady who was at the desk. This week we were at the Mt. Princeton CG one night and they only have wells with hand pumps (some of which need repair). An absolutely beautiful spot otherwise.

We were in the area two weeks ago. The USFS station in Salida used to have water and a dump. No more.
They simply have a sign on the door directing you to commercial campground dump stations.
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I would like to know how much people have paid for dumping if they simply show up as non-resident. Recently we dry camped at Hecla Junction on the Arkansas river and a nearby campground wanted $20 from me to use their dump. In the past years I paid $5 or $10, but $20 seemed outrageous. It was confirmed that other CG's in the area also charge same. I drove home and took care of it bucket by bucket and opened wide all house windows after that. (I do not like the extra weight and stress on the Scamp on the way home, nor do I appreciate the stinky job, but $20?)
If you are in the Canon City, CO area there is a Conoco gas station just off of Hwy 50 one block south on Raynolds Ave that charges $7 to dump. I see people in there a lot dumping. At the west end of Canon City is a Shell station called Hanks Travel Stop and the restaurant is Big Daddy's. They have a dump and propane. Their food is good also. At the Colorado/Utah border there is a Colorado State Visitor Center that has a free dump. The rest area is very nice and has a military memorial also. If you are going into Kansas there is a free dump at a rest area at the border in Colorado in Burlington. If in northern Colorado there is a free dump in the rest area off I-25 right at the Wyoming border. I've used all of these free ones in the last year.
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At every Pilot/Flying J the dump and water fill is $3.00 with the (free) professional drivers card.

All the Camping Worlds Ive seen have free dump and water fills.

Id start pooping in the woods before Id pay $25.00 to dump.

Weve camped in 45 states and several Canadian provinces, almost always boondocking and weve never had a problem finding a place to dump. I think the most I ever paid was $10.00 at a private campground in Pahrump, NV as we were driving through the area.
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