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Author Topic: Flying J will now charge $10 to dump your tanks  (Read 5836 times)
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« on: June 03, 2010, 05:05:02 PM »

Hi Folks,

Just recieved this e-mail from Flying J
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Dear Nick,

To continue providing waste dump station services, Flying J is instituting a $10 fee to customers using this service.  This has become necessary to cover the increasing costs of offering this amenity.  These additional fees include:

Maintenance - escalating expenses associated with normal usage and the misuse and abuse of waste dump stations
Municipalities - rising costs from local sewer treatment service providers
Regulatory - increasing expenditures linked to stringent corporate responsibilities
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 05:12:30 PM »

Yup, Nick. We found that out, last trip.

When you fuel, you get five off of your dump. Maybe if we fuel twice, then a free dump...I don't know.

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 05:22:41 PM »

Too bad they won't give you a free dump with a minimum fuel purchase.

Usually I don't need the free soda or shower.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 05:45:50 PM »

It seems that all businesses are under the flaming delusion that their customers are not feeling the squeeze of higher fuel, food and campground prices. For crying out loud! There is some money out there and those of us would like to have a trip with our families for a long week are not a well that they can tap to make themselves more solvent at our expense.  Has someone, perhaps the Annointed One, come up with a new tree that drops money that doesn't come from the taxpayer?

Everyone is trying to survive this fiasco. The only one's who don't seem to care are the ones who are begging us to send them back to Washington so they can do it again.

Not wanting to get 'off topic' it just seems that the more trouble we get in (try the Gulf oil leak for starters) the more the dummies want to get Gov't more involved.

How about we teach some of the Congress to stop by Flying J and learn how to properly dump a black water tank?  And let them pay the tab?

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 05:52:52 PM »

Just my couple of pennies, but do not most municipalities charge for sewer based on water consuption, which would mean to me that additional sewer flow without water consumption would be at no cost to the location if it were to come from an outside source, like a vehicle passing through.

Now, for the maintenance part, I can see if people were being destructive to the dump location, but is the opening not usually at the base of a concrete "funnel", so how much damage can be done there?

'Regulatory fees mounting up' is peculiar, because who does and how do they do it pops into my mind. Is not waste just waste, and how does the waste change and cause an increase in "corporate responsibilities" ?

What makes flushing a toilet a greater problem today than it was years ago, and why does the dumping of waste from a similar source (we could all just go inside to the restrooms), create a greater corporate expense.

Should we soon be expecting pay toilets ??
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 06:20:27 PM »

I think it's all just a load of crap.  Just another way for them to squeeze the last penny out of the lint littered pocket I carry around.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 06:55:23 PM »

I went to to the J and bought some diesel yesterday and notice my receipt would allow me to dump for only five dollars. Not sure I will dump there untill everyone charges.

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 07:05:15 PM »

A local county campground charged $12.00 last weekend for non-campers to dump. Can't say I blame Flying J. They are a for profit business and I'm sure they have people who have abused the privilege by dumping waste oil and lots of other stuff. Also most of the over the road drivers just pass the cost on to whoever pays the fuel bill. I think its great to know that I can head to Flying J for fuel and dump. Lots of times we don't use campgrounds thus I'm often looking for a place to empty tanks.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 07:44:07 PM »

Some state rest areas have dump stations. Should we form a list?  Tom Y
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 07:54:20 PM »

Think 10 bucks is outrageous pull in to a KOA and ask to dump we were in Ca and was told 25 bucks found a Indian Casino cost us 5 with water

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 08:24:46 PM »

LOL if anyone wants to come to Ridgecrest Ca by Death Valley you can fill with water and dump in my septic for free (please no waste oil  Shocked )
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 09:52:25 PM »

1.  We have already beat this topic to death, four pages worth:
http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=15281.0

(yeah, I know, back then we were talking about only a few locations and it was $5, but more or less everything we're going to say in this thread was already said back then).

2.  There are already many lists of free RV dump stations on the 'net.  Let's not start another one here -- it's a duplication of effort, and it will just dilute the value of all the lists collectively.

Here are just a few (note that some of these lists include for-fee dumps, too):
http://rvdumps.com/
http://rvcentral.com/dumpsites.htm
http://www.sanidumps.com/maps/help.php
http://www.rvthereyet.cc/rvdumps.php
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/ra/RVStations.htm


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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 04:06:58 AM »

There is costs related to everything, Camping/RVing, boating, hot rods, classic cars and many other thing we enjoy. If your going to squak over $10 bucks for an occasional dump either eat less so as to not fill it, stop at fast food restaurants or just get out of the hobby and think of how much money you will save then. No bus, no fuel, no insurance or road side assistance, no maintanance costs, no food to by for trips, no tolls, no BEER!!! and many other expenses. Or just stay home.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 04:36:05 AM »

I haven't had to pay for a dump yet, but 10 bucks isn't that bad. You might save that much in fuel by getting rid of the extra weight. Shoot, we waste that much by going to the movies! Wink

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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2010, 04:47:33 AM »

This has nothing to do with politics but it has a lot to do with PILOT and you haven't seen the last of Pilots take aways.  Pilot has not been very RV friendly in the past and since they bought Flying-J you will see more and more of this.  JMHO.
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