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Dry Hookup


(a reader asks....)

What does a dry hookup mean? Is there elec, but no water?


Coleen, the RVing editor replies:

A dry hookup RV site means there is an electrical hookup, but no fresh water hookup and no sewer hookup.

When they say a site has partial hookups, they usually mean it has electricity and fresh water, but no sewer hookup.

If you think that is confusing, full hookups, can really add a twist. Most often, "full hookup" only means water, sewer, and electric. I think that is because the term goes back to times when those were the extent of the utility hookups anyone even thought about. Now, there are others -- WiFi, cable TV, and telephone. By the way, full hookup is sometimes abbreviated as FHU.

To be on the safe side, ask what hookups are available.

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