We spent the night in Meridian, Mississippi, last night, at the Benchmark Coach and RV Park. It's a good thing they didn't call it a "resort", because it's just an overnight destination. No pool, no frills, free wi-fi, but it didn't work, free cable TV--that did work. :-)
|We're twins! Neighbor is a Phaeton at Benchmark|
For those people thinking about going full timing or getting underway soon, a water regulator helps maintain a feasible water pressure in parks where it may be too high. We've encountered that several times in our travels. You can seriously damage your plumbing as in EXPLODE YOUR PIPES or BLOW OUT fittings when the park pressure is too high if you don't use a water regulator. The cost of a regulator runs anywhere from 10.00-60.00+, depending on how sophisticated you want your water regulator to be. They sell them at Camping World or online. MOST of the time, campgrounds are on the LOW side of water pressure, but it's better to be safe than sorry! In the two years we have been full timing, the water pressure has been HIGH three times. You can burst your pipes if you have high pressure and your rig is not equipped to handle it. In our case, Tiffin tests their plumbing systems to be able to handle around 60-65 p.s.i's safely. Sometimes the park will tell you what their water pressure is, a lot of times they don't know what it is. If your shower HURTS when you take one, Sparky says you probably have high water pressure and you should have a water regulator hooked up to your water line!
Nearby is a GREAT state park called DeSoto State Park, one of Alabama's top state parks as far as facilities go. The park is located near a canyon called Little River Canyon. We are going to this state park for one night tomorrow night to check out the facilities...FULL hookups at a state park for 28.50 a night! We'll see you there!
P.S. Eldy just happened to click on the "RV Resources" link on our blog (he NEVER does that) and darned if we aren't mentioned as "RVers of the Month" on that website! They quoted our very first blog..boy, have we come a LONG way, baby! On our second rig, past our second year of RVing, fun to go back and take a look at that! Just for fun, if my family is interested, here's another quick way to the link...http://www.rvresources.com/