Fhu camping stands for full hook up camping, and that means you have water, sewer, and electricity available. You do need to have the right equipment on your RV to have full hook-ups. Equipment includes water regulators, the right hoses, and the correction connections. Another idea, when considering Fhu camping, you might want to think about long term camping, being a camp host, and taking care of the campers and the sites. Camp hosts generally get free full hookups and sites for working at the campsite. Not a bad way to get a free site and Fhu. Could be fun, but the keyword is Fhu.
What is a Fhu Camping Site?
Fhu camping is full Hook-Up camping that includes all the comforts you have at home including unlimited water and electricity, plus sewer service. Check out your electricity requirements. Most RVs use 30-am electrical power, and larger RVs, including motor homes use 30-50 amp power. Water hookups allow RV travelers to connect directly to the campground’s freshwater supply. You also need to know the regulations in a campground on using water regulators. Having sewer service included in Fhu is great and allows you to use your facilities and dump black water waste whenever you need. A caveat to Fhu camping site; become the camp host or find jobs that pay plus include Fhu.
Fhu sites are very desirable if you have an RV. The Fhu or full hook-up sites, are often at a premium and do cost a bit more than a regular site that doesn’t offer amenities. You have the hookups you need to increase your comfort in your RV like water, electricity for your televisions and air conditions, and also sewer service. Not all campground offers Fhu sites, but since our paid a lot of money for your RV, you want a Fhu campsite. Campsites with Fhu are somewhat spendy. Often, they cost up to $75 per night, depending on where you are staying.
Fhu is also trending to mean work camping as a camp host, guard, or volunteer worker. You get your site and all the hookups for free. Great summer job if you are a retired person, or if you want to camp in the great outdoors all summer.
Fhu or full hook-up camp means you have the electrical connections at your campsite that will allow you to use all the electricity you want. It also means full water hook-ups with unlimited use, and sewer connections to make camping convenient. If you ever stay in a Fhu campground, you will be astonished at the huge RV’s parked there and enjoying all the conveniences of their homes. Recently in a Fhu campground, we stayed at, we never saw the occupants of luxury RVs. We were amazed at their wanting to enjoy the air conditioning, television, and in some cases, hot tubs in their movable homes rather than hiking around in the woods.
FHU Electricity Requirements
Most travel trailers use 30-amp electric power. Large RVs, some fifth-wheels, and a few larger travel trailers use 50 amps. Many RV parks provide a mixture of both 30 and 50 amp electricity, but 50-amp power is more expensive. Electric hookups are part of the convenience of a Fhu site.
Check out your electrical connections. You might want to invest in a converter if the campsite you are staying at doesn’t off an exact match to your RV’s power cords. A 30 amp plug is three prongs, or a 50 amp plug is four prongs. If you can only draw 30 amps of power, you will not be able to use all your electric appliances at one time.
Using a campsites electricity is as easy as plug and play, but do note you may need to power down your electronics before you plug into the camp’s electricity. You never know if the campground has faulty wiring or not enough power to keep your electronics running. Invest in a polarity test to make sure campground electrical outlets are safe. Route your devices through surge protectors to keep your electronics protected even when camping.
FHU Water Hookups
Water hookups in a Fhu site allow RV travelers to connect their rigs into the campground’s freshwater supply. The water generally comes from the municipal water system or a campground well and is considered potable or safe to drink. Most campsites except the most remote or primitive do provide water to campers.
Before hooking up to the water at a campground, make sure you have a hose certified for potable water. Hoses are usually white or blue and come in lengths from 10 to 50 feet. BPA- free hoses are perfect and won’t impart any funny tastes caused by chemicals leaching into the water from the hose. Don’t use a garden hose, black rubber washing machine hose, or any other connector that is not certified for potable water. If you do, it will be less expensive, but you may end up in the hospital because of toxins and bacteria hiding in the hose.
You may also be required to use a water pressure gauge at campsites. Most water pressure at campsites is higher than recommended for your RV. How the water hookups are developed, or too much pressure will cause your hose to blow out or fittings to crack. Use a pressure regulator to the spigot to protect your RV water system. If you have a water filter, you can also connect it directly to the regulator and attach your hose to the filter. These attachments keep your potable water hose and water system free from bacterial and hard water deposits.
FHU Sewer Hook-ups
RVs have built-in holding tanks that hold gray water for showers and sinks, and they also have black water tanks for the toilet system. These tanks have enough space to hold an average family’s discarded water, but they must be emptied at times. Fhu spaces have a dump states where you can dump the holding tanks but driving our RV to a dump site is inconvenient. Campgrounds with full hookups include a sewer connection on the site. On-site hookups allow the RV’s tanks to be dumped as needed without leaving the campsite.
Your campsite may offer you a sewer hookup, but it won’t matter unless you invest in a high -quality RV sewer hose. A sewer hose is a piece of equipment that you don’t want to see crack and split or cause problems for the campground, you or your RV.
Other FHU Hook-ups
Some Fhu sites are premier and include cable television and telephone hookups. These are generally RV parks that have long-time travelers or even the camp host who stay one or more months do offers these perks. You will have to pay for cable to telephone service. Deluxe RVs made today however don’t need these types of hook-ups. They have satellite TV already installed, and cell phone has taken away the need for phone lines.
Fhu and Workamping
Want to stay for free with Fhu at a summer campsite? These campground jobs do exist, and they are perfect for those who are retired, or who can afford to camp all summer. There are some campgrounds – usually private – who pay an hourly wage and provide you with a site and Fhu at no charge. You can also find campground positions that don’t pay wages, and you are considered a volunteer.
Campground work is perfect for RVers. Retired full-timers love the benefits of volunteer working camper positions. Campground work expands financials options for retirees and staying at the park is usually free with Fhu in exchange for work at the campground.
If you are lucky, you can find many camps and RV parks who pay their workers for the job they perform. Volunteer work camping is still popular in pubic campgrounds, and your site and hook-ups are free. Check out some private campgrounds and RV parks. They often treat their workers as regular and paid employees – still with free sites and Fhu.
Try being a camp host can be fun, but it is a 24/7 job. You are also required to keep the park clean. There are RV sites work in the park store or office. There are opportunities to teach classes to other RVers or read activities. Helping the park design site maps can be a somewhat lucrative job with a free site, and Fhu included.
There are many other positions you can take if you have an RV and want Fhu for work. Flea market vendors, fair vendors, vendors at rodeos and motorcycle rallies, are often given campsite with Fhu at no charge.
Many campground jobs that include free site parking and Fhu are laid back and relaxing. You have a chance to be the campground family. Other campground jobs are very demanding and require some skills, but they pay a wage plus free Fhu. Which way you choose to go, if you have an RV with full hookups, take advantage of campgrounds that offer these amenities.