I was really discouraged to hear about this news in one of my RV newsletters … Flying J will no longer offer free dump station services at their Travel Plazas.
Over the past 7 months, Flying J has saved our butts (sorry for the foul pun) many times along the road when we needed to dump our black and grey water tanks in an economical and convenient manner. Without fail, we could always rely on Flying J for providing us with a free place to camp overnight and a liberation of our burgeoning holding tanks. Alas, however, in the world of RVing, all good things seem to come to an end. Sigh ….
FYI — Flying J Dump Stations – Change in Policy
To continue providing waste dump station services at Flying J, we are 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:
• Escalating expenses associated with normal usage and the misuse and abuse of waste dump stations
• Rising costs from local sewer treatment service providers
• Increasing expenditures linked to stringent corporate responsibilities
For our best customers, those that are members of Flying J’s Frequent Fueler and RV Real Value clubs, a $5.00 dump station coupon will be added to their card based on fuel purchases. The club member must present their card to cashier at point of purchase to receive the discount.
We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to offer the best services and facilities in the industry.
By now, this program will have been implemented at all Flying J stations. In their protocol, I have heard that some of the stations will be monitored by a device, allowing the customer to pay at the dump, whilst others will require the customer to go inside the store to pay for the service. Sucky.