Originally Posted by Darkspeed
I know this is a basic question but I have never been on the road with a trailer before. What services will I find at most trailer camping / overnight facilities?
30a power ? 50a? Water? Septic?
Thanks in advance
There is some regional variation due to code compliance and policy differences from one state park system to another. Individual parks/campgrounds vary as well, so it's hard to generalize.
Some state/local parks may offer nonelectric sites intended primarily for tent camping.
Otherwise, nearly all campsites have a 30a connection with most also having 50a and 20a connections. There are a few places with only 20a connections such as some Iowa state parks and a few older campgrounds or temporary campgrounds for festivals and fairs. There are also a few campgrounds that have 50a service only but they are extremely rare and in nearly all cases will have a 50a-to-30a adapter you can purchase or borrow.
In most cases the power connection will be within 25' of the rear streetside corner of the trailer but there are rare cases where it is farther.
Nearly all facilities offer water for filling freshwater tanks, at some central point in the campground. A few that cater primarily to tent campers do not or have deliberate limitations to make it hard to fill tanks.
Water is always available at any campsite that also has sewer connections.
Whether there is water at other campsites varies. As a matter of policy, for example, the Minnesota state parks do not provide water to campsites without sewer connections, to discourage dumping of greywater on the ground.
If water is provided there will be a faucet with garden hose threads. Sometimes there isn't a faucet for each campsite so it helps to have a Y fitting but that's rare.
In most state, local, and national parks it is rare to find sewer connections at the campsite although this is beginning to change with newer parks at least in some areas. Commercial campgrounds have them more often.
Nearly all campgrounds and parks have a centrally located dump station, unless there are sewer connections at each campsite.
Sites like woodall's and Rvparkreviews have listings for individual campgrounds.