Campers like to use a lot of lingo to describe their camping environments. Here is what all that stuff means to the rookie.


A campsite that offers power, water and sewer hookups. To take full advantage of the comfort of an RV, these are the campsites you want. There is a downside however. Many campgrounds or RV Resorts that offer full-hookups do so with concrete slabs where you’re often right next to your neighbor and not necessarily nature.

But that’s not always the case and just do your research on price and campsite size/amenities to find what works for you.


This campsite typically offers power and water hook-ups but forgoes the sewer hook-up. This isn’t always a terrible thing. A lot of times, this can lead to a bit more space and nature and many campgrounds offer pump service for an extra charge. That being said, if you use the toilet in the RV, you’ll need to dump before returning (or face a minimum $150 charge). Most campgrounds have a dump station allowing you to pull into an area to dump and rinse the tanks.

No hookups, aka, “Dry Camping”

With an RV like the Leamon Party Bus, you can actually park in smaller campsites, even those often used by tent campers. Many of your first-come-first-serve national parks, deserts, and other “off the grid” camping is done with no power, no water and no sewer. This can lead to some amazing adventures and unique camping experiences, however, it’s always best to know a little more about what you’re doing and what the RV is capable of (vs. not). That being said, the RV is capable of heavily enhancing your experience with a comfy bed, propane and gas generator use for power / refrigeration, running water and toilet use all without being hooked up to any outside conveniences.