How to hook up to the Talona Ridge utility pedestal
As a courtesy, here at Talona Ridge RV Resort we would ask that you browse these steps to be sure your RV connects in the most seamless way to the marine-grade pedestal at Talona Ridge RV Resort.
Step 1 - Properly position your RV
Usually, the pedestal should be lined up within 3-6 feet of your primary ports for water and electricity. This creates the smallest distance for cables and hoses to extend and connect. On most RVs this would be located near the back of your vehicle on the driver side. The resort pedestals are arranged by site type. Back-in sites will have the pedestal on the right side, Pull-in sites will have the pedestal on the left side.
Step 2 - Connect your power
Our resort is fully equipped with a GFCI 2-socket 110v 20AMp service, a 30Amp and a 50Amp service. By carefully lifting the metal flap, all electrical connections can be accessed.When you arrive, the breaker will be in the 'off' position. On arrival, first connect your power cord and then flip your breaker to the 'on' position. Please do not share a pedestal between two guests. Contact management for any extra power needs or questions.
Step 3 - Hook up your fresh water hose
WINTER WEATHER WARNING: Leaving your water hose connected during freezing temperatures will damage your hose and also the pedestal. Hoses must be disconnected, or will incur a repair fee of $100. We encourage the use of electrically heated water hoses during extreme cold weather.
Please use potable hose, disinfect the faucet to ensure it is clean for your use during your stay, add a pressure regulator to protect your interior pipework - because our pressure here is pretty amazing.
Step 4 - Connect your sewer hose to the WHITE CAP
First and foremost, wear protective gloves. Thoroughly wash your hands after this step. While laying out your hose, use a gravity brace ("stinky slinky" or similar). Make sure your black and gray tanks are closed before removing the cap. As you connect to the square capped white ground pipe, it's a great idea to utilize a clear elbow, for visual confirmation that things are draining as they should. Be sure to snap tight your fittings and open/drain the black tank first, then using the grey tank to flush the pipe as a secondary rinse agent. If you need to dump black and gray tanks, dump the black tank first. Otherwise, always leave the black tank closed. An unfortunate mistake is to leave the black valve in the open position while connected. This will allow “liquids” to drain out, while “solids” slowly build up. Over time, this will cause a horrible situation inside the black tank which is commonly known as “pyramiding,” (a buildup of solid material) which can eventually require professional help to properly clear out.
If you cannot successfully hook up to the pedestal…
If you need further assistance, please call (706) 636-2267 or visit our Welcome Center. You can also ask any of our staff on site. We will be glad to assist you.
Please note - fresh water faucets may vary
Depending on your RV site number, you may have an alternative fresh water faucet. It will either look like this or like the faucet in step 3.