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Old 10-13-2015, 12:51 PM   #11
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Not a problem. Actually I fill the fresh water tank (on the front) to add weight to the tongue. It helps with sway control. I have two large slides in the back and I find that the extra weight helps. Of course I am still within limits fro gross and tongue weight.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:52 PM   #12
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We always fill up before we leave the house... too many times the 'well' water has been poor at State Camp sites. Dogs have fewer issues, too, using city water from home.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:54 PM   #13
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Better to have something and not need it, than need something and don't have it. You never know when you might have to make an unexpected boondock stop, maybe overnight or longer, and want a shower. Or change a flat in 95 degree heat and want to shower off before continuing.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:28 PM   #14
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I have always carried water.. The wife sometimes needs to use the potty while on the road and I also figure if I were to blow a hose on the rig that after I fix the problem I have water to fill it up again..
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:12 PM   #15
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We always fill up before the trip. We use softened water so we have no problems with calcium or hardness. We also carry a few 5 gallon jugs for our popup anchors. Wife also likes to bathroom for breaks.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:31 PM   #16
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I agree with Jeff on the going for less than 10 miles. We always put in about 2/3 of a tank when travelling and many a time we have been in parks and the water was shut off for one reason or another and were glad we had water in our tank. When doing long distances, it was nice not to have to hook up to water at every stop. Mileage wise, maybe 1/2 gallon per mile, if that. Save yourself some headaches or stress and by all means travel with water in your tanks.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:49 PM   #17
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I carry 1/3 tank of fresh water all the time, if going dry camping I fill up. water weighs over 8# gallon, 40 gallons mean you are carrying an extra 320 # of weight.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:39 PM   #18
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I have EXCELLENT municipal water where I live so, I fill my fresh water tank before leaving home. I'm surprised at how many RVers travel with empty (or near empty) fresh water tanks.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:16 PM   #19
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We fill our 37 gal water tank every trip. It is more convenient to have the water and the weight in the front makes for a more smooth and stable ride.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:19 PM   #20
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Always travel with 1/3 to 1/2 tank especially when traveling 95 to Florida. Public restrooms suck.
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