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Old 04-15-2016, 12:52 PM   #11
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Interesting, I didn't expect to hear that people prefer to travel with a full tank. Guess its easier than trying to fill up at the campground.

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You'll find people have varying opinions on travelling with a full FW tank. I pulled into a campground last summer and the township had a broken water-main and no water at the park for 2 days........I was glad I had a tank full.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:53 PM   #12
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We travel with approx. 1/3 tank, for those moments when you just have to pull over. When we leave the dry camping spot the water drain is opened and drains as we go along the trail getting out of the forest and the highway. When heading for dry camping the water tank is filled and so is the aux 50 gal tank.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:32 PM   #13
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Here in Suffolk County, NY, we have EXCELLENT public water. I always leave with a full tank of fresh water. My first RV (a 2010 Casita Spirit Deluxe Travel Trailer) had a 25 gallon fresh water tank. My current RV (2015 Dynamax DX3-37RB Super C Class) has a 110 gallon fresh water tank. I also try to fill my fresh water tank long before I get to FL (some of the foulest smelling water I've had the misfortune to encounter).
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:57 PM   #14
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I fill my FW tank before leaving home. If i get into questionable water on the toad. I can use it. Plus, while taking breaks on the road (non-rest stop) it nice to wash and flush.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:01 PM   #15
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Fill before we leave and drain when we get home. Grass always enjoys the water!
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:18 PM   #16
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I kinda guess it will depend when the next trip is ! If you are leaving again in a week , keep it full . Ours is always filled up upon return , we spend more than 30 weekends per year dry camping at some festival or craft show as we are vendors . North Florida well water , best in the nation !
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:38 PM   #17
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My rear kitchen TT carries 367 pounds of water next to the rear bumper. This directly affects tongue weight. I also use water while on the road.
I've never been able to completely empty the water tank so I keep it full. I have full hookup at home, so between trips I use the camper as my office and cave, so the water is continuously being cycled through. In fact, you could say I am camping from the day I de-winterize till the day I winterize. Even then, I still go out there to watch tv or just to read.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:04 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the info guys, it's a lot of help! I live outside of town so I have well water...with a lot of iron. I plan to get a filter so maybe that will help when filling at home. Thanks again!
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:01 PM   #19
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I empty the water tank and blow out the lines whenever the rig goes into storage. When I leave, the tank is filled with tap water, which is known to be good quality.

City tap water is also chlorinated to prevent bacterial growth in the water lines. I take advantage of this by removing the hose filter and replacing the RV's charcoal filter with a paper filter for that first tankful. I also do the filter change whenever I fill an empty tank from a known good chlorinated city water source while travelling. We carry bottled water but most of the time use water from the tank for drinking.

Filling the tank from water sources that aren't too "hard" allows us to avoid water from areas that have high mineral content well water. I also have an electronic mineral content tester I use to check the water before putting it in the RV.

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Old 04-16-2016, 12:26 PM   #20
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If we have something in the garage,I fiil it just before we leave.If not,Ill just put 15-20 gal in it for OTR water.The 100 gal of water offsets the wieght in a full garage and keeps our pin wieght constant.
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