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Old 05-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #31
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Mine gets filled to the brim before I leave the house. I boondock 95% of the time and have no other option. I have yet to experience a problem. I use the regular garden hose to fill mine. I use bottled water for drinking. Water conservation is a must for my style of camping.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:02 AM   #32
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I travel up and down the east coast. My water tank is in the front compartment. I always leave with it full, My gas mileage doesn't change, and if it did it wouldn't be that much. Whats the difference if your towing 6k or 6.5K. It was designed for it. I stay at walmart, cracker barrel. Take shower when I get up and hit the road, you have your own bathroom to use. Makes life a lot easier. Thats why I bought it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #33
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My fw tank is under the bed in the rear on solid floor not hanging by straps. It is also clear so I just lift bed to see how much is left, don't have to rely on the indicator lights. Pretty handy!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #34
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You are pushing the limit of your TV already. The extra weight of the water could put you way over. If I was only going 50 miles to a CG I would not carry any extra water. Once at the CG you could fill the tank to have water on hand if there is a power failure and the CG well is not operational. The just before you leave empty the fresh water tank.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #35
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i know the Grey Wolf line is not held up by straps.. it sits on top of frame rails
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #36
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i know the Grey Wolf line is not held up by straps.. it sits on top of frame rails
Mine sits on the angle iron crossmembers and has several straps running perpendicular to them. All in all it is fairly substantial.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #37
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You are pushing the limit of your TV already. The extra weight of the water could put you way over. If I was only going 50 miles to a CG I would not carry any extra water. Once at the CG you could fill the tank to have water on hand if there is a power failure and the CG well is not operational. The just before you leave empty the fresh water tank.
Don't think 332# (40 x 8.3)of water will make any difference to the tow vehicle as it is mostly carried by the trailer and only 15% max. is on the truck. 15% is only 49.8# on the truck.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #38
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Don't think 332# (40 x 8.3)of water will make any difference to the tow vehicle as it is mostly carried by the trailer and only 15% max. is on the truck. 15% is only 49.8# on the truck.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #39
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A full water tank in my trailer actually takes 20 lbs. off of my tongue weight.
I wouldn't think that would affect towing by any noticable amount. My point is that traveling with a full tank of fresh water doesn't affect anything that would be detrimental to the way the rig tows or have much affect on mileage one way or the other. Everyone needs to keep in mind that everything put in the trailer is not automatically add the full wt to the load ON the tow vehicle. If it is a tongue trailer, 15% max and a 5er, 20-25%.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #40
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It doesn't matter where the weight "goes", it still has to be towed by the tow vehicle.
Boondocking...full. Campground with water...1/4 tank to get me there.
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