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Old 06-19-2015, 01:58 AM   #1
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Towing with fw tank full.

We have a few trips planned where the sites have no water. I would like to bring water from home. I am not concerned about towing the extra weight but I don't want to damage the tank. Opinions please.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:08 AM   #2
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Perfectly fine. I've traveled with a full tank for years without issue. Some folks have had issues with the overfill valve siphoning their fw tank. If that happens simply plug the hole or install a shutoff valve when in transit. Remember to unplug it before use.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:13 AM   #3
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OK. I was worried about stress on the tank. Some of the roads I travel aren't the not the smoothest.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:32 AM   #4
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Some of the roads I travel aren't the not the smoothest.
Me too. But there are plenty of things in my rig I really don't want to have tossed around so it's just a matter of using caution and taking it slow. It would'nt hurt anything to get under there and take a look at the brackets to see if they could be reinforced. It's always better safe than sorry, and peace of mind has it's merits.

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Old 06-19-2015, 02:48 AM   #5
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I had a look under the trailer but it's all sheeted so I couldn't see much. But I agree,slow and steady wins the race.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #6
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We've owned some time of RV since the late 70's and have always traveled with full tanks. Until now most of our camping was BLM land and a lot of dirt roads. Never had an issue.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:28 PM   #7
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Often you may be able to take on water closer to your destination for free or a small fee. State parks have potable water that you can access, also Flying-J and, perhaps, Camping World if you are a Good Sam member. That would keep you from having to haul it the entire trip.
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Our hometown water is rated one of the five best in the US. We always left home with the tank full. With just 2 people and two dogs, we were well under max GW.
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We have a few trips planned where the sites have no water. I would like to bring water from home. I am not concerned about towing the extra weight but I don't want to damage the tank. Opinions please.
I like to carry portable water with us every time for those "nature calls" on the way. Never had any trouble here.
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Always travel with a full tank of home water.
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