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Old 02-22-2013, 11:31 PM   #31
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I'm curious to see what the consensus is regarding trailering with your fresh water tank full. How may of us fill our water tank at home prior to travelling vs. filling up at the campsite.

FWIW, I leave home with the fresh water tank filled. I generally camp within 3 hours of home.
I will tow with a full water tank for 2 different reasons:
* I'm going to a state forest or national forest that doesn't have water
* I'm camping where the water is horrible; minerals, iron, stinky, etc

Otherwise, I travel as light as I can.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #32
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98% camping with full hook ups so I travel with the tank empty. It's a pita to drain the fresh water tank where I live so I rather avoid dealing with it for my usual trips. Now if I were camping with family or traveling for hours I would do it differently.
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have not been dry camping lately
been spending time at an RV park
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only travel with proxy 1/4 fresh water in tank
just so as to use in an emergency

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #34
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X 27 for traveling with enuff H20 for flushing the toilet enroute and washing up.
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All we use the water for is shower and a few dishes because we use paper and plastic.Plus I have a filter on the main line and I have a portable filter for the hose
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Are RV water tanks baffled? Just curious if they are or not. If they are not then partially filled tanks pose a small stability problem due to free surface effect.

That's a bigger problem on ships (like the one I'm on), because free surface effect + bad weather = possible capsize.

Just thinking about that causing tail wagging while going down the road if the water starts sloshing back and forth (assuming the water tanks are behind the axle).
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Are RV water tanks baffled? Just curious if they are or not. If they are not then partially filled tanks pose a small stability problem due to free surface effect.

That's a bigger problem on ships (like the one I'm on), because free surface effect + bad weather = possible capsize.

Just thinking about that causing tail wagging while going down the road if the water starts sloshing back and forth (assuming the water tanks are behind the axle).
None that I've seen.
Most These tanks are very shallow or flat and are more so long and wide.
So the free surface effect is very prominent.

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