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Old 02-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Trailering with Water

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.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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I travel full too. But I'm a newbie so am curious about this thread.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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I keep mine empty to lighten the load and fill up at the campground.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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I only fill my water tank at home when I know I will dry camping. I usually travel with about 1/4 tank to flush the toilet and wash our hands while on the road, and a little to get by if case of a water outage at a full hookup campground.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #5
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I only fill with water if I know there's no place to fill at or near cg.
And that's rarely the case that I cannot fill at or near cg.
Who wants to pull an extra 200 - 300 lbs around?
Do what ya want but I research water fill options before going.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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I always fill ours, trailer pulls much better with a full tank as it is in front of the axles and our unit seems to have a very low tongue weight.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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I usually travel with about 1/4 tank to flush the toilet and wash our hands while on the road.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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We never drive with full tanks, just a couple gallons for potty breaks. We already get terrible gas mileage and we don't want to make it worse.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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When we dry camp, 95% of the time, I carry my own water. I fill the 5er fresh water up at home. I also have two 50 gallon containers , one of which gets filled at home. When traveling, like others, I fill to the 1/4 tank level. When we dry camp, if we want it, we have to bring it with us as there aren't any amenities where we go.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
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Never travel with water in tank. Have 1gal water next to toilet for flushing and bottle water in cooler for drinking. Water weight is 8lbs per gallon so do not have extry weight to tow.

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