Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
Senior Member
showtime0022's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 201
I have 100 gallon tank so thats 800 lbs of extra weight!!! I fill up when i get there. Depends how much weight you can tow. Im sure distance will be a factor also.

showtime0022 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 09:47 PM   #12
Cudaman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 62
Water boy

Well to me it makes the most sense to go with a full load. No stop and unknown water sources. I suppose it will be a good work out my truck which has plenty of power and spring capacity for the TT. Structurally it should be fine for the TT as well I presume..I will head out this week.

Cudaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #13
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 17
You'd need to weigh the advantage of knowing where the water comes from vs the 830+ lbs you'll add to your load.
The_Painting_Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #14
Senior Member
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,129
I would think allot would depend on how heavy you load the RV to begin with. Load up everything and fill with water ready to hit the road, hit the scales first, you might be surprised. You might have to shed some weight, can the tires take it.
2014 8289WS Diamond pkg
2014 Ram 2500 SB DC TCD
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #15
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 342
I like to be fully stocked when we get on the road even when headed home.
I am not sure if this is a helpful reason or not, low center of gravity. I think having 500#s in the lowest place I can put it should help. I have been in some very strong gusty cross winds and even in the windy mountains having a lower center of gravity might be helping.
This being said, I always try to run with empty grey and black tanks because those are on the back of the trailer and I don’t want a heavy back end.
And there is no doubt that wind resistance is the biggest culprit for poor gas mileage. I always drive showing instant mileage, and it sucks in a head wind(pun intended).
2011 Wildwood T26BHXL
2004 Yukon XL Denali
43yrs of camping; one lucky guy
YoungKopernik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #16
Cudaman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 62
Water boy

Thanks for all your thoughts and ideas. I made the trip with the full tank no issues. Didnt even know it was there. 9.6 mpg on the way down to Portland and 9.6 on the way home. Only used about 2/3 of the 40gals in 4 days but emptied and dumped it on the way back.

Cudaman is online now   Reply With Quote

travel, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.