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Old 05-26-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Traveling with a full water tank

I normally travel with a quarter tank of water for roadside use and then hook up to water at the campground.

Going to a campground about 35 miles away with no water hookups. What are the thoughts on filling the tank at home before leaving?

Will I leave the tank behind on the road if I hit a good bump?

Not taking the Harley so weight is not an issue.

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Old 05-26-2016, 04:58 PM   #2
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You should be fine toting a tank of water since you're not carrying weight in the garage.

I don't do it often, but I've hauled a tank full when I know there won't be any readily available at the final location.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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You shouldn't have a problem. I have done it countless times over the years...as much of our camping is boon docking at Bluegrass festivals where you can't easily access a water supply.
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You shouldn't have a problem. I have done it countless times over the years...as much of our camping is boon docking at Bluegrass festivals where you can't easily access a water supply.

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I'll start by saying we've only used our TH two times so far, so I'm a newbie However, both times we went with a full tank of water, as the paddock area at the race track we go to just has electric, no water. We haven't had any problems, and both times we had two sport bikes in the garage.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:13 PM   #6
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I'll start by saying we've only used our TH two times so far, so I'm a newbie However, both times we went with a full tank of water, as the paddock area at the race track we go to just has electric, no water. We haven't had any problems, and both times we had two sport bikes in the garage.

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Old 05-27-2016, 01:23 AM   #7
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I always travel w full tank of water and my Cam Am Spyder in back no issues -
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:39 PM   #8
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I always travel with a full tank of fresh water. I need the additional weight on the tongue to help with sway control. Never had a problem.
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You shouldn't have a problem. I have done it countless times over the years...as much of our camping is boon docking at Bluegrass festivals where you can't easily access a water supply.
Carried 100 gal everywhere we went in the old TH and sold it at ten years old. Tanks were fine. Still secure. I did like that there were two 50s and have wondered about the new TH ---- that we will evidently finally get to pick up tomorrow---- as it has a single 100 plus a second 60 and neither appears to have mid tank support. Guess I might wind up adding an angle iron cross piece, but maybe FR knows what they are doing so we shall see.
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My old Th carried 100 gals fresh water. I never had a problem hauling it with the tank full. Present 5er holds 60 gals and I don't have any problems hauling with it full, if we're going somewhere where there isn't a fresh water hook up. I also have 2, 50 gal collapsible water bladders that I use. When travelling to private campgrounds on a long 2000 mile trip I fill approx. 1/3 full for pit stops. My dually has a long box so the bladders fit just fine.
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