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Old 01-30-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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Towing (TT or 5th) with water

Lots of people say they do or they don't. Several threads go off talking about the negatives. Some of the those being weight, poor design/construction, mpg........

I would like to only see responses from those that do tow with water. Please don't post that you don't or why you don't. If you do, then please list the trailer and model that you do or have done this with.

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Old 01-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Always go with water
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In the Flagstaff I can't see the tanks which concerns me a little with the tank dropping reports although I have only seen smaller and lower end units with it reported

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Old 01-30-2018, 03:27 PM   #3
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2012 Wildcat Sterling 32rl. Towed thousands of miles with full water tank. Hundreds of those miles over semi-maintained dirt roads. If you can't tow with full tanks, trade in whatever piece of junk it is for something that can.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:01 PM   #4
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Have ALWAYS towed with water.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:12 PM   #5
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Towing (TT or 5th) with water

Have with
2014 Coleman 314ctsbhs tt tank fell out luckily as we were pulling into campground.
Have not with 2017 heritage glen 368rlbhk fw
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:57 PM   #6
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:00 PM   #7
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Yes - travel with water. 2014 Micro-Lite 19fd with modified FW tank supports.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:06 PM   #8
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Many times with the following (over the years), all with stock supports. Almost always right about half full.
Avenger 21RB
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Crusader 315RST.

I have towed the 315RST with a full tank only twice. I keep water in it, ready to go in case of emergencies and change it out every 4-6 weeks. We have had to use our own water, even at a FHU campground. We showed up and the town had a water main break. Almost 12 hours without city water. If we hadn't shown up with our own water, we would have been SOL. It is always better to be prepared, than to assume everything will be peachy.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:34 PM   #9
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I always tow with a full load of water (48 gallons) in my Lacrosse 327RES. Only adverse incident I had was one end of a metal safety strap become dislodged. Not sure when it occurred but noticed it while I was checking the underbelly for some other project this past November.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:41 PM   #10
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Our 5er tows better with water in the tank. We tow at least 1/2 full for that reason and for "rest stops".

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