Originally Posted by Mr Havercamp
Pitting forum followers against each other? Huh?
Nowhere in the manual, on a decal, or any other piece of documentation does Rockwood advise against towing with a filled fresh water tank on our Rockwood Roo. Still the supports bent almost to the point of the tank popping out. I have owned 3 other trailers, two of them hybrids, and never had to worry about sagging water tanks including the one that held 52 gallons. Scrimping on construction is the only reason for any of this, it has nothing to do with following recommendations. That would be like Ford only using 2 lug nuts and telling you not to exceed 15 mph lol.
Some owners in forums (going back quite a few years) have experienced straps breaking, or frame rails bending as in the image above our posts from carrying full water. Others have said it couldn't happen because it hasn't happened to them.
One owner stated in a forum I read last summer about following a trailer with the water tank falling out of it.
Manufacturers issue recommendations for the exact reason we all know - so its a loophole for them to deny warranty claims.
Because you haven't seen the disclaimer aka recommendation not to carry full water tank capacity in your manual doesn't mean its not in someone else's manual.
on a different note funny you should mention Ford...
A buddy of mine tuned his 15 F150 Ecoboost and blew his engine last month. Took the tuner and aftermarket equipment off and towed it into the dealer for repairs. The dealer refused warranty work because they could tell what had happened. They not only looked at the truck and saw the tell tail signs of previous tuning (spacer / wires cut to remove splicing in of equipment apparently in addition to catch can etc.) as well as the Computer history.
I've never hauled with a full water tank.
To each his own. Its why manufacturers make different trailer models and styles.
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2013 Ford F150 XTR ECOBOOST
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