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Old 06-01-2016, 08:39 PM   #101
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There is a reason the manufacturers recommend people don't do stuff.

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Looking thru my manufactures literature, they are recommending only to carry as much water as needed for the purpose of saving overall weight of the trailer. In fact it discuses you may want to carry water to balance out the loading. There is no indication that carrying water is somehow unsafe or shouldn't be done because the trailer can't handle it.




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Old 06-01-2016, 09:33 PM   #102
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I know some National Park campgrounds that are ten miles from where you fill up with water. If you don't fill up with water then you will run out of water quick.


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Old 06-01-2016, 10:07 PM   #103
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I ALWAYS tow with a full 60 gallon tank. The tank is at the rear of the 5er and that practice reduces pin weight by well over 100#.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:40 PM   #104
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I have towed full tank of water many times. Sometimes I only have a partial tank. It hasn't fallen out yet!
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:54 PM   #105
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My dealer said you should not travel with anything in the tanks, but left all 3 full after the PDI. Towed home and didn't have any issues. The boondock location (we'll be heading out to in 3 weeks) has potable water faucets within 50 ft of each site. I use a camco blue (fr waterpur long gone) and a pur 3 stage faucet filter). And a lot of bottled water.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:37 PM   #106
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I have towed full tank of water many times. Sometimes I only have a partial tank. It hasn't fallen out yet!
X2. Seems like the trailer pulls better with softer ride from our 2500HD truck.
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I would take this as the 400# counts toward the 1900 capacity "while towing".Click image for larger version

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I would take this as the 400# counts toward the 1900 capacity "while towing".Attachment 109912
I believe it does!
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:35 PM   #109
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Yes, it just does the math for buyers. Some would not consider water weight at all.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:23 PM   #110
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Next Forest River will say their 5ers and travel trailers are not recommended for humans to use camping.
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