Originally Posted by hankpac
RV salesmen are Salesmen, not technicians. They might have been selling cars last month, and shoes the month before. I haven't ever met anyone selling that I would trust for information (No matter how nice they are), regarding how a system of any sort is put together.
Starting with simple operation, and going all the way to how something is built.
This thread is a prime example of how ignorant some people selling rigs can be, and the information they are giving to novices is simply sad, or even dangerous.
The "Oh, you can haul it with your truck" line is one of the worst.
And will we ever stop seeing new owners surprised that all the shavings, and construction litter is left inside/under the cabinets?
Just my opinion.
Its a damn good opinion
This 23WS Roo we are buying will be our 4th TT since 2009, and previous to that in the 1980's early 90's we owned some others. We hauled with full freshwater often in all of them, and sometimes full or near full black and gray tanks also if we were somewhere without hookups or a dump station. If they are not made to be hauled with full tanks what's the point? These are "travel trailers"????
Where are all the comments coming from about "straps". I do not remember having straps holding tanks on any trailer I have owned. The last couple which were on LCI made frames as are most now days, had this or something similar.
Water Tank Support; 53-3/4 X 28
By the way, you're not going to notice any decrease in fuel mileage by hauling with full fresh water opposed to empty. Is it going to reduce fuel mileage.....yes. Enough that you will notice it?
Maybe if you tracked it over 10,000 miles you might notice some kind of mileage hit, but I doubt it. Thinking that is simply being penny wise and pound foolish. How hard you step on the pedal pulling out from stoplights, or driving 70 instead of 65 with the extra wind resistance factor the additional 5 mph generates is going to drop your fuel mileage way more than the weight of hauling with a full FW tank, even if it weighs 1000 lbs.