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Old 01-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #21
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Poor Quality?

I've usually traveled to areas that had poor or no water so I've always arrived with full fresh water tanks. I certainly does carry a weight penalty and can effect tongue weight but if I see issues of bending braces then I clearly am owning the wrong trailer. I just purchased a new Roo so Forest River will be hearing from me loud and clear if I can't use the trailer in the manner it was intended to be used.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:31 PM   #22
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Sorry if there is a thread for this already but I can't seem to find one.

I have just purchased a new Xlite 261 BHXL. After the sale the dealer strongly cautioned about driving with water in the tanks. The salesman appeared to think that that tank would fall out the bottom onto the road! That would seem to be a very poor deign.

Since i will often be well away from a water source this presents a problem. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this issue and an Xlite. Thanks
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Now this makes me quite curious as we have recently purchased a new (2016) Wildwood 261 BHXL also. Ours is in storage until spring at the dealer's. Guess we should ask about the same. Thanks for posting your question!
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:06 PM   #23
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Arrived at a site today with a full tank of 60 gallon after a 410 mile drive. If the tank fell out I would wonder what other crappy things would be found.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:40 PM   #24
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Anyone out there know of a gauge to attach to fresh water hose to let you know how many gallons of water you have filled the fresh water tank with???
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:04 PM   #25
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There are garden hose flow meters available.
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:22 PM   #26
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Anyone out there know of a gauge to attach to fresh water hose to let you know how many gallons of water you have filled the fresh water tank with???
Check this out. $15.35 from Amazon:

Amazon.com: P3 P0550 Water Meter: Home Improvement
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:58 AM   #27
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A US liquid gallon of water weighs about 8.34 pounds.
Times that by your tank capacity and its a fair amount.
most dealers I've asked this question to have stated that eh straps are meant to carry some degree of weight in the tanks but (and there is always a but) its teh movement and bouncing that will stress the straps. They are not like gas tank straps from my understanding in their ability to withstand the weight and abuse of the road moves

we purchased 6 - 6 gallon drinking water jerry cans that we fill just before we pull into the NASCAR race track at NH. I carried a full tank of water the first year and when we arrived i had a 1/3 tank.
plus it cost me $$$ in extra gas.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:09 AM   #28
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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.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:21 AM   #29
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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.
5 minutes to vacuum the crap up.
i had something that looked like an adult toy under my rubber roof membrane on our first trailer. repair facility said it was where they swept the roof into a pile and left it there...
or how about toilets with the drain hole 3 inches to the left of the tank, or the kitchen grey water tank not connected like my last trailer.

but when they start increasing the price to this one- I'm going to stop buying them
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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.
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