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Old 01-11-2016, 11:20 AM   #31
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Holding Tank Straps - Page 5 - iRV2 Forums

"Just put 2 double straps on the freshwater tank and I did it like this. ... Having someone (you) talk about seeing a tank drop out of an rv in front of ... Something as simple and cheap to install as a few straps makes perfect ... at the external straps that is supporting my tanks and they appear to be in good shape."

with the way factories leave stuff behind, disconnected, half secured - until i checked it out myself - why would i take the chance with anything built now a days.

some are refits some look stock
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:24 AM   #32
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Fresh water tank fell out!! - CrossRoads RV Family Forum
"I recently purchased a 2013 251BH.... I was de-winterizing and sanitizing it.... added my bleach/water mix to the fresh water tank, started filling it with my hose.... went in the house for a while, came out to see if it was full. well, to mySURPRISE..... the tank was laying on the driveway!!! both straps broken, hoses broken, wires stretched...... my Dealer came and picked it up, said they'd never seen this before..... anyone else hear of this??? I'm glad I wasn't toolin' down the highway when it decided to drop out!!!"

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Old 01-11-2016, 12:15 PM   #33
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MilCop4523, in your link to iRV, those straps can not hurt anything, but that material being used is not the strongest stuff. That's nothing more than a band aid.

In your second post a CrossRoads 251BH is the bottom of the line stick and tin cheapest line they make so I would not be surprised. I've never been at all impressed with Crossroads RV.

Here is the water tank installation in our 2016 Rockwood Roo 23WS we ordered. Its a 37 gallon tank. I think the mounting will hold 310 lbs but I'll be checking it out when I actually take possesion of it. I have never been a believer in enclosed under bellies. I like to be able to see the crappy workmanship.



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Old 01-11-2016, 01:00 PM   #35
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Thanks for the info!

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Old 01-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #36
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I have never been a believer in enclosed under bellies. I like to be able to see the crappy workmanship.
CRAPPY WORKMANSHIP - Isn't that like Military Intelligence, Happily Married, Friendly Divorce, Government Assistance?

when the guys tell me with our other trailer that they advise against hauling with full tanks because the straps may not hold and its in an enclosed underbelly well; we all have had our own experiences with trailer woes...
last thing I need to think of is giving someone behind me a car wash with black or grey water sludge.

I followed a 2 horse trailer one day with horses rears dropping road apples out the back from on of them and recycled water from the other one.

personally im not a huge fan of crap on my vehicle
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My Rockwood 2104 has the same brace as the previous pictures. I didn't tow with it full but filled it up at the campsite once and it bent the brace. An authorized dealer reinforced one of the cross members under warranty. I was concerned about the other one that was slightly bent. I ran a piece of 1/4" angle iron over the top of it and straightened it out and weld it up. I think it's rock solid now.

I will carry a full tank and have with previous trailers, a fleetwood terry and a sunnybrook/ Mobile Scout. Never had any issues. The dealer also told me you shouldn't tow with a full tank. These trailers are made extremely cheap and there's no way you can excuse some of the crap they put together. And my water tank is onlly 30 gallons.

My brother lost his black water tank and didn't know it. A car pulled up along side flagging him down trying to tell him he lost his tank. The car had toilet paper on the radio antenna and **** all over the car. I've never laughed so hard listening to him tell that story. It was an old trailer that was one step out of the junk yard.

BTW, the manual says nothing about towing with full tanks, it does warn about the extra weight. I'm not at all happy with the construction of this Rockwood. I'm constantly reinforcing and fixing things. I've had to reinforce the stapled drawers and I just replaced two of the cheap ass 120 receptacles with house quality box and receptacle plug ins. But you get what you pay for and I didn't pay much. My next one will hopefully higher quality.
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I agree ~~ I usually leave with full fresh water ~ 60 gallons unless traveling less than a couple hundred miles. The diesel mileage is unchanged full or empty. The tank is at the rear and MAY drop my pin weight a few pounds.


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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.
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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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I usually have fresh water tank about 1/3 full, but if I know I'm going to boondock for a night or two then I put more in. It's never full, it takes to much weight off the pin


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I followed a 2 horse trailer one day with horses rears dropping road apples out the back from on of them and recycled water from the other one.

personally im not a huge fan of crap on my vehicle
Never, never, ever follow a horse trailer very close. I've been hauling them for 25+ years and those animals have a natural instinct to pee and take a dump whenever they are in a moving trailer. If a horse is "constipated" it's an old trick in the horse business to put them in a trailer and drive around the block. Works every time.
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