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Old 05-13-2016, 07:38 PM   #51
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On long trips I always tow with a full 60 gallons of FW. The tank is all the way at the rear and reduces pin weight over 100#. Tank was well supported from the factory.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:25 PM   #52
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Yea, I don't want to get stuck at Walmart with an empty water tank.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:55 PM   #53
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I know this is an old post. But, thought I would add a thought... I have never seen a tank fall out. I have seen people have severe sway problems. These tanks are not dampened like fuel tanks are. You get several 100 pounds of water sloshing around and one can easily lose control. Sway bar or not.
We will run with full tank if less than an hour away from camp location. We do always leave a few gallons in the tank so we can flush or wash hands. We never use the on board water for drinking or cooking.
Please explain how a FULL tank can slosh. Half tank, maybe. But full?
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Yea, I don't want to get stuck at Walmart with an empty water tank.
Our cooking and drinking water is bottled. A full tank is great for on the road and what not used drained upon our return home.
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Our cooking and drinking water is bottled. A full tank is great for on the road and what not used drained upon our return home.
Same hear, don't drink it. But when traveling late into the night and spending the night in a rest area or whatever, it's nice to be able to take a shower etc.
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Old 05-14-2016, 01:15 PM   #56
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Does anyone know if the water tank support on the 2017 2109s has been beefed up?
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Does anyone know if the water tank support on the 2017 2109s has been beefed up?
Good question, I hope so. If the frame is made of the same stuff as your battery shelf, 1/8" or less, it hasn't been. I would think FF has done it by now as they had a ton of warranty claims. I had warranty work done on mine but they only reinforced the front cross piece. I took the back one off and finished the job. The tank is bolted in and the entire frame is very easy to remove.
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Does anyone know if the water tank support on the 2017 2109s has been beefed up?

No they haven't. They'll just continue to apply band aids.
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Thanks Too Tall and Mr. Havercamp. Ours come off the line this Tuesday so this is the #1 question for my dealer when we pick it up!
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:33 PM   #60
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I always like to travel with a full water tank if I can, for a couple reasons:

1. My Mini-Lite 1809 is light on the tongue to begin with, so a full water tank actually makes the trailer tow better with my Silverado 1500. (Water tank is in the front, under the bed)
2. I like to have use of my kitchen and bathroom when on the road traveling
3. Even though I don't drink out of my onboard tank, I have seen some pretty bad RV park water sources!
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