Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 545
Fresh water tank question

Does anyone travel with theirs full?
__________________

__________________
larryo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,732
Sometimes-- my previous rig had a 24 gal fresh tank. I traveled with it full on occasion. Usually we weren't going more than a tank of gas away and we knew the CG did not have water at the sites.
My current rig has a 50 gallon fresh capacity and I don't ever plan to travel with it full.
Nearly every place we've ever visited had water available somewhere. Why carry all that weight if not necessary?
Again- previous rig had tank in front and water added tongue weight and it actually towed a little better with water in the tank.
Current rig has tank right over the axles so water won't make any difference except it's HEAVY so why add the weight if you don't have to?
__________________

__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 08:56 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Not full but I do put in about 5 gallons incase someone needs to use the plastic throne.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 09:07 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 41
If water hookups at site I put about 5 gallons for on road bathroom use and hand washing. If no water hookup at site I'll fill tank up prior to leaving. Don't want the hassle of looking for somewhere to fill up nearby. My tank is only 36 gallons
__________________
ChrisPlus3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 09:14 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carl17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New York
Posts: 217
Yes i have on return trip home from North Carolina . Because we get home late house not up and running , easier to stay in rv showers and all. full tank no problem but most of time very little in tank or noting.
__________________
Carl & Bette
2015 FR3
NEW YORK
Carl17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 09:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Evereddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pfafftown NC
Posts: 2,069
Has anyone noticed a tendency for the camper to sway with water in the tank? On one trip we had our fresh water half full, 15 gallons, and it felt like we has more sway because of water sloshing around. Problem was we had other variables so couldn't pin it down to that necessarily.
__________________
There are 10 types of people in the world.
Those that know binary, and those that don't.
Evereddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 11:35 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
SKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,428
Depends, if I'm going somewhere with known water then I'll only carry about 1/3 load, but if I'm going boondocking or somewhere with unknown water (I'm going out west later this year, I'll carry full load then.) then I'll carry a full tank. For me it's only 450lbs more, when the whole thing full of water is going down the road at 19,000 that 450 isn't a huge change.
__________________
Now-2014 Sierra 346RETS 5er BUB
Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

Nights camped in 2014-28, 2015-127, 2016-10
SKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 11:37 AM   #8
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evereddie View Post
Has anyone noticed a tendency for the camper to sway with water in the tank? On one trip we had our fresh water half full, 15 gallons, and it felt like we has more sway because of water sloshing around. Problem was we had other variables so couldn't pin it down to that necessarily.
Where is your tank??? Front - middle - rear??
I can see how tank in the rear could add sway.
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 12:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Henderson, KY
Posts: 102
Generally no. I have ran with a half tank and can feel the slopping around. Hasnt caused a problem but its annoying especially when I stop. Feels like being lightly bumped from behind.
__________________
2014 Coachman Clipper 17FQ
2011 Ford Ranger 4X4
Kenrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 12:29 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Where is your tank??? Front - middle - rear??
I can see how tank in the rear could add sway.
Our V-Lite is a (Death Trap) if F/W tank is 1/2-Full! Rear Tank and W/H! F/R now places the W/H in the Front! Youroo!!
__________________

__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fresh water, tank, water, water tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 PM.