Originally Posted by rkswyo
Where I camp, I have no choice but to travel with full tanks. Been doing it for many years with absolutely no problems.
See my teenager comment here:
Seriously, the problem with "odds are" is that your experience may differ.
Risk management is NOT about taking risks. It is about weighing what "bad" that could happen against the gain you would get if it goes as you hope.
If you are comfortable that accepting the risk that there won't be a tank retention failure your very next trip out is worth years of getting away with it; then your risk management is "right on."
If not, then you need to rerun the risk/reward analysis until you are.
Risk mitigation can also be used. In this example, dropping the belly covers and examining the welds may be all that is necessary to let you feel comfortable continuing the practice.
Finding a cracked weld may change your mind.
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