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Old 08-26-2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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As others have already mentioned, why carry water unless you're dry camping. However if you do wish to travel with a full water tank be mindful of where this weight is added to the camper. It may have a drastic effect of hitch weight.



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Old 08-26-2010, 04:08 PM   #12
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I would say where the fresh water tank is located under the trailer, most are by the axles. We had a TT onetime, the tank was just behind the axles a little,on a ruff road it keep you on your toes. we pull with 5-10gals on trips to keep the weight down. Just see how it pulls full,5-15 gal & empty. And do what right for you.

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:57 PM   #13
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I have a 25 gal water tank. It is locater in the front corner of the rv. I will be traveling to Fl was planning to carry about 15 gal. as I will sleep on the road, Just want to take a shower in the morning.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
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We have never try camp in the ten years we have been camping, but for those long trips we carry two gallons of water in plastic milk cartons for pit stops if there is no place to stop and the cartons ride in the bath tub. There is no need to carry the extra weight unless dry camping is planned.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #15
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You may want to check it out on one of your short road trip first, fifteen gallons in front is over 120# & may change your set up for pulling. Just something to think about.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:21 PM   #16
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I usually carry at least 20 gallons in our 60 gallon tank.

You never know, it could save your life.

Plus it is nice to have for any road side stops that may occur.

Obviously if we dry camp we fill it full and notice no ill effects from it. When you are gross combined of near 19.5k pounds whats a few more gallons of water lol.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:11 AM   #17
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I always put water in the tank as i have to travel with the wife and daughter and they must have bladders the size of a peanut cause we always have to stop somewhere along the route so they can use the bathroom they say much better then using a gas station one and i cant argue with that
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:13 AM   #18
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we always carry at least some water. We only have a 36 gallon tank, but this is why we bought the rv, our own bathroom, bedroom, etc. Last year on our trip back to Wisconsin, we planned to stop at a rv park East of Tulsa. After a long first days drive, when we got off the freeway, the rv park was no longer there. Luckily there was a casino with an rv parking area so we ended up staying there overnight.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #19
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LOL When I went and got my unit from the dealer the grey and black water tanks were right FULL!! they said its part of the testing for leaks etc which i understand, but the fresh water tank was empty... which sucked on the way home and staying over in a power only campground lol. Anyhow go on the high way and the water in the tanks was making me sway bad so I pulled over on a turn out and opened the black and grey tanks and wow did i get nasty looks from people on the way by! lol
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #20
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In the past when I towed the popup to IN for the races, the FW tank was empty. Potable water is available just inside the CG entrance & we'd fill up there. My trips to prov' parks this summer, I took water to Algonquin (didn't realize dumping station had potable water) & went empty to Halfway Lake (filled up upon arrival).

Now this year on our way to Indy, I'll probably partially fill the FW tank for the drive down & top up when we get there.

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