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Old 08-26-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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Traveling with water tank full

Is there really any problem traveling with water. My dealers said he wouldn't. Been told water will swish around causing the tank to come loose.
I haven't read any horror stories, any help, I don't see any problems.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:15 AM   #2
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Tank will come loose

Once again a case of a dealer that doesn't know squat. Problem is so many people think that because they sell RVs they know RVs. Dealers are responsible for so much bad information it should be illegal.

There is NO problem with travelling with your tank full. We usually will top it off if we are planning to dry camp and there will be no water available where we are going. If we are headed for a park where we will have hookups then we don't bother as there is no reason to carry all that weight, it just uses more gas to carry it.
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You can travel with water. That is why they put the tanks on there. If you go boondocking somewhere without any access to water you have to carry your own. Some dealers should be in another line of work.

Just remember that you are adding 8 lbs of weight for each gallon carried. I only carry water if I am dry camping and not sure of availability of water.
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We alwayes have water in the tank,when on the trips. Stop anywhere and use water! Youroo!!
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So far we have always left home with a full water tank! We have our own well, so we don't have all the chemicals in our water. No nasty smell from chlorine. Hubby much prefers using it for his coffee too. I'll normally carry extra jugs JUST for his coffee water. But now we've not taken any trips longer than 50 miles either. Maybe if we were going further I'd have less/none in the tank but still carry some of "HOME" water for his coffee just for the weight issue. OR then again I could buy "spring" water at a store and use that.
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I also research the parks and area (even call) to see if water locations in the park are available. More time than not they have a water spigot I can connect to upon arrival and fill up then set up camp. I do this just because I don't see the need to tow 40 gallons of water when it is available.
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I also research the parks and area (even call) to see if water locations in the park are available. More time than not they have a water spigot I can connect to upon arrival and fill up then set up camp. I do this just because I don't see the need to tow 40 gallons of water when it is available.
I agree with the above. 40 gals of water add about 320 lbs to the weight and I too don't like carrying that much extra weight when it is not needed.
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Is is ok to travel with a full tank. Sure.
Now you must ask why would you ever travel that way. Only if you have no access to fresh water and you plan to dry camp for a week.

You do know you get better gas mileage with a light trailer.

Other than that I only carry 5- 10 gal for flushing on the way to the campground.
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For purposes of making coffee, I go to Kroger and pick up a gallon or two of their water, depending on trip length. It only costs about .80/ gal here and works great for coffee.
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Should you fill your fresh water tank full??????

As some have already said, "ONLY IF YOU ARE DRY CAMPING". The extra weight cuts gas mileage. carry just enough to flush the "JOHN".

I use a BRITA water pitcher that I fill as soon as I am parked and hooked to the RV park fresh system. I even re-fill plastic throw away drinking bottles. Or you can purchase a charcoal water filter from Wally-World that fits to the park water supply for about $17.95. Both ways sure will make your cup of coffee taste like real coffee with out the chlorine.

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