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Old 08-10-2014, 06:14 AM   #1
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Dumb question

The very first trip we took with our TH I loaded it up with everything, including a full freshwater tank and drug it roughly 400 miles. My friends who have camped for some time now tell me that was silly and that I should wait till I get almost to where I'm going then find a source of water and fill the tank for primitive camping. My dumb question is this, where's a good or typical place to get 80 gallons of water? SMDH
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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Some areas of the US have (Limited Water) so it would Really Help if we knew where you were going! Youroo!!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:11 AM   #3
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I always fill up with water regardless of where we're heading. I know, I know, I'm carrying extra weight with the water but I feel that if a little less gas milage results, no big deal! I do not like running out of water on the road or fussing around trying to find water when we arrive at our destination, it's a real irritant.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:21 AM   #4
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I always fill up with water regardless of where we're heading. I know, I know, I'm carrying extra weight with the water but I feel that if a little less gas milage results, no big deal! I do not like running out of water on the road or fussing around trying to find water when we arrive at our destination, it's a real irritant.

Ditto, sorta. If we are going to a campground with hookups, then I just carry enough water to flush our toilet and wash our hands. If we are traveling to a campground without hookups, I fill the tank.

Also, my home supply is a trusted water source.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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the gas consumption is nominal (you may not even notice it) sense you will only be hauling about 300 lbs additional. Better keep some water just in case.....
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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I agree and that's my plan too but I was just wondering if I was just being anal and if others filled up closer to their destination and if so where they find water. Like I said, dumb question 8)
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