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Old 03-21-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question fresh water?

new to rving here and i am wondering, if you know you are going to be dry camping do you fill up fresh water at home or do you stop somewhere along the way and fill the holding tank to reduce weight. if you stop somewhere along the way can you give me an example of where you would stop and get water. I can't imagine that a gas station would like it if you filled up your tank there.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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We normally take it if we know theres none where we are staying BUT IF the cg has water available but not at each site we fill up when we get there . call ahead and ask ?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Ok I did not even think of filling up at a site when i got there. I was wondering because the dealer said try not to travel with a full fresh water tank because it is just extra weight. thanks f1100 for you input i will keeping it in consideration.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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if you know you are going to be dry camping do you fill up fresh water at home

yes
if we are going dry camping
we fill at home
of course we are usually
only driving 65 miles to camp site
I always leave it prox 1/3 filled anyway
just in case to use on the road
once back home
tablespoon of bleach in there
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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Tablespoon of bleach in there for a full tank?
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we normally travel with very little water in the fresh water tanks. Some campgrounds that we frequent do not have water easily accessible (one has a hand pump well type watering hole) so we take a full tank of water at home before leaving out for this campground. I've seen several rest areas with potable water for RV'ers, but most do not have this amenity.

We try not to travel with full water tanks - especially if we know if there is a watering hole along the way or at the CG.

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add before short storage

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Tablespoon of bleach in there for a full tank?


if it is going to be setting a while at home
I try to remember to add Tablespoon of bleach
into 1/3 or up to full water tank ??
have not got the exact science down
but
as a part time job I test water wells GPM
and also treat them for bacteria
a small amount of bleach kills a lot of bugs
would not add right before drinking
do add before short storage times

Tablespoon of bleach mixed with water
into a water bottle
then squirted into water tank

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Also A good Idea that I PREACH is draining hw tank after each use .
everybody has there own opinion about it and mine is as such!
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Thanks for all the info. Any little tip helps us learn. I am one for research before I do it so I don't eff it up. Lol.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:09 AM   #10
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There are RV friendly truck stops/gas stations like Flying J/Pilot that have water available as well as dump stations (for a fee) and Rv fueling lanes that are easy in and out. If you are a Good Sam member you can apply for a charge (not credit) card that gives discounts on dump fees and cents off per gallon of fuel. Also does not have $100 limit so you can fill tank without multiple swipes of the card.
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