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Old 08-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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To travel with Full Water Tank

I've been very confused on this issue. We will be boon-docking on some remote property up in South Carolina.

We have an eight hour drive. Will a full water tank effect safety, travel trailer structure, or MPG?

I've seen a stronger consensus towards No, but still worry a bit.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:35 PM   #2
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Hello,

As long as you within the cargo capacity with your gear and full tank no issues at all.
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Wow that was fast! I feel like a dork. I had a 7.3 Ford F-350, 7.1, but now have a Toyota 5.7, and new TT, so I hope the gas will do ok.

Thank you for the FAST help!
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We have had people here stating that their FW tank fell out from the extra weight, fill up when you get close to your destination
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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I always travel with some water in the FW tank, but never full. I usually stop and fill up before I get to the boondock site then fill so I don't have to haul water so far.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:18 PM   #7
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I always travel with some water in the FW tank, but never full. I usually stop and fill up before I get to the boondock site then fill so I don't have to haul water so far.


Thank you so much. The site we are going to is in Townsville, SC. I couldn't find any water fill sites as of yet.

But being an FDNY firefighter, I'll as a last resort hit up a local fire station.

Not sure about rest/truck stops as again there aren't many localized at our DMZ. Lol.
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We have had people here stating that their FW tank fell out from the extra weight, fill up when you get close to your destination
OP says remote property boon docking so water from home is a good plan.
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If the water tank 'falls out" you have a warranty to get it fixed IMHO! I tow with full water often, rockwood TT and fiver tank never fell out, lots of others things broke though
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If the water tank 'falls out" you have a warranty to get it fixed IMHO! I tow with full water often, rockwood TT and fiver tank never fell out, lots of others things broke though


This is my 3rd FR; I've picked this one up in June. Been through two converters thus far, so that's why right now my trust factor is very low. So I'm relying on you pro's.
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That is too bad. Sound like a bad run of convertors. If the charging part went there are replacement units you can buy that are better when the warranty runs out.
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That is too bad. Sound like a bad run of convertors. If the charging part went there are replacement units you can buy that are better when the warranty runs out.


Could you recommend? And yes Bad Luck, but FR has been amazing with their getting us fixed, and really have treated us great!
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We always tow with a full tank of water and always have. The places we have boon docked had fresh water available. The issue we always had was no way to charge the battery. Glad they have solar panels available now.
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We always tow with a full tank of water and always have. The places we have boon docked had fresh water available. The issue we always had was no way to charge the battery. Glad they have solar panels available now.


Thank you! You guys are rocking it!
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Hello from a retired California firefighter/EMT.
We primarily dry camp and have always traveled with a full FW tank.
11 years with our former HTT and now continue with our current TT, with no issues.
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Hello from a retired California firefighter/EMT.
We primarily dry camp and have always traveled with a full FW tank.
11 years with our former HTT and now continue with our current TT, with no issues.


Thanks Bother! Will be headed to your neck of the woods next year; any awesome recommendations?
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Dear OP, can you post a pic of your Toyota Tubdra? I've never seen one and curiosity is getting the better part of me.
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Dear OP, can you post a pic of your Toyota Tubdra? I've never seen one and curiosity is getting the better part of me.


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We took our FR251rks down to Central Oregon for the eclipse with a full tank of fresh water with no problems. We were there 4 days and the TT was perfect.

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