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Old 07-05-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Water hauling...

Is it safe to drive long distance with the tank full on a popup? There is no supply where we are going.

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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I don't think that there should be any issue, I've done it myself a few times. But if possible, I always tried to pull empty and then fill up just prior to arriving at our campsite. That way you aren't towing the extra weight.

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Its safe foe the trailer but it will prolly make the pup sway a bit. The water will shift ariund. Best thing to do is maybe find the closest to where your camping rest area that has fresh water. Or even a gas station that has fresh water. Some trucker stations in michigan have fresh water.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:02 AM   #4
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Not sure what you consider a long way but we do it all the time. Fill up at home. Especially if we aren't sure of the park. As someone else mentioned that creates extra weight and usually effects my handling a bit. I do it for trips 4 or 5 hours away but wound do it for longer. But as mentioned also you can probably find some song the way too.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:17 AM   #5
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not sure why you would think it's not safe.
if it wasn't, would the manufacturer even risk putting a FW tank in the trailer?

we always filled the FW tanks in the two popups we owned over a 17 year period. especially since most of the campsites in Calif. state parks, have no hookups of any kind. never felt unsafe during that whole 17 years.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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It's fine, my tank is full and we're pulling out today. I think ours pulls better with water in it actually. Someone mentioned weight which you may have to consider, if you're towing close to the max on your TV... Otherwise fill Er up

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:58 PM   #7
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Always pull with a full FW tank. No problems at all.

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Old 07-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #8
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I have my 256HW with a full tank of water no Problems but i prefer to pull it empty just because it is 200 lb less to pull but i alwast keep my hot water tank full so i don't have to run the pump too long to fill the 4 gallons.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:01 PM   #9
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I always fill up at home. Don't trust what may be in the water supply/hose at a third-party source.

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