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Old 10-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #21
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I carry maybe 1/4 tank of fresh water, I would never travel with a Full tank. you guys may have not seen them but i have seen several threads about FW tanks falling out while being towed with a full FW tank. you can always find a place to fill up before dry camping if you look around when fueling
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:30 PM   #22
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I always fill my FW, about 2/3 full but we have a 5er and if you don't it will chuck the hell out of you. Plan on putting airbags on it in the spring.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:14 PM   #23
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The original poster has a Sunseeker Class C. The fresh water tank is above the frame. It's not very likely to fall out. I can see how a poorly mounted tank behind the axles of a bouncing trailer could break loose.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:49 AM   #24
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I alway travel with at least 1/2 fresh water. There have been situations where I broke down and spent the night on a parking lot, as well as when we arrived at a full hook-up campground to find their water contaminated. One of the purposes of having an RV is to be self sufficient.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:53 AM   #25
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Our fw tank is located under the bed and just behind the rear axle. Full tank, like yours forty-some gallons, gives the suspension just a little sag and improves the ride a lot while making almost no diff. on mpg. Also helps stabilize in cross winds.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:31 AM   #26
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Is it okay to travel with a full fresh water tank? I've never done it because we always camp with full hookup, but I'm boondocking next weekend.
We always travel with ours full,,, I only use our soft water from home !!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:21 AM   #27
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Agree with Wolverine because it is good to know your water. We just did 4 days in the MH near Petoskey and Manistee in parks with full hook ups and did not even get out the water hose. Last winter on our trip to Alabama and Florida we did not use any cg water.
With our last TT I did not want to haul the water and we had some issues with CG water. Now I like to "refresh" the fw system between trips.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:47 AM   #28
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We had a TT for about 8 years and have had our MH for 3 years,,, have never had to change an anode rod !!! Would never use CG water unless we had to !!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:58 AM   #29
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I go to the open dezert camping all the time. Full tanks plus an additional 6 gal jug if needed all the time. No issues with my Lance camper, Trail Lite TT or now a Forester 2251.

I usually put a tablespoon of baking soda in with the fill and try to leave 1/4- 1/3 tank in there when not in use for emergencies.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:47 PM   #31
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always fill up our 3100 water tank at home.
Prefer our own water on trips at least till we run out.
Over eight 1500+mile trips with no problem so far.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:49 PM   #32
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45 gals X 8.3 lbs per gal = 373.5 lbs so more like two extra people depending on the people. In a trailer it is also where the weight is, you don't carry people in your trailer that weight is in your tow vehicle. Difference in your performance for towing. It also does lessen your fuel economy. Would be different in a MH but still extra weight.

Some people carry about a 1/4 to a 1/3 of a tank just for emergencies and to have some to flush the toilet if needed.

" A gallon of water is 8.3 lbs. We don[t boondock and only carry enough water to flush the toilet and wash hands. Don't want to carry the weight. Would rather carry a gallon or two of Scotch
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This is a motorhome, not a travel trailer. The fresh water tank isn't hanging from brackets on the under belly, it's actually sitting on the floor of the motorhome. And since my motorhome accommodates eight passengers and a toad. I think driving with a full tank will be okay, since I will be the only passenger and no toad.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:51 PM   #33
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I love all the help, but PLEASE don't respond if you don't have a motorhome. The tanks are set up differently than travel trailer. No way in hell would I travel with a full tank with a travel trailer.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:52 PM   #34
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I love all the help, but PLEASE don't respond if you don't have a motorhome. The tanks are set up differently than travel trailer. No way in hell would I travel with a full tank with a travel trailer.
At this point, I'd say you have your answer.
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Hey Michiganders...our property is near Chase, hoping to bring a deer home Sunday!
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I love all the help, but PLEASE don't respond if you don't have a motorhome. The tanks are set up differently than travel trailer. No way in hell would I travel with a full tank with a travel trailer.
We had a 2005 Flagstaff TT that we traveled with a full FW tank for 8 years !!!
Good luck on your Deer Hunt,,, you could have had the one in our front yard this morning !!! LOL !!!

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I love all the help, but PLEASE don't respond if you don't have a motorhome. The tanks are set up differently than travel trailer. No way in hell would I travel with a full tank with a travel trailer.
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At this point, I'd say you have your answer.
I'd say they had the answer before they ever asked the question.

BTW... I don't have a motorhome and travel with a full tank of water often.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:04 AM   #38
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Sorry for my crabbiness yesterday, I'm having a hell of a week.
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We've all had weeks like that and sympathize with you. Hang in the there. Hopefully you'll make it through the week okay and next week will be better.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:42 AM   #40
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Did someone say deer ?!?!? Good luck on your hunt hopefully the taste of those backstraps will make all the stress worth it . Ill be in Idaho in 2 weeks trying to get a freezer full myself .

BTW I have a TT and I always travel with a full tank of water I dont have a choice my water at home is super good and we're boondockers .
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