Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2021, 01:09 PM   #61
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 107
So in my first response I did believe that the OP was confused in thinking that it wasn't the low point drains, but possibly the holding tank drain that he witnessed being drained. Although I personally don't see anything wrong with it if it were done when I WOULD do it, if I ever did (early enough in the day, before checkout time, in which case if someone were to occupy that space upon the official check in time, there would definitely not be standing water). I guess what I don't understand is why it wouldn't just be dumped when you got it back home? Then if you're worried about traveling with a full tank, why do you have full fresh water tanks leaving a site? Did you not need it only because you arrived to fresh water, but didn't think you were going to have that available? Otherwise, one wouldn't completely fill their fresh water if they knew they were going to have full water hookups, correct?
__________________
Me, the wife, & 2 daughters (11 & 6yrs old)
2019 Palomino Puma QBSS
2015 Silverado LTZ / Z71 w/ many upgrades
GXPWeasel1 is offline  
Old 05-20-2021, 01:46 PM   #62
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Arp, Texas
Posts: 9
Me thinks OP might be referring to fresh water drain?
__________________
You're 100% right, but you may be wrong.
TexasWing is offline  
Old 05-21-2021, 12:53 PM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by GXPWeasel1 View Post
So in my first response I did believe that the OP was confused in thinking that it wasn't the low point drains, but possibly the holding tank drain that he witnessed being drained. Although I personally don't see anything wrong with it if it were done when I WOULD do it, if I ever did (early enough in the day, before checkout time, in which case if someone were to occupy that space upon the official check in time, there would definitely not be standing water). I guess what I don't understand is why it wouldn't just be dumped when you got it back home? Then if you're worried about traveling with a full tank, why do you have full fresh water tanks leaving a site? Did you not need it only because you arrived to fresh water, but didn't think you were going to have that available? Otherwise, one wouldn't completely fill their fresh water if they knew they were going to have full water hookups, correct?


Most people do not travel with water in the fresh tank.

Most state parks around here do not have water hook ups at sites.

Most people only travel an hour or two to go camping for the weekend.

So the travel with an empty tank, fill the tank before going to the camp site, then drain the tank when they leave.

I can go a week without water if I tell my wife we can’t get anymore. If she knows there is water 5 minutes away i can go empty in 1 night depending on her mood. So with that I’m going to say that most people fill the tank up all the way before setting up camp.



My trailer has 3 drains in one location. Fresh tank and hot and cold low points.
quicky06 is offline  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:07 PM   #64
Fully COVID-19 vaccinated
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: About 30 miles west of Beantown.
Posts: 3,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by quicky06 View Post
Most people do not travel with water in the fresh tank.



Most state parks around here do not have water hook ups at sites.



Most people only travel an hour or two to go camping for the weekend.
Where did you get your stats from?

Personally, I always fill my tank and frequently travel 4+ hours to go camping.
__________________

2021 Transcend Xplor 247BH
Husky WDH with Sway Control
2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6L V8 Duramax
Forever in my memory. Forever in my heart.
Laurie J. Wood 3/22/67 - 8/23/19
timfromma is online now  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:13 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 7,496
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Where did you get your stats from?

Personally, I always fill my tank and frequently travel 4+ hours to go camping.
X2. I have found when someone (including myself) uses the term 'most people' it really means that is the individual's personal habits, experience, and knowledge, and they assume everyone else has the same
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:14 PM   #66
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 15,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Where did you get your stats from?

Personally, I always fill my tank and frequently travel 4+ hours to go camping.
X3

We often camp in groups of 5-6+ R/Vs.
We ALL carry water (full tanks) and so do most of the folks parked around us.

2 hours away is almost unheard of for us. Often 4+ hours for a weekend.
We do a lot of weekend camping though.

LOL... Scott... I edited mine to say X3 since you beat me to the punch as I was typing!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel•Goodyear Endurance Tires•2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4•Factory Puck•B&W Companion•TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater•Sinemate 3500w Gen.
F&AM Lodge 358 Somerset, PA - JAFFA Shrine - Altoona, PA

Days Camped: '17=38 '18=49 '19=58 '20=110 '21=116 '22=19
5picker is online now  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:30 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,049
Draining a fresh water tank is not a big deal. It would be best to open the drain before you leave. It can drain and evaporate on the road.
ppine is offline  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:32 PM   #68
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 18,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Where did you get your stats from?

Personally, I always fill my tank and frequently travel 4+ hours to go camping.
You might be surprised how many people post their personal experiences as if they were fact for the general public.


"Most states have laws against traveling with propane tanks on."
"Most campers drain their fresh water at their campsites before they leave."
Etc.
__________________
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49/'14 = 74/'15 = 74/'16 = 85/'17 = 110/'18 = 111/'19 = 86/'20 =108/'21 = 115; Booked for 2022 = 41
Mr. Dan is online now  
Old 05-21-2021, 03:54 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
5er_tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 2,695
But I read it on the Internet!!!
__________________
Tom & Renée
Durham, NC

2021 Jayco Class C model 27U
5er_tom is online now  
Old 05-21-2021, 04:10 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Where did you get your stats from?

Personally, I always fill my tank and frequently travel 4+ hours to go camping.


What I stated holds true for 90 plus percent of the people camping around here.

Just go and watch and talk to people. I get looked at like I’m an alien for filling my tanks before I leave the dump station when I’m heading home.

Have plenty of time to talk to people at state parks because most have one or maybe two dump stations and everyone insists on flushing tanks every time they dump. Last time out was an hour and 45 minutes to dump on Sunday. Out of the 30 people I talked to the furthest one lived 2 hours away.

Most people who buy campers around here have little to no intentions of going on longer trips. They get off of work at 5 on Friday. Get to the campground at 8-9 on Friday night. Leave before noon on Sunday. It’s just how it is around here.

Most weekends I pull my camper 1/4 mile tow camp site from storage. But the storage is 45 minutes from my house. But I also have a 2500 mile trip this summer.

And yes my water is always full when I’m on the road. Helps with the tongue weight.
quicky06 is offline  
Old 05-21-2021, 04:43 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 13,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Dan View Post
You might be surprised how many people post their personal experiences as if they were fact for the general public.

Welcome to the world of the internet, social media, and anonymity.

__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline  
Old 05-21-2021, 04:50 PM   #72
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 28,083
Thread closed pending site team review.
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Golf ball-sized hail wouldn't be as destructive if golf balls were just made smaller.
wmtire is online now  
Closed Thread

Tags
drain, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.