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Old 05-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by bob213 View Post
It doesn't matter where the weight "goes", it still has to be towed by the tow vehicle.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #42
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i always prefer to carry my own water from home. i know it tastes good and with a 40 gallon FW tank, it's not that much extra weight.
too many worry about the extra weight, when it's the trailer's frontal area that will reduce your mpg, more than an extra 200lbs. of weight.

unless you have a huge FW tank or a marginal tow vehicle.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #43
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Do not use a garden hose

Originally Posted by hjmiberry View Post
For those that fill up at home, do you use the RV hose or do you use the garden hose?

Our facuet is about 100'+ away.
Garden hoses often contain lead as well as other chemicals that will leach into the water. Use a hose that is rated for potable water. The cheap "water" hoses provided by a dealer and the cheapest Walmart versions can also leave a horrible chemical taste in your water.

At home if our faucet was that far away, I would pop in a closer faucet - not a tough project. On the other hand having that much good water hose has been really handy when the community drinking water faucet has been a couple of campsites over.
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