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Old 09-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #21
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SnoGhost, many are under the misconception that hauling the water will greatly affect gas mileage, when in fact, a full tank will only cause a fraction of gas mileage loss. the air resistance of the RV will be a much bigger factor in gas mileage. 200-300lbs. extra water weight will barely be noticed.

also, many are towing with marginal tow vehicles, like minivans, and have to account for every ounce of weight to not be over their towing/hitch capacity.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #22
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SnoGhost, many are under the misconception that hauling the water will greatly affect gas mileage, when in fact, a full tank will only cause a fraction of gas mileage loss. the air resistance of the RV will be a much bigger factor in gas mileage. 200-300lbs. extra water weight will barely be noticed.

also, many are towing with marginal tow vehicles, like minivans, and have to account for every ounce of weight to not be over their towing/hitch capacity.
I totally understand that... especially with a marginal tow vehicle.
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If we are going boon-docking then our tank will be full to travel with. When traveling then we put in about a 1/3 of a tank for pit stops between campgrounds.
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Alway carry my own water unless we're going to a campground with water hook up. My tanks is in the back of the trailer, but being full versus empty makes no difference on handling of the trailer (as in too much rear weight). Rides the same regardless.
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