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Old 08-25-2017, 11:43 PM   #21
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We took our FR251rks down to Central Oregon for the eclipse with a full tank of fresh water with no problems. We were there 4 days and the TT was perfect.

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Thanks! I had a Ford F-350 7.3, but now have the Tundra, can my gas handle it :-).
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:01 AM   #22
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Quickly looking at the cargo capacity of your Tundra (not what the dealer said it can tow) it looks to me like you have about 1365lbs. Take from that, the combined weight of all your passenger, fuel, hitch and anything else your place in the truck and then the hitch weight of your trailer, which looks like it's at about 765lbs (dry) and probably closer to 850/900 when it is loaded you might be tight on the numbers. Take a look at the yellow sticker on your truck - most likely on the door post. It will confirm what your max cargo weight is.

I'm sure others can offer a more detailed explanation and come close to the answer.

Btw.....nice looking truck in your photo and congrats on the new trailer.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:03 AM   #23
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Quickly looking at the cargo capacity of your Tundra (not what the dealer said it can tow) it looks to me like you have about 1365lbs. Take from that, the combined weight of all your passenger, fuel, hitch and anything else your place in the truck and then the hitch weight of your trailer, which looks like it's at about 765lbs (dry) and probably closer to 850/900 when it is loaded you might be tight on the numbers. Take a look at the yellow sticker on your truck - most likely on the door post. It will confirm what your max cargo weight is.



I'm sure others can offer a more detailed explanation and come close to the answer.


Wow, very detailed. It's 0100hours here I'll research in the AM! Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:07 AM   #24
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Wow, very detailed. It's 0100hours here I'll research in the AM! Thanks!
Just read on another Tundra page they have a payload capacity of 2080lbs - in which case that would make it a lot better for you. Just check the yellow sticker and it will confirm what your model can carry - not necessarily tow.

Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy the truck and the RV.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:28 AM   #25
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Thanks Bother! Will be headed to your neck of the woods next year; any awesome recommendations?
I retired to Washington State but lived NorCal and SoCal for 60 years.
What areas of California are you going to?
So many things to do or see.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:50 PM   #26
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I boondock almost exclusively and travel with a full fresh water tank.
I go from 500' to 8,000' elevation and have no issues at all.
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:24 PM   #27
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This has been a real "toughie" for us ... the last couple years, we have rolled all over the southern half of Minnesota will a FULL fresh tank (in our case, that's about 32 Gallons or 267 Lbs., see attached image) with relative impunity. No Problems, BUT we have also been "limiting" our journeys to relatively civilized highways, and following the 5-MPH speed limit at the county campground keeps the bumps and bounces pretty tame.

Gearing up for a much longer trip now, we aren't so much worried about the Interstate, US and State highways ... so we will carry a third to a half tank to keep our rolling rest-room fully functional.

But when we get to our destination, LITERALLY the "Last Mile" is a nice washed out rocky road ... we know it, we have the ground clearance and the truck is up to it ... but we choose to NOT take that on with a full tank. Will probably unload what is left of our city water charge at the foot of that said last file.

In our case, we have a neighbor who will let us top off on at his place, up where we wanna be and past the "treacherous" part ... and we have a nice complement of water jugs to replenish with ... this has worked quite well for us in the past.

On the way back down, we will dump the fresh and grey before rolling. Plan is to cheat big-time and do a one-night at a FHU (Full-Hook-Ups) site to "do the needful."

We also did a build-up of our battery mounting in anticipation of this little rocky stretch ... http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...es-141622.html

Not trying to tell anyone else how to do their thing ... just sharing our process. Certainly, we learn a lot from other folks posts and plan to keep doing same.
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:30 PM   #28
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I boondock almost exclusively and travel with a full fresh water tank.
I go from 500' to 8,000' elevation and have no issues at all.
You are SO doing what we want to do ... the plan is to add some steel angle across the belly and put the whole fresh tank biz in the rear view.
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You are SO doing what we want to do ... the plan is to add some steel angle across the belly and put the whole fresh tank biz in the rear view.


That is probably a smart thing to do! I haven't done that (yet) and don't intend to till it falls out. No sign of that happening yet.
I travel major highways, county roads with major ruts and forestry roads that are ok one day and terrible following a storm. I never know and have probably hit more bad pot holes, at speed, on the interstate that would do damage than would happen on forestry roads.
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Everyone to his own but I would never travel with a full FW tank, of course I never plan on Boondocking either, I need 50 amps and water as a minimum
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:53 PM   #31
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If I remember correctly many of the problems people have had with their fresh water tank falling out has been the result of overfilling the tank which causes the tank to expand. No telling how much damage you can do that way. I never had a problem with filling my FWT full of water in the 15+ years of doing so and was surprised to find that it is not recommended with my new RV. Then again the internet was not the source of knowledge in 1990 that it is today.
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You can add me to the "don't do it" list. We carry enough water to flush the toilet and wash our hands and that's it.
We do carry an inflatable tank with around 60 gal. capacity that we fill after we have reached our destination and then transfer the water into the rv tank. For waste water we use a portable macerator pump and a grey water tank in the back of the truck.
Unfortunately the nicest places have limited hookups - or should I say fortunately .
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We have found that our 25rb tows better with water in the tank. So we tend to have at least half a tank of water
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:48 PM   #34
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We have found that our 25rb tows better with water in the tank. So we tend to have at least half a tank of water


Thanks for all the replies, I did not know that so many are so helpful!

Jmkjr72, you aren't the first to say it will actually tow better, especially with the tractor trailer vacuum issue.

I guess I'll give it a whirl, if It seems iffy I could always open the drain valve and empty some out.

You guys are awesome!
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We have had people here stating that their FW tank fell out from the extra weight, fill up when you get close to your destination
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You are SO doing what we want to do ... the plan is to add some steel angle across the belly and put the whole fresh tank biz in the rear view.
Exactly! I can carry a full tank, no more worries.
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When we are heading out to do some dry camping -- naturally fill before leaving home.

Never had a problem -- done the same with several different rigs.

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Old 08-26-2017, 05:55 PM   #38
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Always travel full. Not that much weight and we enjoy our clean bathroom vs rest areas / gas stations.
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I haven't dry camped in my R-Pod yet, but my intention was to travel with full FW tank. Weight will be a consideration, but I haven't read a good reason not to fill them at home.
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You guys are all so on the ball, so consensus is fill and go.

The reason I am so drawn is we have a 8 hour drive to the Dry Dock site (Townsville SC), we stay for three nights, than head to the Smokey Mountains, "Imagination Camp Ground" Cosby TN. We will have full hook ups there.

After Two nights there, we head back to Florida, and once again will need water, as I'm going to try my first Wally World(Walmart) boondock.

As I stated, I used to have a diesel, so have never experienced a trip with the Tundra/ gas vehicle as of yet.

I'm so impressed with you all! Thank you! I'm guessing I should document the journey than report.
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