Originally Posted by Iraqvet05
If you are going to a CG with no water at the individual sites, call ahead and see where you can fill your FW tank or check the CG map to for FW fill locations. I have a 90 gal FW tank and there is no way I'd fill and tow 720 lbs of water unless it is a short distance. The weight would cut into my already dismal fuel economy and could slosh around and making for an interesting towing experience. I also don't trust the tank straps to hold that weight over and extended period of time...one trip down a questionable road and you may drop the tank.
X2. I have two 40-gallon FW tanks, which equates to 650# of weight that sloshes around at the rear of my 32' trailer. Handling and fuel economy both suffer. But if I'm going 25 miles or less, I fill at home and save the time at the CG - it takes awhile to put 80 gallons of water in the tanks! Just make sure you have some place to fill the tanks at or near the CG.
I can't speak about the tank straps from personal experience, but I have heard of those issues. However, your trailer is designed to carry water, not considering age (rust) or poor workmanship at assembly.
2015 Jay Flight 32RLDS Elite
2012 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ (6.6L Duramax/Allison)
Equalizer Hitch (1200# bars)