Originally Posted by mcfarmall
That may be true, however if the tank were to break loose and someone following your rig hit it and killed themselves or others, guess who'd be named in the lawsuit? Sadly that's the world we live in. It would probably fall under the 'unsecured cargo' clause of the law. (no pun intended!)
You might very well be named in the lawsuit, but you won't be found guilty of anything and your insurance will defend you and supply a team of lawyers. In your example of the tank breaking loose and killing some one -- which is not likely to happen, and to my knowledge has never happened -- you may be named but Jayco would quickly become the defendant not you. Even the most frivolous lawsuit goes after the deepest pockets and I doubt that is the driver.
@ McFarmall I am not picking on you, and in general I think you contribute very good information; but these type of unsubstantiated claims of lawsuits, death and destruction have no place in these forums. If you personally had that experience then by all means share it, but to simply scare someone into not using their RV in a manner its designed to be used because "you" don't think its built well enough is shameful. This question isn't from someone trying to exceed mfg published specs, or use something in a manner that it wasn't intended -- he is asking about using the TT in a manner it was designed to be used and in turn you warn he may kill someone and be sued.
OP, on several occasions I have towed my travel trailer with full 80+ gallons of fresh water on 200+ mile trips and had no issues. I regularly pull home with both the Grey and Black tanks full.
I personally would rather tow my trailer with 100% full tanks or 100% empty tanks opposed to partially full tanks. Having a "slack tank" allows that water weight to constantly be shifting which puts more force, especially lateral force, on the tanks and mounts than a full tank.