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Old 06-09-2014, 06:29 PM   #21
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I have a 25 ft. and a 10 ft. hose, so I am without a way to get water, I will also carry two 20 gallons plastic water continuers.

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:19 PM   #22
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I asked some questions and then talked to my dealer. The dealer said that the FWT is designed to carry a full load, 188lbs for me, so we departed last week on a 4 day trip with the tank full. Trip in total was 600km (273miles assuming my math is right) no problems.

I will check the flanges and screws of the FWT after each leg for the next several trips to ensure that everything is holding together.


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Old 06-10-2014, 08:41 PM   #23
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I regularly travel up into the mountains where we dry camp with a full FW tank. I then travel home with full black and grey tanks. There is no place to fill up between home and where we camp, and the closest dump station is at our storage yard. I would have no use for an rv that couldn't travel over rough roads with full tanks.

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Old 06-10-2014, 10:33 PM   #24
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I haven't been out all that often with our 197, but we did haul it to Whitehorse last summer and had varying amounts of water in the fresh tank and varying amounts of stuff in the other tanks. What I nearly always try to have is a couple of 2 and/or 5 gal. jugs stashed in the bathtub. I made a rather crude funnel and can quickly guzzle some water in if need be. If I can avoid going anywhere near the cans in a service station, I will. Part of the reason we bought a trailer was to avoid having to eat in a restaurant and to use the can.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #25
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If I camp very locally, I may fill the fresh water tank. If I am going a distance I will put enough in to wash up and flush the terlit. If fresh water is available where I'm going, that's what I'll do. If you haul with let's say 2/3 of a tank, you will experience the wave action when you brake from hwy speeds. Any thing that goes into the tank, regardless of the source goes through a taste, odor, sediment filter first. Also a PUR faucet mount filter on the kitchen sink, nothing like a good cup of coffee at the CG
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:52 AM   #26
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So if you dry camp and leave home with empty fresh tanks , where do you get your fresh when you reach the camping spot ????
A lot of the places we camp are National Forest campgrounds and they typically do not have water hook-ups, but they usually do have potable water spigots. I fill up my 6 gallon water jug at them and then dump it in the trailer. This is the jug that we use and can be picked up most anywhere that has camping supplies:
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:34 PM   #27
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So if you dry camp and leave home with empty fresh tanks , where do you get your fresh when you reach the camping spot ????
After checking in at the guard shack, I swing past the dump station and fill the tank from the GREEN potable water hose. Some state parks in Michigan have hydrants along the que near the guard shack so you can fill up while waiting to check in. While set up I use a 5 gallon jug like howie's picture to top off the tank. If you dump a jug in every day it won't be a huge chore like it is for my brother-in-law who waits till his is completely empty
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:21 PM   #28
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I have towed with my fresh tank full several times (50 gallons). No issues to date.

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:13 AM   #29
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We tow with a full 90 gallons as long as the trip is around an hour and a half or less. We almost always do NY State Parks and they all have water spigots. Some are just smooth and some are threaded for hoses. Some have better water (wells) and some are horrible (city water). We fill based on this.


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