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Old 08-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Fresh water or no fresh water???

Just wondering...Should I carry any fresh water in the tank or not??? I do not plan to use because we always use the campgrounds water.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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I always carry fresh water in the tanks, it's nice to have when traveling


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Old 08-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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I've always travelled empty but "Fly" makes a good point. My neighbor travels with 10-20% full fresh water because his wife doesn't like public restrooms. The bride and I like to stop every couple of hours or so, she gets a fresh soda at every stop so the next stop is insured.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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I only travel with ether a completely full tank or an empty tank. With a partial tank the water sloshes and can cause a sway issues. When I run empty I fill a multi gallon thermos type container with water and store it in the bathroom shower, to wash hands, flush the toilet, and for whatever other needs we have along the way.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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I travel with some water (up to 1/2 full). We've had to turtle sometimes and it's nice to have water to shower, wash hands, etc. I've never noticed anything with the shifting weight. It's not very much weight compared to the total weight of the trailer.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #6
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Fresh water or no fresh water???

You are not going to feel the sloshing water. If you think you are, it's something else. Or you have a towing setup that is so marginal it's unsafe no matter how much water you have.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:20 AM   #7
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We travel with around a 1/4 tank of water. Never know when you might break down and need some water to wash up or for the toilet.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:59 AM   #8
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I travel with just whatever water I put in to prime the pump...maybe 5 gallons or so. It's enough to flush once or twice or wash your patties.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #9
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Always carry 10 or so gal., 1/4 tank of fresh for sinks and toilets on the road. No issues ever with sloshing.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #10
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I always like to have some water in the tank in case the water pump gets turned on accidentally. I know they are suppose to survive ok without water but hate to press the issue if I don't have to...

Also some sites have poor water pressure and I use the fresh water tank and pump to resolve that problem. We do alot of camping off the power grid so I like to know if my fresh water system and water pump is working good all the time...

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