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Old 11-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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traveling with fresh water tank full..

Hi just bought a new 2013 eagle premier 365bhs and was wondering if its ok to travel with full (98gal) of fresh water. we go a couple times a year dry camping and I always would fill water tank in old camper didn't seem to bother it...

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Wow, that is a lot of water to carry, 780lbs. Theoretically the tank and straps (or holding area) should hold as designed and with a rig that big I'm sure your using a diesel torque monster. The bottom line to me would how long is your intended stay and whether or not you need that much.

On trips where I have a water hook up I carry about 1/4 tank or less. With my old motorhome I always carried more than I needed, and after the trips wondered why. When I backpack I tend to carry too much as well, but the old saying is "You don't miss your water until your well runs dry!"

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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As long as you are with in your weight limit you should be fine. It is better to tow with a full tank over a half full tank. If the tank is only partly filled the water can slosh around side to side and cause sway.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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Out TT holds 90 gal. and we tow with empty tanks. To me that roughly 800 lbs is a lot of weight that you don't have to pull. i fill at the CG using a filter on the hose when filling i also drain the fresh water tank when i leave for home.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Water tank

I have a 2010 365 BHS. I have never towed with a full tank, but I carry some water all of the time. The camper is heavy and 500-800 pounds really makes no difference. If you have any questions let me know. It is a big camper and you really have to watch low hanging trees at the campsites. I want to know if the air in the bunkhouse work?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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In the old days, we always carried a full tank of fresh water because you never knew when you might need water for the radiator or for drinking- Also
in that day, we ALWAYS stopped to assist other travelers- We still carry a full tank today for a different reason- The water quality available today is more questionable- Unfortunately, we no longer stop to assist anyone- Don't ask why this changed- DD
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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For short trips boon docking you should be ok. I know it can be hard to find a place to fill a tank in a strange neighborhood.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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I usually go with full tanks.. the extra weight does not effect highway mileage.. just in town economy.. but with a full tank you do not get the slosh that you do with a 1/4 full tank and that can cause problems esp if you have to make an emergency maneuver like I had to a few weeks ago..
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #9
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I always travel with full tanks (92 Gallons) when we boondock. The size of the FW tank is a big reason we bought a Jayco,
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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when we boondock we carry a full tank of water also

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