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Old 04-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Minimum water in a 26RLS

I'm close on weight so I wanted to carry absolute minimum water, just for using the toilet and washing hands. I carry drinking water in the fridge.
I timed it with my tap running full and to my surprise I had to fill for 5 minutes to get enough water to keep the pump from making funny noises (cavitating, I suppose). The level guage still shows empty. I do notice a difference towing with just that amount of water on.
Any suggestions?
I understand from other threads that the Jayco tanks are a wide flat tank so you need more water than you might in some others.


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Old 04-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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snip.....I do notice a difference towing with just that amount of water on. Any suggestions?......snip

Depending on the location of the fresh water tank the addition of fluids in many cases has a direct impact on tongue weight, thus an effect on TV handling.

May want to consider carrying a two-five gallon jug of water and use it as needed while in tow, then add water to the tank at the CG.


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