Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #21
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 333
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.

annie oakly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #22
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 32
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.


2013 Ford Explorer 4WD, GVWR 6160, GCWR 10160, Max Tongue Wt 500#, Reese WD Hitch 66151
2012 Skylark 21FBV, GVWR 3500, New July 2013
N Scale Model Railroader
Amateur Photographer
Family History Researcher
Former Canoe Camper & Retired Airline Pilot
tjerrard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #23
Senior Member
Bobx2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 279
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.

Becky, Bob and Taylie & Bode
2009 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison
2014 Heartland Sundance XLT 245RL
His and Hers Polaris 570 Touring ATV's
Bobx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 11:33 PM   #24
Senior Member
kjohn73's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SE Sask.
Posts: 246
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.
2012 Jay Feather 197 w/pull-out
1997 GMC Sub 1500 4x4;
or 2015 Ford F150 4x4 SuperCrew EB
kjohn73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 11:34 AM   #25
Senior Member
Jeff61's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: northern Il.
Posts: 138
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
Jeff61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 11:52 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 394
Originally Posted by Mikeos View Post
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:
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7 HEMI
2̶0̶1̶4̶ ̶J̶a̶y̶ ̶F̶e̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶X̶1̶9̶H̶
howie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:34 PM   #27
Senior Member
mcfarmall's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kalamazoo, West Michigan
Posts: 1,814
Originally Posted by Mikeos View Post
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
2006 23B Hybrid with 10k round bar WDH
2011 F150 4x4 SCREW Ecoboost, Max Tow, Integrated TBC, 3.73 LS axle, Firestone Ride Rite airbags.
mcfarmall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 03:21 PM   #28
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,655
I have towed with my fresh tank full several times (50 gallons). No issues to date.
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 07:13 AM   #29
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Haven, NY
Posts: 807
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.


2017 28BHBE Kitchen skylight, remote control and Aluminum wheels hitched by ProPride 3P
2017 Ram 2500 CC LB 4x4 Big Horn Cummins
LiftedAWDAstro is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.