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Old 05-18-2015, 01:45 PM   #11
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I went thru the same experience when we bought our first camper. When winter was on the way and it was time to winterize I could not remember any of what I was supposed to do. My suggestion: go back to the dealer and have them go thru things again. With your modern cell phone, video each system separately for example, hot water bypass settings, low point drains, how to winterize, etc so you can review them when the time comes.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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X2! Video the expert showing how to do the stuff on your own RV.


That way, ALL the information is applicable to your rig.


Excellent idea!
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Thanks for the feedback. And Another water question. would you fill up your fresh water tank at home or as close to the campground as possible? I've never driven with a full tank but I assume that driving might be slightly different?
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Thanks for the feedback. And Another water question. would you fill up your fresh water tank at home or as close to the campground as possible? I've never driven with a full tank but I assume that driving might be slightly different?
We've always headed out with a full tank since potable water is tough to come by in the boonies. But my old trailer only held 20 gallons.

As long as the tank is full, it is just additional weight. Additional mass when it comes to acceleration and deceleration.

Significantly less than full tanks allow the water to slosh around and causes the trailer to behave funny. Ask me about the ride home with the new trailer and the dealer hadn't dumped the waste tanks.

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If you have access to potable water near your destination, then by all means tank up there. If not, you'll have to haul 100% of your water the whole way.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #15
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You can leave it if you don't intend to drink it. Many use it only for washing and dishes and flushing. We don't camp off the grid so we only use it for rest stops.

What ever your needs are will work.
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I decide based on the expected quality of the water at the destination. I know the water at home is good quality, but will travel empty to save the weight if I know for sure I can get good water at the CG
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Remember..

Water weighs about 8 lbs. or so. The weight can add up quick. And yes..it's a noticeable difference if your carrying 20 gallons.
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We drain the fresh when we pull out of the campground and let it drain on the drive home. We also drain Water heater everytime we get home and leave the plug out. Gray and black also get drained on out every trip at the camp ground. Everybody has a different method but this has always yeilded me fresh clean water, no odors or mold.

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We drain the fresh when we pull out of the campground and let it drain on the drive home. We also drain Water heater everytime we get home and leave the plug out. Gray and black also get drained on out every trip at the camp ground. Everybody has a different method but this has always yeilded me fresh clean water, no odors or mold.

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