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Old 08-17-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Where do you fill up your fresh water tank?

If I was going to a campground I would not be worried about this.

We will be heading to Charlottesville in a few weeks for tailgating. I do not want to tow with my tank full but there isn't a water source in the parking lot. AC will be ran on the generator.

Do gas stations have a water source where you can fill up the water tank? Rest area's?
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Personally I would fill at home and tow it. That way you know the quality of water you are getting.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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My only issue is with the 17z we can only add about 350lbs of extra weight so filling the water tank is going to take half of that weight away.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
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The difference between your unloaded weight and GVWR is only 350 lbs? That seems a little light. You might also throw a post up on the site of where you are going. Someone there might know a local water source. If where you are going has a lot of people using wells, a local water department may have a water fill as well.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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Good point. We will be in Charlottesville, VA.

Thank you for your help!
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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Looks like there is a Charlottesville KOA Campground thats allows non registered guests to use the dump station for a fee, maybe give them a call to see what they may want to fill your water tank.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #7
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Go to the website..., tripadvisor.com and post something under their forum.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:53 PM   #8
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If I am not mistaken a 17Z has pretty small tanks right, ~20 gallons? If so I imagine you are not looking water to shower; but mainly dishes, toilet and possibly drinking -- right? If so, and you can't find water conviently to fill up, maybe just by a few of the 2.5 gallon water jugs from a gocery store in town. They can usually be had for a ~$2 each and there is no concern about the quality of the water source.

Or even better, the grocery store where I live, allows you to fill 5 gallon water bottles for .25 gallon. You could just fill a couple of those and use your gravity fill to get it in the tanks.

If you had a JayFlight with the 80+ gallon holding tank that would be a challenge and expensive. But smaller tanks open more possibilities without breaking the bank.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:15 AM   #9
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When you say gravity fill how does that work? I have only filled it by hooking the hose to the tank fill port and the other side to the water source.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:45 PM   #10
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I also have an x17z and if I'm not sure about the water where I'm going I carry a 5 gal coleman water jug with water from home for drinking. Just pour it into a 1/2 gal Tupperware and cool it in the fridge to drink. But so far for shorter trips I just fill the main tank at home and it has towed just fine. If worried about weight leave some clothes and canned goods in your TV.
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