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Old 06-26-2015, 03:41 PM   #21
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Typically we do not travel with a full FW tank. I really do not like to travel with a partial tank as the water can really start sloshing, which can cause more stress then a full tank. I have a 3 gallon jug with water in it for any unexpected water needs while traveling. However, we do have one place we go to periodically that has the worst water I have ever tasted, smell, or anything else you can think of. I do not even want it in the water lines. When we go there, I fill up at home and pull with a full tank. We only go there once or twice a year.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:48 PM   #22
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I don't pull the extra weight and keep about 1/3 so I can wash and flush when traveling. On board waters for washing dish's, showers, etc. I carry a 3 gallon refillable jug for drinking and if I can't find a machine most stores carry 1gal bottles.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:01 AM   #23
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I'm with Edd505, travel with 1/3 tank. Same reason. We have 4- 1 gallon water jugs we fill at home for cooking or drinking. When those are empty we cook & drink using bottled water.


More costly but piece of mind. When hooked up we use a water filter for the CG supply and use it for washing dishes or showers. We never use it for drinking water.


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Old 01-24-2016, 10:16 AM   #24
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Always travel with it full. Have done so with every rig I have owned. We boondock a lot, and we utilize our RVs to their fullest potential; while keeping in mind and living to the standard that it is an RV and we are using it for camping.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:19 AM   #25
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We always travel with a full tank, for several reasons.

One is that they told us at the factory that a partially full tank puts a lot of extra "slosh stress" on the tank supports. The other reason is that several times we have arrived at campgrounds where the fresh water was un-availible (once because their pumps were dead due to a power failure). It was great to have plenty of water on hand.

Also we've been forced (by weather) to spend the night in a WalMart parking lot, and we had plenty of water on hand.

We just feel it's better to have the water and not need it, then not have it, and need it.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:26 PM   #26
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I can not see carrying another 670+ pounds on my TT. The cargo capacities are already at their limit when loaded. I am sure a lot of others are, as well.

I use an RO system when on shore and bottled water when boondocking for cooking.

But, then again, I take mine to the scales. I am willing to bet there are only a handful here that do the same.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:00 PM   #27
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Another reason not to buy any trailer with less than 2500lbs of CCC.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:35 AM   #28
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Add me to the side of carrying a full load of fresh water with no problems. Never noticed any difference in fuel mileage with or without. If your tow vehicle is a little challenged then having less weight would probably help.
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We do more dry camping than hook ups and travel frequently with a full fw tank. In some cases, I've been able to do the main portion of the trip empty and then pit stop and fill up ~25km from our destination. I've also hauled our TT up some some pretty challenging, rutted, steep fire road with a full fw tank and no issues at all.
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I can not see carrying another 670+ pounds on my TT. The cargo capacities are already at their limit when loaded. I am sure a lot of others are, as well.

I use an RO system when on shore and bottled water when boondocking for cooking.

But, then again, I take mine to the scales. I am willing to bet there are only a handful here that do the same.
I have to say I almost always scale when on any trip camping. Up here in Canada you can usually find a transport scale that is closed and the scales are always on. I do this for peace of mind and also because I am curious what we weigh each time we go out. (I also like the "free" part of the routine.) I have also found that up here in "the great white north" that the scale guys would like to see more RV'S cross the scales as there are too many people with their rigs NOT optomized for towing safety. JMHO. It becomes quite obvious after you have been towing for a while what a correctly set-up rig looks like from a distance.
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