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Old 07-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #21
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don't! Remember if you have to make a sudden stop, the trailer alone, extends the distance you need to stop, and just when you think you have it made, the 600 lbs of water comes sloshing forward and pushes you even further, not to mention the increased sway, wear on the tires and suspension too. 12+ years of full timing, I've made all the mistakes
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #22
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Hello I also have a 2011 fb22, Im taking my tt back in again for water loss,I was told today that they will extend the overflow hoses higher then the fresh tanks and bring them back down , so that would create a pea drain like effect. Just like you sink drains work.Or you can extend your overflow hose and put two valves on then and attach them beside your low drain hoses.But you must always remember to open those drain valves before you fill your tanks . Then close them until you get to you destination , then open them again when you arrive at your camp spot . And yes there is two tanks over your axles.Also go back further in the this travel trailer section and check out ( fresh water Tank pukes )It sounds like there is more 22fb trailers having the same problem.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:11 PM   #23
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We always camp where we need to take water and always leave home with our tanks full. I have towed 5vrs for 17 years now( all Jaycos) and have always towed full tanks and never had a problem. We had a bumper pull before moving to a 5th wheel and it did effect how it handled as the tank was in the rear of the unit.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:32 PM   #24
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Since my original post, we have towed once with about 50 gallons in the fwt - a bit more than half full. The distance was about 70 miles. Did not experience any water loss of any significance, and did not notice any real difference in handling on the road. The 22FB has the fwt around the front axle location, so I guess we're lucky. I can see how in certain traffic situations, the water sloshing would be an issue. For this reason, I prefer to not carry alot of fw if going longer distances, or on busy roads. I do carry about 10 gallons all the time though, just in case it's needed while on route.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:27 AM   #25
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You won't make it to your campsite with a "full" tank of water with a 22FB, with out fixing the over flow issue, unless, it is less than 1/2 mile of flat road!
http://https://www.jaycoowners.com/sh...?t=3503&page=4
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:14 PM   #26
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Wow, they really up the FWT size from the 2010 22FB, my capacity is only 37 gal including the water heater!

I'm guessing the overflow/sloshing water loss issue only applies to the 2011 22FB with the 90 gal FWT?

(by the way, your link in the prevous post didn't work)

As far as the OP issue, I think it would depend on how far you are going and how many mountain passes you are going through. I used to tow my 22FB with a 5.4 F-150 and I always left with a full FWT, but I have a much smaller tank and most of my towing is flat desert country.

It is a pain trying to figure out where you are going to get water at when you are in the middle of a trip and northern New York can get very rural. I guess whatever you feel comfortable driving with.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:17 PM   #27
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This is the correct link to the previous post.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #28
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I always try to pull my trailer with out water as far as possible as i travel through the rocky mountains regularily... I have to plan where to fill the tanks as close to the camp site as possible which is usually about the last fuel stop. The fuel station usually lets you use the outside tap to fill as its just water.... I believe its highly recommended not to drink the water from your trailer... they give you a filter to run inline but i always carry a 5 gallon portable water jug for drinking. My Jayco holds about 86 gallons but i am sure i can get more in there and the weight is about 550lbs roughly so i figure less weight should be better fuel mileage but since i do drive through the mountains a lot, its more about being able to stop sooner while going down a steep grade.
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We also have a 32BHDS and prefer dry camping. I found a website called "allstays" that I use to find the closest fill up. There is an app for smartphones also. This lists rest stops that have dump stations, gas stations that have services, etc. The best thing we found was to stop in a campground close to where we are going and fill up, it is usually $6 to use their services. You have to pay when you go in the first time to fill, save your receipt to use the dump station at the end of your stay. This option has been the best for us, we have always found a campground close to where we want to dry camp, because after all, if it is a good place to camp then someone is going to have a campground near it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:40 AM   #30
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I've towed my 22FB with both full and empty tamks, and.....

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I always try to pull my trailer with out water as far as possible as i travel through the rocky mountains regularily... I have to plan where to fill the tanks as close to the camp site as possible which is usually about the last fuel stop. The fuel station usually lets you use the outside tap to fill as its just water.... I believe its highly recommended not to drink the water from your trailer... they give you a filter to run inline but i always carry a 5 gallon portable water jug for drinking. My Jayco holds about 86 gallons but i am sure i can get more in there and the weight is about 550lbs roughly so i figure less weight should be better fuel mileage but since i do drive through the mountains a lot, its more about being able to stop sooner while going down a steep grade.
I didn't really notice any significant difference in handling. If the water puts you too close to your TV capacity then it might be an issue.
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