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Old 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #57
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Half Full or Half Empty?

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We generally have a 1/2 tank (about 50 gal)...

An extra 25 or so gallons of water is insignificant weight in my 33,000 lb coach.
I'm with Gary, and have tried it in every flavor.

A quarter-tank might be fine -- that's enough for a day or two -- but stopping on a surface that isn't level for potty breaks or lunch might lead to a momentary loss of water due to the pickup inside the tank becoming uncovered.

[Technique: Upload water at the site, and then turn off the supply valve. In the winter, starting with water already warmed by the coach's interior eases strain on the water heater if so equipped. In the summer, having water that is not quite as chilly as that out of the ground is a great recipe for refreshing showers: I don't bother with the Hot side of the shower handle, and just enjoy the ambient temperature flow directly from the tank beneath the floor!]
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:30 PM   #58
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Well after reading most if these posts it is evident that everyone does as they see fit and are not going to change.
The way they do it is the RIGHT way !!
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Well after reading most if these posts it is evident that everyone does as they see fit and are not going to change.
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Exactly, thanks Chuck!!! One poster went as far as to say that it "doesn't make a lot of sense" to travel with a full tank of water. That is a very extreme statement basically calling those of us, myself included, who travel full stupid since it doesn't make a lot of sense. To each his own is a far better statement because I might have my own words for someone who doesn't travel full. However and as a lot have already said, this is really nothing more than preference and some have changed based on past experiences. Personally, I don't see a big difference in fuel mileage travelling half full or full, so I just travel full to stay prepared.
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Exactly, thanks Chuck!!! One poster went as far as to say that it makes no sense to travel with a full tank of water. That is a very extreme statement basically calling those of us, myself included, who travel full stupid since it "makes no sense". To each his own is a far better statement because I might have my own words for someone who doesn't travel full. However, this is really nothing more than preference and some have changed based on past experiences. Personally, I don't see a big difference in fuel mileage travelling half full or full, so I just travel full to stay prepared.

Agreed ! Every so often we bring my sister in law with us. Now just between you and me, she is the size of a polar bear ! Maybe I should charge her an excess weight fee !
Come to think of it maybe it's water retention ! Dear Lord could I be traveling with OVER 100 gallons ?
maybe I should have her ride in the Toad. Would that count ??
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I always fill mine before we leave home. We like to go places and do things. We seldom stay in a campground.
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