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Old 04-08-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Can I fill my fresh water tank - before putting on truck?

I have a 2010 Arctic Fox 990 Silver Fox Edition, and I'm wondering if I can have my fresh water tank full prior to installing the camper on the truck? The reason I ask is, I came upon a fellow while on vacation once with a similar camper, who had camped at a location where he had the camper off the truck, just sitting on the jacks, but not far from the ground. He found as his grey and black tanks filled, they started dropping from the structure of the camper, thus 'he' certainly wasn't a 'happy' camper because of this.
Don't know how the tanks are set up in the camper (what kind of framework) and whether all tanks in a camper are set up to only be filled if on the truck or not? Just thought I'd ask, to be on the safe side. I DID fill them (full now, and camper is off the truck, but sitting on a strong 8X8 structure I made) and wondered if I should drain the fresh water tank before putting on truck?

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I have a 2010 Arctic Fox 990 Silver Fox Edition, and I'm wondering if I can have my fresh water tank full prior to installing the camper on the truck? The reason I ask is, I came upon a fellow while on vacation once with a similar camper, who had camped at a location where he had the camper off the truck, just sitting on the jacks, but not far from the ground. He found as his grey and black tanks filled, they started dropping from the structure of the camper, thus 'he' certainly wasn't a 'happy' camper because of this.
Don't know how the tanks are set up in the camper (what kind of framework) and whether all tanks in a camper are set up to only be filled if on the truck or not? Just thought I'd ask, to be on the safe side. I DID fill them (full now, and camper is off the truck, but sitting on a strong 8X8 structure I made) and wondered if I should drain the fresh water tank before putting on truck? I dont think the extra weight will be an issue.

Thanks in advance!
WE almost bought an Artic fox ourselves 3 years ago, I thought it was very well build and reinforced. I would investigate where the tank is and if I remember right it is under one of the bench seats. I dont think I would have thought twice about doing it myself.
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It should be fine, but i wouldnt let it sit for extended periods of time hanging by just the jacks with full tanks.
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I had an 08 990 for five years and never worried about the holding tanks, on or off the truck. Take a look at how the aluminum frame is built.
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