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Old 05-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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fill water tank ?

Hi all,
I have heard that you should fill your onboard water storage tank to prevent cracking over the summer months.
any insight into this thought/theory ?

I live on alabama's gulf coast so it gets really hot for months here.

thanks in advance
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RV'ing since 1957, have never heard of that. Don't do it either although I do have water in the tank all year long so we're ready to go.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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Well now.......

I am not an authority on the subject....but,

The only time I fill the water tank alla way up is when I will be in a campground with either no hookups or perhaps only electric. I have an 82 gallon tank and I would not want to drive around with an additional 650# of water in the tank. Otherwise I usually have about a 1/4 tank of water. The only other time I fill it up completely and drive around is when I am sanitizing the fresh water tank.
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Never heard that one either. We keep our water tank between 2/3 and Full so we are ready to go in a hurry in case of forest fire, hurricane or Godzilla attack.
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Urban myth, I guess. Have never heard that one.
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We live in South Louisiana and have never worried about filling the tank. It usually sits dry until we are ready ro travel. I can't think of a reason for the tank to crack.

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Hi all,
I have heard that you should fill your onboard water storage tank to prevent cracking over the summer months.
any insight into this thought/theory ?

I live on alabama's gulf coast so it gets really hot for months here.

thanks in advance
Well that is new urban myth.....I am always amused at some of the stories that get passed down.

It make me think of the one about the new wife...

She bought a pot roast and when she went to cook it, she chopped off a piece from each end and put the big piece in the pot. This wen ton for several months and hubby finally asked her why she chopped of the ends.

Answer was this is the way Mon always fixed a pot roast, so while at Mom-in-laws house, hubby saw her do the same thing and asked her about it. Response was that her Mom always cooked her roast the same way.

Well, Granny was there for the meal as well, so he asked her why. She told him that she always had to cut the ends off because...

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The only pot she had was too small and she trimmed the ends so it would fit in the pot.

Ken
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Hi all,
I have heard that you should fill your onboard water storage tank to prevent cracking over the summer months.
any insight into this thought/theory ?

I live on alabama's gulf coast so it gets really hot for months here.

thanks in advance
They sit on lots for months empty.
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