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Old 09-01-2014, 07:14 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Flyboy757 View Post
Our 32 C has a CCC of 985 lbs. Full water is not an option once you start calculating fuel (50 gal) 2 people (330 lbs) + clothes +food+ dishes+++, plus we were towing 4 down. The CCC of a unit quickly gets used. We just finished a 6 week, 5000 mi trip and had no need for full fresh water. Carried less than 1/3 tank. RV park every couple of days to use their water and sewer facilities.
Woodview....check your units CCC so you know what your C can carry. Get it weighed if necessary.
A full water tank is included in CCC.

So you if you have a CCC of 985 pounds, that already includes a full water tank.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by TechWriter View Post
A full water tank is included in CCC.

So you if you have a CCC of 985 pounds, that already includes a full water tank.
You are absolutely correct. Also includes full propane ....New unit to me and I was misreading the chart.

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Old 09-02-2014, 05:34 AM   #31
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We also always leave our base with a full water tank and empty gray/black tanks. This allows us to stop for the night, even if we are not at a camp ground. We might wish to spend 3 or 4 nights in a row in areas without hook ups. We could not do this if we start with an empty fresh water tank.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:32 PM   #32
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100 gal from the front door to campground return. Stored full for disasters.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:50 PM   #33
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We'll normally leave the house with 1/4 tank or so - good for a couple of days with us. Reason would be weight savings, and less stress on the water tank's sidewalls. Say and do as you like, but with a full tank of water, the weight of that water sloshing around is flexing that tank.

If I'm expecting a day spent in a cross wind though, we'll fill the tank right up. It sits directly behind the front axle, and that weight has a definite positive effect on the coach's handling.
My guess is that a full tank will have no sloshing, whereas a partial tank will.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:01 PM   #34
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100 gal from the front door to campground return. Stored full for disasters.
I'm actually surprised that this hasn't been mentioned more. Although disasters can happen anywhere, I'm sure a lot folks in those areas more prone to natural disasters have this same mindset and practice.

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Old 09-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #35
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We always have our 98 gallons on board when traveling. Never know when you want to stop for a few days with out hook ups.
Fill it up and travel... Enjoy life.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:32 PM   #36
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I'm actually surprised that this hasn't been mentioned more. Although disasters can happen anywhere, I'm sure a lot folks in those areas more prone to natural disasters have this same mindset and practice.

Being we live in Earthquake country we would be depending on the fresh water tank for drinking water if some disaster happened.

I also have a 12 volt pump and required hoses (in and out) for refilling the tank from a convenient lake or stream.
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Too much thought put into all of this. We travel with 100 gallons of water always. I don't worry about weight. I weighed our rig for the first time the other day and am very close to the limit. I'm positive that over the years on multiple rigs I have exceeded the cc of my RVs in some cases by a couple thousand pounds. Never have I noticed a difference of a little bit of weight. As a matter of fact I have found that the heavier I run the better it rides and handles. I've also found that whether I run loaded with a 5000 pound trailer or run light with no trailer and very little gear at 55 or 75 mph I get the same mileage. 6.5 to the gallon on my 8.1 super c or my v10 class a. Except for winter I keep the rig loaded with full propane, gas, water cloths and food. I worry about disasters and I'm always ready to pull my jacks and slides and go in 5 minutes. Your tank will have more stress put on it by sloshing water than by keeping it full. I'd bet most manufacturers go light on their carrying capacities for liability reasons. I stillx would recommend following them but wouldn't sweat a couple hundred pounds. Just make sure your tire inflations and load ratings are up to the task.
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I would wait till I get closer to camp before I fill it up. On mine that's an extra 800 lbs
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:18 AM   #39
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My 2010 Surveyor trailer has a 32 gal. tank. When I first got it, I filled the tank, left for a long trip, and when I returned, I noticed the tank had "bulged' so that the axle hit it. Black paint on tank. Had I not noticed the "paint" on the tank, I wonder how long before the axle rubbed a hole in the tank ???? Forest River replaced the axle hangers, and I now travel with about a 1/3 tank.
So, all you trailer people, get out and get under, look to see if your tank is located above the axle. Check for signs of "rubbing"...
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Our 82 has a Cap of 40 Gallons, and we bring a 7 and a 5 gallon tank filled and we are empty on the B/G tanks
At the in-laws cabin the dogs won't drink there water P U . So the tanks are full. Another CG we go too has great water so we leave home with the 2 7&5 gallon tanks filled till we get there (just for in case) and then fill up with some very good well water. YUM
If those with no water what do you do if you blow a hose or something like that and you need water to get to a service place? Personally I would pullover if there was a MH on the side of the road that needed water.
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Carrying full water effects my gas mileage. In my DP's it would reduce it between .1 - .25 MPG. In my current gasser it can reduce it up to .4. Those claiming otherwise must have some magic abilities that let them override the laws of physics. Plus another thing is that a heavier coach put more stress on the transmission and the brakes but I can't really measure that.

By leaving the tanks at 1/4 that gives me 20 gallons (25 gallons and 30 gallons in my DP's) usable plus and emergency 10 in the water heater. This is more than enough for 2 days without scrimping and could be stretched to 5+ days in an emergency.

I only travel with full water when I know I will be camping without any place to fill up near my destination, which is extremely rare btw.
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Being full-timers who travel constantly and whose first choice is always a public park or boondocking on national forest lands, we always carry full water - 105 gallons.

We also use filters so there's no change in water taste - always the same and always good.

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