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Old 09-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #43
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I've been hauling full fresh water tanks for years and will continue because I've been caught a couple of times with not having enough water and with no water to be had.

For the few dollars in fuel that it has cost me is peanuts compared to not having the convenience of water when you turn on that faucet or need to flush that toilet.

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #44
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Our hometown has water in the top 5 nationally for quality. Our FW tank is 61 gallons and we always leave home with it full. Even with filtration we've had a couple of early experiences with really bad-tasting water.

One disadvantage with my rig's system is that its a pressure fill port for the FW tank - no way to pour water in. If it starts to get below about 1/3 full, we check CG water for taste and will refill if it's OK.

We drain the tank at home between trips, since we don't go out very often any more. $4 gas and $50 CG fees have made the hobby very expensive. The MH will be on the market this fall.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:17 PM   #45
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We always travel with a full freshwater tank. Never know when we might want to spend the night at Wal-Mart and need showers!
Us too! I remember when we were on our Alaska trip, the caravan overnighted at a small CG. When we checked-in we were told they had no water available. Only 3 of the 12 rigs carried a full tank of water, some none at all. We did share ours so others had drinking water. From then on, everyone carried at least 1/4 tank of water-just in case.
If I worried about the expense of hauling the water weight, I shouldn't be driving with a full fuel tank either.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:07 AM   #46
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Us too! I remember when we were on our Alaska trip, the caravan overnighted at a small CG. When we checked-in we were told they had no water available. Only 3 of the 12 rigs carried a full tank of water, some none at all. We did share ours so others had drinking water. From then on, everyone carried at least 1/4 tank of water-just in case.
If I worried about the expense of hauling the water weight, I shouldn't be driving with a full fuel tank either.
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We try to travel with 1/4 to 1/2 tank if we know our destination has good water. One of the places we go, there is an 11 mile grade from 1000 ft to 5500 ft, and many vehicles get overheated climbing that road in the middle of the day. Coming down that grade, it's a challenge to keep the brakes from over-heating, so less water helps with the weight. If we know that we are traveling mostly flat lands and don't know where we will end up camping, we travel with a full tank.
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If you were a real Full.Monte your tank would be nekked.
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We Will normally travel with about 25 gallons in our 80 tank to save on the extra weight. Will top off at the dump station when arriving at campground without water hook ups. However I have thought of running full to a destination if the weather looks like it will be abnormally windy. My thinking is the RV would stay better planted on the road than running light. Similar to semis running with a full load versus no load. Anyones thoughts on this.
You top off at the dump station, I thought most were non potable water.
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We only filled up when we went through the desert, through dry areas. Through areas where water may become very important as towns are far apart. We also carried an extra 10 gals in containers. It was us and 4 cats.
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