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Old 09-01-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Traveling with a full fresh water tank

Making a trip of about 200 miles- will have electric but no water. With my old rv I traveled with a full water tank. Any comments or suggestion?
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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You have to know if the added weight of the water will , put you in an over weight situation or effect the handling of the RV. Be it coach or trailer.
Do you know your weights?
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The only time I travel with the 100 gallons or so topped up is when I head into bad water areas. Parts of Saskatchewan, and south into the American Midwest come to mind.
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I guess if your not going to have access to any water where you are going,then I would take it with me.
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Hi Woodview,
Your post indicates only electric where you are going. Why wouldn't you arrive with a full tank of water? For me, I start with a full tank. When it gets to 1/2 I fill it up again.
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According to size of the tank, you could perhaps travel with a little water tnen fill up near your destination. At 8.4 lbs a gallon, water is pretty heavy to haul long distances. If your tank isn't very big, then it's less of a weight disadvantage.
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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!
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IMHO it really depends on what kind of rig you're speaking of. With our 40DP we would generally keep (and travel with) the fresh water tank full. If weight is a concern with your rig you might not have the option.

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Freshwater capacity is 34
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Making a trip of about 200 miles- will have electric but no water. With my old rv I traveled with a full water tank. Any comments or suggestion?
You didn't say what type of rig you have. If you have a 34 gal tank the weight of a full tank adds 285lbs to the total. Not a big deal!

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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.
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We will normally travel with about 25 gallons in our 80 tank to save on the extra weight. I can definitely feel a difference in the handling when running full on water. We will top off when arriving at campground without water hook ups at the dump station. 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. Anyone's thoughts on that thinking?
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We normally drive with a full fresh water tank as we don't know where we will stop for the night, usually Wal-Marts plus as you travel you may need water to flush your toilet or wash your hands. Plus if you break down someplace and you need water you have it. Go with a full tank.

Another reason is for stability as I have found in windy conditions the extra weight holds you on the ground. The added weight is really no big deal.

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