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Old 08-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #15
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Sounds like they know they have structural problems and assume no liability.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #16
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I try and travel with 1/3 full (gauge is in 3rds) for fresh and empty for all other tanks. Sometimes we will skip one night stops of hooking up sewer line and sometimes I'll just run off the fresh water tank. Using the fresh water tank keeps the weight the same throughout the other tanks as no water is being taken on.

Typically when I hook the water to an outside faucet I'll hook up the sewer line and dump before departing so the fresh water tanks stays at the same 1/3 level

A tank 1/4 to 1/3 should be more than adequate for a one night stand and a family of four if certain protocols are enforced. They are, wet down and turn water off, lather up, turn water on and rinse off. No wasting water. Wait until you get to a place that has fresh water and sewer before taking showers like you do at home.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #17
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We never carry moer than 1/4 to maybe 1/3 tank of fresh water fro any distance. We have an 80 gallon fresh tank and that is 666# of weight. So 1/4 of that is167# and we are carrying 499# less weight well forward on the trailer axles (lots of extra weight onthe truck).

If we are going where we need the water, I wait and fill the tank closer to the destination.

The waste tanks are emptied as soon as possible.

Why carry the weight>

We had a 31' Minnie Winnie class C and the 40 gallon fresh water tank was behind the rear axle. If it was full, the steering was light and it did not drive very good.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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I usually carry about a tank of water and the black and grey empty. Even so that's about 50 gallons of water (110 gallon capacity tank). However it's low and just in front of the rear axle.. No baffles in the tank and I've never noticed any sloshing of the water, but the rig weighs about 32,000#'s too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #19
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I carry a minimum amount of water in tank. Just enough to flush toilet while on the road. If dry camping and no water is going to be available, I fill the tank before leaving home. Most areas where I dry camp have water available at the check in area. I always carry water from home for drinking, cooking and the dog. Dont like most campground water. Water is heavy and it cost money to haul it down the road, so I travel as light as possible to save the weight.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
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I travel with at least half fresh and sometimes full. I dry camp- usu at WMs along way and even with overnite campground sometimes don't want to hookup - weather, time, late in and out early.
I also often don't get to dump till back home as we have a dump in park next door.
Same issue- late when leave or weather issues and close to home, 2-3 hrs.
I prefer to empty gray and black tank of course, just not always convenient.
I would go to manufactur to find out what the issue is.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #21
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Hmmmm. If the rig cant handle the weight, wonder why they dont install smaller tanks !
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #22
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Since most all of our camping is 'boondocking' for as much as 10 days, we have the fresh water, propane and fuel full. Most places that we camp in, entails about a 100 mile trip to get more of any of them.
When we go to the 'lower 48' and know that we might be staying in a CG, then I have no issues have carrying less water.
Even when we had Class 'C' MH's we traveled with full tanks and empty black/gray tanks. Never had any issues.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #23
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I always travel with a full 90 gal water tank. The more weight I can add down low, the lower center of gravity, the better it handles. Simple physics.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:23 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the info folks! It's a 2012 Jayco Greyhawk, someone had asked?
I believe the warning is on page 7-7 in the Owners Manual.
From what I'm hearing 1/2 tank Max while between the ditches is probably a safe bet. Our Rig is 32 ft, but only holds 39 gallons full, so available fresh water is going to be limited for sure but.... OH Well. Thanks Again For The Expertise Boys and Girls!

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #25
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We always travel with full water tanks. Same reason I generally don't like to be low on fuel or propane... not just for dry camping, but what if you have the dreaded mechanical during the summer on a Friday evening and end up dry camping (through no choice of your own) until, say Tuesday morning? (because Monday in these scenarios is ALWAYS a holiday if it happens to me).

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Old 08-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #26
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Run with full water. Full fuel and full propane but empty waste tanks whenever possible. Refill fuel when less than 1/2 full. But that is me. I like maximum flexibility.
same here

a full tank will have less slosh and have less need for baffles than a 1/2 full tank would
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #27
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On the road since 2007 - We always travel with full water tanks, full propane, full fuel and empty black/grey tanks. That way we can stay awhile worry free...
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #28
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The manual must mean not to have all 3 full at the same time

Agree that a full tank would be the only way to actually prevent sloshing and have never heard of anyone having problems with that

I always have full 100 gal tank and am considering adding more up front. Pretty much Exclusively dry camping except to visit friends at CG.

Not many convienient locations to fill on the road with Moho and trailer or toad and generally don't have a lot of time to drive around looking for a fill

How much is 800lbs really going to effect my mileage? Think I am comfortable paying for the difference😝
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