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Old 07-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #29
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Every time our RV moves the fresh water tank is full, providing there is a fill source. We've had 2 5ers, now a MH. If the weight of a tank of water puts one over-weight the rig was not matched properly. Any mileage difference (full/empty) is negligible from my experiences. One time our old 5er broke a spring between Chicken, AK and Tok, AK.; 60 miles from either place. We had to spend 2 1/2 days there while repairs were made. Had we no water onboard it would have been a miserable 60 hours.

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Every time our RV moves the fresh water tank is full, providing there is a fill source. We've had 2 5ers, now a MH. If the weight of a tank of water puts one over-weight the rig was not matched properly. Any mileage difference (full/empty) is negligible from my experiences. One time our old 5er broke a spring between Chicken, AK and Tok, AK.; 60 miles from either place. We had to spend 2 1/2 days there while repairs were made. Had we no water onboard it would have been a miserable 60 hours.

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I loved this post, next time I try to quote a weight of my water I can check the temperature, altitude, etc., refer to the graphs and charts and give a more precise value, like, "the DP laughs at 834 lbs" of water.

On a more serious note, glad you had your water on board and that keeps me all the more committed to the practice of "fill up with good water when you can."
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...On a more serious note, glad you had your water on board and that keeps me all the more committed to the practice of "fill up with good water when you can."
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I boondock for 3-4 weeks at a time and added a 100 gal tank in the back of the pickup from tractor supply, added a on demand water pump and a retracting hose with nozzle, with the 100 in the trailer and 100 in the truck it's perfect and if i get low, i just go out and refill the trucks tank, stick the hose in the rv and let it pump it full, bonus is if your trailer pump fails, just hook up to the city water connection and you got water for your trailer Muledeer2
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