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Old 07-04-2017, 11:09 AM   #15
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We full time and travel with water tank full.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:16 AM   #16
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Given the relative weight of the water tank compared to the RV and the convenience of having water when I want it I cannot see why I would not start travel with a full fresh tank. Particularly when I was not sure where I was going to spend the night.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:36 AM   #17
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I carry 1/2 tank of water at all times, although I did fill the tank to go to a regional FMCA rally dry camping. Afterwards, and after using the black tank flush when dumping I still had 1/2 tank left.
800#'s compared to my 47,600#'s empty (and probably 50,000# loaded) weight is not much.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:38 AM   #18
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The very last thing I do before I hit the road is fill the water tank.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:59 AM   #19
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No way will 100 gallons of water plus 110 gallons for fuel going to damage a DynoMax chassis. Take a look at your placard in the medicine cabinet and check the weights.
Agree..I have 7000lbs CCC and never worry about stressing that Dynamax chassis. One tough built rig...
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:31 PM   #20
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Water is one thing however, if you have black and grey tanks full and no place to dump that is another big, big thing.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:50 PM   #21
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I live in the NW so can't get too far without hitting some pretty good mountain passes. So I always go with a 1/2 tank. In my 36' Intrigue, a full tank of fuel, 1/2 tank of fresh water, 100 psi on the Toyo's and with the 400 ISL, she purrs down the road, and up the passes with not much effort.
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I live in the NW so can't get too far without hitting some pretty good mountain passes. So I always go with a 1/2 tank. In my 36' Intrigue, a full tank of fuel, 1/2 tank of fresh water, 100 psi on the Toyo's and with the 400 ISL, she purrs down the road, and up the passes with not much effort.
Maybe you only want a 1/2 tank of water to travel with, everyone has their own methods when it comes to RVing........but if it was full........do you think that 400 ISL would notice that extra 400#? It would be like two more people sitting on the couch.
With my Coach, the only thing that gets my attention is when I hook up my loaded 10k trailer to it..........and still, my ISC 350 does a wonderful job pulling.......
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Maybe you only want a 1/2 tank of water to travel with, everyone has their own methods when it comes to RVing........but if it was full........do you think that 400 ISL would notice that extra 400#? It would be like two more people sitting on the couch.
With my Coach, the only thing that gets my attention is when I hook up my loaded 10k trailer to it..........and still, my ISC 350 does a wonderful job pulling.......


Yea, probably not. But I could also throw 400 lbs worth of concrete blocks in the storage bay....and what would be the purpose?

A half tank of fresh water would last us 3 days or more, if we ran into an emergency.

Just stating what I do, everybody has their own preference.
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Yea, probably not. But I could also throw 400 lbs worth of concrete blocks in the storage bay....and what would be the purpose?

A half tank of fresh water would last us 3 days or more, if we ran into an emergency.

Just stating what I do, everybody has their own preference.
Just as I stated in my post.........
The water would get used before the cement block's

Edit: My Father taught me to keep everything as full as possible, fuel tanks, gas tanks, water tanks and so on, that way there is no room for anything else other than what is suppose to be in there...........
His lesson has not failed me yet..........
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I love the taste of my own well water and top off the tank before leaving home.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:25 PM   #26
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I think 1/2 tank is plenty, not that it is an issue with the chassis but just extra weight and it gets stale after a period of time. I hate to dump a whole tank of water for nothing after a few weeks or month.
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Water = 8.34 lbs/ gal

Diesel += 7 lb/gal

gasoline = 6.2 lb/gal
Great to know.
Also --

Water = 2.2 lb/ liter & 10.02 lb/ Canadian gal
Gas = 1.63 lb/ liter & 7.39 lb/ Ca gal
diesel = 1.95 lb/ liter & 8.87 lb/ Ca gal.

Don't you just love different ways to measure the same thing?

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As I have said many times before, nice thing about standards is their is so many of them. Yes, I have 3 or 4 pages of Murphy's Law.
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