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Old 04-03-2017, 05:45 PM   #15
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I usually travel with a full fresh tank, 65 gal, behind the axles. I do feel is some but the Cummins does not care about another 550 pounds. E rated tires on the TT now. I know the water at my house is good.
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I usually try to have ˝ a tank (50 gallons or so) just in case we need to Wallydock. Black and gray don't need dumping for at least a week of dry camping.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #17
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I travel like post #5, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to be self sufficient.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:00 PM   #18
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I must be the only person that does not carry water other than a few gallon jugs. I usually travel with all tanks empty.

Now I am in the civilized east. If I were in the wild west then yes, I would carry water.

The worse towing experience I ever had was towing with an undersized truck and 1/2 tank of fresh water. That water sloushing around really caused much more sway than normal.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:49 PM   #19
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Now I am in the civilized east. If I were in the wild west then yes, I would carry water.

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I am in the civilized east, but you might want to take a look at the water before you connect to a hydrant. The photo shows my tank water, water from hydrant and water after run thru filter. I fill my tank every time because I've seen too many water issues.

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Old 04-03-2017, 09:06 PM   #20
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Thanks everybody. My tanks are fully covered so I don't see any straps but the tanks are in the back behind the axles. I like to carry some water when I travel.I went camping two weeks ago and filled up the water tank and it rode smoother not so bouncy and my buddy at work said it would break something. That's why I ask.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #21
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I travel with my tanks 1/2 full about, 50 gal. I try not to have anything in either my black or my grey tanks.
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I carry enough to refill the radiator on my truck should I ever need to. Haven't needed to in over 34 years of towing but it provides some peace of mind and covers one thing that could happen.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:39 AM   #23
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We travel with enough water to cover flushing the toilet enroute and maybe a quick rinse off if we have a roadside problem - and that's probably 10-15 gallons in that 65 gallon tank. We did trave lmuch of last year's lengthy trip with a full tank and it didn't seem to bother anything - so I would say that it's what you are comfortable doing.

Just for your math 'homework', water weighs in at 8.34 pounds/gallon and it may influence your fuel mileage a wee bit if the tank is full.
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We travel with enough water to cover flushing the toilet enroute and maybe a quick rinse off if we have a roadside problem - and that's probably 10-15 gallons in that 65 gallon tank. We did trave lmuch of last year's lengthy trip with a full tank and it didn't seem to bother anything - so I would say that it's what you are comfortable doing.

Just for your math 'homework', water weighs in at 8.34 pounds/gallon and it may influence your fuel mileage a wee bit if the tank is full.
You could more than offset any mileage loss by just slowing down about 5 mph.
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You could more than offset any mileage loss by just slowing down about 5 mph.
If I drove any slower, I would have more then anyone's share of middle finger salutes As far as anyone else, no idea.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:39 PM   #26
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We always left home with a full fresh-water tank, but for a different reason that most posters on the various topics. Anacortes is in the top five of cities in the US for the quality of its water (clarity, taste and lack of contaminants).

The first trip, we didn't completely fill it and we'd used it up by the 4th day. Without thinking, I filled it from the CG faucet. It was such poor quality (murky, bad taste) we cut the trip short to get home to remedy the contamination of the tank. From then on, we left with a full tank every time and were very careful checking out the supply quality if we'd used up our "home" water. We always kept a pack of bottled water in the RV just in case.
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Used to only travel with enough water for lunch/potty breaks

Fill close to destination if boondocking OR just hook up hose for city water at a CG
One time showed up at CG FHU and main water line to CG got busted by road crew......w/o water for a week while line was replaced and water quality tested. Bought lots of 5 gal water !!!

So we carried more water but still used City water at FHU sites

Then it happened....flooded our rig $6000 damage/costs

FULL Fresh water tank ALL the time...no hoses connected to city water again
Waste tanks...few gallons added back in after dumping to keep tank bottom wet


SOME......unfortunately more.....RV MFGs are short changing on tank installs.
Short 'lip' that tank catches on and then cheap strap connections.
Fresh water tanks & some waste tanks have been reported Falling out while in transit.
And with enclosed underbellies harder to check.


Idea behind RVs..........SELF -CONTAINED
Power and water self supplied. And should be able to use as intended!!
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:51 PM   #28
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I always have water in my fresh tank. It's either got 10+ if I know I'm going to a FH CG or it's full if I know I'm going to a dry CG. As far as grey and sewer go. It depends. Leaving for home I empty the them. If moving from one CG to another it will depend on whether the next place is FH or dry, how long I've been in the present site and how full they are. My 5er's built like a tank and hauling extra water makes no difference.
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