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Old 05-12-2021, 10:54 PM   #225
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I usually have mine nearly full.

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Full, full, full! I keep everything checked and ready to go at a moment's notice. Water full, Batteries charged, propane full, tire pressure checked, well-stocked with drinking water and food supplies, and most importantly, a full tank of gas before I park when returning home. I check my generator regularly because it is my 'go-to' in case of a power outage. My RV is my emergency escape pod. We have fires and power outages as a result. You never know when you will need to evacuate in a hurry. Failure to plan is planning to fail.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:54 AM   #226
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It depends on the size of the tank and how much you use/need. We have a 70 gallon fresh water tank and we normally leave home with 1/3. Works well for us.

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Old 05-16-2021, 06:24 AM   #227
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:16 PM   #228
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You're kidding....RIGHT?

If carrying water in your coach is going to cause it to break down or run out of fuel, maybe you should be looking for a new RV. In my situation, my 43K DP doesn't know if the water is empty or full!
Yes, we should carry it a step further. Just keep a quarter tank of fuel and fuel more often so we don't have to carry all that fuel around.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:08 PM   #229
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Full. Our Travato is our earthquake/fire escape vehicle. Always loaded with camping gear, emergency rations and gear, extra water and layered protective devices.
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:55 AM   #230
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that is so stupid carry more water then fuel . when u run out of water do u call the collagen man
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that is so stupid carry more water then fuel . when u run out of water do u call the collagen man
Why? Does lack of water immediately keep your from making collagen?
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:08 AM   #232
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As a boondocker I keep my water tank full as possible. With drought conditions worsening out west water is becoming scarcer and running out of water is not fun. If gas runs out due to some ransomware attack or corporate Amerika or OPEC wanting more profit may have to make do for a week or two; if water runs out - a couple of weeks without will be tough. Quartzsite AZ in Jan, 2018 for a couple of months and the local dump/fill station water well ran dry, had to come back a few days later once the aquafer refilled. If you only travel from hookup to hookup and have confidence you'll have water when you arrive at your destination then run with whatever quantity makes you happy. Personally I've noticed things are not quite as stable as when I was a kid growing up so I keep my water filled every chance I get, I fill my fuel tank when it hits half. I've been anti-gun all my life, I now have a Winchester 94 and 100 rounds in the coach.
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Why? Does lack of water immediately keep your from making collagen?
Maybe that is why you see so many people with wrinkled faces driving class As.
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If you are going to a campsite with water, why carry 50 to 100 gallons of extra weight. 100 gallons is 833 pounds. We usually carry about 15 gallons unless we will be in a no water area. Then we will wait to fill up until we are close to the campground.

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It depends on the size of the tank and how much you use/need. We have a 70 gallon fresh water tank and we normally leave home with 1/3. Works well for us.

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Works well until you have an unexpected layover with no access to fresh water.
Yeah I know, skip the showers if need be, but that's not me and always like going 5 star in the master bath especially, with 95 gallons on board.
At 16 tons for the most part, I'm not about to worry about some extra weight.
With our old coach, the toad overloaded it, so did watch out a little more for making those long 6%+ grades in the heat of summer.
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No I do not.
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Works well until you have an unexpected layover with no access to fresh water.
Yeah I know, skip the showers if need be, but that's not me and always like going 5 star in the master bath especially, with 95 gallons on board.
At 16 tons for the most part, I'm not about to worry about some extra weight.
With our old coach, the toad overloaded it, so did watch out a little more for making those long 6%+ grades in the heat of summer.
What area are you traveling in? Africa?

If you used 7 gallons a day you would have 13 days of water!

Call up AAA and get a repair truck to you have an unexpected delay. Really, if you needed water to survive you can call emergency services. It may also be possible to call up a filtered water delivery service. And with all the delivery services like doordash you can have them deliver what you need.

No one here is saying travel with an empty fresh water tank.
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We like our well water from home and are reluctant to put water from other sources in our tank. So we normally depart with full fresh and two full 6gal jugs, always when we’ll be boondocking, and always when there is a fresh water hookup with questionable water quality. If we’re going to a campsite with known good water quality, we go with 1/2 tank and empty jugs. Better fuel economy that way.
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