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Old 05-04-2021, 08:02 PM   #1
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Do you travel with a full water tank?

I usually have mine nearly full.

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Old 05-04-2021, 08:04 PM   #2
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At least half, usually full. Breakdowns and sitting in shop parking lots for days have taught me to travel with lots of water and empty waste tanks.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:06 PM   #3
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All the time every time. No reason not to travel full. We mostly boondock so it would be a rough time without it.

About the only time I travel empty is if we are headed home and no stops planned. In reality we likely dumped close to where we stayed and I just do not fill the tank back up.

Seems like it should be a life rule; never miss an opportunity to have full fresh tanks, empty waste tanks, full fuel and full fridge/pantry. I am also one that believes a 1/2 tank of fuel is an empty tank.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:07 PM   #4
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I have mine set for 75% most of the time, but I will adjust depending on my current load. Sometimes down to 50%. I always want some incase something happens to the campground water.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:08 PM   #5
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No! A third at most.
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Depends on how far we are traveling... never less than half though.
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I donít see any difference in performance partially full or completely full. I know the water quality when I fill and I would rather have that then take a chance with what might be available. As said if unforeseen events cause you to stay in place I be happier with my water tank full and my holding tanks empty.
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Always leave with a full tank.
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Depends if I know my next stop doesn’t have water, I fill it. Otherwise I put 1/3 of a tank in to have water on the road.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:22 PM   #10
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No! A third at most.
Correct answer.

When you get near your final destination fill up if you need to e.g. boondocking.

Why pull all that extra weight? Why put the added weight on the rig?

If you are going to a RV park why bring your own water?
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Full tank at all times. Twice had to be towed to repair shop on a weekend and sit until Monday morning.
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Full; usual travel involves two/three nights boon docking prior to destination and DW has to shower .
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Correct answer.

When you get near your final destination fill up if you need to e.g. boondocking.

Why pull all that extra weight? Why put the added weight on the rig?

If you are going to a RV park why bring your own water?
What makes this the correct answer?

- What if you breakdown on the way and get stuck for three days or more, with no water. Not looking so smart then.

- The RV was designed to carry that much water.

- Some RV parks, like in Arizona, have water that tastes so bad, it could make a lizard puke.

Many will complain about how their coach rides rough, well that water water weight can settle the chassis down, make it ride more smoothly. I can tell you that no one can prove an mpg gain by going without water. Even if it was .2 or .3 mpg increase, a 10 mph wind or two short grades and then increase is nullified.

Many will have opinions on carrying water or not, but typically, all the reasons not to, are made up and make no sense. They sound justifiable in your head.
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Correct answer.
Opinion. Luckily we are all able to do what works best for us.

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When you get near your final destination fill up if you need to e.g. boondocking.
Depending on the type of boondocking you do, you may not have a final destination. My final destination is home, days, weeks or even months later. Leaving my house full I know that we won't need to stop for any kind of service for at least a week unless we want to or come across a convenient place to dump/fill. I can not image driving for a few hours or a day to then have to go find a fill and spend the 20-40 mins (120 gallons) to fill then head to wherever we are staying that night or nights.

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Why pull all that extra weight? Why put the added weight on the rig?
As long as you are within the limits of your set up there is no reason not to. At least with all the set ups I have owned there is no discernible difference between empty and full.

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If you are going to a RV park why bring your own water?
In my case we rarely are in places with hook ups, but even then for us we are not dumping our fresh before heading there. We may not dump/top off prior to getting there though. If for no other reason we like to be prepared. We are self contained and are able to be independent if there is an incident of any kind. Campground has service problems, not a problem for us. Break down, at least we can be comfortable while we wait. Natural disaster like wild fire, snow storm dust storm we can pull over and wait it out comfortably.

Independence is a great feeling, especially when things go bad.
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