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Jebby14

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Posted: 07/15/20 04:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i fill at home, i know the water and the extra tongue weight makes her tow nicer. also bring a 5gal jug to suppliment and transfer if needed


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Posted: 07/15/20 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always fill up fresh water tank at home before every trip, even with full hookups.
We've gotten so use to soft water and most campgrounds have VERY hard water.

The wife and I can go close to a week without requiring camp water but when necessary, it gets filtered.

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Posted: 07/15/20 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^^^^ Our water is soft and tastes good so I fill the tank at home from the well.

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Posted: 07/15/20 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Latner wrote:



I think for a lot of people it's the fear of "tank drop".


My two previous TT's and my current motorhome all have the fresh water tank inside sitting on the floor (under a bed in the TT's, under a dinette seat in the motorhome). No fear of tank drop.

I do worry a little about the black and gray which are held up by straps under the rig, so I dump them when leaving camp if I can.

I fill up at home out of pure convenience. Even if there is water available at camp, I don't want to take the time to fill up before parking and setting up camp upon arrival. I want to get straight to camping!


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Posted: 07/15/20 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sjm9911 wrote:

30 minutes is a long time filling up!


120 gallons fresh.

If I fill any faster than that, it won't properly equalize between the two tanks and it will puke out the vent.


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Posted: 07/15/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

And what is “tank drop”?


Improperly supported tank falling out onto the highway.

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Posted: 07/15/20 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know you asked about filling up on the road, not about filling up at home or the pros and cons of driving long distances with hundreds of pounds of water on board, but my thoughts are to always wear sunscreen or a good hat while out in the sun. I hope this helps as much as those offering MPG advice or reasons they fill up at home.

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Posted: 07/15/20 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My rig rides better with less water/gas/weight so I rarely leave with a full tank of FW. In my area of the country the public water tends to be soft and rarely from well water so taking it from my home or elsewhere is seldom an issue.


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bacabunch wrote:

Hey guys,

I really would not like to pull anymore weight than I need to, but who does! Is there a way to know if you can fill up close to your destination? There must be way to find out before you get there?

Thanks,
Ben


Weight, a good reason not to carry a full fresh water load. Single axle TT with a weak axle and limited CC. Not replacing the TT soon, not comparatively rich like some here appear to be in their pronouncements.
Funny, I see no reference to MPG in the above post ;(
Flying J, campground common faucets.
For CGs, it’s always full hook ups if available for me.
And, yes, there are several posts of dropped and broken water tank straps here and on other RV websites.


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I did post that prefer filling at home but agree.....weight could become an issue.

Why? Because of axle ratings.
You'd be surprised how many trailers with say, 7700 GVWR come equipped with 2 axles rated at 3500 lbs.....2 X 3500=7000.

If the tank sits forward of axles, quite a bit on some trailers then your dealing with what could be, significant tounge weight.

NOW,this additional weight attacks your payload. Lol

Why can't it be simple.

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