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Old 06-12-2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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Carrying fresh water while traveling

How many of you travel with your fresh water tank filled at least some of the time? If so, where do you fill on the road if needed?

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:58 PM   #2
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I always get full hookup but I fill mine to a third to half tank in case I have to use the restroom


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Old 06-12-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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While traveling I keep about 1/3 full or 10 to 15 gallons on board.
Many places to stop and get water. Most convenient are fuel stops or rest areas with potable water. I always use the inline water filter and my fresh water hose when filling up.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:06 PM   #4
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Ours is always full, 60 gallons, so about 500 lbs but well below our limits with 4,000 lb trailer and truck can tow 9,000. I feel like the trailer rides better with the extra weight, not much else heavy in it. We also keep 3 gallons drinking water in jugs. Despite hookups, any park could have issues so best be prepared.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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Pretty well always run with a 1/3 tank of fresh water. Just in case as above.

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:08 PM   #6
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Fill your tank all the way. Less sloshing and better ride. Part full makes no sense to me
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:04 AM   #7
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We typically only go to one cg that is electric only, Knoebels Amusement Park where we fill at home. Rest of time 1/3 as others have stated. Fill using my hose and filter as I know where it's been.
As to why not fully fill for 2 reasons, 1 our tank is forward and it adds tongue wt and 2 we use so little water I'd rather not have 30 gallons setting around stagenet in the humid heat of summer here in the North East. YMMV
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:09 AM   #8
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We were in Colorado 2 years ago, in Steamboat Springs at the KOA. About 7PM the water quit flowing.. No city water. The campground well pump had burned up, no water in any bath house or campsite. You'd have thought the world had ended from all the anger "city campers" with empty fresh water tanks.

We were "business as usual" just turn on the water pump and relax. Two days later the pump was installed and CG water restored. Of course by then, the campground had been nearly empty since an hour after the pump failed. Most of those "self contained trailers" had long departed for a CG with water or gone back home with a "ruined trip" because they had no water...

It would have saved the day, if they had at least some water onboard.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:13 AM   #9
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I will put 5 gallons in for rest stops.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:33 AM   #10
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We carry between 1/3 and 1/2 tank for the reasons stated above.

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