Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Tech Forums > Keystone Questions
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2022, 05:23 AM   #21
bsmith0404
Senior Member
 
bsmith0404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces
Posts: 3,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasin1 View Post
post #14.. when i left the campsite to head to the dump station Öall three tanks were close to full ..i filled up fresh water again in middle of trip with a couple of hosesÖit was about a mile to the dump station. just thinking it isnít good to overload the tires and axles even for short distancesÖi guess iím overthinking but if i had skipped the dump station until the next campground that wouldnít have been good for the rv..
with all three full tanks i have about two to three hundred pounds of available payloadÖwouldnít be a problem if the axles and tires werenít on the very edge of minimum
I guess I just donít see a reason to fill the fresh tank if my other tanks are full, no where for it to go as I use it. I donít like carrying water weight as it is, sure ainít gonna carry more of it than I need to. Just a comment on the Jayco claim in the video (I didnít watch it, just going off another comment) Iíve seen several RVs drop tanks while traveling. I added a piece of 1Ē angle iron bolted to the I beam frame under my tanks. I donít trust the straps they use to hold them.
bsmith0404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 05:29 AM   #22
jasin1
Senior Member
 
jasin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 3,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsmith0404 View Post
I guess I just don’t see a reason to fill the fresh tank if my other tanks are full, no where for it to go as I use it. I don’t like carrying water weight as it is, sure ain’t gonna carry more of it than I need to. Just a comment on the Jayco claim in the video (I didn’t watch it, just going off another comment) I’ve seen several RVs drop tanks while traveling. I added a piece of 1” angle iron bolted to the I beam frame under my tanks. I don’t trust the straps they use to hold them.
i may look at my straps one day..my wife’s cousin had a tank leak on a grand design momentum from traveling with full tanks..i emptied my gray and black tanks but kept water in my fresh tank for the trip home..fresh wasn’t completely full and i did empty once with a portable cart while staying at the campsite

i am just going to be aware of the extra weight going forward…we keep paddle boards and a kayak in our basement and a portable solar panel along with a bunch of other stuff so i can’t have extra water weight
__________________
2020 Cougar 315 RLS
2020 Ram 3500 6.7HO 4.10 Dually Aisin
jasin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 07:03 AM   #23
NH_Bulldog
Senior Member
 
NH_Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Henniker
Posts: 1,054
We typically run with 6 gallons in the fresh tank for pitstops on the road and the only thing in the waste tanks on the road is coming from the fresh tank.
__________________
Rob & Amy
2019 Passport 240BH SL
2022 Ford F250 7.3L Godzilla Crew Cab 4x4
NH_Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 07:37 AM   #24
Essvar
Senior Member
 
Essvar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Eugene
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsmith0404 View Post
I guess I just donít see a reason to fill the fresh tank if my other tanks are full, no where for it to go as I use it.

The scenario I've had when filling the fresh while waste was also full plays out like this...



I was at a site with Water/Electric only and I was heading to drycamp at my next destination. I knew I needed water for the next stop and also that very very few dump stations have potable water available. So... Filled up with fresh water then traveled onto the next available dump station large enough to accommodate my rig. Dumped waste and had full fresh ready to go.
__________________
2021 Fuzion 379
2018 White Dodge ... with a C on the side
Essvar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 07:56 AM   #25
bsmith0404
Senior Member
 
bsmith0404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces
Posts: 3,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Essvar View Post
The scenario I've had when filling the fresh while waste was also full plays out like this...



I was at a site with Water/Electric only and I was heading to drycamp at my next destination. I knew I needed water for the next stop and also that very very few dump stations have potable water available. So... Filled up with fresh water then traveled onto the next available dump station large enough to accommodate my rig. Dumped waste and had full fresh ready to go.
I guess if youíre worried about potable water. We take 5 gallons of potable water plus water bottle for cooking/coffee/washing dishes with us so the fresh tank is only for toilet/showers.
bsmith0404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 08:04 AM   #26
Essvar
Senior Member
 
Essvar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Eugene
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsmith0404 View Post
I guess if youíre worried about potable water. We take 5 gallons of potable water plus water bottle for cooking/coffee/washing dishes with us so the fresh tank is only for toilet/showers.

I don't drink out of my holding tanks either, but I do like to have clean water for washing myself and my dishes
__________________
2021 Fuzion 379
2018 White Dodge ... with a C on the side
Essvar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 08:15 AM   #27
bsmith0404
Senior Member
 
bsmith0404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces
Posts: 3,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Essvar View Post
I don't drink out of my holding tanks either, but I do like to have clean water for washing myself and my dishes
I bring along a 5 gal water container for washing dishes. I guess Iíve never come across a location where water is so contaminated that itís not safe to shower with. Maybe the time I spent in Afghanistan where the holding tanks for the water we showered with was labeled ďnon potableĒ has made me less concerned about that. 🤔
bsmith0404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 08:37 AM   #28
flybouy
Site Team
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Joppa, MD
Posts: 9,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsmith0404 View Post
I guess if youíre worried about potable water. We take 5 gallons of potable water plus water bottle for cooking/coffee/washing dishes with us so the fresh tank is only for toilet/showers.
The weight of water/gal remains constanf no matter where it's contained. You add a very small amount of extra weight in the bottles or jugs themselves vs inside the tank but that's splitting hairs.
__________________
Marshall
2012 Laredo 303 TG
2010 F250 LT Super Cab, long bed, 4X4, 6.4 Turbo Diesel
flybouy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 09:03 AM   #29
bsmith0404
Senior Member
 
bsmith0404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces
Posts: 3,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by flybouy View Post
The weight of water/gal remains constanf no matter where it's contained. You add a very small amount of extra weight in the bottles or jugs themselves vs inside the tank but that's splitting hairs.
I understand that, but 5 gallons of water in a jug is a lot different than 60 gallons in a fresh tank. It doesnít do any good to put 60 gallons in the fresh tank when the gray and black are full. Plus, I can put water jugs in the bed of the truck if I was really worried about an extra 100 lbs being added to the trailer GVWR and still had a need to take water with me. Itís all splitting hairs and I guess some people see this as a potential problem/concern because if situations theyíve been in. In my 20+ years of camping, Iíve never had a need to carry that much fresh water with me when the other tanks were full.
bsmith0404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 12:07 PM   #30
gearhead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Liberty, Texas
Posts: 4,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasin1 View Post
iíve followed along when you had that doneÖBrentís (Gearhead) also Öseems like a nice upgrade
The best money I ever spent on a RV.
I brought up to Betty the independent suspension upgrade, but she put a hold on that.
Now waiting for a spring failure. LOL
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 Laramie CC DRW LWB 4X4 Cummins Aisin 3.73
Reese Goosebox 20K
2018 Heartland Landmark 365 Oshkosh
2008 Bigfoot 25C9.4 LB Cabover
gearhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 12:28 PM   #31
bsmith0404
Senior Member
 
bsmith0404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces
Posts: 3,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by gearhead View Post
The best money I ever spent on a RV.
I brought up to Betty the independent suspension upgrade, but she put a hold on that.
Now waiting for a spring failure. LOL
Been planning on swapping mine out for the Roadmaster comfort ride setup. Just hard to justify $2k when the current suspension is still working. I guess I need to stop maintaining it so itíll finally give out and make my decision easier. Be nice if it was a $500 system. Thatís easy to take a chance on bang for buck. Iíd hate to spend two grand and not see SIGNIFICANT improvement.
bsmith0404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 04:30 PM   #32
CWtheMan
Senior Member
 
CWtheMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 2,832
The bottom line here is cargo. Water is cargo. Do your math accordingly.
CWtheMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RVģ is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.