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Old 08-04-2015, 07:17 PM   #29
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I tow with a full tank when I start out, but dump it once I start mixing water and know there's water hookups at the next campground. I like using our home water as much as possible. Also, Yertle seems to tow better with a full load of water. I don't see any difference in gas mileage.

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:19 PM   #30
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I'll bet everyone would reconsider carrying full if bourbon could be carried 52 gallons at a time affordably........You know what I'm saying!

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:36 PM   #31
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Pay attention to the capacity of your tank. The '67 Overlander has a 30 gal tank under the couch at the very front of the trailer above the floor. 8 lbs/gal makes that 240 lbs almost all of which is added to tongue weight. I have towed with full, half and empty water and can't tell much difference except with full water tank, the electric jack labors slightly more. My tongue jack is original so it has quite a few miles on it. I usually tow with enough water to be able to flush the toilet during potty breaks and wash hands. How much depends on whether I am planning to boondock at destination.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:55 PM   #32
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The fresh tank is located exactly between the two axles on my 27 FB so almost no effect upon tongue weight. Black is furthest forward and grey in-between.

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