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Old 12-17-2015, 04:04 PM   #29
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Do you tow your AS with a full fresh water tank?

Yes, far better than having 5 or 10 gallons hammering to and fro and side to side. The tank has no baffles.

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Old 12-17-2015, 04:24 PM   #30
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We always travel with a full tank of fresh water and about 5 gallons in the black and gray tanks. We don't want the black and gray tanks to get dry and the small amount of sloshing will be good for them.

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Old 12-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #31
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Full fresh water tanks and several gallons in each of the black and gray tanks with the chemicals. That works for us and allows for contingency stopping if we need to.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:18 PM   #32
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After 15+ years full-time, I know that RV campground water can be unreliable. Full tank also, I have been told by experts, dampens road shocks to trailer. I'm certain this latter comment can be argued, as with tires, etc.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by TBRich View Post
Always travel with a full tank .. but then the tank on a 19' Bamrbi is not that big! .
My 15' Airlight has a 12 gal fresh water tank. We use it to flush the commode to wash up.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:14 AM   #34
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Generally full on fresh till on our way home then let it go down as we travel home. But always a few gallons in black tank to slosh with treatment. Never in 40 years had a problem. Diesel TV doesn't care either way. Handy to have the convenience.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:26 AM   #35
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I always tow with my water tank full which insures trailer stability when towing as it puts more weight between the axles and the tongue. I also keep it full for disaster preparedness here in California where an earthquake, fire or flood is possible.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #36
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Once, going to a campground I was familiar with, that has tasty water, I didn't fill (just that 5 gal or so like some recommend). Picked up a friend at the airport in Little Rock (plane was late). Arrived after dark in a rainstorm. Water to the campground was off for a couple of days (repair). Never made that mistake again. I travel full. Drain when I return home.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:59 AM   #37
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Have always heard tanks need to be full or empty due to weight shift from sloshing ?
So we travel empty in the tanks, but always have a case of water bottles stored on board for emergency use and have never been left wanting.
I also carry either one or two 7gallon jerry jugs empty, so if we do get stranded, its easy to go fill up the jugs. If I do that twice, I pretty much have a full fresh tank.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:39 AM   #38
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We travel with full water tank, and it's there for whenever we need it - drinking, washing, toilet, etc. We do a lot of long distance driving - VT to FL - VT to WY & CO etc. and do many overnights in Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, etc. It 's nice to have your "house" stocked with your basic needs, and what's more important than water.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:34 AM   #39
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We travel with a full fresh tank (29 US gallons) so that we have potable water for drinking, washing etc. no matter where we stop. I have noticed that the gas mileage does not drop having the full tanks as once you get the rig rolling at speed it doesn't take much energy to pull the water too. I have also noticed that the whole rig is more stable with the weight of the water low and centred on the axles.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:14 AM   #40
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No. I don't want to drag around another 300 pounds.

I keep enough for a few days of dish washing and showers.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:44 PM   #41
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No more than 1/2 tank....unless my next stop is dry camping with nowhere to fill.

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Old 01-23-2018, 04:09 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
No more than 1/2 tank....unless my next stop is dry camping with nowhere to fill.
This is what we typically do.. Carry enough water for flushing toilet and washing hands while on the road, lunch stops, etc. Dogs and humans have access to bottled water for most drinking uses.

Don't seem to have a sloshing problem, but the ProPride may be suppressing that...

Our dogs, in particular, will have digestive issues unless we keep their water supply the same--bottled water seems to work best.

Boondocking or cold weather, we run on a full fresh tank to prevent shore water hose from freezing..

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