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Old 09-29-2022, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default 30 gallon fresh water tank does not hold 30 gallons!!

Just checked my fresh water tank and it holds 24 gallons of water. The way they come up with 30 gallons they count the 6 gallons in the hot water heater which you can not use. Amazing how paper lays still for anything

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Old 09-29-2022, 05:53 PM   #2
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That's a bit confusing Gary, because the brochures also say if the fresh water tank(s) is/are full, it adds 300# to the total weight of the trailer.

Now, water weighs 8.3454# per gallon, at 80 deg F, and if you multiply 8.3454 x 36 = 300.4344#, which would imply that the fresh water tank is 30 gals + 6 gals in the hot water tank. Multiplying 8.3454 x 30 = 250.362#, which is 50# lighter. I have never actually measured the water volume in the fresh water tank though, so I have no idea how much water my cold tank holds.

It wouldn't surprise me though to find that the cold tank was only 24 gals. I know it's easy to go through it while camping.

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