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Old 07-29-2022, 07:31 AM   #1
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Does anyone travel with a full fresh water tank? I have found nothing in the literature that says yea or nay.


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Old 07-29-2022, 09:44 AM   #2
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You can certainly do it as long as your tongue weight or Gross Trailer Weights are not exceeded. A gallon of water weighs about 8.6#, so a 30 gallon fresh water tank and a 6 gallon hot water tank if filled add about 300# to the total trailer weight and around 150# to the tongue weight.

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Old 07-30-2022, 02:09 PM   #3
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Jack, thanks for the information.
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Old 08-04-2022, 03:11 PM   #4
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I do all the time and I wish the water tank was twice the size or larger. I would love to have 100 plus gallons
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:39 PM   #5
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We never do because we always camp there’s full hookup or at least W&E. However, with our new Venture Sonic upright trailer, I’ve been toying with the idea of filling at least a 1/3 full for emergency use along the way.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:35 PM   #6
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my opinion - probable not a problem till an avoidance or emergency type swerve and the water sloshing back and forth will push the swing of the trailer even more and make it more uncontrollable and yes i have a bit of experience with a big cooler in a trunk and riding with a reckless driver. - 18 wheeler tanks have to have baffles to help combat problems of this sort
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:09 PM   #7
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Unless I defiantly know that I will have water hookup, I fill my tank.

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