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Old 08-19-2014, 07:59 PM   #21
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When I picked up Ten Forward on July 3rd, the fresh water tank was 1/3 full, the hotwater tank was full. I THINK they do those things to check for leaks and use(?) Everything worked just as it was supposed to for my first night of camping. But, I'm always hooked up when I camp and I forgot there was water in the fresh water tank for a MONTH. Gross....
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:01 PM   #22
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The water will slosh around. (Have you ever carried a full container with an open top?)
Sloshing can be an issue. It can be prevented by running with the tank either full or empty... it's not an open-top container, so when full there isn't much water movement. The fix in tanker trucks is baffles within the tank, but travel trailer water tanks typically don't have baffles in them.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #23
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What would be the point of having a fresh water tank if you have to tow with it empty?
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #24
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When I picked up Ten Forward on July 3rd... the hotwater tank was full.
Good point... at least fill the water heater, purging out all the air, where there is a suitable water supply. It can live full all the time, except when drained for the off season.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #25
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I think that Reace has done an excellent design of weight distribution - at least on my 17B - and that is why it tows so well in any tank configuration.

The other extreme was my Scamp 16 SD - everything heavy was on one side and traveling with the fresh water tank only added to that overload on those poor little 13" tires.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:20 PM   #26
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I was fortunate (still am) with my Scamp, fresh water tank was on the passenger side, hotwater heater on the driver side. Not all are/were so fortunate. AND, my Scamp has 15" tires . So, it depends on the all-molded-towable configuration....
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:48 PM   #27
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I have towed quite a few trailers and lots of them were not much fun. I have never once towed our 19 with out it being awesome. Just hope the 21 is as pleasant to tow . Everyone assures me I will likely not even notice any difference. Here's to hoping
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:23 PM   #28
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full tanks

The only thing I noticed going 19 to 21 was a drop in gas mileage, of course with more storage area we are 500# heavier. Whats 2 mpg among friends. I did drive the new Jeep Grand Cherokee with diesel today, now I know what will replace my hemi Jeep when the time comes.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #29
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We have mentioned previously that in our 15B with the front box and dual batteries that we need 2/3 fresh water tank full to keep the tongue weight at 350. Every trailer is different and one needs to find what works for them.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM   #30
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Water is 8.3 lbs to the gallon. I tow with my tank 1/3 full for convenience sake (there is some savings in mileage) plus use of the bathroom. I leave a little water and additive to my black tank so the water will slosh around and keep it clean. If I don't have hook up's I'll know that in advance and fill up the fresh water tank, otherwise, I'll leave it as is. The tank fill up really depends on you own use (boon docking vs hook up).
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