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Old 08-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #31
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On the home trip the fresh is 1/4 full and the gray and black near full .
Thanks to the wife ..
Let them slush and blend and hit the last sank dump on ride home. Everything goes down the tube... smooth. Burp..!

I've almost been everywhere man.
Almost been everywhere.....
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:47 PM   #32
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Certainly is one of those things that has to be figured out on a individual basis. A lot depends on how your trailer is packed and set up. I could imagine that with a tow vehicle that is nearing its max capacity having the "perfect " amount of tounge weight is critical

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Old 08-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by dave macrae View Post
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
With a full sized truck like you have, there should be little difference.
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I did drive the new Jeep Grand Cherokee with diesel today, now I know what will replace my hemi Jeep when the time comes.
I never drove one, but talked to a fellow pulling an Airstream with one at the festival this past weekend, and he is very impressed with his diesel. The hemi is a good powerful engine, just not all that energy efficient.
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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.
What do you do for the trip home, after you have used your water up?
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM   #34
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This is comical and another example of over-engineering the camping experience. I will bet that no one with a 19' could tell if the tank was full or empty while towing unless they personally checked it. I can hardly measure the difference in tongue weight between empty and full.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:51 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
and I forgot there was water in the fresh water tank for a MONTH. Gross....
People who sail across oceans have the opposite reaction to water in the tank after a month, they're happy. Month old water's never killed me yet The only thing is that making tea with it doesn't work too well and I have to switch to instant coffee.

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:10 PM   #36
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We have the front storage box, seems like we will be OK with full tanks from all the posts on this thread
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:14 PM   #37
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We have the new GC diesel, averaged 30 mpg on the way up I'll post milage for the return trip for those interested.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:21 PM   #38
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And what's the name of the campground in Leavenworth?
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:17 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by sokol View Post
Water is 8.3 lbs to the gallon.
Yes... for a U.S. gallon. I believe that the capacities quoted in the Escape specs are in Imperial gallons; an Imperial gallon is larger, running about 10 pounds of water. Either is right - just use the numbers to go with the way you're measuring gallons (if you use gallons).
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:35 AM   #40
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my 2 cents: (1) owner's manual says best to travel with tank either empty, or full. A tank partially full may disrupt balance by water sloshing around.

(2) I figure the trailer must be weighted fairly well as is when picked up, or else ETI would not release it. Consequently, I figure adding 200 lbs water, or 260 lbs if also fill h/w tank, means adding 20-26 lbs or so to the front box or front dinette area to keep things balanced.

ps - owners manual also recommends driving around with about 2 litres of water in black tank. This obviously won't be an issue straight from the factory.

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