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Old 09-10-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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Running with FULL fresh tanks

I know this has been discussed but I cannot find the thread.??? I am leaving the campground tomorrow and heading to the track to dry camp for 3 days for the NASCAR race... IF I fill my holding tank with ALL 104 gallons , will that be TOO much weight for the tank to hold for the 10-15 mile trip?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:10 PM   #2
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No, it won't
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:11 PM   #3
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It shouldn't be. I fill mine frequently, especially if the weather is going to be crappy or windy. You'll be surprised how much better an RL pulls with full tank.


In my opinion, and a lot of others, if they didn't design it to be pulled with full tanks ........ it wasn't designed right.
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That was my thought process also.. BUT............. I am also known to not listen to certain things or people.. just ask my wife and kids !
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:20 AM   #5
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According to the manufacturer "Redwood" or as quoted by the spokesman "Christian" - the fresh water tank is designed to travel FULL. I printed it somewhere......

PS - I just happened to video my Redwood inside going through Denver to storage tonight - holy buckets - its surprising anything is left. It will take me a while to be able to make it public (technology - not censorship )
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:43 AM   #6
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I've run mine full 700 miles without problems.

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Old 09-11-2015, 05:40 AM   #7
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Only problem might be keeping the Ford front wheels on the ground! LOL!
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Only problem might be keeping the Ford front wheels on the ground! LOL!

Now that's funny !!!
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Only problem might be keeping the Ford front wheels on the ground! LOL!
Danny...that's just wrong.
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I have operate my own complete 800 mile with no difficulties.
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**UPDATE**

I filled my holding tank ALL THE WAY to the top... I then left the campground for the track....
Got 5 miles... dropped the trans in the truck... blew the 2 rear tires... bent the axle..
the tank dropped out of the bottom of the trailer , I then ran it over resulting in 2 flats, that by the way also took out my level up system...



In all actuality , It was a good ride , dare I say , almost a better ride then without the water in there.. It sure was nice having all 104 gallons at my disposal , and not having to worry about usage....

By the way , I purchased a ball valve that I placed in the end of the tank overflow line..(that sticks out the bottom next to the drain valve) as soon as I saw water flowing out of it , I closed it and had ZERO siphon for the ride.. once at the track , after the first shower , I opened the valve and all was good !
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I've always filled mine to the point it overflows out the white overflow (I've valved the blue as well), however, last time out my basement got a little wet and I think it was coming back up from the tank fill. Either that or rain on the road came in. Had to try a few things out.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:55 AM   #13
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The RL in particular rides better with more water in the tank. Dave taught me that trick. If you know you're going to run into crappy or windy weather and can fill the fresh tank - do it.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:52 AM   #14
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I always run mine full in case I have an emergency on the road.
Don't worry about the Mule, just load the Wagon.
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I always run mine full in case I have an emergency on the road.
Don't worry about the Mule, just load the Wagon.

Same way I think. When mine is sitting in my drive way it is always full of fresh water. About 2 years ago we were traveling out to AZ and when we stopped at one place they were without water due to a plumbing problem. It didn't worry us since we had enough water to last a few days.

Besides as Vaughan posted .....when the weather gets bad, the RL rides better with full water
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I pulled into a state park full hookups we had reserved months ahead, and the local ranger station had accidently given our site to a guy with his son that were going to sleep in their SUV. The ranger asked them if they would be willing to move to an electric only, and from the look I saw in his growl, the shotgun was going to be the answer.

I threw up my arms and told the ranger - no big deal - I'm good for 3 days with all the water I brought with me, so we took an electric only site to keep the peace.
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