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Old 07-01-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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The fresh water system

I've had my camper for about 3 months now. We are always at an Rv park and will probably never dry camp. I have never put water in the fresh water tank nor have I ever turned on the water pump other than to make sure everything was working. The question is am I doing anything wrong? Can any damage occur other than something not working from lack of use.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:53 AM   #2
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In hot weather, they claim the plastic tanks can get brittle if they don't have liquid in them for a long period of time. But if you're using your unit this shouldn't be as much of a problem
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:20 AM   #3
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Haven't had water in ours since we took delivery 18 months ago, 5 years in previous SOB, so far no problems I'm aware of, right or wrong??
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:40 AM   #4
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We don't use ours either but I do keep some water in the FW tank and turn the pump on about once a month. I usually drain the tank about every 4-6 months then partially refill.

I know I should add something to eliminate any water borne critters/viruses but not sure what???
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:48 AM   #5
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We pull in and hook up city water, we obviously use the gray and black tanks just not the fresh water tank. We never did before either just thought it was a good question.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:11 AM   #6
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I guess we are the weird ones out. We use ours pretty regularly. We keep it at about 1/2 full for those campgrounds with little to no water pressure, for traveling to use the toilets or showers the next morning. I dump it often and keep it sanitized as well. We have to use it for winterizing as well.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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X2 with radio flyer. We keep 25-30 gals in tank for traveling and the times when we camp at Wally World. Drain it and reflll periodically and also will use it at times in a campground if water pressure bad from campground.

Also need the pump system to winterize (is that a four letter word?)
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:34 PM   #8
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Also found that the RL tows much better with that amount or more in water tank.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:55 PM   #9
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piper guy, you used a bad word in your post, going to ask Dave to ban you now :-)
It does seem to tow a little smoother as well.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #10
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Also found that the RL tows much better with that amount or more in water tank.
Vaughn,

I also carry approx 20 gallons of fresh water, while we are in transit, for those cases where we might need to to use the bathroom. I haven't noticed the difference in towing, but that may be me just not making the connection to why the towing is different or better sometimes. I have generally thought that I just didn't have the Trail-Air pin box bladder set to the right pressure.

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