Originally Posted by ChristianM
So, after talking to the head of RW customer service, here is what I came up with. Again, I unfortunately can't speak on behalf of Lippert or WHY they have denied claims in the past...but here is RW company standard.
It is OK to tow with a FULL freshwater tank and hot water heater...as long as your total weight is under the GVWR. Lady E Cooper gave some great tips in her post on how to estimate weight on your water tanks! Redwood weights are actually calculated with full water tanks and hot water heater. (WHOO HOO!)
When I spoke to the head of customer service, he emphasized just being very very careful about over loading ANY RV (either Redwood or SOB), because the weight limits are calculated with the brakes, frame, and your overall safety in mind.
Hope this is helpful! I'd be happy to field any other questions if you have them (it might just take a while for me to check with our Customer service and warranty guys!).
Whoo hoo is right Christian! Thanks for getting that clarified. A person thinks logic should apply, but sometimes their logic isn't the same as someone else's logic and they get a surprise at the service counter!
I'm not sure where Lippert was going with that, but now I know I'm on the same page with Redwood and most here. I have a 17,500 GVWR and a dually and full tanks give me 4 days in some pretty remote places.