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The are 9 million registered RV’s in the US and most have fresh water tanks. Out of those 9 million owners maybe 1/4 of 1% belong or post to RV forums. I do not think any of those 8,977,500 owners, who don’t frequent forums, have ever given a second thought to how many gallons of water they have in their tank when they are driving down the road. They could care less if its empty, full, or somewhere in between.
I had similar angles that went across between main frame I-beams and cracks developed where they were welded due to the entire frame flexing. Those small angle irons took a load from that flexing that they were not meant to handle. Not only taking valuable space but causes a lot of damage should something spring a leak, like the spin welded bung for the suction line. 2011 Rockwood TT. I travel to Yuma from Canada each winter with a full tank before I leave. My Northwood Fox Mountain has a 2″x 2″ piece of angle iron under the tank spanning from the frame sides attached with 3/8″ bolts so it can be removed if you need to drop the tank.
“That’s your prerogative even though it’s clear you know nothing about the issue.” I guess he has issues with people who have a different perspective on things. I have never noticed any significant towing difference with a full or empty fresh water tank. I sanitize and fill the FW tank in the spring and don’t empty it completely ’til I winterize in late fall. As such, I need to be assured I can travel safely with the FW tank completely full so proper tank support is critical. Either that or your caravan has a serious design flaw and needs to be checked by a qualified caravan repairer.
Some of the water tanks you see in the trailer may be sealed off and filled with water. This is the first time I’ve seen water tanks used to store water. If you’ve ever had a pond or lake you’ve probably noticed how water seeps into the bottom of the tank.
Portable and easy to use, the water tank for RV by Barker is preferred by regular campers. No one has ever complained about a tank suddenly falling off the trailer when it’s just sitting there but when it’s being towed so yes, it is ALL about the forces on the straps when towing. Support the tank properly and one can easily tow a travel trailer without giving any thought at all to how full or empty the tank may be. I’ve always towed with 1/2 ton vehicles properly sized for the trailers I was towing and whether the FW tank was partially or completely full has made zero difference at all in how the combination towed.
When brand new on the lot the tank didn’t appear to sag much but after the first fill at home it sagged noticeably, which I only saw because my particular model has an open underbelly. Water bladders are made from food grade PVC and are perfect if you only need to carry extra water every so often, as they even roll up making them easy to store. Generally, they are designed to sit behind the passenger seats or in the tub of your ute, but you can get smaller ones that sit in the passenger footwells. If this is an option you’re keen on, ensure they are constructed using food-grade materials and internal baffles are fitted that stops the water from sloshing around. It’s also a good idea to give them a good flush out with some bicarb and vinegar or water purifier before you use them as the water tends to have a strong plastic taste.
Initially I tried to add some clear hose as a sleeve to make it all fit, but the water pressure would cause it to pop off. The adapters ensured the in and out connections were perfect. Poly tanks are made from UV-treated impact-modified and food grade polyethylene, ideally suited to the 4WD market a motorboat is crossing paths with a pwc. what action should be taken? because they are strong and lightweight and can be made in all shapes and sizes. There are restrictions though, as each tank uses a different mould to be created. They can be mounted internally and externally, but you’ll need to use a tie-down solution as they don’t come with mounting points.