Full Water ??

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  1. Larrynwin

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    In a couple of recent threads relating to motorhome weight , many stated carrying "full water" , why ?
    Every gallon uses 10 pounds of your payload and costs you fuel.

    If wilding , yes I understand, but when using sites , why not fill up when arriving.

    I never carry full water even though I have stacks of spare payload, I see no point.
    We boil all water from tank and carry a 1 gallon container of bottled water for drinking cold.
     
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    We try to travel with enough to:

    1. Use the toilet on a lunchtime stop
    2. Wash our hands
    3. Make a cuppa on arrival
     
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    I agree, wilding full, everything else, just enough to keep the system pressurised.(y)
     
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    Never travel with much. Usually about enough to fill the kettle a couple of times.
    We've never had an issue with filling up.
     
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    I just fill it. Payload aside anything with the aerodynamic profile of a Hymer isn't going to be much affected by a few kilos of water.
     
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    I get your point, Bro.... (y)

    We have the payload,,,, but what I hate is making a cuppa Tea or Coffee and finding limey scale like stuff floating about..

    And not to mention the kettle furring up...

    What is the inside of the boiler like... :(

    Hence we alway`s have a tank full from home and some in a 20 litre container... for more than a week`s trip,, and buy bottled water for hot drinks and cooking if we run out of our own..

    In nearly 3 years we have never had to descale a kettle at home... pure as the driven snow our water... (y)

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  7. Larrynwin

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    Our water at home is hard as nails , so water from anywhere else would be better and softer for us (y)
     
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    Never worry about it.. It ways about the same as a couple of passengers and I would never be worried about them soooooo :)
     
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    The water here in Somerset is very hard and doesn't taste good !:unsure:

    We have a super dooper water filter fitted to a separate tap on the kitchen sink so wherever we fill up hopefully the water is filtered.

    I wouldn't mind some of your lovely Devon water though.

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    John P(y)
     
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  10. Larrynwin

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    It's sweet because it comes from all the dairy grazed fields into the water system :Eeek:
     
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    Travel full.. that's what it was designed for.. otherwise you only need an Aquaroll .. ;)

    it saves faffing about looking for a fill up when you arrive on site
     
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    I will send a few pint`s up each day.. (y)

    And guarantee it will be passed by me.... :wink: :rofl: :rofl:


    Going to miss it when we move... :(

    Back to thick lime scale.... :sicker:

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    As we use aires we always carry full tank. Nothing worse than arriving on an air with little water only to find that the aire water is hors de service.
     
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    I never assume the water point is working on the next aire, or that the water will be free, so I fill up at every available opportunity.
     
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    Even at the risk of travelling overweight, could be expensive water.
    As I opened the thread, full water often quoted on weight issue threads.
    If using sites, I have found water readily available and often on pitch.
     
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    120 litre water tank full up = 120kg. That's a big chunk of payload if you're close to the limit anyway.
     
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    that being the case, the van's not fit for purpose.. but then again.. many aren't, pitiful payloads.. irrespective of water carried or not

    it's down to the buyer to check payload and if it's overweight when full of fuel, food, water etc.. don't buy

    we also use mainly aires and as mentioned, even if working, not all provide it free ..
     
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    Always travel with it full, got enough payload and it hardly makes a difference on fuel economy.
     
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    Wouldn't say not fit for purpose Jim, many on this forum, me to be included have a 3500kg gvw limit and full water would in most cases take them unnessessarily over their gvw .
     
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    Thank you for your very kind offer Mo and I'm in no doubt that you mean it:roflmto:

    Looks like a water filter will be the first thing fitted in Judy's new kitchen.:smiley:

    Regards

    John P(y)
     
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