Travelling with water in the freshwater tank ?

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  1. Charlie

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    Do you folk carry water when travelling ? We have up to now taken enough water for a brew in plastic bottles. But is it fine to fill the fresh water tank with say 20 litres and drive with that ?

    I'm not talking about a full tank as that would be daft just enough for a brew every now and then.

    Must admit I've driven with water in the tank and not heard or felt it sloshing about.

    Are the tanks baffled ? And what do you do ?

    Cheers . [​IMG]
     
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  2. Mikeco

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    My tank is only 75 litre but I often travel with it full especially if going to a show.
     
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    I always travel full.
     
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    I normally travel with about 25lts no problem.
     
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    As above, if going to a show I take at least half a tank. I can't imagine that you will notice any difference in the driving unless of course you have a huge tank.
     
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    I don't use sites so always travel full.
     
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    Always full.

    Park up, spin the seats, open the wine.
     
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    Always full cant be assed with all that faffing about when we arrive.
    Remember there's never a wrong time to fill or empty.
    Some of the places we end up there's no chance of finding clean water.
     
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    what about the loo that is the big user???
     
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    We too travel full,200lts .like Rory can't be doing with filling when we arrive after a long drive.:p(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    I travel full therefore I am daft. o_O
     
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    travel full and fill /top up at every opertunity . even 10 litres here 10 litres there looks like you are only using a little amount . never use a hose as that looks like you are taking hundreds of litres to the public .
     
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    Another vote for full, we fill up whenever we can get within our hoses length can't be doing with faffing about with watering cans and stuff, when full we can easily go 3 days without filling so ready to settle down as soon as the handbrake goes on .
    So as we leave a site we fill up the extra weight has never showed in any increased mpg which is the main usual reason for traveling empty.
     
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    I also don't use sites and I only ever carry a quarter tank. I do have a 5lr water bottle for making coffee.
    Especially if you are travelling any distance, what's the point of taking a ton of water to France, what a waste of fuel. Invariable the first Aire stop will have water.
    You can always find water even in this country - if you look for it. Even Asda garages have a free water tap.
    We have just spent a week on the East Coast, we needed to top up twice, once in Whitby and once in Grosmont.
     
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    Fresh full, grey empty........................ Well it would be 'cos I never shut the tap. :imoutahere:

    :reel:
     
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    We travel with some water. . No more than a quarter tank so we can have a shower if we need to.
    For a brew we have a thermal flask with the remainder of the last boiled kettles water in it so it's quicker to boil up.
     
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    We travel full and carry about 20 litres of bottled water too. Sometimes you never know where your next tap is.....
     
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    Naughty boy trying to wind up the punters.
     
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    i go to places where there is no water even moving slowly you might not find water . i can last upto three weeks with out filling .
    yes even in maroc water is in ever village , but why rush anywhere . we stop out in the wilds and enjoy the adventure . sometimes we are near reservoirs so have more water than a big town could drink. good filters come in handy then . but 100 litres is only one persons weight so dont worry too much .
    i can carry 500 litre of fuel. you have to if going down through africa etc .
     
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