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Posted: 03/11/19 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just started looking on line at TC's and noticed there are not many units that have more than 30 gals of FW. Those of you that dry camp most of the time which I assume most of you do where do you store extra water?

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My Host has 60. I think there are other brands with more than 30 as well. I haven’t needed extra water so far.


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We have a Northstar Igloo and we have 40 gallons of fresh water. What really makes that work for us is the cassette toilet, which has its own 5 gallon water supply and that can be used with very little water. We also carry jugs for drinking water and mostly use the FW thank for showers and dish washing. It's amazing how little water you can get along with if you try.


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Our last three campers have had 50+ gallons of fresh water. If you need to carry more the back seat of the truck is a good place to put your jugs. Use a restraint to keep them in place in case there is an accident to avoid them smacking you.

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Which campers besides the Mammoth have 50 gals or more of FW? Is the Mammoth the largest TC on the market? Do you need a DRW truck to haul these campers with higher FW capacity?

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sbryan@vtbryans.com wrote:

We have a Northstar Igloo and we have 40 gallons of fresh water. What really makes that work for us is the cassette toilet, which has its own 5 gallon water supply and that can be used with very little water. We also carry jugs for drinking water and mostly use the FW thank for showers and dish washing. It's amazing how little water you can get along with if you try.
I just looked at your model online, looks nice with a dry weight of 2600 lbs, I am guessing that the traveling weight would be less than 3600 lbs, does that mean a truck with 4000 payload would be sufficient to haul it? Also I notice that the new Ford F150 with the 3.5 eng has a payload of 3700 lbs would this be sufficient?

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Gjac wrote:

Which campers besides the Mammoth have 50 gals or more of FW? Is the Mammoth the largest TC on the market? Do you need a DRW truck to haul these campers with higher FW capacity?


Both our Bigfoot and Arctic Fox had 50+ gallon tanks. Not sure about others, these are just the ones I have owned.

We have a dually that we used on our last camper (Arctic Fox 1150) as well as our current Mammoth. I have seen them on SRW trucks but we like the dually ourselves.

Edit: Eagle Caps larger campers also have very large tanks.

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Arctic Fox campers generally have 50+ gallon fresh water capacities. We carry another 5 gallons of drinking water in the under-dinette storage area.

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Arctic Fox1140= 59gal. fresh water..


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AF860 = 50 gal I believe.
I carry extra water in a ballast bag (think bladder) that we use for ballast in our boat. Folds up small when not in use and the same 12V pump for use on the boat works well to get water transferred into the camper tank.
400lb ballast sack fits nicely on the back seat floor, seat or in the truck.


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