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I would verify the pickup tube extends to the bottom. I would also slightly tilt the trailer toward the pickup tube to get all you can. I can go a week with three of us on 50 gallons if we mostly skip the shower. Otherwise I would figure out how to carry more water.


There shouldn't be a "pickup tube" as a =proper= fresh water tank should have a bottom low-point pickup molded into it, just as your waste tanks should have a low-point drain molded into the bottom.

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OK this is how mine is set up with a dip tube.

Also I can get a short fill if the trailer is tipped toward the fill side leaving probably a 10 gallon bubble in the tank. Combined with tipped away from the pick-up tube when parked I can lose 15/20 gallons easy.


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Another 20 gals. would only extend your camping by one day...
You obviously don't boondock much.
That is the point. If 40 gallons gets the OP two days then the 60 gallon spec only goes three days.
Need more conservation.


So you think 10 gallons per person per day is too much? This includes a shower, brushing your teeth, using the toilet, and washing dishes. I bought this to use not use the campground facilities. If I wanted to use theirs I would have bought a tent. lol

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Rwake901 wrote:

So you think 10 gallons per person per day is too much?


Doesn't matter what we think. It's your camp. We use around half that. Some folks use even less.


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Allworth wrote:

Somebody is using WAY too much water.

My thoughts exactly

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bpounds wrote:

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Another 20 gals. would only extend your camping by one day...
You obviously don't boondock much.
That is the point. If 40 gallons gets the OP two days then the 60 gallon spec only goes three days.
Need more conservation.
Thank you. Good to see others have the same idea.

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

time2roll wrote:

bpounds wrote:

B.O. Plenty wrote:

Another 20 gals. would only extend your camping by one day...
You obviously don't boondock much.
That is the point. If 40 gallons gets the OP two days then the 60 gallon spec only goes three days.
Need more conservation.
Thank you. Good to see others have the same idea.

B.O.


So how did this go from the manufacturer misrepresentation of the size of their fresh water tank to I use too much water?? The amount of water we use is irrelevant here. This is about being lied to by the manufacturer not how much water we use.

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So how did this go from the manufacturer misrepresentation of the size of their fresh water tank to I use too much water?? The amount of water we use is irrelevant here. This is about being lied to by the manufacturer not how much water we use.


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So how did this go from the manufacturer misrepresentation of the size of their fresh water tank to I use too much water?? The amount of water we use is irrelevant here. This is about being lied to by the manufacturer not how much water we use.


ABSOLUTELY!!! [emoticon]

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Rwake901 wrote:

So you think 10 gallons per person per day is too much?
How long do you expect to go with the on board water system?

If you use 20 gallons per day and expect to go a week I would be looking for an RV with 140-200 gallon supply and waste tanks to match.

We have made 10 days on our rated 50 gallon tank (unverified). This is three of us using the camp facilities to shower and restroom during the day.

I don't think you are going to get very far with the manufacturer with the change of specifications. We can possibly give ideas on conservation or adding additional capacity but it will be up to you to press the issue with the dealer or RV manufacturer.

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I can be forgiving of honest mistakes. However, 20% off on such an important variable is unacceptable to me. Not that it would matter if you didn't, but did you specifically discuss water capacity with the dealership?

At the very least, I would accept the dealer paying for a water bladder and any necessary pump system mods.


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