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Old 05-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #15
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My wife is still not convinced that there are grocery stores other than the ones where we live.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:22 PM   #16
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:18 AM   #17
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Go ahead and put water in your tank before you leave home. You'll know the quality of the water, you may need to use and FLUSH the toilet somewhere where public restrooms are not available and the added weight of the water either will not affect your fuel mileage at all or the effect will be so small you won't be able to calculate it. Fuel mileage is mostly affected by wind resistance, not a relatively small extra amount of weight.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #18
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Go ahead and put water in your tank before you leave home... Fuel mileage is mostly affected by wind resistance, not a relatively small extra amount of weight.

In some of the smallest trailers with tanks at the back, it can adversely affect towing stability, depending on what else you are carrying, and where. Water or no water, it's a good idea to check your axle and tongue weights, loaded to go, before your first trip.

And while you're right that wind resistance is the main factor at highway speeds on flat terrain, weight does matter when climbing or descending grades, starting or stopping, passing or merging, so it always makes sense to pare unnecessary weight. Carry what is necessary, and if that includes water, and your trailer is properly balanced, fine. I live in an area of mountains and canyons, sharp curves, and gusty winds, so 80-100 pounds of water weight at the back of a 13' Scamp is something I choose to do without.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:33 AM   #19
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When I'm traveling, I always have the tanks empty. I typically fill a 1 gallon empty milk jug with water before I leave home. If I need to flush.. that's the water I use. I can fill it again at the next fueling station. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:35 AM   #20
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The posted lists have many good suggestions to help you get started. I suggest pencil and paper, to make your own list of things you need and/or want. You'll figure it out in no time.

"Legacy Posts", what is marine/RV toilet paper? Degradable? Have I been using the wrong paper all this time?
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #21
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"Legacy Posts", what is marine/RV toilet paper? Degradable? Have I been using the wrong paper all this time?
Legacy Posts was the name given to the profile of all the posts we were able to recover after the Big Hack of the Site on 11-12-2005.

There was once a time, using RV-specific toilet paper was deemed important. Not so much now, due to much better black tank digesters. I use Scotts brand. More out of habit than anything else.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:07 PM   #22
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Congratulations on the transplant. I also received a Heart Transplant on 2/12/13. I purchased a 1983 13' Burro that I have been working on to take to
Various fundraisers and transplant registry events. I also do video my production
company is called Tin Man Productions / Take5. My speakers get 5 minutes to tell their story or get their point across. I spent most of my life as a professional
photographer but video is pretty different. So I am a work in progress. Hope we
can meet some day and compare notes. My must have would of course be
anti-rejection meds! Best of luck to you. Always have your teams numbers handy and med lists on you at all times.
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:43 PM   #23
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My ADD is showing

Guess I need to start looking at the original date of posting before responding.
At least I now know what a legacy post is.
However I do hope the gentleman with the transplant is still doing well.
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