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Old 08-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Johnny M View Post
The reason why I prefer the water weight forward as possible is because of water movement when in tow...if you have a tank that is not empty or not completely full that water can slosh to one side or the other or even front to back, with that water at the rear on such a light weight trailer it could introduce swaying...same reason why in the fire service they put baffle plates inside the fire trucks water tanks to stop the water from shifting particularly since they are apt to make sudden movements when responding to an emergency...with the tank forward there is less chance of swaying even over a tank mounted right behind the axle
I can see your concern (I have driven liquid tankers and know the feeling of half filled tanks very well) but I don't think the quantify of water is enough to create any problem. On any trailer I own (within the last 3 years a Casita with a 25 gal fresh tank and my current Escape 19' with a 19 gal fresh tank) both I often only traveled with 1/2 full tanks and never experienced any sway problems or even sensation from partially filled tanks. I would be concerned on the Boler about too much weight on the tongue area as this will put additional load on the front section of the frame which is known as a problem area.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:43 PM   #16
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You are probably right about the small quantity of water but it is not the everyday pulling I worry about but the rare situation where you might have to swerve to avoid another vehicle, deer, etc. that the water weight or shift could pose a problem...since your post Ian I have had another look at my frame in that area behind the tongue known for being a weak spot...on the original frame is there any triangle shaped metal bracing under this area? Mine has it on both sides and I am not sure if it was added to reinforce this area or if it was done at the factory...I will see if I can get a picture of it tomorrow so you can see what exactly I am referring to. I am thinking it was reinforced at some point but maybe not

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