Post By: Goosehunter82 Posted: 7/8/2019 9:36:30 PMPoints: 45466
Quick question. I finally got a new travel trailer a few weeks ago after almost years of looking. To save on weight while towing i'de rather fill up the tanks at the lake. Does anyone know if the water hookups at the state parks are potable or not? BTW. I'll be using the water to clean my fish making this post fishing related.... Thanks in advance!
There's an fxr bumper sticker on the back. If I ever find time to use it and you see me out stop by and say hi!
I'm under the impression the parks have a station you pull into and you can fill your fresh water tank and dump your waste tank.Its in the campgrounds or close by the campgrounds.Give the campgrounds at C.C. a call,they will know the answer.
Reply by: cookster Posted: Jul. 9, 10:26:16 AM Points: 61996
If you go to John Martin be sure to not use their water it will screw up your whole system. It has sand and iron so bad it will rust your water heater and also makes your fish taste like crap. Thatís my experience anyway. I usually fill up at the gas station in Ordway or las animas. Nice camper.
Reply by: Ajax5240 Posted: Jul. 9, 10:46:45 AM Points: 26738
Side note to Cookster's comment if you don't know from previous experience. If you are actually hooking up to water vs filling the camper tank and using the pump.. Be sure to have a water filter and pressure regulator between the hook up and your trailer. I installed a filter and expansion tank in my system which helped a lot.
I have a sway bar on it and also on my little 14ft boat. My big boat is too heavy imo to haul behind it. I put a hitch on it this last weekend. Also built up the frame in the back. It also has a 12x12 enclosed toy hauler in the front. Pic if the hitch.
Better picture of the hitch. Spent all day Saturday reenforcing the back of the frame for the extra weight. The beams holding the bumper on look factory but are actually about twice as thick and also twice as lone extending a couple of feet forward on the frame.
Toy hauler is definitely big enough for our 3 wheelers and a couple of ice fishing sleds. That's why I have always liked this model.
Goose . . . .you got the metal part right! Heavy is better ! Very nice rig and job well done on the hitch/reinforcement of the frame for towing. Dad always said "why do half the job,when you can do the whole job right" I never got it till I was older . . . .
Hp yes. It's almost impossible to back more than a couple of feet before you get all sorts of crooked. I thought taking right hand truns would be tough but you really don't have to swing any more than you normally would with the camper.