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Post By: Goosehunter82      Posted: 7/8/2019 9:36:30 PM     Points: 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!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 8, 9:55:23 PM     Points: 4352    
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: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jul. 9, 5:52:45 AM     Points: 48649    
Say hi? I'm moving in!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jul. 9, 6:04:42 AM     Points: 28734    
St. Vrain has a dump/refill station by Sandpiper. I think it's dependent on each park and I would make a phone call prior to camping there. BCL has those amenities.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jul. 9, 7:12:17 AM     Points: 1660    
I quit hauling water to our camp spots due to gvwr. Trailer axles are cheap and flimsy causing uneven tire wear. Most all parks have potable water hookups. Get a dedicated hose at least 50' long.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jul. 9, 8:14:04 AM     Points: 26738    
Every one Iíve been to the water is potable. Nice lookin trailer!

Hope that flag pole is stout!!
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: Jul. 9, 8:27:55 AM     Points: 26    
 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.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 9, 12:42:45 PM     Points: 45466    
Thanks for all the replies,

Dan and Curtis I've seen those stations, I just didn't know if they were good water or not. Ill be making a call today.

Jim I have a room in there for you. We even have power for our Cpaps!

RogBow your thoughts make good sense to me, that's kind of why im asking and to save a little gas. I did 2 25ft white water hoses!

Ajax and Cookester great points, I did get a pressure regulator and now I just ordered an inline water filter. Info on JM defiantly helpful.

A10 thanks, Ive been looking for a while. So far very happy with my purchase.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jul. 9, 3:54:16 PM     Points: 4320    
Man that is a sweet rig. Can you pull the boat behind that thing? My uncle had one like that. They loved it. Might suggest a sway bar kit. Makes a lot of difference.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 9, 4:13:51 PM     Points: 45466    
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.
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: Jul. 9, 5:05:46 PM     Points: 26    
12X12, that's a big toy hauler!!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 9, 5:18:40 PM     Points: 45466    
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.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Jul. 9, 8:58:35 PM     Points: 3840    
Awesome rig , congrats!!! Very cool to see and learn from all the reply's.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 10, 6:38:27 AM     Points: 4352    
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 . . . .
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jul. 10, 11:26:41 AM     Points: 7989    
Very nice, you will have many good times with the family in your home away from home.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 10, 8:17:33 PM     Points: 45466    
OK. Last picture. I pulled it around town tonight. Pulled pretty nice.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jul. 10, 8:21:51 PM     Points: 48649    
Dang Cisco you look like your own caravan! lol But have to say, if you're pulling tandem like that.. that's impressive and isn't easy.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 10, 8:52:08 PM     Points: 4352    
Q : When you pull both the camper and boat,do you drop the boat out of the way,then unhook the camper,go back to the boat and go fish?
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 10, 8:55:01 PM     Points: 45466    
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.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jul. 10, 10:09:28 PM     Points: 26738    
The part that is hard to get used to... is not seeing the tandem trailer at all. Just have to have faith (and insurance) that itís still back there.

If it ever hails when you are driving. Just pull over and stop. Trust me
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: Jul. 11, 9:55:27 AM     Points: 2200    
Have you tried pulling it up the hill yet? I'm curious how it does.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jul. 11, 5:34:29 PM     Points: 45466    
Not yet. Just got the hitch done last weekend. I can pull my 3200lb boat like it's not even there. This is double the weight.


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