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Old 08-16-2017, 11:03 AM   #1
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tank water storage, how long?

How long do you leave water in your tank? I filled mine up a week ago for a camping trip but it didn't happen. I daily drive my van so the water is agitated twice a day during my drive to work about an hour long. Should I drain it or just keep it in there for next camp trip hopefully in the next few weeks but could be as long as a month out. Besides the extra weight are there any drawbacks of keeping a loaded water tank?
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Our personal preference is to drain ours after every trip. We are on a well so there are no chemicals in it to keep the bugs at bay.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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Our personal preference is to drain ours after every trip. We are on a well so there are no chemicals in it to keep the bugs at bay.
my water source is Los Angeles city tap water.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:36 AM   #4
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It will be drinkable, nothing's gonna grow in it, but the taste gets a little plastic-y.. So if you just use it for dishwashing and handwashing, etc, it'll be fine. If you drink it, probably best to water your plants with it and refill next time you go camping.
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thanks guys!
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:27 PM   #6
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Mpg can be effected if it's a big tank.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:39 AM   #7
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It doesn't matter for us because we don't drink it. We carry bottled water for the little bit of water that we drink. The tank water is for everything else.
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