RE: [RC] [RC] Water tanks and safety - Karen Standefer
I have/had 3 of the rooftop tanks on my trailer during
our accident. There was probably a total of 50 gallons
water in the tanks. There could not be much worse
accident than we had (110 mph head on with another
large vehicle). The tanks caused absolutely no
issues. They were all still intact and undamaged and
caused no damage to the trailer. I had already
checked with the manufacturer of my trailer to make
sure it could handle the weight.
More important to safety to humans and animals is
insuring you have the correct vehicle to handle the
weight. I would venture to say 90% of us do not.
Never mind whether the roof is solid enough to hold
the extra weight. I don't want all that weight up
high if I get in a crash. I'd just as soon that the
ballast be in the bottom. While the gravity flow
might be nice once I get to camp, I'll stick to water
down as low as I can haul it for the sake of safety,
thank you kindly.
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