Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Craigavon NI
My Motorhome: Rapido 7065FF
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You may have a ‘travel’ water valve.
In order to reduce the declared weight of vans and thus an increased payload, many manufacturers quote the declared “empty” weight (MIRO) as having a partly filled tank, sometimes as low as 20litres.
To achieve this they have a tap with drain which is positioned at the say 20 litre position so that when you open it you dump all excess water above the 20 litre mark. In theory this is the amount of water you should travel with. You should be able to see how much water you have in the tank from looking at your control panel.
This year manufacturers have gone a step further and are now quoting MIRO with a completely empty water tank and 1x6kg lightweight gas bottle.