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Old 09-24-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Black Tank weight Question

I have a situation coming up in a couple of weeks on a trip to see my Dad in Joshua Tree, CA. He lives in the desert and it is a 4 mile rough dirt road to get to his house where we are parking the RV. This trip will have 4 of use living in the rig for 4 days without sewer hookups. I can dump the grey tanks on the ground as we use it with a garden hose but my question is concerning the full black tank. I am hesitant to drive the rough roads to get to the hi way with a full black tank and then drive 200 miles to next campground. I do have the ability to open the empty grey tanks to equalize the black into the two grey tanks (effectively splitting the weight between 3 tanks) and then flush everything at the next campground. I don't like doing that but isn't that better than taking a chance on breaking the black tank loose on a rough road? Buying a tote is not an option since there is no where to dump it.

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Old 09-24-2015, 09:26 AM   #2
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I'd buy a good tote and a pump. I'd pump the tank into the tote and haul it in the bed of the truck. Go to campground, dump tote.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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Why waste money on a pump , just dump black water into the tote while it is on the ground. OP said 4 people in rv..hence 4 people to lift tote to bed of truck.
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Not sure I wanna pick up several hundred pounds of sloshing waste, and then drop it.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:01 AM   #5
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Close the cap tight.. 4 people won't drop it. ..done it with 2 people and worked great.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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Come on folks, read the OP

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Buying a tote is not an option since there is no where to dump it.
Stan, if staying at your dad's house, why use the RVs latrine at all?
I would be very hesitant about using the grey tanks in conjunction with the black tanks. IMHO, that would have to be a last resort measure.

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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Just dig a hole and leave your dad a surprise. J/k
Just use the toilet in the house for #2 and #1 in the trailer then down the dirt road and drain it out away from his house
A little pee will not hurt anything.
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Also, try this site, there might be a dump station closer than you think.
http://www.sanidumps.com
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Besides it was latest craze last year dumping your Rv tanks in the gutter
From santa Monica to Malibu and calif deserves it
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Doesn't your father have a septic system for his house? Find the cap and dump into it even if you have to buy and use a tote.
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