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Old 02-21-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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Grey/Black water tote

Our rig has 40 gallon grey and black water tanks. Good enough for weekends, but difficult to make last for long stays when we don't have sewer hookup. I am thinking of going with the Rhino tote, but am a little wary of the few bad reviews, anybody have suggestions?
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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Looks pretty nice, wheels have bearings, reviews were positive. I wonder if it's possible to pull behind a vehicle, as sometimes the drop off can be quite a hike, which leads to the size you might want to drag around via by foot or vehicle.. also the weight when empty to throw into the back of the truck when packing up.. 36usa gallon is 45 lb which isn't to bad but bulky, better if Momma bear can help when packing. And lastly how long you stay in one place and how many gallons you have to carry away everytime between different campsites. I don't have a tote, but being robust enough to pull behind the vehicle at 10 miles per hour or so would be beneficial, as said drop off are usually to far to walk to.. and spare space you have when in the back of the truck moving to next destination... just watched a UTube video, i'm impressed, tow able behind a vehicle. 36 gallon looks better all the time, lol...
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have the 28 gal. model in my amazon cart right now. My truck is a short bed, so space is at a premium, and nearly 3/4 of my rig's capacity to dump seems like a good start. Our first trip of the year is only a couple weeks away, so I need to make up my mind soon.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:35 AM   #4
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I'm seriously looking at this tote to, and shot box is the storage spot, plus generator, plus, plus, and our Reserve don't have the ladder on the back which would be a handy spot to mount that tote for so many reasons. Except that someone might need it more than me when we got our back turned. and after serious consideration, and age, the 28 gal usa=23.5 imperial is probably big enough to maneuver around to the tow hitch..And if memory serves about right 28 gal would be every 2nd day kinda thing.. And WOW, your lucky you can already consider pulling the camper out.. Mid Saskatchewan -30C last night, lol.. but still getting prepared regardless.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:31 AM   #5
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I have a 35 gallon thetford that I tow with my truck. Works good on the beach where we camp several times during the summer months. Water and electric only site with a dump station.

It's worked great for us. Good option to have.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:43 PM   #6
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In Canada, they must sell that Camco tote by the weight it must carry at a buck a pound, lol.. 28US gal = 23.3 imperial gal= 233lb's of water = Amazon.ca price $232.25CAD. coincidence ? But it is by far the best tote I can find, and still a good value. Thought I'd share that as it seemed a little funny but 233 pounds is plenty to move by hand to the towball of the truck.. and might want to make 2 trips instead.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:48 PM   #7
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I once seen a fella using a 5 gal bucket.
I guess anything will work.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:35 AM   #8
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I've done the bucket trick before. My wife was showering and complained that the shower pan wasn't draining. Luckily we were right across the road from the flush toilet. I grabbed a bucket I had along and drained grey water into it to dump in the toilet. Two trips with the bucket was enough to finish the trip. My wife knows better the value of a navy shower after that incident.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:25 PM   #9
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I bought the Barker 25 gallon. I like the metal handles and pneumatic tires. My tanks are 26 gallons but, full, 25 gallons is over 200lbs.! I didn't want to wrestle more than that. Haven't used it yet. Come May I'll be a Volunteer Ranger in Goblin Valley State Park. To dump I can move the trailer or use the tote.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:41 PM   #10
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For what it's worth, I think a front wheel/wheels is important as it doesn't take much for my back to go out these days.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:49 PM   #11
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Clarification 25 gals.= 400lbs.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:58 PM   #12
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Clarification 25 gals.= 400lbs.
Not sure what your 25 gallons contains but water weighs 8.4lbs a gallon
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:06 PM   #13
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I stand corrected.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:05 AM   #14
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We have always had one with the front wheels too, I think it holds about 25 gallons and its plenty big enough. I can't imagine man-handling one to the rear truck hitch without front wheels, I sure couldn't do it with anything in the 200 lb. range.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:45 AM   #15
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My buddies and I boondock on my hunting lease during deer season. I got real tired of having to hook up the trailer and drive 10+ miles to the nearest dump station (and according to the blue boy instructions 5-10 mph is as fast as you're supposed to tow) so I finally found a solution.

First... Purchase a fairly large blue boy (waste tank) of your choice. Place it in the BACK OF THE TRUCK.
Second... Purchase a Macerator Pump. This fits between the RV Dump and the blue boy.
Third... Get out the jump battery and pump until you fill the blue boy.
Fourth... Get out a 5 gallon container of potable water and a small electric pump to flush the black tank and clean out the macerator pump.
Fifth.... Drive to the closest dump station and dump the blue boy like you would normally dump the RV. Make sure you rinse it out well.
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We have always had one with the front wheels too, I think it holds about 25 gallons and its plenty big enough. I can't imagine man-handling one to the rear truck hitch without front wheels, I sure couldn't do it with anything in the 200 lb. range.
Just curious do you pull your tote behind a vehicle, and say there is a pot hole would your tote be able to withstand that environment. Now don't get me wrong, not saying travel at 25 miles an hour but say like many parks the asphalt is marginal and at times impossible to dodge every tiny hole, would the front wheels become a concern? Also what tote do you recommend..
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:48 PM   #17
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We have a blue boy I believe and yes, I'd be concerned about any significant potholes or surface issues. We tow it over gravel routinely but watch were we go and go very slow, around 5mph. Once its emptied I usually just toss it back in the bed of the truck and don't worry about the road. I'd be concerned with the 2 wheel models also if there were potholes. Once you get in the 20 gallon range you are also 200lbs or more and that is a lot of weight on what is usually about a 1/2 inch axle and often wheels better suited to a tricycle. I think the 4 wheeler is easier to wrestle from the dump valve on the trailer to the truck hitch point (often we can't get our truck next to the dump valve) and also they spread the load better.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:44 PM   #18
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I didnít read all of the previous posts. So, this may have been mentioned.

I foolishly bought a smaller one. Thinking I didnít want to drag a lot of weight. It doesnít have a long handle. I have to bend over, quite a bit, to drag it. It hurts my back.
I should have gotten one with a long handle.
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