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Old 05-26-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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We are progressing to the point of wanting to stay for a couple of weeks at a municipal RV park without a sewer connection. Our Cruiser has two 40 gallon black and two 40 gallon gray tanks. I was considering a blue boy 32 gallon waste tote. The two types I see are two and four wheel versions. On the two wheel it appears that one must lift up the front end to get the nasty stuff out of the drain at the bottom or wheel end. Since a 32 gallon tote will weigh well over 200 pounds full of goo I was wondering which of your supermen/women lift these to drain. The four wheel version has an inlet on the top and a gate valve with bayonet connector on the bottom side requiring no lifting. The no lift mode comes at a cost..about $90 more than the two wheel type.



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Old 05-26-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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We have the 4 wheel version. Have used it a few times and it is easy to use. No big effort. I recommend the 4 wheel version. You always get what you pay for.
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Have you considered having a Honey Truck pump you once or twice during your stay? My wife and I can camp for almost a week on our 40/black and 80/gray tanks. Mights be easier than doing the tote route.

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Stan,



That is a great idea that I had not considered. I'll check with the camp to see if they have someone to perform the service. Probably would be less expensive than a $200 blue boy. But then again, we would own the tote for future encampments. Some of the Corps of Engineers locations are far nicer than private campgrounds but they lack sewer hookups. Our thinking is to try some of these COE campsites as they are only $6 - $10 a night with the senior pass.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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I have a 15 gallon 2 wheel blueboy that we use in CG without sewer hookups. Usually they will have a dump station where I can wheel it to or put it into the back of the truck to drive it over. Didn't want bigger than 15 gallons so I could still lift it when it is full. I have only used it for the gray tanks (so far!) We foundour family of 5 can go 5-6 days without emptying our black tank. Just being careful how we use it or use the CG restrooms. Also as Stan suggests if the CG has a Honey wagon service we will use that. I have stayed up to 3 weeks without a sewer hook up.

The other item is to use an add on 3" valve on the drain pipe connection. leave the addon valve closed and open both gray tank valves. This will then allow both gray tanks to fill at the same level to maximize their capacity. We found the gray tank for the shower would always fill much faster than the galley grey tank.Just remember to shut the gray tank valves before starting to drain the black tank or when the Honeywagon is coming.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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One other thing, I took a short length of garden hose and put female hose connectors at both ends. I havea drain cap with a hose connection and hook the garden hose to that and to the the vent on the bluboy to drain the grey tanks. This way I don't have to use the 3inch drain hose when just draining the gray tanks.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #7
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We have the 25 gallon two wheel version with a handle that we can put over our hitch ball and pull it to the dump station. It is not to bad to lift onto the ball and the handle gives you some leverage to lift when you dump.
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