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Old 02-19-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hello

Looking for some advice or experience with the portable holding tanks.We are looking to purchase one since a localcampground has limited sewer hookups.Has any onehad good/ badexperiences withthe Thetford or the Barker Tote-Alongs?It seemed that last summer at the different parks we stayed at with out sewer no one was using the external tanksthat I could talk to. I know thatthe 40gblack tank will last for aweek but the grey fills up fast. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #2
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we love ours. with three kids the grey tank fills up quick.(and we conserve pretty good). mine came with a small sewer hose and a small piece of garden hose. i bought a dump cap that has a fitting for a garden hose, so i just have the garden hose hooked up.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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What brand of tank do you guys recommend? I heard Thetford had some problems?
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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I'm looking also, we stay at a State CG in NC and I may be there 5 or 6 weeks next summer (I hope), don't really want to move the trailer every 5 days. Thetford got a bad rap on Camping world. Somewhere I was reading about another brand people raved about, but with my 60's memory.............what were we talking about ?????

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have one, but fortunately have not had to use it yet. I believe it is a barker, 40 or 45 gallon. I bought big enough to empty an entire black or grey tank without having to worry about overflowing it. It came with everything needed, sewer hose, short flush hose, etc. The handle had a large enough loop that I could put it over the hitch ball and actually tow the tank to the dump station with the truck. Edited by: csham
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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I don't the name of mine but it's blue. I think it's around 30 or 35 gallons. I only use it to empty the grey tanks. I could really use a 100 gallon tank just for the shower. I don't really want to use it for the blank tank simply because i don't believe you could ever get it clean. But to use for the grey tanks it works fine and does a good job of keeping everything contained while transferring from the trailer to the dump station.
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We have a 22 gallon blue tote tank. We thought of getting a bigger one but manhandling it would have give the old back a bit of grief. As well, it's smaller than the bigger tanks and doesn't take up so much storage room when travelling. We've used it quite often at our Provincial Parks. They only provide electricity at selected sites. We always keep the tote tank empty until we need to drain the main tanks. The gray water tanks usually fill up first. We'll empty the black water tank of anything thats in it, first and then drain the gray water tanks. It usually requires at least 2 trips to the dump station but more often 3.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:42 AM   #8
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We have a Tote-N-Store (blue) 40 gal tank. Have had no issues with the unit. I like the unit better than the other designs I saw, because of the steel tote bar that hooks into the handle and over the hitch ball. Pulls really easy to the dump station ( 7" back wheels, No little wheels in front.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:49 AM   #9
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we also have a tote-n-stor. mines 15 gals. i went with a smaller one for a few reasons. first we like to dry beach camp and i cant see towing a big tank in the sand. second reason we always seem to need it near the end of our trip so as long as i take almost half my grey, i'm o.k. third water is 8lbs. per gallon so lifting this one into my pick up is no problem. i like the quality of this one and i would recommend it.
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I have the 29gallon thetford with the storage hose and it works great. It has 4 sets of wheels that help support it also.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:59 AM   #11
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We have a 25 gallon Tote and Store. As others have said I would not go any larger because when you fill it, it is a beast to pull to your truck.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:25 AM   #12
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We have a 25 gallon Tote and Store. As others have said I would not go any larger because when you fill it, it is a beast to pull to your truck.


Your poor back. My 22 gallon tote tank is a bear to hook to the hitch ball.
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Well I had a25 gallon tote last year. Was pulling to the dump station with my truck (diesel), windows down and someone started to holler at me to stop. Well, one of the wheels came off and the axle came out and I was just dragging the tote. (I was not well liked at the CG that day, good thing it was just from the grey tank.) Needless to say I don't have a tote anymore. Well since that, others that have the totes have drilled the axle and put cotter pins in so the wheel won't come off.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:23 AM   #14
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We have one of these in the 32 gallon size. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r.../tote-tank.htmI did not buy it here but the four wheeler is the way to go with the side discharge. It is easier to move around once the gray water is in it. the handle lays over the hitch ball for towing and the side discharge makes it easier to empty. it is a lot more sanitary as well. The only thing I had to modify was when I put the handle over the ball I bungee chord it down. I had an instance where I stopped going down hill and it didn't. The bungee keeps the handle in place. The four wheels pay off when it's full. It will weigh over 250 pounds when full so rolling it is a lot better than dragging the two wheel version or trying to lift it. Hope this helps
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:37 AM   #15
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We have a 42 gallon Barker (blue tote) that I put in the back of the truck. I then use my Flojet macerator to grind the waste and pump the tanks through a garden hose into the blue tote that is in the truck bed. No lifting and no towing the tank to the dump. I drive it to the dump station and empty it while it's still in the truck bed. Works awesome. Now if I could just get the wife to use it!!

BTW...........This is my first post since I just joined the forum today. Heck of a topic to chime in on, huh??


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Old 03-07-2009, 05:06 AM   #16
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We also have the blue 40 gallon 4 wheeled side discharge. I had a 15 two wheeler. Newver do I go back!
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