Okay. I really feel pretty stupid having to ask this, but Barker didn't see the need to give me an assembly manual for my new 4-wheeler. I figured out everything but the dumping hose.
They gave me about a three foot long hose and two of the ends that you put on the hose to hook on to the trailer. I can see that I would use that double ended hose to go from the camper to the tote. However, when I get it dragged over to the dumping station, will the hose work? It will obviously connect to the tote, but I don't see how it will connect with the dump station hole? Anyone else know?
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I'm not sure why they do that. I have the 2-wheel barker...it comes with a single ended slinky...so I guess you're supposed to hold the end of the hose in the hole on the barker...and likewise, at the dump station hold the hose into the sewer pipe stub.
I put my thinking cap on...and found the solution that works the best for me...
I stuck the barker hose into my bumper...maybe I'll give it to someone that needs it someday.
I already have a 15' RhinoFlex hose... and while camping up in Georgia...found that I needed an extension for it at one campsite in particular. Since we plan on going there for a couple of weeks every year...I went out and bought a 5' rhinoflex hose extension.
We made the purchase for the Blue Tote-along next...
Then I started trying to figure out how best to use the new tote....and did a little matrix.
I opted to use my RhinoFlex 5' hose extension with the Barker tank... This gives me three types of connections to consider when using this neat little 5' hose.
1) As an Extenstion to the 15' RhinoFlex hose.
2) As a hose to connect the RV to the Tote-Along.
3) As a hose to connect the Tote-Along to the campgrounds dump station pipe.
The 5' hose extension has a bayonet on one end and pins on the other. I like this...because I can connect the ends together for storage. So I opted to NOT change anything on the 5' extension hose.
As is...it can be used to EXTEND the 15' RhinoFlex hose...I just attach it to the camper...and attach the 15' hose to the end of the extension. No adapters needed.
Second, it can be used to connect the Barker Tote-Along...and on the pin end...use a Valterra 90degree sewer adapter for plugging into the campground dump station pipe. Nice and neat...no spill...and no other adapters needed.
The ONLY thing I had to figure out is how do I connect the Camper to the Barker tanks???
So I bought two inexpensive 90 degree elbow joints. Cut them in half...and joined the two ends with bayonets together using acrylic cement.
Now I have a neat adatper to allow me to use my 5' extension to hook the Camper to the Barker tote-along.
We are new owners of a 4 wheel tote and had issues w/gravity on our first trip. Only solution I am seeing is to put camper up on blocks,
we stay at a nice level site so did not have to use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Not bad with a fifth wheel...but some travel trailers and Motorhomes have dump chutes very close to the ground...
You could put the camper on blocks.....or dig a trench to put the barker tank into....or get a macerator pump to transfer the waste into the tank... The method I used on our Aunt & Uncles Motorhomes was to use two hands to undulate the slinky hose to aid in liquid transfer...
If you are just transferring grey tank...you can get a garden hose connector cap for the RV...and make a short hose with female garden hose fittings on each end....hook one to the camper and one to the tote tanks 3/4" mht fitting. I used reinforced clear poly so I can see when the transfer is completed....