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wbwood

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Posted: 01/07/13 05:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thetford recommends pulling at a walking speed and mentions less than 5mph. Not sure a out barker.


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wbwood wrote:

Thetford recommends pulling at a walking speed and mentions less than 5mph. Not sure a out barker.


That`s where I`m thinking the OP is having his issues! I`ve seen people in the campground tow these things like they are a utility trailer at road speeds!


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clutch1 wrote:

Go to a store and buy a patch kit. Fabric and epoxy will fix a lot of leaks.


Eternabond will also do the trick.


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Like all equipment some are better to sell than to buy


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Mine gets stored under the camper or in the covered bed of the pickup. 6 yrs and no issues.

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Go to a store and buy a patch kit. Fabric and epoxy will fix a lot of leaks.


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BuckBarker wrote:

It got me thinking about keeping mine hanging from my ladder all year long. It bakes in the sun and I suppose could become brittle. Perhaps I should store it in the shed when not in use.

Good idea. UV rays and ozone degrade plastics.


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Posted: 01/26/13 08:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've had our Thetford for 10 years and no leaking. I can't suggest what you can do but return the leaking product to see if the company can honor your request.


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Another option I was talkign to one of the camp hosts here at South Cove (Oconee county Park, South Carolina) and they told me they have to keep replacing wheels (don't you know it) I suggested a larger pneumatic wheel and build a small trailer (flat bed) either using the tow fork as a trailr "tong" or build it with it's own tong, The larger tire, axle and perhaps some pillow block bearings on teh axle itself with say 3/4 inch ply and then cargo strap the blue boy to it, You'd only be a couple inches higher when filling, and it would both roll easier and dump easier

If you put the axle ABOVE the bed of the trailer it might even be better.

And since there would be nearly on stress on the tank's wheels (they having been removed) and axles... No leaks either.


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Here's an update on my Barker tote saga.......

I called Barker and discussed my journey with thier totes. To my amazement they agreed to send me a new 42 gallon tote at not cost. The new tote has newer heavy duty rubber tire wheels rather than the loud hard plastic ones. They also informed me they are working on a new design with pneumatic tires. My thanks to Barker for thier excellent customer service and thier resolve to stand behind thier products.


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