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Dave&Jeanette

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Posted: 02/05/19 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking at buying a portable tank in order to be able to dump our tanks when staying at a site for more than 7 or 8 days without sewer hookup. Our black tank is 50 gallons and the largest one I see is 42 from Barker. I know some will say that we could use the facilities at the camp ground, but much prefer our own.
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Those are big. Think about how many times you are going to use it. I'd suggest a smaller one and empty every few days.

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That 42 gallon tank when full is foing to weigh north of 350 pounds. How are you going to move it? Heck, a 20 gallon tank is a struggle over rough ground.





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Only thing worse than a hugely heavy water container to move is one full of ****. You want to move and try to dump way over 300# of ****!


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What on earth are you eating that you can fill up a 50 gallon black tank in 7 days!?! [emoticon]


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I can go a month with 75 gallon black tank.


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Hint: don't try to dump it all at once.

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Posted: 02/05/19 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 15 gallon, 120 lbs when full and I wouldn't want to handle anything larger.

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for what its worth, when you realize you want a smaller tote and are only going dump often. be VERY diligent that you don't have more in the tank than the tote can hold. otherwise you're bound to have a crappy time


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Maybe it's my hangup but I don't use my blue tote for Black Tank contents because, IMHO, there is no way to clean it sufficiently to keep it from smelling up the area where it is stored.


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