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Posted: 02/06/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pee in the RV, the other in the bath house. Don't use a gallon of water to flush. You can go a long time on the black tank doing that. Dump the black as needed and on those days dump it first. I usually dump the grays with the tote every third day and can get both gray tanks with one 35 gallon tote load.
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HOw long are you actually staying. A 50 gallon black tank can last 2 people quite a long time.
For the record I have a 42 gallon Barker that works great. I use it for grey water. While if necessary I would use it for black I have never stayed long enough to need it for black water.
The newer 42 gallon Barker tanks come OEM with rubber wheels.


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OP is gone.

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2oldman wrote:

OP is gone.
Not surprising to me at all...


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2oldman wrote:

OP is gone.

He is a senior member, and it has been less than 2 days. I am sometimes gone longer than that when traveling.


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I don't use it a lot, but I have the Barker 42 and I have no issues. Not sure I ever had to dump the black. Gray always fills first. Hook it to the truck and down to the dump station. I don't see a problem.


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Bobbo wrote:

2oldman wrote:

OP is gone.

He is a senior member, and it has been less than 2 days. I am sometimes gone longer than that when traveling.


Or maybe he's tired of random people critiquing his bathroom habits...

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mosseater wrote:

I don't use it a lot, but I have the Barker 42 and I have no issues. Not sure I ever had to dump the black. Gray always fills first. Hook it to the truck and down to the dump station. I don't see a problem.


X2, I use my Barker 32 gal tote from time to time. Comes in very handy with wife and girls, and grand kids all taking showers/baths.

We use it only for the gray tank however, never need it for the black as that tank never fills up. A lot of people thing they are a waste of time/money but I take the opposite view; if it fits your style of camping it might be right for you.

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Looks like a video that going viral to me....

I dry camp each year and found I can get the Rig ready for a trip to the dump station in about 10 minutes. I tow the trailer to the dump station and do the doo. I also fill up with fresh water... You will probably spend more time than that messing with a portable waste tank.


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a friend had one years back. O the mess when he tried to use it. and then he had to use the quad to tow it to be dumped. and it was not the largest one.
i had thought about getting one for that camp.. but no i would rather pay to have mine pumped out.or dig a deep hole. my black tank cap? but never have filled it up. (small rv).
now fresh water is another thing.


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