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Ron3rd

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I have a 12 year old Barker 2 wheel model 32 gallon. Still works fine. If you go bigger get a 4 wheeler. Thetford makes a good tote too. They're primarily used for gray water.


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Ron3rd wrote:

I have a 12 year old Barker 2 wheel model 32 gallon. Still works fine. If you go bigger get a 4 wheeler. Thetford makes a good tote too. They're primarily used for gray water.


I will be using it for black water also. There are bath houses so black water will be minimal.


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Besides capacity be sure you check out the physical size of the tote and where you plan to store it when not in use. I selected a 25 gal Tote-N-Stor for my 30 gal grey tank (NEVER tote black water). It's stores easily under the bed and is light enough for easy maneuvering around the trailer and the dump site. I don't wait for the grey tank to be 100% full before dumping.


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Rover_Bill wrote:

Besides capacity be sure you check out the physical size of the tote and where you plan to store it when not in use. I selected a 25 gal Tote-N-Stor for my 30 gal grey tank (NEVER tote black water). It's stores easily under the bed and is light enough for easy maneuvering around the trailer and the dump site. I don't wait for the grey tank to be 100% full before dumping.



Long as it slid under the trailer when not in use would be fine. The camper goes down in March and comes home in November so transportation I could just put it in the bed of the truck.

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I have a barker 42 gallon with pneumatic wheels. Works like a champ.
Yes it is heavy when its full, but you don't have to pick it up!
It rolls like a red wagon.
You simply roll it to the truck and the truck pulls it to the dump.
The 42 gallon tote holds the entire contents of my 40 gallon grey tank.
I can dump everything in one trip!


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Years ago I bought a 15 gallon tote, because so many people here said it was a necessity. Then I realized that most campgrounds where we dry camp didn't have a dump station, so it was useless.
It sat under the workbench out in the shop for years, until I sold it for $5 in a garage sale.
My point is, before spending the money on such a thing, be sure it is usable where you usually camp. It isn't much good when the nearest dump station is miles away!
Conserving fresh water and using the provided (if they are) vault toilets helps avoid filling the waste tanks.


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mowermech wrote:

Years ago I bought a 15 gallon tote, because so many people here said it was a necessity. Then I realized that most campgrounds where we dry camp didn't have a dump station, so it was useless.
It sat under the workbench out in the shop for years, until I sold it for $5 in a garage sale.
My point is, before spending the money on such a thing, be sure it is usable where you usually camp. It isn't much good when the nearest dump station is miles away!
Conserving fresh water and using the provided (if they are) vault toilets helps avoid filling the waste tanks.


We will use it. Camper is basically our weekend getaway at the lake. Most will be gray water from giving the kid a bath and doing dishes.

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I will say , whatever one you get, fill it up at home and test it out before using it. Lets just say i had a crappy one.


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been using 27 gal thetford for last 7 years, black and grey water. with no problems. main thing is make sure you get a 4 wheel model. no lifting and easier to move around.


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I have a 10 gallon I bought 15 years ago. I’ve only used it a handful of times, while a 20gallon would be nice I haven’t had a need for it. I make 2 trips for the gray water. 20 gallons would be heavy!

BTW, I wouldn’t use it for the black tank. Too much chance for a mess.


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