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Posted: 05/11/21 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

that is the question.

I am at a seasonal site right now (my first) and we're in a low lying area so I have to pay $20 a week to get pumped, or pack up and dump myself. I've been looking into a portable dump tank, should I do it?

I am traveling a bit but will be here until October.

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If you are willing to heft it, yes. Remember that water weighs 8.25 pounds per gallon.


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Posted: 05/11/21 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I were in your position I would gladly pay someone $20 a week so I wouldn't have to mess with it. Heck, I would pay twice that much...

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I'm too cheap to spend $20 a week (seen prices much higher than that). I don't find the tank dumping to be that much of an inconvenience.

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philh wrote:

I'm too cheap to spend $20 a week (seen prices much higher than that). I don't find the tank dumping to be that much of an inconvenience.

i agree with Steve. as far as i'm concerned "that much of an inconvenience" means it's worth the $ to lay that job off on someome else.


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It would depend on how far I have to go to the dump site

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We do a lot of PA State Park camping, so it's something I take along often but don't use a lot. For me, it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. If someone would pump my tanks for $20 at a state park, I'd likely pay it than not.


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Portable tanks are great, but I would never use it for the black tank, grey definitely.


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This site is grey hookups but black pump, so I'd be portable dumping black.

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A 15 or 20 Gal Blue Boy gets really heavy in a hurry, so you could end up using it every few days, depending on usage.
I think I would pay the $20 once a week vs multiple trips per week with the Blue Boy.


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