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Old 08-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Barker totes ?

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We are going to a campground that does not have a waste water hookup, Iím looking to buy a tote. I am looking at the Barker totes, they have two wheel and four wheel models. Our tt has a 30gal. Black and a 30gal. Gray waste tank.

What do the most of you buy? The two wheel or the four wheel model? And what size? 25, 32 or 42gal.

Thanks very much!
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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I have a 25 gallon and that is plenty heavy to handle at over 8 lbs. per gallon
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Hi All

We are going to a campground that does not have a waste water hookup, I’m looking to buy a tote. I am looking at the Barker totes, they have two wheel and four wheel models. Our tt has a 30gal. Black and a 30gal. Gray waste tank.

What do the most of you buy? The two wheel or the four wheel model? And what size? 25, 32 or 42gal.

Thanks very much!
We have a 20 gallon and works great for us.
Mine has a handle to hook to the ball hitch as to slowly tow it to dump station.
http://www.rvpartscountry.com/RVTote...allonWKit.html
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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We have the 32 gal seems to work great since our waste tanks are all 38 gal and normally empty at 2/3 or so full.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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We have a 30 gallon "original" style Barker tote which is the two wheel style. As far as capacity, it is big enough for us. The downside to the two wheel style is it has to be lifted to the hitch ball for transport. Although it's not an overwhelming lift, it is a handfull. Also, the location of the spout on our tote is not ideal. It should be on the very edge of the tote but it's roughly 3 inches or so from the edge. As a result, it is difficult to completely empty. My recommendation woud be the new 4 wheeler style. Looks like it's much easier to handle when full (no lifting) and the spout is located on the bottom which should allow it to drain completely.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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We have a 32gl.

4-wheels really help with moving by hand; although I've never used the two wheel ones so can't say how much more difficult it is.

We've had use for it four times to empty our 30 gl tanks. One trip was with four adults and three kids and we needed it after the fourth night. Two trips were just us five and we lasted a week before each dump. These trips were 10 days each. Glad we had it. The last this year was at home cause I needed to flush and then dump in our septic.

The only drawback is it's size while towing to the camp site. I haven't figured a good way to mount it securely to the outside of the trailer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #7
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32gal works great for us...size is just large enough to drain enough from tanks to make a difference and not too heavy to hand tow to the back of your truck.
The larger wheels make the work much easier and the product is well built.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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If we are going to be in one spot for more than a week, we just use the campground facilities more. Having to handle a smelly tote doesn't appeal to me, nor trying to find a place to store it while travelling.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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42gal Barker here with the side valve. Our gray is 38 and black is 38. Works great unless you are staying in a CG that has way too many speed humps. Even then it works, I just had to go real slow over the humps. I have thought about putting some pneumatic wheels on it.
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