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Old 03-18-2015, 06:55 PM   #21
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we have NEVER needed our blue tote tank for the black water.
we strictly use it for gray water since we have never gotten even close to filling the black tank before leaving the campground.
heck, we go 2-3 weeks of camping before the black tank is even close to needing to be dumped.
by that time, we've been to 3-4 campgrounds.

you have to be in one spot for a long time to fill a 25 gallon black tank.
but a gray tank can easily be filled in just a few days.

if you have one of those tiny black tanks, then that's a different story.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:30 PM   #22
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you have to be in one spot for a long time to fill a 25 gallon black tank.

but a gray tank can easily be filled in just a few days.

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Old 03-18-2015, 08:46 PM   #23
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Have the Barker 32 gallon tote....That I have never used but likely will this season. I think I might have wasted my money, however our kids require a hose down every night so our 40 gallon gray tank fills up fast. I would and will only use the tote for gray water. It would be hard for us to fill up our black tank in 1 or even 1.5 weeks. I normally have to stand on the toilet valve for what seems like 20 minutes to fill it to the top to flush it upon most of our trips. Go with the Barker. Better tank IMO based on what i have seen here.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:29 PM   #24
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For those with the tote, how/where do you carry it while travelling? I've seen some hang it on a chair rack on the ladder. Others have a factory rack. I don't have a factory rack but I do have a factory-installed ladder.

I'm getting set to order one. I plan to order one with a capacity of about 3/4 of my grey tank. I'll only ever camp for about 5-6 days without hookups so I plan to empty the grey tank when it's half full (after 3 days) and then I'll have enough for rinsing the sewer hose after dumping the black tank at the end of the trip.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:40 PM   #25
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I have a 45gallon, petty heavy to handle when full. But to move it around empty. I use a bumper mounted rack from princess auto, bit pricy but buy it on sale for huge saving. I bungee it to the rack and when I get to my GC I place it under the trl next to dump valves. Dump as needed through the week. Click image for larger version

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It is only used for that purpose so there is no temptation to try and add to much weight to the rear bumper. I did have a welding company reinforce the bumper by adding a few gussets to the bumper and frame.


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Old 04-08-2015, 06:36 AM   #27
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I keep mine in the bed of the truck behind the 5th wheel. I strap it down. I can leave it in the truck because I have a macerator pump with a long hose for it and a sewer hose long enough to dump from the truck. When camped it goes on the ground near the 5er until it has to be filled.
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