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Old 06-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Wastewater totes? Which one to buy?

I own a Flagstaff T12RB and I need to purchase a waste-water tote for my sink to drain into. I am not sure what size I need or which brand is better suited for my needs; Barker, and Thetford or Tote-N-store.
I prefer a tank that is easy to operate, hookup & drain and does not take up a lot room when traveling.
Under $115.00

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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I've heard nothing but good about the Barker totes. I don't have any, but that's what I would buy if I were in the market.

The size is a challenge - I'd likely debate between a size big enough to handle a whole tank at once vs. one that is smaller and easier to handle. Remember, water weighs 8 pounds per gallon.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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I have a big Barker wheeled tote and rarely use it. I mostly use Aqutainers. The reasons are, 1) with a 7 gallon capacity they can be carried by hand, 2) they can be emptied in a toilet at the bath house instead of at the dump station, 3) they can be packed home full and emptied there if needed, 4) you can have one hooked up while emptying a full container, 5) volume is volume, but several containers are more flexible to pack, 6) a seven gallon Aquatainer is $13 at Walmart, much cheaper on a cost per gallon basis.

You can view some ways to use Aquatainers along with the best collection of popup mods I've seen, in the Oz and Us photo album.

Particularly in this image.
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I didn't realize that I was in the A-Frame forum. I wholeheartedly agree with Tom/Pooneil. The Aquatainers are a great product.

And, the Oz and Us mods are awesome. I followed a lot of his stuff when I had my 2001 Coleman Niagara GTE. He is/was an active poster over on Popup Explorer. I found that to be a great resource when I had my PUP. In fact, it was there that I started learning about checking tire pressure and whatnot.
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You are welcomed to hang with us "little guys," ependydad.
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Ha, thanks. The problem comes in when I suggest a barker tote thinking the Op has a 20+ gallon tank vs. a 10 gallon or less thank (guessing here).

I visited an Outdoor World park one time in our Coleman pop-up. It's a smaller place, lots of seasonal folks but super friendly. We were known by our daughter (very outgoing and supposedly cute bossy) but more so as "the family in THE pop-up". We were lost in the midst of the land of huge fifth wheels and motorhomes. A year later, we went back in our huge fifth wheel...
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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And whatever you get, make sure it has a towing handle with a tongue long enough to be comfortable. It'll wear you out dragging it across a campground to dump station.
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I go along with Tom and others recommending the Aquatainers. If all there is is the sink drain, anything else is overkill.


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The hose normally extends into the Aquatainers but I'm parked on a hillside this time.
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That is a tricky way to avoid having to empty it, hamguy.
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I own a Flagstaff T12RB and I need to purchase a waste-water tote for my sink to drain into. I am not sure what size I need or which brand is better suited for my needs; Barker, and Thetford or Tote-N-store.
I prefer a tank that is easy to operate, hookup & drain and does not take up a lot room when traveling.
Under $115.00

Thank you
Hello,

I have two 35 gal +/- wheeled totes sitting up in the rafters of my garage.
They've been there for a couple years.

Anymore if we camp with no hookups its usually at a bluegrass festival & we can make it the 3-4 days on our 5ers black/gray tank capacity.

I was just thinking a couple weeks ago, how could I get rid of those things. Theyre yours (free) if you come pick them up or pay for the shipping. Id guess shipping would be about $20-$30 each.

PM me if interested & we can work out the details.
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