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Old 07-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #11
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I purchased the 25 gal tote n stor portable tank but only use it for grey water.

I'd never even think of using the thing for black water use. Too much can go wrong in my opinion at the dump station or even on the ride to the dump station.

You'd have to consider where you are going to store the tank when at home as well as to/from camp adventures.

We are a family of three - we don't dry camp, always have elect and water at a minimum but rarely have full hookups.

It takes us about 3-4 days of use for grey to be filled and at least 8 days or longer to fill the black - we've never filled the black up while camping....but my 9 year old son likes to flush the toilet .

Just my .02 cents.

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:29 AM   #12
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You can use it for the black tank, dump it and then use it for the grey tank immediately afterwards so the grey water helps flush the portable tank just like it does for your sewer hose.

You'll probably need to dump your grey tank twice as often as the black tank.

We have a small portable.
I usually make 1 trip for the black (doesn't empty it) then 2 for the gray.
Portable is clean after the second gray dump.


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Old 07-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #13
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At the provincial parks we go, there are never any hookups. We often dry camp. I have a 10 gallon Barker with a gauge. With a family of 4, camping for a week or two, I have to dump some black and grey water. The 10 gallon tote allows me to dump some black and grey and I can easily pick it up and put it in the back of the pickup to the dumping area. Full, it weights about 90 pounds. Most times, I just need to make room in the black and grey tanks for a few extra days, not empty the whole thing. The big empty tanks take a lot of room. I'm able to store mine on the rear bumper between the trailer and the spare. I couldn't go without it.

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:51 AM   #14
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With poo you have nothing to fear but fear itself. Just keep your mouth closed. LOL

Not sure why you're afraid of your own have no idea what the person before you at the dumpstation did, or failed to do, or their 'health'.

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