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Old 04-24-2016, 08:38 PM   #1
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Portable waste tank storage

I just bought a portable waste tank for this year's vacation. It's the first one I've had and I need a place to mount it during travel. Does anyone have any suggestions of what you've done or where not to mount it? My bumper is not designed to have a cargo carrier. Thanks in advance.


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Old 04-24-2016, 11:21 PM   #2
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My bumper is not designed to carry cargo but I bought a bolt on receiver hitch. (Make sure it has a bolt that can tighten so the hitch won't flop)Then I welded some gussets on the bumper to reinforce it. I bought a light weight aluminum cargo rack. As long as the tote is empty it should not cause a problem to carry it there. I have been doing it for years on my trailer with no issues. "Just don't add any additional weight like bikes, generator or firewood. "


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Old 04-24-2016, 11:56 PM   #3
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if you have a ladder, the hanger shown in the link below is used by many folks to hang the tank and many other things, like bikes, chairs, ect. on the trailer ladder................

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-51490-Bl...ilpage_o04_s00
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:19 PM   #4
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Mine fits in the bed of my pickup but if it didn't I'd seriously look at the mount this guy did using a lightweight dolley on the bumper. It's about half way down the page.
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I think Herk7769 has a similar mount on his 5er that's tied into the ladder.

This thread on RV.Net has some other ideas.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the good ideas.


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Old 04-26-2016, 06:27 AM   #6
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if you have a ladder, the hanger shown in the link below is used by many folks to hang the tank and many other things, like bikes, chairs, ect. on the trailer ladder................

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-51490-Bl...ilpage_o04_s00

I've used this on my old fiver, worked great with a couple of bungee cords. It now is strapped down between the tailgate and the fifth wheel hitch as my new fiver does not have a ladder.
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I store mine in my front storage compartment (not on the side of the unit but on the front of my 5er)


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Old 04-26-2016, 11:14 AM   #8
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Thetford has a new product out. "MOUNT A TOTE" is specifically made for your waste tanks and can be used if you have a ladder installed.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:56 PM   #9
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I carry mine in bed of TV. Also, picked up a grill cover at Academy to cover/camouflage the tank.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:27 PM   #10
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I've used the chair storage rack on my ladder for years. Works great.
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