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Old 03-31-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Looking for a portable holding tank? Cheapest source is...

We already have one site booked this year that only has water and power hookups. We expect to run into this from time to time so we thought it would be a good idea to buy a portable waste holding tank - the kind that you can tow with your vehicle.

After studying the various sizes and features, we decided to get a Thetford 18 gallon tank. We did the usual "shop 'til you drop" everywhere on the internet and found that CW had the lowest combined shipping + item cost of $180 something. This was just a few weeks ago.

Then we were in a Walmart last weekend and came across a pallet of them in the outdoor section for $149!! Oh crap..... Of course, CW doesn't do price matching before or after. Funny thing is, these do not show up on Walmart's website so perhaps they were just a local store deal?

Well, at least we picked up a whack of RV toilet paper for cheap at Walmart.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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After much research before a long camping excursion last year we settled on the blue (Barker) tanks. We purchased ours from adventurerv.net, got a 30 gallon for under $200.00 including shipping. I highly recommend reading customer reviews, cheaper is not always the best way to go.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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A picture of our "Blue Boy." Being old and decrepit, I LOVE the dump port on the side. No lifting 40 gallons of water every time to dump or holding the darn thing up while trying to rinse it out.

Oh before you say anything the bikes are long gone from the bumper. Almost lost the whole shebang the first trip out.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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So how do you transport these to/from the campsite and your home? I would guess in the back of a truck but I've got an SUV and am looking for other ideas.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Never mind...already see the answer in the previous post.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Check Craigslist. I've seen a few in my area for sale in the RV section.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Got mine at the country store at our campground -no shipping that way. price seemed about the same as anyplace else
Quality counts as you're likely to be hauling this thing full of 'fluids' behind your truck over rutted gravel roads.

We keep ours in our of our trailer's compartments. It seals up and we've never had an odor. We keep our drain hose in a rubber maid tub the same way.
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