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Old 08-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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Ok. I see it now. If I interpret the picture correctly. The Smart tote has a two prong male underneath it. Do I understand correctly that a standard fitting has four prongs? Does that mean the hose is a special Thetford item? Not a big deal. Just wondering about replacement. Many people carry a fresh new hose in the camper in case of a break of some kind.

I like your idea of the 90 degree as well. Sure looks like it would keep the hose from flopping out of the hole and spraying all over the place. YUCK!

I really like that 18gal tote. It offers a lot of advantages.

Thanks again for the photos.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #12
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i do not know if you see the roofing screw that locks the hose on the other side so that the hose does not come disconnected. any hose would work because they use a four pin this a two pin but like the four they are opposing.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #13
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Hey Bleurt.

Yeah. I do see the screw in the photo. It looked like it went into the grey plastic. Is it screwed into something on the inside or a blindside? I do not see it going through the black plastic of the hose into the grey plastic.

But its ok. I believe you that it is secure.

And your right about the pins. I see they are opposing and should hold.

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:13 PM   #14
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it is screwed into the male part of the tote and blocks the back of the ear of the hose so you cannot turn it to release it
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:22 PM   #15
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Black tank

I carry mine on a bolt on 2' square receive bolted to the back bumper.
Then get a cargo rack from harbor freight for $45 and put it on that.Works well-problem solved.Be sure to use 3 tarp straps to secure.
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We have Thetford 27 gallon with swivel front wheels, long fold down handle, and pop up gauge to let you know when full. We like ours but it can be real heavy to drag by hand to the dump station, so we hook it behind the golf car with a clevis. We full-time so it is a must so we can take advantage of NPS, COE, state and city parks.

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I carry mine on a bolt on 2' square receive bolted to the back bumper.
Then get a cargo rack from harbor freight for $45 and put it on that.Works well-problem solved.Be sure to use 3 tarp straps to secure.
Hi Boss. That would not be an option for me. I own a pop up and would not be able to mount a 2" hitch to the back. The weight of the unit plus the cargo holder would just be too much. But yes. That is an awesome option for those that can hold those cargo carriers.
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We have Thetford 27 gallon with swivel front wheels, long fold down handle, and pop up gauge to let you know when full. We like ours but it can be real heavy to drag by hand to the dump station, so we hook it behind the golf car with a clevis. We full-time so it is a must so we can take advantage of NPS, COE, state and city parks.

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Hi Volvo.

I am considering the 18 gallon one which is much smaller than yours. I am sure that it does get heavy. Water is about 8 lbs a gallon. So even a small 10 gallon unit if 80+ lbs.

Are these totes hard to get clean and empty? Do they have cavities within that can hold solid waste? I was able to put water in my cassette and shake it to help flush it out. These totes seem a bit big for that. Do people just fill it up a few times and dump until it seems clean?

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To clean mine I fill the tank up about half way with water and add some cheap laundry soap then slosh it back and forth then dump it. It cleans it and deodorizes it also.
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To clean mine I fill the tank up about half way with water and add some cheap laundry soap then slosh it back and forth then dump it. It cleans it and deodorizes it also.
So do you bring soap with you when you visit the dump station? I actually never thought of that. Not a big deal to toss some into the back of the TV. Is that what you do?

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