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Old 07-25-2020, 02:21 PM   #1
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Towable waste totes

Rhino is a very popular brand, but some owners have reported poor quality and poor engineering? I am wondering what other brands users would recommend?
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:22 PM   #2
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I just bought a Rhino 28 gallon and am impressed with the quality and design. I've had Rhino hoses for awhile. They, too, are high quality.
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:39 PM   #3
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I just bought a Rhino 28 gallon and am impressed with the quality and design. I've had Rhino hoses for awhile. They, too, are high quality.
Agree. I have the 28 and hoses, too. The tote has some really thoughtful design elements, like removable tongue and tethers on all the caps. Also, pre-designed to hang on RV ladder.
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Another happy Rhino 28 gallon tote owner here.

I don't tow mine, I just put it in the back of my pickup bed and pump my tank waste to it with a flowjet macerator pump. The side valve is great for emptying when I get to the dump station. Easy to flush too.


When not using it to haul waste it hangs on the back ladder and is firmly secured while going down the road by two ratchet straps. It was designed to do that with it's own ladder hangar and strap "grooves" to keep the straps from slipping.

As for those that do want to tow to a campground dump station, I see no issues with the wheels if only traveling at walking speed.
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No experience with the Rhino tanks but Iíve had three Barkers over the years and never had a problem with any of them. Just received my third one two days ago. The tank design and flush valve work great. All mine have been 32 gallon with the four pneumatic tires. Tows great and very easy to maneuver. You might want to check them out. I do exclusively use the Rhino hoses and fittings.
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My friend just bought one of these:

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https://www.barkermfg.com/4-wheel.html

It is the Barker 30844, 42-gallon tank. This thing is huge and weighs around 80-pounds, but it is made very well and looks like it will last a long time.

My friend has a seasonal site that is right on the water, so no sewer hookups are allowed there. This is perfect for his situation, but I imagine it could be a bit cumbersome for those who would travel with it. Maybe the smaller tanks would be more suitable. If they are, this tank is ideal because it has all of the bells and whistles and every consideration has been made to make filling it, hauling it and dumping it as hassle-free as possible. If I ever needed a tank, I would definitely buy one of the smaller versions of this tank.

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I have a smaller Barker tote and have had no problems with it. I would like to one day get the one that Bruce posted a photo of.
As with most brands that use pressed on axle caps, you make want to remove those and cross drill the axle and use a cotter pin with a washer in order to retain the wheels.
Also don't store them in direct sunlight for prolong periods with the caps on tight. They can swell.
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My friend just bought one of these:

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It is the Barker 30844, 42-gallon tank. This thing is huge and weighs around 80-pounds, but it is made very well and looks like it will last a long time.

My friend has a seasonal site that is right on the water, so no sewer hookups are allowed there. This is perfect for his situation, but I imagine it could be a bit cumbersome for those who would travel with it. Maybe the smaller tanks would be more suitable. If they are, this tank is ideal because it has all of the bells and whistles and every consideration has been made to make filling it, hauling it and dumping it as hassle-free as possible. If I ever needed a tank, I would definitely buy one of the smaller versions of this tank.

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Shipping weight on the 42 gallon is just under 40 pounds.

Weight isnít too bad but they are awkward to lift as there are no handles. Toss the float level itís a useless accessory. I used a 32 gallon for the same situation as your friend on a seasonal site. Works great. With our new trailer we are going to take it with us on trips and use it more often as we will be cutting back on public bathhouse use.
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I have the 42 gallon Barker also. Have only had to use it a few times for graywater since i got it. Have pulled it by hand if on pavement or concrete to dump, but would be difficult if on gravel. It is heavy when full. Carry it in the back of the truck when traveling.
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At one park I stay at it's a pretty long haul to the dump station. I saw a guy hook up his tote to go empty. He was going a pretty good clip pulling it. Long story short, it was empty when he got there. Evidently the axle got pretty warm and melted through.
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Shipping weight on the 42 gallon is just under 40 pounds.
Youíre right. I donít know what made me think it was 80 pounds.

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My friend just bought one of these:

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It is the Barker 30844, 42-gallon tank. This thing is huge and weighs around 80-pounds, but it is made very well and looks like it will last a long time.

My friend has a seasonal site that is right on the water, so no sewer hookups are allowed there. This is perfect for his situation, but I imagine it could be a bit cumbersome for those who would travel with it. Maybe the smaller tanks would be more suitable. If they are, this tank is ideal because it has all of the bells and whistles and every consideration has been made to make filling it, hauling it and dumping it as hassle-free as possible. If I ever needed a tank, I would definitely buy one of the smaller versions of this tank.

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I'm on a seasonal site and have that same one. Works great for me.
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Issue with the wheels

I also just bought one of the large rhino tanks. I read a lot of reviews in the biggest issue with the rhino tanks is the fact that while it's being pulled the wheels will come off. This would normally result in the container developing a hole in the bottom and then leaking the contents on the ground while it's being towed.

most new owners are removing the hat-shaped cap that goes on the end of the axle to hold the wheel on and are drilling and pinning it with a cotter pin to ensure the wheels do not come off during movement.

I haven't opened my new one yet cuz I ended up not needing it but I'll check and see if it has the old style caps if it does I will make the change to it before I start using it.
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Barker tote... 42gallon

I've got the Barker 42 gallon tote, works great, very well made. I like the 42 gallon because I can let my grey tank get to the full mark and it will all fit in the Barker.
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42 Gallon Barker here, works great and tows easy. I have a rack on the back of the Surveyor and it rides there.
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Barker 42 gallon here. Owned it 6-7 years with no issues.
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It looks like the Barker 42-gallon is pretty popular. I guess that’s why my friend had to wait a month to get his since they were out of stock everywhere when I started looking for one for him.

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My friend has a seasonal site that is right on the water, so no sewer hookups are allowed there. This is perfect for his situation, but I imagine it could be a bit cumbersome for those who would travel with it. Maybe the smaller tanks would be more suitable. If they are, this tank is ideal because it has all of the bells and whistles and every consideration has been made to make filling it, hauling it and dumping it as hassle-free as possible. If I ever needed a tank, I would definitely buy one of the smaller versions of this tank.

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I think that one's selection criteria is different when either on seasonal sites or boondocking.

For a seasonal site with a dump station in the campground having a tote large enough to haul as much as possible is desirable..

For a boondocker that may have to travel miles to a dump station has different needs. Something small enough to fit in a truck bed and even light enough when filled that it can be lifted into the bed.

Since I am a hard core boondocker the largest one that across the bed of my truck (so the dump valve was facing out the rear) was most important. Due to weight of a loaded tank a macerator pump is a godsend.
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This brings up a good question... We just got back from Table Rock State Park in SC, were there 6 days. Our site was not far from the dump station but the other campground there was up the mountain a good 1- 1 1/2 miles if not more. They did not have a dump station and had to drive down to the lower campground. How far is too far to pull a tote? I have had to pull mine 1/2-3/4 of a mile and didn't like going that far with it.
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... most new owners are removing the hat-shaped cap that goes on the end of the axle to hold the wheel on and are drilling and pinning it with a cotter pin to ensure the wheels do not come off during movement. ...
I haven't done that on my new tank but now recall reading of that issue. I'll do it this week.
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