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Old 01-09-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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2109 FBRS and Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32 Gallon

Hello,

Has anyone used the Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank - 32 Gallon Capacity tote with the 2109s or 21FBRS ?

I am considering buying one. The dimensions given for overall height is 11.5"

Does anyone know if there are any problems with the height of the tote inlet being too high for the dump slide valve?

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Hello,

Has anyone used the Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank - 32 Gallon Capacity tote with the 2109s or 21FBRS ?

I am considering buying one. The dimensions given for overall height is 11.5"

Does anyone know if there are any problems with the height of the tote inlet being too high for the dump slide valve?

Mark
Yes i have that Tote and i have a 21FBRS, the tote is to high to attach a stinky slinky to the tote. i have a macerator pump that i attach and pump into the tank through a short piece of 1" tubing. I only put Grey in it as we are weekend warriors and never fill up the black tank. I like its size as our TT has a 30 gallon grey tank and it is 32 gallon, never have to worry about overflowing it>
As for the tote it is a great product and would highly recommend it.
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Are there any that will work???

Are there any portable tanks of good quality that will work????
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2109 FBRS and Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32 Gallon

I have a 21SS Roo and looking at your trailer online, I'm guessing that they use the same chassis for both units. The bottom of my dump valve is 14 inches from the ground. I have that tote and have not had a problem when I empty into it.
The one problem with the tote is they need to put a air release vent on it. I remove the bobber gauge to let the air out as its filling. I have a 30 gallon gray tank, so it should not ever overfill. I have attached a photo of the hose and elbow that I use. I take the elbow off when I'm emptying the trailer to the tote.
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I just measured my 21 FBRS from the bottom of the drain to the ground is 11 inches, the tote is 11 1/2 hence the reason I have to use a pump
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Your tank will flow to the tote, as the tank itself is higher than the tote. Youíll just have to lift the hose to drain what is in the hose after you close the trailer valve. An elbow at the tote helps.
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2109 FBRS and Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32 Gallon

Since the gray tank is much higher than the tote, I think most of your gray water would drain into the tote. Then close the valve, lift the hose to drain as much as you can from the hose into the tote. Then disconnect the hose and lift it higher than the tote to drain the remainder. You might get a small amount on the ground, but not enough to worry about. Sounds easier than a pump and faster.

I always wear latex/nitrile gloves when dumping gray and black water!
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Your tank will flow to the tote, as the tank itself is higher than the tote. Youíll just have to lift the hose to drain what is in the hose after you close the trailer valve. An elbow at the tote helps.
you can do it that way but is is a PITA and takes forever, and you never get all the water out. would never attempt draining Black water this way, trust me i have been doing this with this TT for over 2 years much more convenient to bite the bullet and get a pump, takes me about 5 minutes to hook up the pump and drain the tank with NO mess
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you can do it that way but is is a PITA and takes forever, and you never get all the water out. would never attempt draining Black water this way, trust me i have been doing this with this TT for over 2 years much more convenient to bite the bullet and get a pump, takes me about 5 minutes to hook up the pump and drain the tank with NO mess


To each their own, no pump works fine for me and will for the OP as well.
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I have that exact tote and a 21DS. On level ground, I'm able to dump my tanks into the tote, but like others said, you have to raise the hose to get the last bits out. I keep the hose as short as possible and support it as it drains.
When I camp for a week, I usually empty the tanks mid-week. Then I do a final dump and rinse at the dump station on my way out.
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Regarding the size of a portable tankÖ

At first I had a two wheeled version 32 gallon tank ó it was very difficult to maneuver from the side of the trailer over to hook up to my truck when it was full. We camp mostly in state parks where that path is grass or gravel.

So to make it easier I got a four wheel 32 gallon tank. It was easier but not as much as I expected. When the tank is full(32gal x ~8lbs/gal=256lbs) itís still way too difficult for me to get through soft terrain.

I tried a 18gal tank and prefer to take multiple trips vs fighting with larger tank. A side perk is that it is cheaper and takes a fraction of the room in the truck bed.
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2109S & 21FBRS and Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32 Gallon

Thanks for your replies.

I just ordered a Barker 32 gallon with the pneumatic tires which I stumbled on by mistake. It was easy to find the 42 gallon with the pneumatic tires. I am glad I was able to find the 32 with them.

I think I will also get a macerator pump so I can just hook the tote to my truck before filling so I don't have to drag from the back of the TT to the truck.

I am now looking for ways to fasten the tote to the back of the camper between the spare tire and the ladder when traveling. Any good ideas???

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Thanks for your replies.

I just ordered a Barker 32 gallon with the pneumatic tires which I stumbled on by mistake. It was easy to find the 42 gallon with the pneumatic tires. I am glad I was able to find the 32 with them.

I think I will also get a macerator pump so I can just hook the tote to my truck before filling so I don't have to drag from the back of the TT to the truck.

I am now looking for ways to fasten the tote to the back of the camper between the spare tire and the ladder when traveling. Any good ideas???

Mark
I have heard of people using this, haven't tried it myself, just throw mine in the bed of the truck Amazon is your friend, once i quits snowing i'll hook mine up so you can see how i do it

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