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Old 03-29-2023, 01:19 AM   #1
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Portable Waste Tank For Roo 233S

I recently purchased a portable waste tank for my ROO 233S but realized the inlet for the tank is higher than the outlet of the Roo. I was hoping someone could provide a recommendation for a tank that is compatible with my Roo.
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Old 03-29-2023, 04:52 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a portable waste tank for my ROO 233S but realized the inlet for the tank is higher than the outlet of the Roo. I was hoping someone could provide a recommendation for a tank that is compatible with my Roo.
I have the same issue with our Microlite 22FBRS. We are weekend & vacation campers. Rarely, does our black tank fill before our departure. Most trips the grey tank will not fill to capacity. When it does, it's usually the last night of our trip. I purchased a 5 gallons dump tank, it does the job. I might have to make two trips, but it's pretty simple. Obviously the tank is light and small. I just keep it in the bed of the truck.
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Old 03-29-2023, 07:59 AM   #3
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Some sites are sloped such that the sewer tote is too high. Not much you can do about that. Ideally you can position the tote somewhere that it’ll be lower and use a longer sewer hose if necessary.
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We NEVER used our portable waste tank for black water, on our Roo 23SS. Only for gray water.
We used the sewer hose supports to keep the hose as high as possible and tried to find a downslope spot to put the tank.

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Different trailer, but my sewer hookup is lower than my waste tote fill connection. I collapse short hose and try to keep it as straight as possible when i open valve. After that, expand hose so itís laying on ground, lift hose close to trailer and work hands toward tote. Youíll be dumping a hose worth of grey water with each pass.
I also have never needed tote for black tank.
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Old 03-29-2023, 01:05 PM   #6
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I recently purchased a portable waste tank for my ROO 233S but realized the inlet for the tank is higher than the outlet of the Roo. I was hoping someone could provide a recommendation for a tank that is compatible with my Roo.
Put RV Sewage Tote into Google and then click Images at the top. You might be able to find a low-slung unit.

This surprises me though. Your outlet has to be high enough for road clearance. Pretty sure most totes are lower than that, even though the hose dips lower.

Here is my finishing-up procedure:
When I finish draining, the hose (a real short one) has filled with water in the dip between the outlet and tote.
First I lift the hose, starting at the outlet and working, hand-over-hand to the tank to drain the dip towards the tote. I do this a few times.
Then I close the black tank valve.
Then I disconnect at the outlet and lift that end straight up, to drain the hose into the tote.
Then disconnect the other end of the hose and stow it.
Cap the tote, hook it to the golf cart, and take it to the dump station.
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Old 03-29-2023, 01:20 PM   #7
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Won't work for the black tank...

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Won't work for the black tank...

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Both ends accept a regular hose with the Valterra 3" bayonet fittings. All he needs is a bigger hose.
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Old 04-10-2023, 09:38 AM   #9
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The key is having the gray/black tanks themselves higher than the tote, which should be vitually all the time. Not unusual for my tote inlet to be somewhat higher than the waste valve.
I hook up everything, open the camper valve (at which point nothing happens since the tote is full of trapped air), then unscrew the tote release valve which will at least fill the hose. If waste doesn't go into the tote I cup my hand under the hose and lift until flow starts and lay the hose back down. At the end I close the camper valve and lift the hose to drain any remaining.
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Old 04-10-2023, 09:44 AM   #10
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Same issue but on a MiniLite. I perform the same steps that Larry-NC does, except that after closing the gate valve, I lift and empty as much out of the hose as possible before disconnecting the hose from the camper's drain. I'm sure Larry does the same.
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