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ARhappycamper 02-10-2021 12:46 AM

Rhino portable tank
 
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Anyone have this model and do you like it ? Experiences ? Think I will give it a whirl.

Iwritecode 02-10-2021 10:48 AM

Lots of discussions on portable totes over the years.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...nk-218231.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...nt-215406.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...er-200177.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...es-212395.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...nk-194762.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...on-198742.html

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...es-182312.html

I personally prefer my blue Barker tote.

ARhappycamper 02-10-2021 10:51 AM

OK, finer, but I didn’t find any about the Rhino. Did you even read my inquiry/post ? I don’t wanna know how everyone likes ALL the portable tanks. Thanks.

Iwritecode 02-10-2021 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ARhappycamper (Post 2496224)
OK, finer, but I didnít find any about the Rhino. Did you even read my inquiry/post ? I donít wanna know how everyone likes ALL the portable tanks. Thanks.

Yes I did. If you would've clicked on the 2nd and 3rd links I provided you would see that they were specifically about Rhino totes.

I was providing the other links to give you a chance to compare to other brands and people's thoughts about them. Plenty of people in those threads commented about their Rhino totes as well.

mjones12 02-10-2021 04:11 PM

I have the 28-gallon model. Very nice features, well designed. But it is very, very heavy when full. Took two of us to lift it onto the hitch, but we are old.

Then we had to lift it back off the hitch at the dump station in order for it to be level for dumping. Won't use it again unless friends are with us to help.

Still, we think it's a great product.

Brewhedd 02-10-2021 04:56 PM

I had a 42 gallon tank, found it useful when needed. The one you are inquiring about looks as good as any. If you plan on using it a lot I would recommend you look into a macerator. I used to put the tank in the truck bed and fill it then dump it right from the bed. It made using it a piece of cake.

Iwritecode 02-10-2021 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mjones12 (Post 2496421)
I have the 28-gallon model. Very nice features, well designed. But it is very, very heavy when full. Took two of us to lift it onto the hitch, but we are old.

Then we had to lift it back off the hitch at the dump station in order for it to be level for dumping. Won't use it again unless friends are with us to help.

Still, we think it's a great product.

I would suggest getting the one with 4 wheels. Then you wouldn't have to lift it.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Gallon-...a-924311169994

mjones12 02-10-2021 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Iwritecode (Post 2496445)
I would suggest getting the one with 4 wheels. Then you wouldn't have to lift it.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Gallon-...a-924311169994

Good idea. I think they make a conversion kit, which I will look into. Thanks.

tegarre 02-15-2021 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ARhappycamper (Post 2496067)
Anyone have this model and do you like it ? Experiences ? Think I will give it a whirl.



I have the smaller one, recall it is around 22 gal. Iíve used it multiple times. Works great. Itís quite a time saver when staying several days at a campsite. I also rigged up a macerate, but have never used it.

Sammici 02-16-2021 03:59 PM

I have Rhino 28 gallon. Unlike some others I think it is of very good quality and it has held up well for mu use. Had a Barker in the past but cannot justify its price.

Homebrew 02-16-2021 04:15 PM

We have an original barker 16 gallon tote, this is a great size to make our trip last longer without moving.

TitanMike 02-16-2021 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mjones12 (Post 2496421)
I have the 28-gallon model. Very nice features, well designed. But it is very, very heavy when full. Took two of us to lift it onto the hitch, but we are old.

Then we had to lift it back off the hitch at the dump station in order for it to be level for dumping. Won't use it again unless friends are with us to help.

Still, we think it's a great product.

I too am old and I don't lift anything I don't have too.

I put my 28gal Rhino tank in the back of my pickup while empty and then just pump holding tanks into it with macerator pump.

At dump station I just dump using 3" valve and hose on side. No need to tip up tank.

Tank itself is light enough to lift into truck when empty and it usually just hangs on the rear ladder while traveling.

ARhappycamper 02-20-2021 12:57 PM

Got one
 
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I think I am gonna like this one :trink39:

5picker 02-20-2021 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ARhappycamper (Post 2502743)
I think I am gonna like this one :trink39:

Well, let us know once you use it.

NJKris 02-20-2021 07:26 PM

Other than the little clear plastic tethers to the caps breaking off from the little nubs they attach to, I really like mine.

Virginian 02-20-2021 11:26 PM

I haven't used it yet, but I also bought the 28 gallon Rhino, mainly for the side discharge valve so you don't have to lift it up and pour it out, but also because it is slightly larger capacity than my tank, so I don't have to worry about overflowing it! I just got it in December, so haven't had it out yet. I don't have a rear ladder, so will carry it in the back of the truck.

dedobias 02-21-2021 07:21 AM

I bought a 36 gallon rhino with the front wheels connected to the tow bar. MUCH better and no lifting when full. The drain valve is on the side at the bottom.

MarsbarsCT 02-21-2021 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Virginian (Post 2503089)
I haven't used it yet, but I also bought the 28 gallon Rhino, mainly for the side discharge valve so you don't have to lift it up and pour it out, but also because it is slightly larger capacity than my tank, so I don't have to worry about overflowing it! I just got it in December, so haven't had it out yet. I don't have a rear ladder, so will carry it in the back of the truck.

Me too! The instructions suggest that you mount the hitch "hook" to your hitch before you empty the tank. Maybe that would make it easier (even if it may not empty my gray water tank completely in one shot.) I also got a water bladder and a small transfer pump for longer stays while dry camping.

NJKris 02-21-2021 11:32 AM

Marsbars, I'm not sure what you are saying. You can't empty this thing while it is hitched, the discharge valve is on the middle bottom of the cart. Once I dump RV tank into it, I put the metal tow bar in place, and lift/roll it to truck hitch, which I try to get as close as possible. The tow bar actually gives you better leverage when you go to pick the handle end up. My RV waste tanks are only 30g, I've never had them so full that they overflow the 28g cart. Don't forget to undo the garden hose style cap to relieve pressure when you dump from RV! Same with when you dump at dump station.

vlamgat 02-21-2021 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mjones12 (Post 2496469)
Good idea. I think they make a conversion kit, which I will look into. Thanks.

I have the 37 gallon, the front wheels make a big difference in virtually every respect. However still no level indicator but you can buy an aftermarket version which is fragile but works as advertised. The dump intake with an elbow is nearly a foot above the ground. So getting the hose to flow without pooling in the lower part of the hose and stopping the flow. So it takes some devices to create a steady flow.

The handle makes it very unstable if you stand it up on its wheels because it cannot hang down without pulling it into a horizontal (on the wheels) position. So storage requires some car.


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