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Old 05-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Portable Waste Tank?

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It is better to tow than to be towed.

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Old 05-06-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Get one with wheels.

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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We just ordered one from Amazon. Cheaper than CW and no shipping with amazon prime.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:43 PM   #5
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Bigger is better and a side dump feature is a must have.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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I picked up a 35 gal with all attachments used once last fall off Kijiji for $90.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:37 AM   #7
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Got one of the common brands but I forget which one. Only recommendation is to stay in the 25 gal range. Mine is a 25 and when full is all I want to try to handle. Wheels are a must. Towable is a must. The rest is personal choice. Nothing is going to make this a happy task. Glove up, have some bleach solution in a spray bottle, take your time and double check your connections, and drive SLOW to the dump station.

Mine doesn't have a gauge so you have to anticipate when you are getting near full. Remember you have to deal with what is in the connnection hose so don't over fill. My hint is to elevate the tank a couple inches on the end furthest from the intake. I have found that the grey water usually contains enough soap to cause a bit of foam on the liquid that will begin to sputter from the small vent as the tank nears the full mark. By tipping the tank, you trap some air and gives you some additional capacity [remove the lift and level the tank] to accomidate the contents of the hose.

Happy dumping!
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:59 AM   #8
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Or get a bigger one but just don't fill it all the way. Beats running out of space. lol
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:13 AM   #9
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Get one that is bigger than your black tank.. unless your tank is very small a side dump is needed.. the lift to dump is very hard on the back..
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #10
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I ordered the 35 gallon towable for Thetford off of amazon. Used it for the first time last weekend and it was quite easy. Give your campsite some consideration as you are backing in. When full it doesn't roll over gravel or loose ground well so you might want to leave a bit more pavement on that side or enough to take it around the backside if you have a slide out. Throw the handle over the hitch and head to the dump station. Use a hitch ball cover if you don't want to get the handle greasy.

The Thetford does have a full gauge, but I still got one a couple of gallons bigger than my tank. I don't ever intend on using it for black water. If you have a rhino hose for your rig, you will need to get an additional 90 degree sewer connection with bayonet fittings in order to be able to seal to the inlet.

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