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Old 09-20-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Looking for a Portable Waste Tank

I am in the market for a tank, we have 2 week long trips coming up with only electric hookups. There seem to be 2 leaders out there.

Thetford
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I am wanting the large 4 wheel tank. Any reviews good and bad I want to hear. How do they fill? How do the empty? How do they pull?
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Barrelslime, We have the Thetford. 4 wheels, I think 38 gallon???. Pulls real nice, fills easy, and empties easy... almost. There is always about 1 gallon left over that I have to fuss with. Other than that one issue, it is fine for us as I only use it one week out of the year.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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Patrick I really like the Thetford. My concern is...correct me if I am wrong, It fills and emptys from the same spot. If so it seems there would be a little extra stuff in the extended hose when filling the tank. Do I make my self clear? I just dont want to pay $300 bucks for the thing and hate it.

I do like the rubber wheels. Does the handle hold up ok?
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We have used a 42 gallon Barker for three years with excellent results. It fills from the top and dumps via a blade valve on the side thereby draining the entire tank. If the dump station has a concrete border around the drain opening I empty the tank as much as possible with the waste hauler sitting outside the concrete border and with the discharge hose routed over the top of the concrete border. Then I balance the waste hauler on the concrete border and drain the remainder of the contents. The waste hauler's handle is metal with a loop at the end that fits over the ball on my tow vehicle--it tows easily. The wheels are plastic so they make a good bit of noise but they are sturdy--no problems in three years and we use it several times per year. I prefer the 42 gallon waste hauler because it will hold the entire contents of my tt's full gray water tank--no need to stop draining the gray water tank when it is not fully empty.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #5
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Thanks Sam
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I use a grinder when empying my black water into the tote. Much easier to handle when cleaning up after dumping, ensures that everything leaves the tote (if you know what I mean). Also, if you have a pit toilet near you you can run a hose over to it and "dump" straight from your TT to the pit without moving anything. I find this the most convenient.
Happy dumping????? (no, that's just not right!!!)
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I use the same 42gal Barker as TexasSam. As well have had great results.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:57 PM   #8
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I use a grinder when empying my black water into the tote.
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Is that a hand grinder, coffee grinder of meat grider you use????????
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Is that a hand grinder, coffee grinder of meat grider you use????????
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That sounds awsome.
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