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Old 04-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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What size Portable Waste Tote should I buy?

I am planning to do some dry camping in my Jayco, White Hawk. Of course I will fill my 45 gallon fresh water tank before I go, but I don't know what size Portable Waste Tote to buy. While the biggest Tote possible seems like the obvious answer, I then have to worry about transporting this (while empty) to and from the campground. I have a 30.5 gal Grey Tank, 22.5 gal Black Tank & 45 gal Fresh Water Tank. What do you recommend and why? Thank you.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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How are you going to transport the tote? In the back of a pickup? If so just remember that you have to lift a full tote into the pickup unless you have another method such as ramps or something. Water weighs roughly 8.33 lbs/gallon. So a full 30 gallon tote would weigh around 250 lbs plus the weight of the tote and any solids. A 250 lb tote would be a bear just to pull around since most of them have small plastic wheels. I suppose that one could fill the tote in the back of the pickup if it is downhill enough. Would this be possible? The last time I checked water and crap don't run uphill. :-)
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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I have the 22gal barker 2 wheel. It's great for us. We pull it with the pickup at idle speed to the dump station, so I am not worried about lifting it. Also the 22 gallon is just about the biggest size I would want pack and store.

We don't use it for black, our 32 gal black easily lasts us a week.

Our grey tank is 32 gal too. It last 48 hts with very minor conservation and navy showers so one it fill, toting away 22 gal easily buys us another 24 hrs.

Toting away 22 gallons takes all of 10-15 min from fill to dump. Very worth it.

Folks who talk about how heavy a full tank is clearly don't have one. Obviously 15,20,30,40 gal of water is very heavy --- BUT why in the world would you ever lift it. The 2 wheels version move like a wheelbarrow to the truck hitch then towed, where as the 4 wheel versions get pulled like a wagon to the hitch and then towed.

Next someone will talk about leaks or if it breaks -- mine doesn't leak at all and I've never heard of one braking. If these was a real problem campgrounds would ban them.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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clubhouse, White Hawk said he would be dry camping and would be transporting the tote back and forth to the campground. Maybe this means he doesn't have access to a dump station where he is camping.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the feedback, but I should clarify that I would SLOWLY pull the full tote to the dump station using my truck. It's how I would transport the EMPTY tote from home to the campground that I wonder about. The bigger the tote the more difficult to transport (even while empty). I'm not sure what size tote to buy so am looking for suggestions. Thanks again.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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I don't think the plastic types weigh that much and are not all that tall. I think I would go with a 30 - 35 gallon size myself.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #7
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I have a 15 gal that goes when don't have sewage. It has served us well for 8 years.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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Both our black tank and grey tank is 32.5 gallons so I got a 27 gallon thetford. Don't use the Thetford for black tank just grey tank. Some State Parks we go to I can fill the thetford up and pull it down to the dump station by hand, not that big of a deal. One of the State Parks we go the dumpstation is 3/4 of a mile away, when we dump we just take it slow and easy.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:31 PM   #9
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Get a big tank with the biggest wheels you can find. Side dump beats the heck out of having to lift on a two wheel tank. A big tank may pull harder but I am sure your truck won't know it's back there. When I use our tank I tow it to the dump station and haul it back.
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