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Old 02-09-2015, 06:35 AM   #31
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After a good flush, pour in a little bleach. Works for me.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #32
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I made the mistake of leaving some grey water in mine for a month or so and it smelled pretty bad the next time I used it. My Barker is a bit hard to completely empty since the drain sits slightly above the bottom edge of the tank (when stood up). I'll try the bleach next time.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:57 AM   #33
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I have the 35 gal. Thetford, and like it a lot. I'd also recommend getting one big enough to hold your entire black tank contents. The fill gauge is suppose to be an auto shut-off . . . not so much! But there is enough space left over in the tank to hold what's left in the hose. The tires on my model are like lawn mower wheels, and handle rough terrain quite well. Since the speed limit in most campgrounds is 5-15 mph, you don't really need a tote you can pull around the Indie 500!

Bleach works good for disinfecting/de-stinking, but don't leave it in the tank "long term". Bleach can damage the rubber washers/gaskets/O-rings.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:18 AM   #34
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Yes try to always get a tank that is larger than your largest wastewater holding tank. Gets messy otherwise.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:53 PM   #35
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Just be sure the TOTE is larger than the biggest tank you are going to dump into. Then you don't get an over-fill surprise.

Some folks will carry the empty tote in the back of the truck bed and fill it with one of those 12VDC mercerator pumps. Then tie off the fill hose high on the truck... Then head for the dump and let it gravity feed empty. Sure is an easy way to haul it to the dumps - no mess....

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:27 PM   #36
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One side note to getting one bigger than you need. My "bigger is better" mentality led me to buy a Barker 42 gallon tote. I got it late last summer so I haven't really had a chance to use it other than at home when I did an end of season tank flush. The problem I now have is that the inlet of the tote is slightly higher than the discharge of my X23B. Looks like I'll be shopping for a pump next!
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:48 AM   #37
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Where/how do you store/secure your (empty) tote when travelling?
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Where/how do you store/secure your (empty) tote when travelling?
I put mine in the back of the TV...there is no way the stinky thing is going inside my TT but I'd put it in the storage space if I had room. They take up a lot of space. Mine is about the size of a large suit case.
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I got the idea to carry mine on the back bumper from some research I did on the internet. I attached an old hand dolly with some 'U' clamps, and then used pipe insulation to pad it. I then strap it down with ratchet straps.
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Where/how do you store/secure your (empty) tote when travelling?
I stand mine on end at the front of the pickup bed and secure them with a ratchet strap..
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