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Old 08-10-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Which tote to buy?

So after using my trailer a few times now, I'm convinced I need to buy a waste water tote. Not only to use at the campground but since I have a septic system at home, I'll be able to dump there and avoid the long lines when we leave the campsite. My question is which one do you guys think is the best? And, are they able to hold black water as well as gray? Also, I'll have to pull it a short distance through a field when I get home so it needs to have decent wheels. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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I have the 27 gallon Thetford smart tote. It has 4 wheels and all hoses, connections are self-contained in the tote for convenience. It also has a handle so that you can hook it up to your hitch and tow it to the dump station. I use my tote for grey water only, although it will hold black water waste as well.

Since I don't own a truck, I transport it in my X23B when not in use.

It's amazing how quick the grey water tank fills up and this comes in handy, especially on those long week-end camping trips.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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We have a 30 gallon Barker with two wheels and it is a real pain to deal with because it's so heavy when full. Pay the extra $$ and get a tank with four wheels. Yes, you can use it for emptying black water as well. Just wash it out extra well after use.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm finding out how quickly they fill up! We are on our 4th day of camping with several kids AND THEY WASTE WATER! Lol. I think a few of those water containers to fill the fresh tank back up and a portable tote will make it a little easier. No point in having to worry about water usage when I'm not boondocking and it's available right across the camp.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #5
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I have an 18 gal thetford and love it. I attach to my trailer hitch and drive very slowly to the campground dump station. The only issue I have us that thre is a small amount of water remaining in the tank every time. I only use it for gey water
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:53 AM   #6
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Black water / gray water it is what the totes are made for.. I have 2 right now a 4 wheeler with a side discharge that is great and a 2 wheeler that I have to lift on end to dump... AVOID the ones that you have to lift to dump... your back will thank you..
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Seann45,
Do you recall what brand your four wheeler is? It seems that Thetford is winning so far!
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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Barker also makes the 4 wheel models. I have had a Barker 22 gallon two wheel for 5 years now, no issues. Tow it with the hitch adapter.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #9
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Poll started on tote tank size and brand:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...626#post223626
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #10
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I saw that... Thank you!
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