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Old 10-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Empty Tanks With Portable Tank?

Has anybody heard of a portable tank you can use to empty grey/black without having to hook up the trailer and tow it to the dump station. Another camper told me about one he had. I have had to hook up the trailer to dump on the last two trips. I have been lucky lately (except this latest trip) in that I have been near enough to a hydrant to refill my fresh tank. Maybe I am not conserving water well enough. I try to use the campground toilets when possible. I have only 19 gallons of fresh water to start. Any water conservation Ideas?? Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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I have a 25 gallon blue tank on wheels that I can empty my holding tanks into and then dump it at the CG's dump station.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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I have one of these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B000OR18BE

And three of these

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trai...r-Jug/16537207
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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We have a 27 gallon Thetford tote and it works great. Only problem is where we are parked to where we dump might be quite far
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:16 AM   #5
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If you get a blue boy (waste tote) make sure it is larger than size of your holding tank...
and for fresh water I use one of these
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...45-gallon/1605
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If you get a blue boy (waste tote) make sure it is larger than size of your holding tank...
and for fresh water I use one of these
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...45-gallon/1605
Hey Seann, The water bladder is a pretty cool idea. I took a look at the link and noted the picture. 45 gallons will weigh about 370#, that seems like quite a bit to put on the roof of a truck. Do you do that? I'm sure it would make draining the thing easy but I'd be waiting for the "pop-groan" as the roof takes on a dished appearance. The text even mentions putting it on the roof.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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As far has holding tank water conservation goes, we use 2 square Coleman 5 gal. containers (available at wal mart and camping suppliers) turned on their side on the park table bench. They have a turn handle spigot that makes use easier than pouring. (by the way, if the valve becomes hard to turn, you can pull it apart and lubricate with vegetable oil) We do all cooking and eating outside and use these for that and for hand and dish washing. These are easier to refill than the holding tank. We also have a outside shower tent that saves filling the grey water tank so fast. We have an outside shower on the TT and I lengthened the hose to reach the shower tent in back of the TT. This way we utilize the campers water heater. A on/off switch on the shower head saves a lot of water also. (available from Camco). LW
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Hey Seann, The water bladder is a pretty cool idea. I took a look at the link and noted the picture. 45 gallons will weigh about 370#, that seems like quite a bit to put on the roof of a truck. Do you do that? I'm sure it would make draining the thing easy but I'd be waiting for the "pop-groan" as the roof takes on a dished appearance. The text even mentions putting it on the roof.
The load is spread out over the entire roof so it is not a problem.. remember the roof is part of the "survival cage" mandated by govt.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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I have an eight gallon aquatainer tank I bought from Amazon for fresh water. Its on wheels and has a foldable handle, like a hand truck. Then I use a 12v pump hooked to the battery to transfer the water into the TT holding tank. Never wait for the tank to be empty before refilling. Usually one trip a day.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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I have a 35 gal Thetford smart tote. Easy to fill and dump. Once full, I attach the tote to my hitch ball (the handle is slightly notched out for this) and tow it to the dump station at s very slow speed. We get a lot of stares towing it through the CG, but that's ok. A bit on the pricey side but it has paid off well this past summer with many of the CG's we were at.
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