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Old 02-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #11
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I leave our 32 gal barker tote in the back of the truck and use a portable 12V flojet macerator pump with a 3/4 inch garden hose to empty our grey tank to the tote. Drive to dump station and dump from the back of the truck. Quick and easy.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:20 AM   #12
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We have the 32 gal one and have had no problem pulling it at all with the TV or with out it
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #13
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I just bought the 32 gallon Barker. My goodness it's humongous!! Maybe I should have purchased the 28 gallon? Now I need to figure out where I'm going to carry this behemoth. Ideally I would like to store on my TT's bumper but seems complicated! I guess back of the pick up will have to do!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #14
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That's why I got the 18 gallon. It's a few more trips to the dump station, but I can always use the exercise.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #15
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If you do carry it in the bed of your truck, make sure you secure it. Empty, they are quite light as you may have noticed, and air turbulence passing over/through the bed can 'levitate' it right out of the bed. I have a 15 or 18 gal Barker and had it in the bed on the return trip from an SP pulling the fifth wheel we had at the time. Had the tote if front of the hitch when we left, about 10 miles down the road (traveling 55) it managed to relocate itself under the fifth wheel overhang somehow when I saw it literally floating in space in the bed!
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #16
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BTW, the 4 wheel are now equipped with pneumatic wheels all the way around!!
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:58 PM   #17
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So in keeping with this thread, I have a dilemma about which size to buy. We have the Jayfeather 17EXP, and I'm currently looking at the 42 Gallon model, but since we do most of our camping at Ontario Provincial Parks, where the roads to the campsites aren't paved, I don't know that I'll be able to tow this thing to the dump station, but if it's full it'll be too heavy to lift into the back of the Pilot, so do I get a smaller one which I can lift or get the big one and hope I can tow it?
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:00 PM   #18
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That's why I got the 18 gallon. It's a few more trips to the dump station, but I can always use the exercise.
Do you have any particular method for telling when it's full? I'm guessing your water tanks are larger than 18 gallons, so how do you gauge it?
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:11 PM   #19
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I'm only using my tote for the gray water. Our tanks are 28 gallon so I went with the 32 gallon. Now I need to find a mod for my bumper or purchase some type of holder for it. I don't want to carry in the bed of my truck but might have to.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:11 PM   #20
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Tanks - Grey Water Capacity 31 gals
Black Water Capacity 23 gals
Here is what I do. I check the levels on the sensor, knowing that aren't 100 percent accurate. When I think they are getting close to 2/3, I dump some black, then dump some grey until the portable tank fills up. Check the sensors - and probably repeat the process. It's a little work, but the portable tank is very manageable at that size. Water is very heavy, so I prefer to take more trips if need be. A 32 Gal port tank is just too big for me to store with all the other things I have to bring along, and for me too expensive to purchase.
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