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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #11
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A camping buddy had the wheels fail on his Thetford tote tank. It was not repairable. He bought a Barker to replace it. He says the wheel design is much better on the Barker. And he claims that service and support is better with Barker. When he had a wheel problem with his out or warranty Barker, they sent him a new one at no charge.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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You can purchase replacement handles at most camping suppliers.
The handles cost more than the tote did. I don't tow it with my vehicle, I have to tow it by hand to the outhouse. I made a handle with a piece of rope rapped around a hammer handle. Works for hauling it 120 feet to the outhouse.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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A buddy of mine bent one out of rebar that works great.

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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The portable tote has to be pulled to the dump site as we all know.

I saw one guy get around this problem using one of those FLOJET 12VDC pump kits. He had his empty 30 Gal tote in the back of his truck and used the FLOJET to drain his black tank into to the tote. It only takes a few minutes using the 3/4-inch hose. Then he unhooked the hose from the FLOJET pump and left it connected to the tote and hung it up high on his truck and headed for the dump. At the dump he just let gravity empty his tote into the dump. Never had to move the tote from the back of the truck.

I thought that was a nifty idea...

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The portable tote has to be pulled to the dump site as we all know.

I saw one guy get around this problem using one of those FLOJET 12VDC pump kits. He had his empty 30 Gal tote in the back of his truck and used the FLOJET to drain his black tank into to the tote. It only takes a few minutes using the 3/4-inch hose. Then he unhooked the hose from the FLOJET pump and left it connected to the tote and hung it up high on his truck and headed for the dump. At the dump he just let gravity empty his tote into the dump. Never had to move the tote from the back of the truck.

I thought that was a nifty idea...

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Which Flowjet pump are you referencing Roy?
With my low drain valve, this could be a simpler fix.

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #16
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I have been doing that for 5 years now...

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The portable tote has to be pulled to the dump site as we all know.

I saw one guy get around this problem using one of those FLOJET 12VDC pump kits. He had his empty 30 Gal tote in the back of his truck and used the FLOJET to drain his black tank into to the tote. It only takes a few minutes using the 3/4-inch hose. Then he unhooked the hose from the FLOJET pump and left it connected to the tote and hung it up high on his truck and headed for the dump. At the dump he just let gravity empty his tote into the dump. Never had to move the tote from the back of the truck.

I thought that was a nifty idea...

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:59 AM   #17
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I have had two of the Barkers and they have both developed leaks. I'll never buy another one.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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I am hopping to get a pump in the spring, but I need to find out if it will pump it to the outhouse which is up hill from my camper.
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I am hopping to get a pump in the spring, but I need to find out if it will pump it to the outhouse which is up hill from my camper.
How far and how much higher? As long as it is not tooo high or tooo far it should be able to do it... might slow it down some though.
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