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Old 02-01-2023, 06:12 PM   #21
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We bought a small wedge-shaped Barker tote when we had our last big pop up. The discharge was low, so we only had the one choice. It only holds 15 gallons, and we got a bobber float to put on it so we could tell when it was getting towards full. We still take it when we're going for longer stays at non FHU sites, just in case we need it. Not good for towing behind the truck since it has what looks like bicycle training wheels on it, but I still can manage to hoist it into the bed. So far...
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:59 PM   #22
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We have a 27 gallon Thetford. Use it for grey water mostly but have had black in there to. I dont see a problem with filling it up. On ours you have to open a door and when it starts to get full there is a little plastic piece that starts to move which tells you that it is time to shut things down. Then hook it to the truck and tow it to the dump. Then undo the hose and stick it in the drain. If you do it carefully than there is no problem with draining the tank. I am 74 years young and I do not have a problem with it. I also make time to do this every afternoon after the morning rush of people leaving the state park.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:21 AM   #23
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We have full hookups 90% of the time, but bought a 40 something gallon Barker tank 3+ years ago, just in case. It's a beauty. It goes in front of our fifth wheel hitch and we got the fittings we need to fill with a macerator and drain with a 3/4" hose, so no rolling it down the street.
We only intend to use it for gray water, but in all this time, we have never used it.
It's like brand new.
But again, we go to great lengths to get full hookups most of the time.
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Old 02-02-2023, 03:36 PM   #24
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We have a 40 gal blue Baker unit. Heavy, made it Michigan and holds a full load of gray water. That's my pick. We only use it for gray water. Never the black. And it gets rinsed when we get home. We have a 35 gal black tank on our 324BHTS. We've made it 9 days before it needs dumped, but avg is about 7 days.
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Old 02-02-2023, 06:16 PM   #25
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My 5er has 5 tanks, 2 black and 3 grey. The blacks are 52gal each and the way I figure it, if my family can fill 100+gal of black in a week, or even two weeks if we ever stayed somewhere that long, we got some issues. Lol! In shopping for a portable tank I had already decided I was NOT using it for black water, grey only. If I had to empty a black tank the whole rig was going to the dump station. My largest grey tank is 54gal. Doing some math if I were to get a portable that could do a grey tank in one haul, that's gonna be over 400#. I'm not hauling a portable behind a 3500 DRW diesel truck. Talk about ridiculous looking. Lol! Besides, I can use some excersize walking it to the dump station. Either way I have to make 2 trips. So I ended up getting a blue Barker 25gal with air filled tires. Much quieter rolling thru the campground compared to the plastic wheeled ones and it rolls pretty easy too. Going the next gal size larger the tank gets wider and longer, so that starts to become an issue for storing it and travelling with it. The 25gal fits perfect in the truck bed between my hitch and the front of the bed and light enough for one person to pick it up to load it in the truck bed too. Another big selling point for me was it's made in the USA, and right here in Michigan. Win, win!
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Old 02-02-2023, 06:52 PM   #26
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I also have that 42 gal Barker mentioned above. I've used it quite a bit and it seems to be holding up well.
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