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Old 02-21-2016, 08:08 PM   #1
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Portable waste tank

I am thinking of getting a portable waste tank

http://www.dyersonline.com/barker-22-gallon-tote-along-portable-holding-tank-with-kit.html

The question is. I have 35 gallon black and grey tanks. How do I know when this thing is full?
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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On our Thetford there is a cap that you have to unscrew and in the center portion is a red pop up piece that warns you that you are full.. Don't know about the barker. I have had this one for years and I don't fill it up anyways. Put about 22 gals in it cause it is a 27 gal tank and when you close the slide for the tanks there will be some left in the hose, would rather have it go in the Thetford then on the ground.
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On our Thetford there is a cap that you have to unscrew and in the center portion is a red pop up piece that warns you that you are full.. Don't know about the barker. I have had this one for years and I don't fill it up anyways. Put about 22 gals in it cause it is a 27 gal tank and when you close the slide for the tanks there will be some left in the hose, would rather have it go in the Thetford then on the ground.
I purchased Barkers version of this for my Barker 22. It did not come with the tank.
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I have the 22gal barker, love it.

I don't know how you envision using it, but what we do is fill the TT tanks and once full use the tote to dump. Therefore I simply watch the tote fill up then close the grey tank before it overflows.
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I have the 22gal barker, love it.

I don't know how you envision using it, but what we do is fill the TT tanks and once full use the tote to dump. Therefore I simply watch the tote fill up then close the grey tank before it overflows.
How do you watch it till up? Is there a site window or something of that sort? Or can you see through the plastic itself?
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I just plan to empty my tanks when needed. I have 35 gal tanks on my unit and the portable has only 22
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I am thinking of getting a portable waste tank

http://www.dyersonline.com/barker-22...-with-kit.html

The question is. I have 35 gallon black and grey tanks. How do I know when this thing is full?
If the Barker unit doesn't come with the bobber gauge you can purchase it separately for about $12. It just screws into the 3/4" hose adapter on the top of the tote. I recently bought a 32-gallon Barker 4-wheel and it came with the bobber gauge. However, I noticed as I was comparing prices between several different online retailers that some came with the bobber gauge and some didn't. I got mine thru rvupgradestore.com. They were one of the few places that actually had the units with the pneumatic wheels as well which are much more durable than the hard plastic wheels. I would recommend a 4-wheel model over the 2-wheel model. They cost a bit more but are much easier to maneuver around when full.
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If the Barker unit doesn't come with the bobber gauge you can purchase it separately for about $12. It just screws into the 3/4" hose adapter on the top of the tote. I recently bought a 32-gallon Barker 4-wheel and it came with the bobber gauge. However, I noticed as I was comparing prices between several different online retailers that some came with the bobber gauge and some didn't. I got mine thru rvupgradestore.com. They were one of the few places that actually had the units with the pneumatic wheels as well which are much more durable than the hard plastic wheels. I would recommend a 4-wheel model over the 2-wheel model. They cost a bit more but are much easier to maneuver around when full.
Thanks will look into the bobber, already planning to buy the rubber tires.
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How do you watch it till up? Is there a site window or something of that sort? Or can you see through the plastic itself?
I fill it using the dump valve cap that reduces the connection to hose thread. Then I use a little 2' section of hose I cut to fill the tank. By opening the vent on the tote and filling the tote with the garden hose tucked into the larger sewer hose connection opening. You can easily see as the tank fills by watching the water fill around the garden hose. Clearly this only works for grey, I've not used my tank for black.

This is much more challenging to explain than I would have expected. Hopefully you understand what I'm describing.
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For ease of use and making it less messy, I would start by not filling your black tank by more than half before you try to empty it.
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