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    Portable waste tank

    Evening all, we are going in our first excursion to Beaver Lake in Roger's AR mid July and it will be a "no sewer" adventure. I am wanting to buy a portable waste tank and I wanted to know with all ya'lls vast knowledge what tank you like, what tank to stay away from and on and on.....I know prices vary a lot.

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    I would suggest the Barker tote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excide99 View Post
    I would suggest the Barker tote.
    X2.

    Don’t go too big unless you have nothing but smooth roads to the dump station. They can get pretty heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Evening all, we are going in our first excursion to Beaver Lake in Roger's AR mid July and it will be a "no sewer" adventure. I am wanting to buy a portable waste tank and I wanted to know with all ya'lls vast knowledge what tank you like, what tank to stay away from and on and on.....I know prices vary a lot.

    Thanks to all.
    I have the Camco 36 gallon and itís a beast. Donít use it too often but before I do again I am getting the four wheel kit for it to help me hook it up the hitch.


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    I use the rhino 28 gallon. Pure perfection

    Big wheels and hooks easily to your truck to tow


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    We bought the Barker 22gal many years ago (14?) and it served us well for 11 or 12 of those years. We personally only put grey water in ours. Our 2015 Reflection 323BHS was the first camper with two grey tanks and we also had a second kid since then. When they were both old enough to take showers instead of washing at least one in the sink we found that we were filling our grey tanks faster and it would sometimes take me 2-3 trips to drain the grey tanks. I usually had to take one blue tank a night down.
    A couple of years ago we upgraded to a Barker 42gal and have been very happy with that. The Barker brand seems to last very well - we gave the 22gal to my parents after they got an RV and they're still using it, so it's around 14-15 years old at this point, and still going strong.
    After years of man-handling the 22gal one, when we bought a new one I wanted 4 wheels and a side drain. The 4 wheels so that I was not picking up one side of the tank (70 or so pounds) to move it from the camper to the truck and again at the dump station to drain it. The side drain for the same reason. Now I only lift when it's empty to put it in the bed of the truck. Although none of them truly empty all the way!
    I did add some kayak handles to the 42gal to make it easier to lift.
    Hope that helps some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkwilson View Post
    X2.

    Don’t go too big unless you have nothing but smooth roads to the dump station. They can get pretty heavy.
    Thanks JK, good advise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Canada View Post
    I use the rhino 28 gallon. Pure perfection

    Big wheels and hooks easily to your truck to tow


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    Thanks NB (sounds like a Miata man), the Rhino looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakev383 View Post
    We bought the Barker 22gal many years ago (14?) and it served us well for 11 or 12 of those years. We personally only put grey water in ours. Our 2015 Reflection 323BHS was the first camper with two grey tanks and we also had a second kid since then. When they were both old enough to take showers instead of washing at least one in the sink we found that we were filling our grey tanks faster and it would sometimes take me 2-3 trips to drain the grey tanks. I usually had to take one blue tank a night down.
    A couple of years ago we upgraded to a Barker 42gal and have been very happy with that. The Barker brand seems to last very well - we gave the 22gal to my parents after they got an RV and they're still using it, so it's around 14-15 years old at this point, and still going strong.
    After years of man-handling the 22gal one, when we bought a new one I wanted 4 wheels and a side drain. The 4 wheels so that I was not picking up one side of the tank (70 or so pounds) to move it from the camper to the truck and again at the dump station to drain it. The side drain for the same reason. Now I only lift when it's empty to put it in the bed of the truck. Although none of them truly empty all the way!
    I did add some kayak handles to the 42gal to make it easier to lift.
    Hope that helps some.
    Thanks jakev, that is great info, lots to take in....i guess price is big thing, but buy right, buy once.
    Thanks again.
    Msgt Ray Parker (Ret)
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    I have a Thetford 35 gallon, since that is what my local dealer had in stock when I needed one "right then". Were I to be purchasing another one, which isn't in the plans, I would look at the Barker for the following reasons over the Thetford.
    Availability of pneumatic tires on the Barker.
    Barker has a valve on the outlet, Thetford doesn't. I found a video on how to make a camel hump with the hose to control the flow but would prefer the valve
    Barker has a metal handle where my Thetford is plastic and feels flimsy, hasn't broken yet but won't be surprised when it does.

    After seeing folks struggle with a 2 wheeled "stool bus", I would only recommend a 4 wheeled version.
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