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Old 09-16-2011, 04:39 PM   #15
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My black tank is 70 gallons. I have a 45 gallon Blue Boy tote. I put the tote on the truck and fill it with my Macerator pump. Water = 8 Lbs per gallon. My 45 gallon tank full is 360 Lbs. I tried to pull it full along on it's wheels only once. If you can do it my way then the bigger the better. If not get one you can handle.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #16
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Full Monte- Since the tank levels equalize- your black tank is never dry, so the sewage won't harden. Also -you can keep the valve closed on either tank if you choose, until you decide that your gray is getting too full- then you can open both- just make sure the valve on the Flush King is closed...
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:02 PM   #17
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Tanks in the 10 gallon or smaller size (I had a 10) can not be towed, though I did manage to tow my 10

15-20 the tow hitch is opitonal (I modified to fit a 10)
25 and up I think it's standard.

You have basically two options, go smaller and dump more often or go 45-50 gallon and dump when tank is full.. If I ever replace it I may go that route.

Currently, in my life, I'm never parked in one spot long enough to be concerned. During the winter I spend 2 weeks full hookup, then one week W/E only, changing on Sunday, but on Wed I pull off to go to church for something so I dump then. my 36 gallon tanks re never quite full that way.. Summers I am full time W/E/S/ and part time "C(able) as well.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #18
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I just had this discussion this morning with another camper. I have a 22 gallon tank because it is the largest tank that I want to handle if the terrain is rough. To maximize patio space on concrete pads, I park on the edge of the pad on the drivers side. This puts my water compartment in the grass and trees where I have to pull it to the car to take it to the dump station. Because it only has 2 wheels in the back I can lift and pull it. The larger tanks with 4 wheels and a tongue would not pull well in the dirt and grass.
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I just had this discussion this morning with another camper. I have a 22 gallon tank because it is the largest tank that I want to handle if the terrain is rough. To maximize patio space on concrete pads, I park on the edge of the pad on the drivers side. This puts my water compartment in the grass and trees where I have to pull it to the car to take it to the dump station. Because it only has 2 wheels in the back I can lift and pull it. The larger tanks with 4 wheels and a tongue would not pull well in the dirt and grass.


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I don't have a toad, so it looks like a small tank would be better. This has been a good thread with a lot of great ideas being kicked around! This is one topic I wouldn't expect to discuss at a cocktail party!
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I haven't done it yet, but I plan on making a shelf in the propane compartment. I can make a shelf out of light gauge expanded metal and support it with threaded rod. This area is open to the air so is a good spot for it.
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Yes, thinking about where the tote is going to be stored before purchase is a good idea. Having the tote storage somewhere outside the RV sounds good because of potential smells. My current thinking is: get a tote as large as possible for the space I have to store it. Then don't fill it to capacity prior to hand-towing it to the dump. The excess capacity will act as a safety cushion against overfills.
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Here's how I use a blue boy.

1. I don't use it for black water, grey only.

2. Buy a cap for your rv dump spigot that has a male garden hose attachment on it.

3. Put one of the clear plastic attachments on the dump outlet and then put the aforementioned cap on it.

4. Put a cheap plastic shutoff valve on the gardenhose outlet.

5. Make up a 2-4 foot long garden hose with a female fitting on each end.

6. Attach the garden hose to the cap and to the male garden hose nipple on the blue boy.

7. Take the big cap off the blue boy so you can see inside the tank.

8. Open the small shutoff valve and pull the the grey water t handle.

9. Stand there and watch the blue boy as it fills. When it is about 2" from the top, push the t-handle in.

10. Watch the plastic attachment empty, then disconnect the garden hose, cap the blue boy and go dump.

11. Nary a drop spilled. YOU HAVE TO STAND THERE AND WATCH SO YOU DON'T RUN IT OVER.

Not as complex as it sounds/looks here and certainly not messy.

I prefer to move to dump black water every ten days or so. Much easier than cleaning up a black eater spill.

Get one that can be towed. My 15 gal works fine. Any bigger is a storage problem for me.
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