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Old 09-10-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Exterior black water tank

Is there any argument to be made for removing a damaged black water tank and replacing it with one that sits on the ground or wheels or something on the outside of the trailer?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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I can think of 4 reasons to replace the black tank:

Do you want to use the toilet while traveling? While stopped for lunch at a rest stop for example.

What if you're camping someplace that does not have a dump station?

Using a portable tank for black water is messy and stinky.

Do you care about re-sell value of the trailer at all down the road?

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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No tank travel is something like poker . . . you gotta know when to hold em and know when to fold em. The fold em is completely solved with a 5 gallon bucket with a lid ($5), a bag of kitty litter ($8), ribbon w/bow ($1), and a "for sale" sign ($2) . . . redneck porta-potty from Menards.
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can not see any reason for a seperate tank that would make me want to fool with it. An "open" connection to a tank on the ground would get you kicked out of any campground that I would want to stay at. If you are removing it anyway why not do the job right and replace it? How damaged is the tank?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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we just remembered we have our old black tank in good shape and watertight. We wanted to change our drain placement so didn't reuse it. Free to a good home. You pay shipping. Drop us a PM if interested.

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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we came back from a while in the Black Rock Desert and though everything was all right while camped; it stunk like hell after we hit the road. thank you all
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we came back from a while in the Black Rock Desert and though everything was all right while camped; it stunk like hell after we hit the road. thank you all
How do you mean when you hit the road? Do you mean after you stopped again, you could smell "something"?

If so, I wonder if you have a vent blocked, or perhaps a lack of water in your black tank. After you dump the tank, always remember to put some water into the tank by holding down the pedal for a moment or two.

We also put one of those packages of "stuff" (I can't remember what it's called) into the tank. Some do, others don't, but I don't like taking chances on odours, so we do.

But perhaps the roof vent for your black tank is getting too much air pressure on it while you move, that could be creating a problem...
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Is that tank still available? Need a replacement for a 66 Safari. ron@ronmansfield dot com
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