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Old 12-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #43
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We have a 25 gallon 4-wheel Barker that is 8 years old and still in good shape. We only use it a few times a year, but some friends used to be camper hosts for about five years at a State Park that had electric hookups only. They had an identical tank and used it at least once a week, pulling it with their tow vehicle, and it held up just fine on paved roads with the occasional speed bump.

The only other tips I can offer is that you will want to use a bungee cord to secure the tow bar to your hitch or it can pop off when you slow down. For filling, I made a special short sewer hose with a Thetford connector at one end and a Valterra connector at the other. I have towed this tank on gravel roads before, at very slow speeds, and it survived. It was expensive when I bought it, but was money well spent.

Epilogue - The work camper friends filled their water tank with about 200 feet of garden hose connected to a distant public faucet.


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Old 12-08-2011, 12:05 PM   #44
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NOW I thought "Well BIGGER IS BETTER" Not so. I bought our BLUE Tank direct from BARKER. They had several sizes and the biggest one is (I forget) 32 or 42 gallon. Which I opted for the biggest one. IT pulls well even on sod or gravel but it takes two people.I made up a short fill and dump hose with the proper fittings. I like it,it can also be pulled behind the tow vehicle or golf cart or pulled by hand.We have an 8ft bed on our tow vechile and I set it up on its side so it dont take up much room.We dont use it that much but we have it with us if needed.

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