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Old 06-12-2008, 07:57 PM   #15
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Your thread was a reminder that I needed to order a tank for the Argosy.

Haven't ordered anything from JC Whitney since driving a VW in the 60s.

Here was the info.
22-gal. 2-wheel Tote-along Portable Drain Water/Holding Tank
Item ZX186199U Original $162.39 Sale $99.99

Includes all the connections and the vehicle towing bracket.
Today's (maybe everyday) special was no shipping cost for orders over $75.
That seems like a pretty good price...they are tempting, but so far we have not bought one, wondering if we really need one...there are just 2 of us, and we have managed a week with our 19' Bambi without having to dump the tanks, just by being conservative with water use and monitoring levels closely...and in most of our camping situations so far, having a tote would just save us the inconvenience of hitching up to take the Bambi to the dump site...which, admittedly, would be nice...but then we rarely stay in one place that long, and usually there is a dump station so we can dump when we leave. Then there's the space it would take up... >sigh< The inward debate continues...

Maybe I'll find (a clean) one at a garage sale sometime! (That's what I say about things that I want but don't really need...and believe it or not, it has happened!)
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:01 PM   #16
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We got our Thetford tote because it has the bottom fitting. I don't like that there remains a bit of whatever you put in it, but the other option was a blue tank that would have to go uphill to get the water into it.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #17
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I just ordered a low profile blue tote (15 gallon) designed for tent tailers from rvupgrades.com . It is on the flatter side so everything should run down hill
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:10 PM   #18
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I learned a valuable lesson on my recent trip (only my third with the Flying Cloud) to Ferndale, CA, and the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. It was on the occasion of the "Tour of the Unknown Coast" 100 mile bike ride and the fairgrounds was the HQ.

The organizers AND the fairgrounds advertised "full hookups", so I didn't take the tank. I was peeved to find out that their definition of FH is a plug and hose bib.

Next time, I'll throw the tank in the truck to allow for all interpretations.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:51 PM   #19
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I learned a valuable lesson on my recent trip (only my third with the Flying Cloud) to Ferndale, CA, and the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. It was on the occasion of the "Tour of the Unknown Coast" 100 mile bike ride and the fairgrounds was the HQ.

The organizers AND the fairgrounds advertised "full hookups", so I didn't take the tank. I was peeved to find out that their definition of FH is a plug and hose bib.

Next time, I'll throw the tank in the truck to allow for all interpretations.
Wow. That's a new one...I hope you administered a little "education" to the powers that be...
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:36 AM   #20
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... but so far we have not bought one, wondering if we really need one...
Well... actually we don't really need one...

but Blanche is always telling me that I'm full of it...
seemed to be the perfect pick-your-own Father's Day gift.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:00 AM   #21
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Ok I'm new at this, so I bought the biggest tote for the Buck. I bought direct from the company.Barker Mfg. Kalamazoo.Michigan. Its 42 gallon, has 10in wheels in the back and tricycle 8's in the front. Has a tongue that U can pull it to the dump station by hand or on the trailer ball. Has a Thetford Dump valve in the side.Have a gauge to tell when its about full.Has a rinse hose and comes with its own 5 ft 3" dump hose.
I cant find the transaction but I think it was about $185.00 including the shipping.I'm am able to pick it up empty and put it in the truck,only weights about 40 lbs. empty. It seems to be a quality product.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #22
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Ok I'm new at this, so I bought the biggest tote for the Buck. I bought direct from the company.Barker Mfg. Kalamazoo.Michigan. Its 42 gallon, <MAJOR SNIP> Roger

Hummm, gotta cypher on that one....... 42gal X 7lbs per gal (low figure) = 294lbs of pooooooo - I'd say you got all you can handle....

You'll need a Hensley to tow that one to the dump station.

10 wheels, makes some truckers glow with envy.

Whew, what a LOAD of STUFF........
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:58 PM   #23
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Well... actually we don't really need one...

but Blanche is always telling me that I'm full of it...
seemed to be the perfect pick-your-own Father's Day gift.
It's pretty bad when the only thing you want for father's day or your birthday is a sewer-related item!
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I thought bigger was better. 10" wheels should roll easy. I haven't tried it yet. I didn't want to waste 42 gals of water to find out how it pulls. Who would wanna pick that thing up full of p--- anyway? I don't plan on campin where there ain't no dump station,U can be assured of that!
I know your just funnin. If it had ten wheels Id have a motor on it. U can be gar-un-tieed of that also,LOL Hummm now thats an idea Put a Motor on It. Ill have to work on that
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I thought bigger was better. 10" wheels should roll easy. I haven't tried it yet. I didn't want to waste 42 gals of water to find out how it pulls. Who would wanna pick that thing up full of p--- anyway? I don't plan on campin where there ain't no dump station,U can be assured of that!
I know your just funnin. If it had ten wheels Id have a motor on it. U can be gar-un-tieed of that also,LOL Hummm now thats an idea Put a Motor on It. Ill have to work on that
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Yep Mike, just having fun. I have a 22 gal and decided to walk it to the dump station about 1000 yards away - up hill both ways...... You get the picture. It chased me all the way.

If you find one or mod one with a motor then there would be two guys wanting to race them. It just has to be......
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- up hill both ways......
both ways?....

maybe it's time for that shower...

em.

ps... how 'bout the "Thang" rally? You don't want to miss something that will start and end with a tote... I mean a bang!
(this is an offical invite from the self-appointed assistant 'Thang' rally organizer)
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:30 PM   #27
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I wonder if they still make the one that 'plugs' into your exhaust system (no kidding!) ...then you won't need the 'blue-boy'.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #28
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Just returned from 6 day local trip to a county park w/o sewer hookup. Purchased a Thetford 27gal waste water tote w/plastic tow handle. My neighbor there had the same model with the metal handle. His Fleetwood trailer outlet was higher than the AS. He also had his outlet gray water handle open and monitored fullness by the red fill indicator. I had at first due to the height of the tote being higher than the outlet had rigged up additional hoses downhill in order to get gravity flow. The next load I connected right up to the outlet using the Thetford hookup hose as a common J trap configuration, the rush when the valve is open will propel the gray water up the trap into the tote. I dont think leaving the valve open works well. First I think the AS monitor gave a false level reading when left open. The tote filled and the AS tank filled but the monitor level read empty. The instructions read to only open at the time of filling the tote. Transporting to the dump station is really a job for the TV and not for a vacationeer pulling it behind his behind! If the AS is on grass or dirt get ready for a heave to get it to the hitch. It weighs 26lbs empty. I wouldn't want larger or smaller in size. I stored it on top of the TV on the roof rack.
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