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Old 09-25-2015, 10:55 PM   #11
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I made one, less than $20. I can use it for either gray or black. I can lift it when it's full, and for me that's a huge plus.

Some of the numbers to make it in the PDF may have changed, but still it was really easy to do.
Very cool idea Donna !.but we were in a pinch and didn't want to move set up trailer . This one does have a float and rinse valve and wheels so it has everything you need . Don't find any smell either. But your system will work too . Pat
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Pat, I'm cheap... some friends would say I squeak! In the year's since I made the Blue Tote Project, I figure I've used it maybe a dozen times. Most of those times were when I decided to by-pass the dump station (long line) and just head home. I can use my home made tote to drain the tanks and dump in my "pot" at home.

Works for me
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 PM   #13
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Pat, I'm cheap... some friends would say I squeak! In the year's since I made the Blue Tote Project, I figure I've used it maybe a dozen times. Most of those times were when I decided to by-pass the dump station (long line) and just head home. I can use my home made tote to drain the tanks and dump in my "pot" at home.

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Donna you are not being cheap but smart . If I knew about this system It would have worked for me too . Pat
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:57 AM   #14
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no experience, and don't want experience but i remember seeing these at camping world
FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Xylem 18555000A - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World

there are others as well, just search for 'macerator'.

Anyways the idea might be to pump into a pit toilet or into the tank you plan on carrying.

I don't want one but it sure looks like a solution that fits your situation.
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:08 AM   #15
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There are signs in the 'pit' toilets at a BC forestry site I frequent advising that campers are NOT to dump porta potties and the like in the toilet.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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I have a mercerator pump kit I use when I skip the dump station on the way home. I pump it into my sewer cleanout with the camper parked in it normal location. A little flushing and then I usually wash it in the shop sink. After it dries I put it back in the kit box and store it in the camper. I have a 25 gal wheeled tote that I plan to put waste into when extended camping to transport it to a dump station. Grey water is more likely to fill for me than black. I have dumped water into the tote from the trailer and then placed it into the clean out. A better hose system is needed than what I have for the job to be stress free, but it works. I plan to make small deposites and more trips if necessary as the weight of the tote makes it difficult to stand it up to dump.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:44 AM   #17
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No personal experience with a portable tank but while camped at Hunting Island in Oct. 2013, I saw one being towed very slowly, plastic wheels and all, by a 3500 series Dodge dually diesel. He had about a 15 inch drop hitch to a framework he had built. About 15 minutes later I saw one being towed by a guy with a beach cruiser bicycle with a hitch that came off the seat tube area. My thought at the time, " takes all kinds" . Looked like it would work o.k. Though in either case.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #18
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no experience, and don't want experience but i remember seeing these at camping world
FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Xylem 18555000A - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World

there are others as well, just search for 'macerator'.

Anyways the idea might be to pump into a pit toilet or into the tank you plan on carrying.

I don't want one but it sure looks like a solution that fits your situation.
One for home might be nice! If I didn't have so far to go to get to the floor drain in the basement...

Whilst camping it sounds like too much fuss and still too much rinsing, to me... Simpler is better, in my books.
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I agree, until your tank is full and you have to break everything down to hook up and go to the dump station. Wrestling a wheeled tank is simpler then. 5 notes is all I have been able to last without dumping. That is not enough for my future plans of staying in on place till I have seen it all.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:32 PM   #20
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I agree, until your tank is full and you have to break everything down to hook up and go to the dump station. Wrestling a wheeled tank is simpler then.
That's the thing, I'm looking for an easy, "clean" way to carry out the "extra". The places we camp at don't have ANY place to dump nearby. Wheels on the tank aren't important, but a way of filling it without smelling like poo afterwards is...
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