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Old 03-05-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Barker 32 gallon sewage tote

I just ordered a 32 gallon barker 4 wheel sewage tote from Barker manufacturing in Battle Creek Michigan. I was looking for a tote with pneumatic wheels which barker is now doing. I wanted to share with everyone that I had a great experience with this company. Not only did they answer all of my questions about axles, tires(particularly that the pneumatic tires are American made), and the tank itself, but to my surprise the next day I recieved a phone call from the service dept. giving me a choice between pneumatic wheels or hard rubber wheels with steel rims,all at a good price!! In my opinion, a company that goes out of it's way to satisfy the customers needs (like escape industries also does) is who I want to be dealing with. Thanks Bob at barker industries. Nice to see business starting to be done in a better way with honor and integrity!
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I thought Bob Barker was on tv…
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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I was pretty sure that someone would make the Bob Barker connection. I think it's the same guy!!!!! Door #1 pneumatic, Door # 2 hard rubber, Door # 3 no wheels.
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All right, I just have to ask! How are you planning on using this tote? It's significantly larger than the black water tank on your 17B, so does add substantial capacity. Wheels or no wheels though, when full it's going to weigh over 250 pounds.

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:56 PM   #5
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The answer would be hook it on the ball of my tow vehicle, and keep the speed under 30 miles an hour! 2 trips. first the black tank, and then flush with the grey tank. 19 and then 26 gallons. 32 was the closest I could come to holding the full grey tank.
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I have played this game when we used to leave our old trailer in one spot alot, the one consideration that needs to thought of is gravity is required to get the waste from the trailer tank to the portable tank. So unless that inlet to the portable is lower than the outlet on the trailer it doesn't work very well. This whole deal isn't the most pleasant thing to deal with so making it work well is key. Our trailers are fairly low to the ground compared to mosr stick builts so I hope it works for you.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:13 PM   #7
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Sometimes the dump station can be a mile or more away from the camp site. Often streets and highways are involved.
$250.00 +-, 37 pounds empty, almost 8 cubic feet of storage space needed. Where are you going to put it while your traveling?
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:38 PM   #8
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... Where are you going to put it while your traveling?
Maybe inside the trailer on the bed?

Just kidding. To me it would be faster, cleaner, and simpler to just hitch up and make a quick trip to a dump station. (which is what I typically do).
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Ditto. I leave everything behind, including the Old Bag. Hook up and go. Empty black and grey and fill fresh water. Back in no time and more likely to situate the trailer better the second time.
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As I said earlier I have used this method and with the 19 I believe it's easier all around in this case to just hook up and go do the job and come back
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I bought an 18 gallon Thetford unit. I find it a lot easier to toss it in the back of the truck and take it to the dump station than hook up and reposition the trailer again... but I am lazy! My experience is that we have to do this every 3 days.
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All right, I just have to ask! How are you planning on using this tote? It's significantly larger than the black water tank on your 17B, so does add substantial capacity. Wheels or no wheels though, when full it's going to weigh over 250 pounds.

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I have a 17 gallon tote. when it's loaded (which I try to avoid) it's heavy and very difficult to maneuver. It's wheeled but doesn't tow. Ann and I have a he*l of a time loading it onto the tailgate. We're on the hunt for a 10 gallon. Will take up less room in my truck bed also.

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Old 03-05-2014, 08:06 PM   #13
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Better idea -- in the campsite, just be sure you're always parked next to a someone whose RV is 40' or longer. Then, after everyone's asleep, just hook up your sewer hose to his rig ....
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Comes in handy for carrying some grey water to the slop sink in many Natl and State campgrounds. Not too heavy... Amazon.com: Tote-N-Stor 25951 Portable Waste Transport - 6 Gallon Capacity: Automotive
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:12 AM   #15
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This is my solution. Cost less than $20 and I can lift it and carry.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #16
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We're looking into Donna's solution as it seems the easiest and most economical.

Couldn't believe the shipping on the Amazon tote ... $25! However, chances are, local RV stores might have something similar.
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I'd rather use my homemade tote twice a day (which I don't) than carry a huge tote which takes up valuable space, or unhook everything to go to a dump station. YMMV
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Well at least we will know where Donna is, again, when she isn't around the campfire…
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Well at least we will know where Donna is, again, when she isn't around the campfire…
Yeah, I'm a fun gal This homemade tote is a nice to have item. I've been known to camp for a couple of days and then NOT want to wait in line at the dump station when leaving. I can go home and take care of the business there because I can pick the tote up and dump it down the toilet.

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