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Which portable black water cart do you have

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Well like they say, don't buy it till you have missed it twice, we have missed it three times now, so we need to purchase one. From what I see on Amazon I like the Camco Rhino ones, mainly because they look like they can do the job and the wheels are larger, they should pull better to the dump station behind the truck. Just let me know what works for you and why, I'm not totally sold on any particular one at this time. 

 

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Trainman -

A number of years ago I purchased a fairly large one of these puppies and found that while it held a bunch of "stuff", it was difficult to handle - (read that - it was heavier than sh**).  So, I sold it and got a smaller one.  I don't remember the exact size, but, it is small enough that in the event that there is no dump in the area, I can simply wheel it into a regular toilet or pit toilet, lift it onto the commode and dump it there.  Yes, I might have to make more than one trip but the smaller size is much more flexible with regards to where I can get it emptied.

Bill


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I also like the rhino. My question would be size, Ollie has an 18 gal back tank. Would a 21 gal be a good size. But still small. I don’t think anyone would go to the 18 gal back tank capacity before dumping. But the extra 2-3 gals would be for quick rinse and anything left in the black piping?

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15 hours ago, Landrover said:

I also like the rhino. My question would be size, Ollie has an 18 gal back tank. Would a 21 gal be a good size. But still small. I don’t think anyone would go to the 18 gal back tank capacity before dumping. But the extra 2-3 gals would be for quick rinse and anything left in the black piping?

That's what I was thinking, 21 gal. Rhino. I took the trailer to the dump station when the gauge read 80%, I felt I was pushing it at that level. You never know when you might have a run on the black tank, right.

trainman


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My question, if your black tank is larger than your tote, are you subject to overflow? An overflow would mess up the campsite, and make storage and cleanup of the tote tedious. How do you know when the tote is almost full? Would it gush out a vent? It would be nice if they had some kind of gauge.

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I realize this is about black water - but I don't have black water, just grey. On our last extended trip we periodically stayed several days in one spot - in a real organized campground - and I simple used a 5 gal bucket to transfer grey water to the dump location. A little work, but turned out fine. I imagine I'll look for something small - no more than 20 gal - and mount it on the rear, under my bike mount. But then maybe not.

RB


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We don’t use a tote, but if we did it would have a larger capacity than the black tank, I’d go with at least 21 gallons. If you go smaller, say 15 gallons, and you’re trying to put 16 or 17 gallons of stuff in your tote I would imagine once  the tote was full everything would stop and you’d be left with a hose full of stuff and no elegant way to disconnect from the tote without a mess.  Mike


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For my "smaller" tank that I described above I got one of these:

Waste tank level indicator

As long as I watch the indicator I don't worry about overfilling the tank.

Bill


2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Disregard 

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I think the 21gal size will work ok. The next size is 28gal too big to lug around.  The best way to know will be a dry run with filling the black tank with plain water. And monitor that way if over filled no nasty mess just water.

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I went with the 21 gal. Rhino. Will probably dump our black water tank when it gets to 75-80 % full. One problem I have is I will add around 4 gals. of water to the black tank when I empty it, plus the orange pill, I've always done this as I think a solution in the black tank is needed for proper waste flow and waste management in the tank to start with. This now puts my 18.5 gal. black tank at 14.5 gals. reserve with the 4 gals. I have added to start with. I now can only get around 4 days use of the black tank before I have to dump it. All being said, it's just part of camping, this poses no problem for us. 

trainman


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Hopefully we won't need it that much, our camping style is more on the full hookup type of camping, we just purchased it for those campgrounds that have no sewer hookups and we will be staying there 4 plus days or so. I've only had to break camp twice in the last 3 years for dumping needs, so our use will be very little.   

trainman


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