Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Tips on portable waste tanks


By Jim Twamley

There are several portable “dump” tanks available to RVers. Most are familiar with the blue tanks with wheels, but these come in gray as well. These tanks will help extend your stay while dry camping without having to move your rig to the dump station.

Simply hook the tank up to your sewer hose and empty your black or gray tank into it. Make sure you have one large enough for the job. You may need to make several trips. You don’t want to overfill and overflow one of these when the “fecal express” is connected.

I like the type with a “T” valve so you can attach a sewer hose when you dump. The larger units have a handle easily attached to the back of a truck or golf cart and pulled to the dump station.

These are real convenient tools when you need one, but where do you store these tanks for travel? Some folks like to strap them to the ladder. Others load them on the roof if they have a storage rack. I’ve seen them tied to bumpers and strapped on the roofs of tow cars.

Editor’s note: Here are portable waste tanks in all sizes, plus accessories, at Amazon — at great prices.

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