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Campers, what size honey wagon do you use

by , Posted to on 02/18/2013 12:32 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
I am looking to seasonally park the camper this year, and both places I am looking at have water, and electric, but no sewer at the sites. I will have to either hook up and pull to the dump spot or use the "honey wagon"

Any of you guys use bigger than a 22 gallon? And how heavy and hard is it to use if you do?

LINDY FISHING





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by on 02/18/2013 1:24 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/11/2002
Location: ND
johnr Said:
I am looking to seasonally park the camper this year, and both places I am looking at have water, and electric, but no sewer at the sites. I will have to either hook up and pull to the dump spot or use the "honey wagon"

Any of you guys use bigger than a 22 gallon? And how heavy and hard is it to use if you do?
I would like to know also.  Good question johnr.

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Re: Campers, what size honey wagon do you use
by on 02/18/2013 1:32 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
Is this what you are talking about in reference to the "honey wagon" or is it something bigger that they have at the camp site?

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/tote-n-stor-25-gallon-portable-waste-tank/67068

If not maybe this might be easier to use to deal with the situation.  You won't have to move the camper. 

Re: Campers, what size honey wagon do you use
by on 02/18/2013 1:37 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
This model comes as big as 35 gallons.  Lots of good features.  There's a video to watch.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/thetford-smarttote-lx-portable-waste-tank-27-gallon/37871

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by on 02/18/2013 1:41 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I am able to hook up to sewer, but last year before water was turned on in camprground I was hauling 50 gallons of water a weekend and filling my storage tank. I would use about 40 gallons on a weekend . I was filling a 10 gallon water heater that drained on the ground at the end of the weekend so take it down to 30 gal. actual use. That was with a couple short showers, toilets flushing, dishes ect. In the summer our use is way higher, especially when company is around which is most of the time.
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by on 02/18/2013 1:41 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2007
Location: ND
Several years ago I was out of state working and parked my camper at a seasonal camp ground like this with water and power hook ups but no sewer so I contacted a local business that rented those portable toilets and once a week they would stop with their service rig and connect a hose to my camper and drain my holding tanks and you did not have to be there when they did it, they just sent you a monthly bill, and from what I remember it was fairly cheap they also serviced several other campers in that facility so they just added you to the route.

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by on 02/18/2013 2:27 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
Mallard slayer Said:
Several years ago I was out of state working and parked my camper at a seasonal camp ground like this with water and power hook ups but no sewer so I contacted a local business that rented those portable toilets and once a week they would stop with their service rig and connect a hose to my camper and drain my holding tanks and you did not have to be there when they did it, they just sent you a monthly bill, and from what I remember it was fairly cheap they also serviced several other campers in that facility so they just added you to the route.
Now that would be sweet.

Otherwise I am guessing a 20-30 gallon sewer wagon would be about as big as a guy would want to go, and still be able to manuver it.


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by on 02/18/2013 2:27 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
TCRenagade Said:
This model comes as big as 35 gallons.  Lots of good features.  There's a video to watch.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/thetford-smarttote-lx-portable-waste-tank-27-gallon/37871
Thanks


LINDY FISHING





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by on 02/18/2013 2:32 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 
johnr Said:
Mallard slayer Said:
Several years ago I was out of state working and parked my camper at a seasonal camp ground like this with water and power hook ups but no sewer so I contacted a local business that rented those portable toilets and once a week they would stop with their service rig and connect a hose to my camper and drain my holding tanks and you did not have to be there when they did it, they just sent you a monthly bill, and from what I remember it was fairly cheap they also serviced several other campers in that facility so they just added you to the route.
Now that would be sweet.

Otherwise I am guessing a 20-30 gallon sewer wagon would be about as big as a guy would want to go, and still be able to manuver it.

30 gal X 8#/Gal of water is easily 250#+ once you figure in the weight of the container itself as well.  250# is quite a bit of weight to muscle around.

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by on 02/18/2013 2:36 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2003
Location: ND
 My dad uses one of those portable tanks and had a carrier made that fit into his receiver hitch. He had it so that he could tilt it down and then put the tank on it and tilt it back. That worked well for him.
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by on 02/18/2013 3:02 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/16/2010
Location: ND
Thetford Smart Tote 35 Gallon 4 wheel

http://www.rvpartscountry.com/ThetfordRVSmart-Tote4Wheel35Gallon.html  

Rv Portable Holding Tank-Thetford Smart Tote 4 Wheel, 35 Gallon
 
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by on 02/18/2013 3:22 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/23/2002
Location: ND
johnr Said:
Mallard slayer Said:
Several years ago I was out of state working and parked my camper at a seasonal camp ground like this with water and power hook ups but no sewer so I contacted a local business that rented those portable toilets and once a week they would stop with their service rig and connect a hose to my camper and drain my holding tanks and you did not have to be there when they did it, they just sent you a monthly bill, and from what I remember it was fairly cheap they also serviced several other campers in that facility so they just added you to the route.
Now that would be sweet.

Otherwise I am guessing a 20-30 gallon sewer wagon would be about as big as a guy would want to go, and still be able to manuver it.


If you are anywhere around DL, Gopher Sanitation does what is described above.

A 25 gallon wagon is not a big deal to maneuver.  It is on wheels and mine hooks up to the receiver hitch on the pickup.  An ATV works even better.

It also isn't bad idea to remind the family to use water with restraint.  If they don't get the message, let them handle the dumping once and they will get the message real quick.
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by on 02/18/2013 3:59 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/19/2003
Location: ND
we used one for the past few years at our site - but i had a septic system to dump into only a few hundred feet from the camper. ours is 32 gal, has a hitch thingy that i pulled with my ATV to the dumper, took about ten minutes every week. unless you're on pavement (in a marina/park) i wouldn't recommend going too far pulling one of those behind your truck/atv, as it is heavy when full. that said, i tried to get one as close to the capacity of my black tank as possible (don't want to have to go back and do it again - once is plenty per).
i had heard about the septic service, and would probably opt to do that if my septic tank wasn't so close. if you're gonna do that for some time, you might consider installing an underground holding tank, you'd only have to have that sucked out occasionally.
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by on 02/18/2013 6:43 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/07/2009
Location: ND
 I am just guessing it could get messy if your transport tank is small than you camper tank.

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by on 02/18/2013 8:23 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/17/2003
Location: ND
I used a 35 gallon Thetford before the campground dug in sewer and bigger is better, believe me. They are on wheels so they pull around easy and hook over the ball of a pickup hitch. You don't want to pull them too fast but they move easy and this is one job you don't want to do more than you have to. I've seen other people scrimp on a small tank then have to dump multiple times, glad I bought a big one to start with.
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by on 02/18/2013 8:31 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/24/2010
Location: ND
 John the way you crap, you will need a atv just to pull your honey wagon.
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by on 02/18/2013 10:29 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
 john, you'd best cover the keyhole' windows & check for cameras in your crapper!!!  I'd be wondering how he knows how you crap!  LOL

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by on 02/19/2013 09:52 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
TCRenagade Said:
 john, you'd best cover the keyhole' windows & check for cameras in your crapper!!!  I'd be wondering how he knows how you crap!  LOL
Haha, no doubt.
There was a guy a few years back that got busted at the Mcquad softball tourneys hiding in the holding tank area of the womens rest rooms. Cant even imaging sitting in the pool of filth just to catch a glimps of some whatnots

LINDY FISHING





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