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Old 10-04-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone ever use one of those RV totes for their scamp ? If so what are the cons - pros for them. Do they fit under the waste drains. Is it worth it. I would get the 15 gal that is big enough for the black tank. Thanks, Carl
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:43 PM   #2
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Does anyone ever use one of those RV totes for their scamp ? If so what are the cons - pros for them. Do they fit under the waste drains. Is it worth it. I would get the 15 gal that is big enough for the black tank. Thanks, Carl
If you have a Scamp, you have a 9 Gal blackwater tank. The 10 gal. tote will take it all and still be portable. We have used the one shown below for many years on our Scamp13D. You must use your slinky when you drain into it...
Your Scamp16 has alot more clearance than our 13 so draining will be no problem.






We use it for stays over 5 days or so to save having to break camp to empty. It tows easily at low speeds to the dumpstation, or it is small enough to lift up to the tailgate of the TV. It weighs nothing when empty and rides on our trailer's tongue with only a bungee cord.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:01 PM   #3
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I have one like Floyds.. I needed it with my pop up that had no on-board waste tank. I have not needed it with my Scamp because I am not that full of... But I keep it in case I ever set up camp for more than a week and dont want to move the camper to the dump site.

The one thing I would emphasis is to remember that water (and water-waste) weighs a little over eight pounds per gallon. So your fifteen gallon tank will be near 125 lbs when full. It darn well better have wheels. And these larger tanks are tow-able. A bracket goes on the hitch ball and allows you to SLOWLY tow the tank to the dump site. Larger wheels help here. You will see this in action at many campgrounds and you can see the totes that tow better.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:24 PM   #4
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I originally bought a large one but rarely used it. Took up a lot of space. I gave it to a friend and got a small one for emergencies. I can make a couple of trips to the dump station if necessary. FWIW, most folks use them only for gray. Think about it and you'll understand why....
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Thanks everyone for help. I think I will get a 10-15 gal. sometime during the winter so I have it by next season. Thanks much, Carl.
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You could always leave the tote at your campsite and take the trailer to the sani-dump. That would save transferring waste twice - IE. a waste of time.
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Has anyone rigged up a hitch to pull an RV waste tote behind a bicycle like those child bike trailers?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/InStep-Ro...yABEgItafD_BwE
Or maybe adapt the frame of a child bike trailer to carry the tote? Just curious....
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Has anyone rigged up a hitch to pull an RV waste tote behind a bicycle like those child bike trailers?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/InStep-Ro...yABEgItafD_BwE
Or maybe adapt the frame of a child bike trailer to carry the tote? Just curious....
I use a simple piece of nylon rope with an extra knot in the middle... works great. They do make a bracket for towing them made from steel rod. I have that bike trailer and I also made a real nifty one from an old golf bag cart.
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Those totes were quite common when we were staying in Yellowstone. Some campers were there for a week or more. Ourselves we were there for just three days so we didn’t have the need.

Dump station was less than 1/10th mile away.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:37 PM   #10
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We have a two wheel, 11 gallon tote that I bought on Amazon's warehouse deals, (returned item, axle was bent). Also bought the tow handle that Floyd shows. Never actually towed the tote though as the dump stations were close enough to pull it by hand. A few times I didn't fill it and put it in the back of my truck. I bought this one because the inlet is not very high off the ground. The connection on our Casita is low.
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I've just left my wife at camp with camp chairs, cooler and a good book while I tow the trailer a half hour to town ( closest sani-dump ). I dump, top up fresh water and pick up a few dozen beer and any other vital groceries we might need.

I figure that's a lot easier than dumping into a tote, transporting it to town and dumping the tote.
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....while I tow the trailer a half hour to town ( closest sani-dump ). ...
I figure that's a lot easier than dumping into a tote, transporting it to town and dumping the tote.
Considering that top speed when towing one of these totes is about five MPH I think you made the right decision

But when the dump station is 1/10 mile away and you have an extensive camp setup, the tote makes sense.
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Where do you keep the tote on the road?
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Where do you keep the tote on the road?
Ours is one of the smaller ones, I stand it on end in the pickup bed. I have a rear bike rack that rarely gets used, so was thinking of strapping the tote on it, but never did.
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