An RV tank tote may not be something you think about often if you don’t do much boon-docking. Those of us who spend a lot of time dry camping know the benefits one can offer. There are a lot of different manufacturers to choose from, but one of the most reliable brands in camping supplies is Camco.
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So what is an RV tank tote? If you can’t figure it out from the picture above, its a portable tank for RV’ers to empty their black and gray tanks. A tank tote allows you to keep your RV parked, but still empty your tanks. Many times you can find camping sites that have water and power, but no sewer hook ups. In these situations having a tote is a huge asset.
There are many different sizes for portable totes. I recommend getting a tote that matches the size of your RV tank if possible. For some larger rigs that won’t be an option. You also need to consider your strength level. A full 36 gallon tank will be difficult to maneuver on unsteady terrain.
One of the biggest downsides to the Tank Tote is having to go through the tank emptying process twice. The first time you empty your RV tanks into the tank tote,. Next you have to haul the tote to the nearest dump station and do it all over again. You will want to make sure you have a hose with you to rinse your tote tank. I recommend throwing in a tank treatment tab in your tote like you would in your RV tank. This will help prevent the tote tank from stinking up the area you store it when not in use.
Tank Tote RV Accessory
You will want to make sure you have a hose with you to rinse your tote tank. I recommend throwing in a tank treatment tab in your tote like you would in your RV tank. This will help prevent the tote tank from stinking up the area you store it when not in use.
In addition to a rinsing hose, definitely make sure you have a quality sewer hose so you can get those tanks emptied! I like to keep a separate set of sewer hoses with our tote, and one with our RV.
The final accessory to go with your tote is the RV treatment tab. These will keep that tank smelling fresh. Another way to keep your tote fresh is to emply the black tank first, then the gray. You will likely need to make multiple trips to get both sets of tanks emptied on your RV.
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