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Thetford SmartTote LX Portable Waste Tank - 27 Gallon

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Description


THETFORD CORP 755
Now with improved tow handle on LX models!
This ingenious tank is in a class by itself. Completely self-contained so there are no required accessories to buy or parts to store. Each model has up to 20 percent more capacity than competitive models for fewer fill-ups - saving time and effort.

Other features include:

  • PermaStore
  • Self storing sewer hose stays connected at bottom of tank
  • Tow handle and 4 wheels
  • Cradle pivots, hose extends for quick, clean hookup
  • Bayonet cap prevents spills; just pull out, connect to fill or empty
  • AutoStop
  • Level Gauge/Valve stops flow when tank is full to prevent messy over-filling!
  • No heavy lifting - use the convenient, included tow handle (on LX models) to easily pull your SmartTote from RV to evacuation.





Technical Specs


Tech Specs

Weight: 29.7 lbs.

Dimensions: 40.5"L x 24"W x 14.5"H.

Manufacturer: Thetford Corp

Mfg Part #: 40515



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Thetford SmartTote LX Portable Waste Tank - 27 Gallon: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(4 Based on 28 Reviews)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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Smart Tote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 10, 2014
Works great, my only complaint is that there is no direct connection for a dump station.
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Thetford Smarttote LX Portable Waste Tank - 27 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
February 19, 2014
The tank is high quality. Very sturdy item. Not flimsy like the other brands. Seems to be built to last. BUT, to my disappointment, the item was not as advertised. Does not come with everything you need. To dump the tank at the dump station you still need the double pin termination Adapter (#40540) (which was $16.00 @ CW) to attach to the EZ Coupler 90 Degrees ($13.69). The hose by itself will not stay in the hole and could get quite messy.
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A must have


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
February 04, 2014
Easy to use and store. Beats breaking camp to go to the dump station. Pulls easy. The first one I bought leaked at the seam but CW exchanged it, no questions asked.
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nice


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 20, 2013
only used one time so far and it works great
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Great product!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 08, 2013
When these go on sale...BUY IT even if you think you will never need one! I camp a few times a year at Lake Havasu in a State Campground that has full hook ups. Wonderful...last year the day I arrive ALL sites are being redone and all that is open is the dump station, not even the public toilets are open. Guess what I had? JIC. Rather than break down my Lance at least daily to go to the dump station I just hooked this up and either walked it over to the dump station or towed it over with my mountain bike. I ABSOLUTELY recommend locking this up if not in use. People WILL try for the five finger discount given the opportunity.
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Poor Packageing


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 07, 2013
I am pleased with the time frame that I got the idem in. Ordered on Monday got it on Thursday, the same week. But the packaging of the idem was far from anything I have ever seen before. It came in its own box that everyone could see what it was. Had other peaces of cardboard taped to it to close it up. But still had holes all though it. Item looks ok but wont know until we try it out. Heres hoping for the best.
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Great Tank!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 12, 2013
This tank works great! Everything you need is attached to the tank & ready to use. Others you need to carry hoses & caps and I love the automatic shut off feature. Imagine your tank fills up and you still have a hose full of sewage! Disgusting!! This one fills & drains quickly and is easy to pull by hand or tow with your vehicle to the dump station. Sure beats having to hook up the trailer & drive to the dump site & return &unhook. Love it!
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Thetford Smart Tote 27 Gal Waste Tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 16, 2013
The 27 gallon tank is not as easy to use as I expected. Draining the tank was a bit messy and the sewer fill/drain hose is partially secured with a soft rubber band that I suspect will go brittle fairly soon here in the CA desert. The air pressure relief / rinse adapter came out of the tank when I used a hose to rinse the tank after use and It was difficult to reinstall.
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thetford portable waste tank-27 gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 02, 2013
no problems at all works very well and easy to move after filling.
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packaging


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 02, 2013
The tank appears to be great compared to the old one we now have. The only problem being the lousy packaging from Thetford. Alittle bit of styrofoam in one end of the box would make aworld of difference. Even the returns were easy to handle thru Camping World.
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THETFORD SMARTTOTE 27 GAL


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 02, 2013
VERY NICE & EASY TO USE. HIGH IN QUALITY.
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Works!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
December 04, 2012
Took a little getting used to, but does the job. Definitely beats driving around to the dump station periodically. Auto shutoff can be a little late.. Went for a larger one and 4 wheels. Good choices.
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Thetford Smarttote LX Portable Waste Tank - 27 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 02, 2012
Thetford Smart tote is the first holding tank we ever owned. We are very happy with it . we would buy this brand again. The only problem is the elastic strap that goes over the hose to the tank falls down when traveling if you're not careful you'll drag a hole through the hose. when draining the tank out the end oh the hose doesn't always fit in where you want to dump it.
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Thetford Tote saved us


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 29, 2012
Camping for longer than a weekend, we use more than our tanks can hold, With the Thetford SmartTote LX we were able to empty our grey water tank and tow it to the dump station. It's easy to use, and attach to our hitch. We followed the directions and stayed at 5 mph towing to the dump station without any problems. Great addition to our camper!
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smart tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 29, 2012
Sturdy, extremely useful. never leave home without it!
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Thetford Smarttote LX Portable Waste Tank - 27 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 28, 2012
works great and got it for a great price.
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what ?


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 28, 2012
have not used this product yet, however I do not believe that I got the member discount on either of the products that I have bought online from you
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Tank Cap


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 28, 2012
Great Tank, rolls easy. Only one problem, the cap, or plug, on the end of the hose is not easy to find to replace if you loose the orignal. I let the orignal go down the hole at the dump station and could not find another one without driving 3 1/2 hours. Other than that , this is a great product.
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thetford smart tote lx portable waste tank-27 gals.


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 19, 2012
the wheels wore out had to be replaced after 2 yrs. did not want the same wheels. Was not abused other than rough road. needs tougher wheels.
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SMART TOTE


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 05, 2012
SMART TOTE WAS A LIFE SAVER FOR US WITH THE GRAND KIDS FOR A WEEK AT A PARK THAT HAD NO SEWER, PURCHASED THE 27 GAL. TOTE AND WAS REALLY PLEASED WITH IT. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO WAY TO CAMP FOR AWEEK WITH A 5 AND 4 YEAR OLD WITH OUT IT. JUST EMPTY BLACK AND GREY, HOOK IT UP TO THE PICUP AND TOW IT TO THE DUMP STATION, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE 4 WHEELER.
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it does do exactly what it promises


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 02, 2012
i'v had no problems with the thetford smart tote lx - 27 gallon, i've used it multiple times. its just the thing i was looking for. i'm glad i bought it
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Great Product!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 29, 2012
I have used my SmartTote several times and loaned it out to friends too. Everyone thinks it's a great product and have not had any problems using it. Very easy to attach to holding tanks and empty them. Love the auto shut off feature so you don't have to worry about overfilling. One small complaint is I wish the vent was bigger so it would empty more rapidly, but it's not too bad. Good product!
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Smarttote 27 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 03, 2011
Great product
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Very happy with SmartTote


1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
September 19, 2011
Although the first two are unhappy with their totes, it may be because they have never used the old style tanks. It also may abe that they did not follow the speed requirement on towing they tanks. I have pulled my SmartTote for several miles over asphalt, concrete, dirt roads, gravel roads and rock roads. At normal speeds of 5mph or less, I have never had any problems. the smart fill indicator which allows the hose to drain is great, I watched an older gentleman with the blue holding tanks struggle with a tank that was full, a hose that was full and the drain pipe on his RV full, it was not a pretty picture. This works so much better than the old style of holding tanks that had no protection at all from over filling, and dumping them is a breeze compared with the old tipping style. My wife can easily dump this tank where the old ones were too heavy to lift.
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Just Purchased


6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
April 09, 2009
I've used these types of totes for over 30 years. I just bought the newest model for use with our truck camper. I've never, ever, seen these totes used for the black water waste. Everyone I've ever known to have these totes only use them for gray water. It's used to partially empty the gray water when the tank is getting close to full. The gray water always fills before the black water. I would never use it to hook to my 5th wheel black water tank. I'm not even sure if this type of tank is made to be attached to the black water outlet.
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Was undecided about buying but glad I did


9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
November 21, 2008
After reading the reviews, I was somewhat hesitant to buy the product but am glad I did. It works great for what we need. However, I have to admit that I only use it to carry gray water. I do not use it to transport black tank residue. Partly because we dump our tank prior to setting up and afterward. We seldom stay for more than 1 week and with it just being the wife and I, we do not fill the black tank during a week. She does take long showers so it gets a work out carrying gray water!. :) So, I don't have some of the issues the other reviewers have but sure thank them for sharing their experiences as their concerns resulted in my knowingly buying the unit for gray water only.
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A Very Good Product.


8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
October 28, 2008
We were very pleased with this product with only one minor complaint. The positive aspects of this product are the fact that everything is self contained. No hoses to connect and disconnect from the tank. I would recommend if possible to buy a portable tank that is larger than the holding tank on you RV. We have a 20 Gallon black water holding tank on our trailer so we purchased the 27 Gallon portable tank. This allows us to completely drain our black water and still drain a little grey water through to clean out the drain pipe on the trailer. Some water does remain in the tank upon completion even after shaking the tank as recommended. However; the water did appear to be running out clean. The additional wheels were nice for the ease of transportation. The only negative aspect of this product was the fact that you require a double ended pin adapter (not included) to allow you to connect the universal elbow attachment for the sewer opening. Although the attachment is available through Thetford...I believe it should come as part of the package. Overall we were very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it.
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These guys understand sewage transport


92 out of 118 people found this review helpful.
April 16, 2008
I have gone through several poor quality similar products. This one really works!! The hose is attached and stored in the system, I don't have to deal with my stinky slinky. The flow indicator has saved many spills. The handle is great for helping me completely dump the tank. What I really like is no mess, and minimal contact with sewage. The job still stinks but this tank makes it much cleaner and easier to do.
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Is this product made in USA?
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Is this product made for Blackwater transfer?
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I lost the end cap that fits on the dump hose, can I get another one?
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what are the dimensions
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During checkout I noticed a red truck sysmbol for this item. Does that mean it is shipped by some other means than UPS or FedX?
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How fast is this unit designed to tow by truck? Our favorite campground has a dumpstation about mile away on a public road.
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Parts
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