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Thetford SmartTote LX Portable Waste Tank - 35 Gallon

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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% more capacity than competitive models for fewer fill-ups - saving time and effort.

Other features include:

  • Self storing sewer hose stays connected at bottom of tank
  • Cradle pivots, hose extends for quick, clean hookup
  • Bayonet cap prevents spills; just pull out, connect to fill or empty
  • 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: 35 lbs.

Dimensions: 49"L x 24"W x 14.5"H.

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Manufacturer: Thetford Corp

Mfg Part #: 40520



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Thetford SmartTote LX Portable Waste Tank - 35 Gallon: Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by 58 customers

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Smartest thing I ever bought


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 23, 2014
Like others, I am now able to set up at places I would never have considered. It is heavy to move when full, I dump mine out when it gets about half full.
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Suprisingly Handy!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 31, 2014
I was skeptical at first. But after I've been using it a month, I like it! We have the 35 gallon and use it on a 24' trailer. This is a problem solver for what to do when you park your camper without a place to dump the gray and black water. When you have one of these tanks now you have more options to park your camper in places you wouldn't think of otherwise. In the past I wouldn't park anywhere unless there was a clean out/hookup. Now that I have this, as long as there is a path or access to a hookup/dump station, I don't hesitate. With this unit full you will need the tow vehicle to tug it to the dump station. Otherwise it's some serious work doing it by hand. Pulling the small hose cap is necessary when you dump and it's smelly when this happens, but overall it is a straightforward process and it's an excellent tool for getting the job done!
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long term stay at daughter's


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 27, 2014
I purchased this to avoid the need to hook up and haul trailer to local dump site. I have used it a couple of times and everything works as advertised. I am able to connect to house sewer feed through the clean out and dump into it. A good investment.
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Heavy smart tote 35 gal


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 10, 2014
This is a great idea and truly a must. Useful, great concept but heavy unless you're on a flat surface.
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Surprisingly Very Solid!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 05, 2014
This Tote is very high quality... I expected something much more flimsy and thinner, but the tote is well constructed and plenty thick. I would be comfortable pulling this behind my truck to a dump station. Have you ever seen someone pulling a tote through a campground and thought that thing is going to break and make a terrible mess? Well, this tote is not in that category... solid casters and wheels and good design. It's pricey, but if you want quality - this one is a good way to go.
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Portable waste tank- 35 gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 09, 2014
The axle/wheel locking caps need a little bit of improving. Recommend drilling a hole through the axle on each side and insert a pin to keep the wheels from coming off. Also I recommend the front wheels be a little bit larger. Overall it is worth the money.
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works well


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
March 15, 2014
Used the smart tote for the first time this last camping trip-worked well.
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Great Product


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
March 14, 2014
I am new to RVing and was looking for a way to dump the back water tank. Found this jewel and decided to try it. It is well built, moves easily, the instructions were easy to understand and has everything necessary to do the job. If I ever wear it out I'll probably buy another.
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Perfect camping addition


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
March 13, 2014
Just what we needed for our camper! Very well made
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Great Product


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
February 28, 2014
Bought this product about six months ago, used it for the first time two days ago. It worked great, very simple to use and totally met all expectations. Great job to both Camping World and Thetford. The only slight issue would be for the wash out hose to be better attached to tank.
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Great service from Thetford


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
January 03, 2014
Had a problem. Contacted Thetford directly, got great service to resolve the situation.
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LX Portable Waste Tank - 35 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
December 06, 2013
This portable waste tank is well built and easy to use. The axle/wheel locking caps are cheap; a better locking device would improve the overall quality of the product along with larger wheels. Recommend a drain hose adapter so you can use your existing hose when you cannot get that close to the dumpsite. Overall, I would recommend this to a friend as it is worth the money.
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Great tank, rolls downhill well.


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 21, 2013
Great portable tank. It can come off the hitch when towing downhill; I noticed a thump, then saw the tank rolling past me into a flower bed. No spill but cearly could be an issue. Needs some latch (or safty chains) to keep it on the hitch, otherwise a super device.
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Works as Described


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 21, 2013
Works as described, easy to fill and drain. One improvement I would have liked to see is bigger rubber wheels.
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It takes care of the business!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 21, 2013
The SmartTote LX 35 Gal. works perfect for us. Lightweight (when empty), easy to store, and very easy to use. I have manually pulled it to a dump station, and I have pulled in via ball hitch behind my truck ( go no more than 5 mph as per mfg spec.). Never had a problem with it since day one. Easy to dump and wash out.
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Thetford Smart Tote LX Portable Waste Tank-35 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 18, 2013
Helps make a dirty stinky job a lot better
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Thetford SmartTote LX Portable Waste Tank - 35 Gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 18, 2013
The waste tank has met all our expectations. We have used this product on several occasions and it works as advertised and is very handy and easy to transport to the dump sites, We used our car to move our waste to the dump locations without any issues. It hooks on easily to our car hitch. The waste tank is heavy to lift since we carry it on the back of our RV but is it large and we do not need to empty it as often. I would recommend this product to other customers.
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Thetford 35 gallon waste tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 17, 2013
Received the tank I ordered in timely manner. I really like all the new features that are included on tha waste tanks. Will be a easy and clean effort dumping the RV waste.
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35 Gal Portable Waste Tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 17, 2013
This is a great piece of equipment. Allows us to camp in remote areas without having to drag the trailer to a dumping station.
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smarttote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 17, 2013
It is very durable and is a good product. Easy to tow and use.
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portable waste tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 01, 2013
high quality , works very well, no problems at all except shipping
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Internet order


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 01, 2013
Product arrived in timely manner. Price savings great!!
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Smart tote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 26, 2013
Very nice but the tether on the vent cap is too long, letting it fall down by the handle, and when the handle is folded, it snaps off the cap. Company sent me out a new one, next day, good customer relations.
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Wheels


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 19, 2013
this is a great tank, works very well. I just wish the rear main wheels were better attached rather than just a compression cap holding them on. I can see these coming off & tank while towing with truck being rubbed on pavement until hole forms &spilling all over. You will need to drill a hole in the shaft & install a cotter pin with washer to get rid of that worry. Hard to believe that as well as this tank is made the way the wheels are installed.
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Get back with me


0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
April 17, 2013
Have not used it yet. Get back with me in June Or July
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tetford smart tote waste tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 15, 2013
The service was great. The quality of the tank is heavy made . Very good material.
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works great


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 15, 2013
Works just as promised in the promotional video. Easy to use and clean. Tows well to dump site. We are very happy with this purchase.
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One Happy Camper


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 12, 2013
We went without this product all of last year, although our camping season is still a couple months off, we know we made the right purchase here! Very well constructed and sturdy!
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great easy to use


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 11, 2013
great really easy to use no mess, only problem is rear tire seem to be alittle cheap for the price great over all
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Review Thetford SmartTote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 11, 2013
I like the tote for the easy grab handley, and the wheels it make it easy to pull and hook-up to the back of the 4wheeler to pull and dump. The overall product is made very well only problem i seen was the release value was not sealed well, easy fix with glue.
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Front Wheels


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
April 02, 2013
Front whells could be wider as they are hard to pull thru soft ground
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good, solid tote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
December 10, 2012
it works as expected; seems very durable. One thing to note, the drain is more centrally located (as far as I can tell) so when emptying, being on a level surface is preferred in order to fully drain the tote as opposed to being angled down towards the hose.
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could not do with out this tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
December 03, 2012
this is the best spent money this tank is great
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SmartTote


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
December 03, 2012
Works great, as advertised. Very easy to use and tow behind the vehicle.
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Thetford waste tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 29, 2012
Sound constuction,but a little hard to pull when full. The front wheels don't track well in stone at our campground. Otherwise a great buy.
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Excellent assessory


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 28, 2012
The 35 gallon portable waste tank has been perfect for my needs. No complaints! Thank you.
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thetford smart tote lx portable waste tank -35 gallon


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 28, 2012
this product worked for our camper perfectly. our sewage tank is 40 gallon and this portable waste tank is just what we needed.i would recommend this to anyone with a large camper waste tank. easy to use and hooks to your trailer hitch. simple to unload and rinse clean
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thetford smarttote lx portable tank 35 gls


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 06, 2012
this is the first tank we bought but it works great. You should buy the bigger one we did. I would recommend this .
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Excellent item!


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 19, 2012
Great product..easy to use..Fast shipping
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Portable nonpotable


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 18, 2012
Very functional. Gray water is our limiting holding capacity, this tank is durable and easy to use, engineered to empty safely without spill. Ky speedway will be our testing ground.
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Portable nonpotable


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 18, 2012
Very functional. Gray water is our limiting holding capacity, this tank is durable and easy to use, engineered to empty safely without spill. Ky speedway will be our testing ground.
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Thefford SmartTote 35 Gal Portable Waste Tank


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
May 11, 2012
Works better than expected. Empties holding tank with little effort and no mess. Towes well even on the unpaved road of my property. Some reviews said SmartTote did not empty completely. If you read and follow the directions it will.
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Great design


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 08, 2012
We've been using the 35 gallon tote for a month now. We have our TT in a campground in VT and go up on the weekends. The tote is very maneuverable and virtually spill proof when dumping. My only recommendation would be to attach the cap to the tote.
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easy to use


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
March 27, 2012
This is well thought out and works great. No mess and easy dump. Very well built too.
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Honey Wagon


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
March 20, 2012
Best honey wagon in the park.
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Portable waste tank


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 06, 2011
This is unbelievable. The built in hose makes it so easy and no mess. Very well built and easy to use. Highly recomend this to anyone that camps for extended stay where you do not have full hookup.
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Portable waste tank


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
November 05, 2011
It is a valuable tool for us as we travel. it is easy to use and sturdy. It has a lot of useful safeguards. It has good tongue to pull on the ball hitch and a over-flow indicator. It is a live saver for those E/W hook-ups. Well worth the price for the convenience.
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Thetford SmarTote


2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
September 27, 2011
Good product! I like the auto shut off feature! Sturdy!
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convenient when there is no dump near


3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
September 05, 2011
this is so easy to use. we unloaded the black water into it at the rv's storage area then took it in the back of our truck about 70 miles 4-5 days later to dump that contents then bring back the rv storage site.
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Likes to travel on it's own.


5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
August 11, 2011
Tank does almost everything it's supposed to do. The only problem I have with this product is it doesn't stay on the hitch ball when on inclines or when traveling over small bumps in the road. Truck speed was not an issue after coming off the first time, speed was reduced from ~4 mph to ~1mph, didn't make any difference. A slide to lock the arm in place would be nice.
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Not bad


7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
July 07, 2011
I have used mine for 4 years now with little trouble. Never quite empties which freaks me out a little. I never over fill it and drag it by hand to dump station. I have the 35 gallon model.
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So far so good


15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
April 29, 2011
I just purchased this to use while tailgating and at our local city lake campground. I have not had to pull this with my truck yet because I was within walking distance of the sewer dump. I bought the 35 gal tank and it has been a huge time saver. I have dumped it about 7 times without any problems yet. I read the other reviews and I am worried about down the road that I might have purchased the wrong tank? I did pay 200.00 for this and hope it lasts. So far so good. It seems well constructed.
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Good if you follow the instructions...


16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.
October 05, 2009
Purchased the 35 Gal. model for use while working a long 7 weekend event to avoid having to move my trailer each week to dump my tanks. The unit works really well but never seems to fully drain. For people complaining about them breaking while towing, if you read the instructions they are ment to only be towed across the camp site, no faster than 5 miles per hour. I have now moved my unit on uneven rocky ground 6 times and the only issue I have had was I forgot to clip the hose up and dragged it a few feet tearing it (my mistake, not the unit). Having fixed that I have no real complaints other than doesn't easily drain completely.
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Smart tote


6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
September 07, 2009
I purchased one of the 35 gallon models this summer while camping at one of our state parks here in Indiana. The park does not have full hookups and we were there for 5 days. In order to not have to break camp, I booked to Indy and picked it up and high tailed it back. For sake of prolonging the life of moving parts, I generally lubricate any thing that has gears, slides or rotates. It hooked right up to my trailer fittings with no adapters I made 2 trips to the dumping station with no problems. (approximately a half mile each way) I have only used it twice since then, still no issues. It does say in the instructions: Caution: "Towing faster than 5 mph (8 Km/h) can damage tank and/or wheels, and voids product warranty." Also "If any liquid remains in the tank, hold the handle and rock the tank up and down a few times." The only complaint that I have with this item is the hole in the end of the tounge will not fit over a 2 & 5/16 in. ball. How many travel trailers have a smaller hitch than that? (I would have given it 5 stars if not for this little faux pas). I use a small piece of clothes line rope to tie it to the hitch. In all, I'm satisfied and happy that I purchased it.
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Went with Barker


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
May 15, 2009
After searching and reading reviews for several weeks trying to decide on a portable storage tank, I finally bought the 42 Gallon Barker 4 Wheel Tote-Along from RVStuffUSA.com for $254.48 shipped. Guess they had a shipping dept located up in Sacramento so it only took a day to get to my door. Haven't seen a Thetford up close but I can say that the Barker seems to be built pretty solid. The only downfall it has is not being able to completly empty leaving only about a half gallon in the bottom but have heard the Thetford does the same. No big deal for me since I would be emptying two 42 gallon grey tanks after the black anyways. That should get most of the nasty stuff out. Just bleach and let air dry before storing and you should be ok. Plus Thetford's biggest is a 35 gallon and it's always better to have a little more than not enough
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Thetford smart tote LX portable waste tank 35 gal


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 10, 2008
unable to completely empty. front whee to small except for very smooth terrain, front wheel hard to pivot. easy to fill, easy to connect and remove.
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Thetford smart tote LX portable waste tank 35 gal


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 10, 2008
unable to completely empty. front whee to small except for very smooth terrain, front wheel hard ti pivot. easy to fill, easy to connect and remove.
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Not so bad


11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
June 25, 2008
This tank works great for me.I have a lot that has only a grey water hookup. I empty the black water into this tank and haul it to the sewer dump.Not a problem.
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Product Question & Answer

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Are replacement wheels and axels availible?
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Where do I get a replacement cap for my 35 gal. tank?
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If I have the unit on private land near a house can I dump in their sewer hook up?
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What is the warranty on this product?
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Does it come with an adapter to attach to the hose and place into the dump station hole? If not, why not. How do you place into the dump hole?
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What are the dimensions of the SmartTote?
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We have a 32 ft 5th wheel with limited cargo space below. How do people pack it when they go camping?
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Will this tank work on a park model trailer?
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What can I pull this with?
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My dump station is several miles away on a commercial road, can I tow it on a typical roadway 5-10 miles?
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What happens to sewage left in hose from the rv when level gauge / valve stop stops the flow?
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How does this connect to your car hitch?
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When you disconnect from RV will sewage spill if unit is too full
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Does this SmartTote LX include the 4 wheels w/tow handle?
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How much does it weigh empty?
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Can this be used for both gray and black waste?
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Can I get replacement rear wheels?
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