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.
No heavy lifting - use the convenient, included tow handle (on LX models) to easily pull your SmartTote from RV to evacuation.
This model does not include PermaStore, AutoStop, tow handle or front castor wheels.
This is a very nice tank, it holds 27gal and is very portable. The problems with this are the emptying. You have to pick it up t...o get it to empty but it never gets empty, even with riggerous shaking and rinsing. The hose has a rubber band type thing holding it in place and it died rather quickly and the hose drops down. It does tow behind the car nicely and is easy to pull. Be sure you are downhill to empty, otherwise you will be lifting lots of weight.
We have used it just once. It pretty much does what it is supposed to do. We like it and recommend it. We use it for our pop up ca...mper so our drain is a standard size grey water hose (not 3 inch) that we connect to the smaller connection
(threaded water inlet fitting) using a hose to hose connector. This is because the tank is designed to connect a
hose the other way to that connector to flush out the tote. The problem we encountered, not a big deal but something to be aware of, is that once connected and draining the large
dump valve must be partially opened to allow air to escape. It is also challenging to completely empty the tote. But not
a big deal either.
In summary it is worth it. The sale price is a good one,after comparison shopping, and camping world a good place to
deal with. Prior to buying this tote we drained into an old 5 gallon spackle bucket. Now THAT was a pain!
I see no obvious issues with it.
It does exactly what it's supposed to do.
It's sturdy and light.I believe the more expensive ...ones have a few more features
to make them nicer, but they also make them more expensive so I'm happy with this purchase
I wish that I had known about the 'connections' I'd need to use this before I got to the campground. But, it's a good size, good p...rice and very good service and delivery. Would buy this one again--only bigger.
I purchased the small one for helping out with clean
water for my outside dog shower. The auto
stop/flush/cleaning hookup is not... very durable at all and
if you hook the hose up to it to flush out the unit this
piece (which is attached to a larger push and turn to lock
adapter - hard to explain but take a close look at the
cleaning port and you will see what I am talking about) the
weight of the hose hanging from it popped the whole piece
out and water went everywhere. I was really happy I was
dealing with fresh water and not gray or black water or I
may have been going to the hospital for a a septic infection
in a week or so - if you get my drift. Now that I know about
this I will be more careful in future as otherwise it is a
While camping with our two granddaughters and no sewer hookup, we filled the gray
water tank sooner than anticipated. Less than ...3 days. We were without this product at
the time so emptying the tank became quite a task. We were not far from the dump
station at least. I purchased this tank because I wanted something small which could
be picked up when necessary. I do not recommend picking it up, however. I found it
rolls much easier than expected when I use it to empty my tanks. It eliminated my
problem of premature filling of my RV tanks. I also use it to rinse my tanks at home
then dump the contents into my septic tank. It has come in real handy. I always take it
with me when I camp.
The connection for this tank is 10.5 inches off the ground, however you may still be able to use this if you are also using a macerator pump to empty your holding tank.
by Camping World – January 13, 2013
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