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Thetford SmartTote Portable Waste Holding Tank - 12 Gallon, 2-Wheel

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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.


  • 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.

Technical Specs

Tech Specs

Weight: 11.6 lbs.


Warranty: Mfr. 1 year warranty.

Manufacturer: Thetford Corp

Mfg Part #: 40505

Tech Notes:

12 gallon model does not include PermaStore, AutoStop, tow handle or front castor wheels.

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Thetford SmartTote Portable Waste Holding Tank - 12 Gallon, 2-Wheel: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(4 Based on 8 Reviews)

Reviewed by 8 customers



6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
December 04, 2009
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 to 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.
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Tote is worth buying and a good price

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
July 01, 2012
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 camper 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!
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Convenient & affordable

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 29, 2012
We just got a popup & were draining into a bucket until we found this great deal. This makes it way easier. Does what it's supposed to do & is easy for one person to dump. Seems to be well made.
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Everything it's supposed to be

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 20, 2012
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 price and very good service and delivery. Would buy this one again--only bigger.
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Good Value

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
January 07, 2013
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
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Nice product but not as durable as they claim

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 08, 2013
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 good product.
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Works great

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
November 20, 2013
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.
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Couldnt do without.

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
August 27, 2014
As expected, lasted three days without the black water flush. Had to borrow one last time but now we have our own little portable tank. Life is good.
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Will item# 82148, universal waste tank tow strap work with the 12 gal tank?
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does it have a hose to hook up to camper?
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What is the length, width, and height of this unit?
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Can you add a handle to this tank?
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What are the dimensions?
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Discription says it has built in sewer hose (Perma Store) then later in description it says This model does not include Perma Store. Which is it?
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How high off the ground is the connection for the sewer hose?
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