|Item Weight||47 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||45 x 24 x 14 inches|
|Item model number||30844|
|Manufacturer Part Number||30844|
|Cover Included||see descritption|
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Barker (30844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank - 42 Gallon capacity
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- The "tow on the ground" 4-Wheelers are equipped with standard 3 Inch valves to eliminate lifting to "dump" tanks
- Constructed of blow molded polyethylene, zinc plated steel and aluminum
- Double wheel, front-swivel design for easy pulling and maneuvering
- 47 pounds empty
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Each "tow-on-the-ground" tank is equipped with a quality, 3-inch conventional waste valve for ease of use and dependable performance. No longer do you have to lift up your tote tank to empty it, simply open the 3" waste valve. Our pneumatic wheels have axle bearings, a grease fitting, 50 PSI 10" and 30 PSI 6" premium wheels. These durable Tote-Alongs are constructed from blow-molded polyethylene, zinc-plated steel, and aluminum. The front-mounted double wheel-swivel has been engineered for easy maneuvering and is mounted on a heavy-duty, extra large mounting plate. All 4-Wheel Tote-Alongs come completely assembled and include: Two-Year Extended Warranty (2) 3” bayonet caps (1) 3/4” cap (1) 3”x 5’ sewer hose (2) 3” bayonet hose adapters (2) stainless steel 3” hose clamps (1) heavy-duty tow handle (1) filler hose assembly (1) full tank indicator
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Barker's 25, 32 and 42 Gallon 4-Wheel Pneumatic Tote-Along's are designed to be a quiet, smooth rolling tote tank. And these tank capacities will accommodate virtually all sizes of RVs. Each "tow-on-the-ground" tank is equipped with a quality, 3-inch conventional waste valve for ease of use and dependable performance. No longer do you have to lift up your tote tank to empty it, simply open the 3" waste valve. Our pneumatic wheels have axle bearings, a grease fitting, 50 PSI 10" and 30 PSI 6" premium wheels.
Available in 16, 25, 32 and 42 gallon capacities, these durable Tote-Alongs are constructed from blow-molded polyethylene, zinc-plated steel, and aluminum. The front-mounted double wheel-swivel has been engineered for easy maneuvering and is mounted on a heavy-duty, extra large mounting plate. All 4-Wheel Tote-Alongs come completely assembled and include:
Two-Year Extended Warranty
(2) 3” bayonet caps
(1) 3/4” cap
(1) 3”x 5’ sewer hose
(2) 3” bayonet hose adapters
(2) stainless steel 3” hose clamps
(1) heavy-duty tow handle
(1) filler hose assembly
(1) full tank indicator
11.5" x 17" x 37"
11.5" x 24" x 37"
11.5" x 24" x 45"
14.0" x 24" x 45"
*Handle Removed and front-wheels turned 90 degrees
Web page- http://www.barkermfg.com/4-wheel.html
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Also there were quite a few unexplained gouges in the plastic tank. I did not see anything sharp in the box that could have made these gouges so I'm guessing that they were done at the factory. They don't appear to compromise the tank so I didn't say anything but I do like things that I buy new to actually be new. This had never been used for sewage so it was new in that regard but it looks beat up and used the moment I saw it.
I called for assistance and I was advised that I'd need to take one wheel off to put the wheels back on. Unfortunately they use caps that don't unscrew. She advised me that I'd probably destroy the cap I removed. I objected to that but decided to give it a try.
I was able to remove one of the caps and preserve it for reuse by using the weight of the two wheels on the axle by repeatedly dropping the two wheels the length of the shaft so that they slammed into the cap a few times. Six or seven tries using the weight of both wheels and dropping them the length of the axle onto the cap -- it eventually popped off and the cap still in good enough condition to use again.
Filling the tank I had sewage leaking from the place where the gator connector attaches to the tank. I tightened the gator connectors as well as possible but they don't really work very well. They are not the identical form factor of the typical "gator" connector -- that locks in place with a bit of a snap. It was like I could never fully get the gator connector to "lock" in and therefore had liquid sewage filling the well where the hose connects to the tank and running onto the ground. The woman agreed that they knew about this issue.
But she had no solution except to send new caps that also don't have the "gator" style lock capability. If they were to fix the caps that would go a long ways to preventing leaks. When she told me they knew about the issue she offered no solution but mostly indicated that they know about the problem -- the implication was that I'll have to live with it because they don't fix that problem.
I suppose I'll have to go and buy real gator connectors, but considering the price of this tank you'd think they'd spring for the extra 1.00 or so that Real Gator connectors would resolve. (not sure they'd even cost more).
I have looked at their biggest competitors and this tank appears to be better than the other brands. I may never know. The pneumatic tires are essential for this much weight. The unit towed behind my truck over a gravel road without problems. I went no more than about 3mph and may have driven faster if the distance were significant.
I'd like a ramp and winch so I could load it on my truck and drive to a sani-station instead of taking screws out of the sewer drain in the alley. However I'd be scared that the non-locking "not gator" fittings might pop off and dump sewage all over my truck bed and onto the street while winching it up the ramp.
Without the locking feature I'd say this unit is to be treated with extreme caution while discovering these failed connectors. How anyone in the RV manufacturing business, especially for handling sewage, would not use the industry standard connectors and opt for something that's almost like them but lacking the "peace of mind" factor of locking connectors. THEIRS DO NOT LOCK PROPERLY.
Another thing that is troublesome is that the tank is higher off the ground than my sewage outet on my trailer. I have a recent model 39' Escalade 5th wheel and so would have not expected that I'd have sort of hand pump the black water by dropping the hose to the ground, letting it fill, then lifting up the end closest to the trailer and hand trucking through the pipe. Processing more than 40 gallons of sewage this way is very time consuming, very labor intensive, and probably unnecessary had they designed it about 3" lower and maybe a little wider, longer, or something to allow the sewage to flow downhill instead of hand pumping it, without a real pump, for an entire 46 gallon fill. I guarantee you that you'll get your exercise hand pumping this puppy.
If I could buy a reasonably priced 4" maceration pump, that will handle sewage, I'd probably add that to the equation. However if I used a pump to send the sewage to the the Tote tank I'm guessing that the added pressure would spew even more sewage out that leaky connector that goes into the tank. Regardless I've used it once and it only took about an hour to complete the task. It would have been more like 10 minutes If I did not need to do all the hand pumping of the hose.
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It's a week later and I just did my second dump with this product. This time it did NOT leak and the dump went so well, was so quick and easy, that I had to stop by and add another star to my review. I really like this tote as it was super easy. I was done from start to finish in about 5 minutes. One thing I like is the fact that I can keep this tote parked under my rig and dump into the tote when it's convenient -- but I don't have to go dump the tote immediately. Sometimes you need to make room in the tank but there's a reason why dumping at the same time would be a hassle. So I dumped into the tank last night which took all of two minutes to hook up, pull the release, and fill the tote.
When dumping my black water into a standard hookup I've always just pulled the lever all the way out and let it rip. No issues there. However when using the tote I recommend you use the release valve gently and in stages so that you can observe when the tank is getting close to the top. The first time I tried it I just opened the valve like I would on a standard hookup and that was just too much flow -- which I think contributed to the leak I had on the first try. I should think that if this company printed a manual with some "best practices" in it that it would be very helpful. Also maybe some videos illustrating these best practices.
All in all I think the design is good and the product works well once you adjust how you fill it. Emptying is almost too easy. I don't have a ball hitch on my truck but I found the metal loop that you tow the tote with was perfect for the job. I just dropped a small hammer into the handle/loop with the head upwards and let it just dangle through one of the holes by the license plate. It works perfect. I could have used just about anything that would serve as a hitch pin.
One thing to take into consideration is the height of the tote and the height of the empty drain. I am new to this life and it was not something I though of until the first time I emptied the tank. I also learned why you use a high quality durable hose this day. So gross, so very gross. Anyway if you are new and looking for a tote here is my advice to you. Get a good quality draining hose with bayonets on both ends. If you have to wheel this up into a truck for any reason it is going to be really heavy, full this will be 359 lbs in liquid alone, so get ramps. Measure the distance between the drain on your rig and the ground, try to get a tank lower than that.
This tote is really big and will take up a lot of space. Get the one with the of road wheels, the ones in this image are not even worth it. I think all of them come with them standard now but make sure. Having two hoses helps too. One for a sewer dump and one for draining the rig. There seems to be two choices when buying a waste tote, and this is the one to get.
Both images will show you why to measure the distance. One was a very bad day in tank dumping the other I learned my lesson, quick!
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