How are u hauling gray water tote

Discussion in 'Plumbing Systems (The Fresh, The Blue, The Grey, &' started by Katharine Wilson, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Katharine Wilson

    Katharine Wilson New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    hi, first pup here... bought used with a 32 gal gray tote. Use it lots. Hate cramming it inside to close it all up like origami. Would rather use inside for precious cargo... how are people hauling their totes? Any mounting options that work?
     
  2. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,560
    Likes Received:
    748
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    Anchorage, AK
    Ok, well, a 32 gallon tote is pretty darn big, but I can't assume you're in a PUP, so perhaps you have a large TT or something. A lot of folks simply use one of the 6 gallon Aquatainers which are small and easy to store.

    As far as storage, I have seen them on the roof ladders of TT's, but not much on PUPs. There's no real reason why you can't put it on the roof (empty, of course) and strap it down with some ratchet straps.
     
    Raycfe likes this.
  3. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

    Messages:
    5,074
    Likes Received:
    1,917
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    I’ve seen people strap the empty gray water container to the bumper of their popup but the 32galllon is bound to be wider then the bumper so not sure how that would work.
     
  4. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,293
    Likes Received:
    2,887
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Nj
    32 is really big , on the pup i used an 11 gallon one. I bought a bigger one for the TT, i cant find room for it.
     
  5. tzmartin

    tzmartin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    392
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    I have an old bike rack on the back of my PUP. I don't use it for bikes but instead the empty 15 gallon tote and my mats go on it. Too much weight and sway could occur.
     
  6. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    2,107
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2017
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    We just use a recycled five gallon bucket that fits nicely under the collapsed table in the pup. Have to empty it more often, but it's a real space saver.

    2018 Grand Portage 04.JPG
     
  7. roybraddy

    roybraddy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,294
    Likes Received:
    829
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I use a couple of the 6-7 gallon Aquatainers to capture the sink drain... When one fills up I switch the hose to the second container... Easy to carry off using a folding two wheel tote...

    [​IMG]
    Roy's image

    For me the extra room on my POPUP front deck is where I store these containers...
    [​IMG]
    google image

    Roy Ken
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,381
    Likes Received:
    1,206
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario
    You could store it inside the vehicle, on the vehicles roof, strap it to the trailers roof, or buy a smaller 7 gal. container and store that in the trailer ..
     
  9. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Messages:
    18,907
    Likes Received:
    1,659
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Malvern, PA
    32 Gallon! You won't be able to move it. Return and get one of no more then 10 gallon if you can.
     
  10. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

    Messages:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Location:
    Iowa
    I have a 15 gallon tote that fits in the front storage trunk of the pup.
     
  11. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,381
    Likes Received:
    1,206
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario
    They come with some form of handle that hooks onto the vehicle hitch to tow it to the dump station.. Actually not too difficulty to move with the handle..
     
    Sjm9911 likes this.
  12. Katharine Wilson

    Katharine Wilson New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    Wow what a nice way to wake up with all these replies! Thanks guys! I had not considered how insane that size is. I just figured it was normal bc it is what came with the pup. Im down to get creative. It is nice though to camp 8 days and only hit the dump at the end. The tote is a pia to clean out so now i have new ideas! Thank you
     
  13. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Messages:
    18,907
    Likes Received:
    1,659
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Malvern, PA
    I mean even empty it will be a bear to handle.
     
  14. GreyFox

    GreyFox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    885
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2018
    Location:
    S Ontario
    You haven't told us the make / model / year of popup you have and whether it might have an inside shower but presuming not the only grey water you're going to generate is galley sink water. Like roybraddy I prefer to drain into a couple of 7 gal Reliance Aquatainers, except I couple mine together for a total capacity of 14 gals.

    [​IMG]

    However, if your galley sink drains down through the floor of the camper you may be stuck using a low profile tote tank. If that's the case sell the 32 gal version you have and buy a much smaller one.
     
  15. Katharine Wilson

    Katharine Wilson New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    676849A4-26E3-4A1E-916B-E72647F74BAB.jpeg So it is a 2014 palimino basecamp 12fbs it hS a cassette potty (no thankyou) and a shower (extra no thank you) so yea the outlet is this first pic. Second pic is big bertha.

    we use our “bathroom” as a laundry shoot, actually very handy with two kids :). Only gray is kitchen sink. Fresh tank is 19 gallons. We fill if weather permits, otherwise aguatainer in cold to keep it inside
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,293
    Likes Received:
    2,887
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Nj
    The cassette toilet is atually really nice to have and use. You should give it a go sometimes.
     
  17. Katharine Wilson

    Katharine Wilson New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    I hear that. It was tempting in freezing temps but... i do not want my sic year old boy peeing within range of my bed. No thank you
     
  18. bheff

    bheff Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    631
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Lol, it isnt too bad. My 4 year old and 13 year old use it no problem. If aim is a concern, just make him sit.
     
    Sjm9911 likes this.
  19. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,293
    Likes Received:
    2,887
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Nj
    My cassette toilet was also the shower, so easy to rinse it all down. Additionally, on the westlake the sholet was close to the kitchen sink, so i could pull the wand over and wash the kidos hair. And then a sponge bath.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.