Where to put the blue boy?

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    Steveo4090 Well-Known Member

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    So I ordered a waste water tank and I got the big one...the 42 gallon barker 4 wheeled mammoth of a tank. I have a 38 gallon grey tank and a 30 gallon black tank.

    Anyway, I have a hybrid so no ladder on the back to hang it from and adding stuff to the bumper always seems like a bad idea to me. I was thinking of trying to find a way to put it on the tongue somewhere/somehow. I've seen people mount them underneath the camper, but mine is all closed in with that black corrugated plastic.

    Any suggestions for transportation of the empty tank while on the road? Really don't want it inside the camper if at all possible. Thanks!
     
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    I think this is called a Rhino Tote bumper mount... this is not my picture or my mount, but I would look into it. Maybe add a bungee to help hold it

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    Lol. I have the same problem. You went big. I was looking to add a hand truck to the bumper, and mount it on that. But i just throw mine in the pick up truck. Back bumper is probably your best bet. I too looked at other places, didnt find one that screamed put me here.
     
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    Exactly what i was looking at doing with the hand cart.
     
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    Yeah, its freaking huge. The next size down was 32 gallons and I wanted a bit more room for rinsing the black tank if needed without taking 2 trips.
     
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    Oh, fill it with fresh water at home before using it. Dont ask me why. Just do it. Lol.
     
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    I have an old steel hand cart thats just rusting away that I could cut up and use if needed. Just trying to avoid the bumper because I'll have to reinforce it im sure. Tank weighs 47 lbs empty, plus the spare tire, plus the patred out hand cart and I'm over the 100 lb limit for sure.
     
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    My broken hand cart was aluminum. The tote holder was expensive as i recall. A couple of garage hanger j hooks might work. Less weight. It should handle that, i see lots with 2 spares on the rear.
     
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    Tote holder is $53 on Amazon right now.
     
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    53 isnt bad.
     
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    The utility hooks aren't deep enough. 10" and tote is 14". Yeah $53 isn't bad unless you just spent $270 on the tote lol. I may get that rhino mount, but I'll have to try some redneck engineering of my own 1st. Tote arrives tomorrow so I have to see it in person and then decide what to do with it.
     
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    Lol. Its huge.
     
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    I know...14.0" x 24" x 45" and 42 gallon capacity

    Interestingly the camco rhino 36 gal tote is 15.5" (L) x 25" (W) x 46" (H)...bigger with less capacity.
     
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    Our tote rides inside under the dinette table when its folded down..
     
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    I welded 2 arms onto the bumper that will hold the tank upright. I also installed 2 D rings on the bunk door and I use them and a ratchet strap to secure it.
    Works like a champ.
     
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    Sounds like a good solution. I'm 6 months into the warranty so I can't weld anything to the bumper yet :(
     
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    Yours may be too heavy for what I did, but I will throw it out there. I started with a 25 gal Thetford, then moved up to the 28 gal Rhino. Neither would fit inside the pup, no room underneath either, and I don’t have a truck so no bed to carry it either.

    I ended up getting a Rubbermaid garage shelf track and bolting that to the rear C-channel bumper. I then got 3 of the biggest hooks that the track system uses, I think they are called ladder hooks? About 11” long I think. The tote sits on those hooks, and I run 2 ratchet straps in an X-pattern across the tote, with the hooks secured to the top and bottom of the C-channel. It is pretty secure, minimal bouncing, and has safely hauled my totes for years.
     
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    We have the 36 gallon one and it's a monster. I didn't even think about comparing measurements prior to buying it. Anyway, we don't use propane, so ours rides on the camper hitch, behind the battery, on it's side.
     
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    I opened up the box for the tote today and filled it up to check for leaks...its pretty heavy empty, but holy cow when its full. I'm very glad I got the 4 wheeled version for sure. I pulled it by hand up into the yard and over to the sewer drain cleanout and dumped it no problem.

    Then I started checking to see where it'd fit...tongue and bumper. Moved the spare tire, removed the useless grill mount for the useless grill that came with the camper. Came to the conclusion that the spare was where it has to be and the tote has to mount vertically or it blocks the tail lights. So its either going in the camper or on the bumper with the camco rhino tote mounts from amazon...if they get them back in stock.
     
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