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Looks like something that would come in handy.  Don't think I would have it full while 5th wheel is hooked up, but would be get to run town and fill and bring back to the rig.

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35 minutes ago, dennisvr said:

Looks like something that would come in handy.  Don't think I would have it full while 5th wheel is hooked up, but would be get to run town and fill and bring back to the rig.

If you plan to use it for that, maybe a bladder tank might work better.  Can be collapsed when not in use and can use for larger volume of water.  

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8 hours ago, rpsinc said:

If you plan to use it for that, maybe a bladder tank might work better.  Can be collapsed when not in use and can use for larger volume of water.  

I have the bladder tank and have used it a couple times.

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On 1/16/2020 at 8:56 AM, dennisvr said:

 Don't think I would have it full while 5th wheel is hooked up, but would be get to run town and fill and bring back to the rig.

I agree. Full that would add an extra 525 pounds or so behind the axle. Add that and pin weight and those of us with pickups would run the risk  of overloading the truck.

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i have a bladder for behind the hitch and in front of the tail gate. works great and folds up ( after drying it out) when not in use.

dry co2 ( or any non flammable dry pressurized gas) works great just use at very very low psi. no need to treat the bladder as a balloon.

drys it out real quick, as opposed to just letting it dry on the “line”

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I always used a 55 gallon barrel set crosswise in the box ahead of the hitch.  Barrel was free. $10 worth of hardware. I hooked this little 12 volt air compressor to the schrader valve and it pushed water through a hose and filled the camper. Worked really good until the compressor burned up. It was a cheap one form Walmart.

Since I'm HDT now strap 2 barrels down to the bed and use the trucks air to push water out. I am wanting to hook up an RV pump to it. Then I can hook the hose into the city water connection. It should work the same as pulling from the camper water tank. Second pic is of me testing it the first time I put it together. I was surprised how well it pushed the water with just air pressure from a cheap compressor.

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I wonder if it would work as a black tank as well? Get 2, one for fresh water one for black tank. Would just have to figure out a way to pump it out without making a mess!!!

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Not sure I would want to trust a bladder to transport human waste.  Lots of variables could lead to damage of the bladder and the results could be messy.

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3 hours ago, rpsinc said:

Not sure I would want to trust a bladder to transport human waste.  Lots of variables could lead to damage of the bladder and the results could be messy.

I agree!

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I would never use a bladder for a black tank. I was talking about the 63 Gallon Truck Bed Water Tank Caddy linked in the OPs thread. In the picture it looks like a solid plastic tank not much different to the material used in a black tank on your RV. 

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On 3/9/2020 at 10:35 AM, Twotoes said:

I wonder if it would work as a black tank as well? Get 2, one for fresh water one for black tank. Would just have to figure out a way to pump it out without making a mess!!!

Not just a "mess" - a bio-hazard! 

Don't know where you travel, in many jurisdictions - -city, county, state, fed - - a spill (the mess) could result in a Haz-Mat clean up (and/or citation) and you footing the bill for the response & clean up - as well as the fine...☹️

Accidental discharge *may* (depending on the situation - quantity, etc.) get you off the hook for a fine - but still responsible for a "professional" clean-up. As a former Haz-Mat team member, I can vouch for the above as very factual.

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On 3/12/2020 at 6:00 PM, Twotoes said:

Pappy, I meant pump out into a sewer connection. I would never propose dumping anywhere else. 

Along this subject, one of the local city sewer plants allows free RV black tank dumping in a specific area of the plant works.

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i do not work for the “bladder company. or kniw much of hiw it was made.

but as long as you are not using any chem. should work out great, but only for transportation.

then dot regs? for transporting human by products.would this bladder fit in them?

and you would ( as in a must) us a macerator pump to fill it. as the hoses (in and out) are not even med flow rated.

just make sure you remember what is fresh and what is the black bladder. as a oops might not be very good.

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I wasn’t recommending using the bladder as a black tank. I was recommending using the truck bed hard tank as posted by the OP as a black tank rather than a fresh tank. It is the same material as any black tank on our RVs only smaller. The issue is how to dump/pump it into a sewer dump station.  

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On 3/13/2020 at 9:57 PM, Ray,IN said:

Along this subject, one of the local city sewer plants allows free RV black tank dumping in a specific area of the plant works.

That's not unusual. It's worth checking into if your local park is closed.

Linda Sand

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