Some of you may have seen me in this video over on Chuck Woodbury’s RVTravel channel. I’m posting it here too, in case you haven’t seen it yet. It shows how you can use the Thetford SmartTote to empty your RVs waste without moving your rig. It really is as simple as I make it seem in the video – crazy easy. But there’s a little story about this video that I want to get out as well, so read on after watching.
This video actually grew out of my clear black tank experiment videos.
I really wanted to test tank additives. But that starts to get into chemistry, and I knew that to test things right, I would have to test indoors where I could control the temperature and light exposure. That would work fine, until I need to dump. You see, my sewer cleanout is on the other side of the house, quite far from my shop (which doesn’t have its own plumbing). I wasn’t willing to try to schlep a full tank of fake “digested” waste around my yard, so I was kind of stumped.
Finally, I had the idea to use one of the portable waste totes. I called around, and the good folks at Thetford stepped up to help out. Thanks to them, I’ll be able to conduct the black tank additive experiments properly (indoors). Since I had the tank, I thought I’d take it for a test spin to see how it worked out, and that’s what led to the video you see above.
So, not to get too commercial or anything, but if you’re purchasing a portable waste tank, please consider buying one of the Thetford SmartTote models. You’d be supporting a company that’s helping support my RV Black Tank experiments, and that’s good for all of us.
And finally, if you’re interested in purchasing the two adapter pieces I use to empty the SmartTote, you can find them here:
- Thetford 40540 Term Adapter for SmartTote Portable Waste Tank
- Camco 39471 Revolution 4-in-1 Sewer Elbow