The Barker (11104) Tote Tank 22 Gallon is our best tote tank or portable waste transport in which when this tote tank is empty, it weighs only 16 lbs. Do know that this is a portable waste transport that has a tow bracket and also includes a 5 ft sewer hose. It also comes with heavy duty wheels that are extra large and it includes the standard bayonet fittings on every tank type excluding the 5 gallon size. The brackets are made with high quality steel that is zinc plated and the body is blow molded and made with polyethylene construction colored in blue.
Our step-up pick is the Barker (30844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 42-Gallon and weighs 47 lbs when empty. It also comes with a 4 wheel system so that you can just drag it along with a tow on the ground system and it consists of with 3 inch valves so you do not have to lift to dump tanks. The front wheel has a swivel design for easy maneuver and pulling and has two wheels at the back. It has been made with high quality aluminum and steel that is zinc plated and also finished with blow molded polyethylene for the body.
The budget pick is the Tote-N-Stor 25607 Portable Waste Transport 15-Gallon and the rubber wheels have been designed to stay quiet during moving from one place to another or transport. It has a super rugged construction so it is built to last and for the toughest weather. Furthermore, it has a capacity of 15 gallons. It comes fully assembled when you order. It also has a special storage compartment where you can put accessories for needed use.
Table of Contents
- A Little Background
- How we picked
- Our pick
- Flaws but not dealbreakers
- Step-up Pick
- Budget Pick
- Best 6 Gallon Tote Tank
- Heavy Duty Portable Waste Transport
- Tote Tank with Compartment
- A 4-Wheeler Portable Waste Transport
- 25 Gallon Capacity Tote Tank
- Portable Waste Transport with Rubber Wheels
- No-Spill Design Tote Tank
- The Competition
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping it up
A Little Background
RVs and mobile homes are one of the best ways to go on a vacation at the comfort of a home. Roaming around in various parts of the country on vacation in the woods, the desert or the beach may seem like a hassle but it’s not if you have the right equipment and will to go on an adventure. Most families go on an RV during vacation time so they can explore forests and other great places.
The many amenities make mobile homes a great vacation getaway and allow you to park in various places around your country or camp out. Camping is the number one reason why people have an RV for their family so that they can set up camp on the farthest areas of the world without leaving their home.
Whether you go with camping or off-grid living, life on the road is never an easy task when it comes to sanitation. Dumping waste water is a very tricky thing to manage because you may be in the middle of nowhere without the chance to transport your waste water to somewhere that is a legal dumpster of waste water or grey or black water. This is why most people invest on tote tanks for extended vacations.
Tote tanks or portable waste transports are heaven sent solutions when it comes to waste water management on most RVs. They are small but enough to contain extra waste water from your RV or mobile home or from any camping trip. They will definitely do the (literal) dirty work and they are usually designed with wheels so you can easily transport them from one place to another. Most of the tote tanks out there can be hitched using a tow handle and some can be just pulled manually onwards a tank disposal place. These tanks are very convenient and a must-have if you are the type to spend extra on holidays so that you will have no problem with water usage (although getting water is another problem altogether).
Portable waste transports can also be used to store other fluids other than grey or black water. However, majority of tote tanks out there will be designed to be used on black water or grey water so you can properly dispose them in a dumpster for a more convenient RV living experience.
While tote tanks are generally used for grey or black water, this does not mean they can be used for drinking or clean water. There are separate tank designs for that. So always remember that a tote tank should be used only for what it is intended to be used on. Some factories and storage facilities do keep tote tanks but they are bigger and are more intended for other products and not your RV waste.
How We Picked
It is important that you get a tote tank that is very easy to transport and pull out or hitch. It must have an easy to tow mechanism that lets you tow it with your RV or any hitch vehicle or you can just pull it like a tote bag and stroll it to the dumpster conveniently to let out and drain our your black water or gray water whenever and wherever it is required.
A portable waste transport system should be sturdy and can withstand many uses. It must be built with a rugged design and at the very most will not crack or leak when properly used. Still, you should ensure that the tote tank will withstand extreme sunlight or weather so that leaks will not spill out from the tote tank to ensure a better storage for your RV waste system.
The capacity of the tote tank should be considered, especially if you know you are going to spend more extensions on your vacation with the mobile home. This is expressed in gallons and can vary depending on the size of your mobile home. A bigger tote tank means something that is harder to clean and empty out but it will also be better for families with bigger needs.
The portable waste transport system should have good wheels so that you will not have difficulty hitching or carrying them over to the dump site. The wheels are usually made from rubber and this will provide good leverage and traction to the ground so as not to feel bumpy on the road ahead which will also prevent spills if you either manually drag them on wheels or have them be hitched.
A very easy to clean tote tank is something to look forward to. Draining out a tote tank requires a valve and a hose much like draining out a washing machine. However, some models do not entirely drain something so you might need to add a few more accessories so that the tote tank will be drained faster.
A portable waste transport system that has all the neat features and accessories included is a great tote tank to consider. For instance, you should definitely consider a tote tank that has a compartment where you can store all the necessary accessories like hoses and stuff so you can get a hassle-free experience when it comes to emptying and cleaning the tank in general.
The price of the tote tank should also be taken into notice for your budget and for its features. Most portable water transport systems are priced above $100 but no more than $500 at the most if you want one that is intended for RV use and such. The price of the tote tank roughly depends on its filling capacity and you may also want to check for its material and quality build to verify if the price is right.
Top Pick: Barker (11104) Tote Tank 22 Gallon
Our best tote tank or portable water transport is the Barker (11104) Tote Tank 22 Gallon in which the body is blow molded and made with polyethylene construction colored in blue. This tote tank includes the standard bayonet fittings on every tank type excluding the 5 gallon size and the brackets are made with high quality steel that is zinc plated.
When it comes to its portability and lightness, when this tote tank is empty, it weighs only 16 lbs. Do know that this is a transportable waste transport that has a tow bracket and also includes a 5 ft sewer hose. Another plus point for the Barker (11104) is that it conveniently comes with heavy duty wheels that are extra large.
The Barker Tote Tank has a total capacity of 22 gallons and it is also very easy to rinse the tank out due to the short hose that is included. The tote tank is ideal for use on RVs and mobile homes or for campgrounds.
Another plus point for the said tote tank is that it does not give any leaks provided you put it in the proper storage area. The portable waste transport in size measures 37 by 20 inches and it comes completely assembled when it arrives on your doorstep.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
The only concern about the Barker (11104) Tote Tank 22 Gallon is that some users claim that it may not be a big capacity tote tank for those who want to go for longer RV trips.
Barker (30844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 42-Gallon
As our step-up pick, we chose the bigger capacity Barker (30844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 42-Gallon which also comes with a 4 wheel system so that you can just drag it along with a tow on the ground system. On the light weight carrying capacity of the tote tank, this portable waste transporter only weighs 47 lbs when empty and it has been made with high quality aluminum and steel that is zinc plated when it comes to its material and has been made with blow molded polyethylene for the body.
This tote tank is so complete that it out right comes with 3 inch valves so you do not have to lift to dump tanks. As for maneuverability, the Barker 30844 4-Wheeler has a front wheel that has a swivel design for easy movement and pulling and has two wheels at the back.
The Barker tote tank has a capacity of 42 gallons and it is also highly compatible with any type or size of RVs. It is an ideal tote tank for RVs.
In addition to that, the wheels are rubber air filled for better maneuverability and the whole portable waste transport body itself measures 46 by 24 inches. There is a big convenience when you use this tote tank as it is equipped with standards RV dump hose fittings.
Moreover, when it comes to the included accessories, the tote tank by Barker comes with a bobber gauge. Adding to that, for your convenience in cleaning and storing, the handle can be removed as well. It also has a full tank indicator so you can prevent accidental spills when using the tote tank.
The 42-Gallon Barker 4-Wheeler Tote Tank comes with a tow handle that is of heavy duty and the 3 inch hose clamps (2) are made from stainless steel. In addition to that, the sewer hose measures 3 inch by 5 feet and it also comes complete with a filler hose assembly. The package also includes bayonet hose adapters (2) at 3 inches each and it includes a 3/4 inch cap as well as 2 bayonet caps at 3 inches. All in all, the portable waste transport is backed by a 2 year warranty.
Tote-N-Stor 25607 Portable Waste Transport 15-Gallon
The Tote-N-Stor 25607 Portable Waste Transport 15-Gallon is our budget pick and it comes fully assembled when you order. In addition to that, a neat feature that you will find very convenient is that it has a special storage compartment where you can put accessories for needed use.
Built to last, this tote tank has a super rugged construction so it is built to last and for the toughest weather and the rubber wheels have been designed to stay quiet during moving from one place to another or transport. In regards to the content allowance for the portable waste transport, this one has a capacity of 15 gallons.
The Tote-N-Stor 25607 15-Gallon comes with a 3 inch drain hose at 36 inches in length and it also includes a hose clamp as an accessory for draining the contents. In terms of its included gear, the tote tank comes with standard accessories such as a tow bracket. As a matter of fact, the accessory kit also includes a 15 inch garden hose, a straight adapter, 3 inch cap with fitting for garden hose and a garden hose cap and strap.
Being equipped with two wheels, the Tote-N-Stor Portable Waste Transport measures 31 by 17 inches and the wheels measure 8 by 1.5 inches and it can be used for both black and grey waste.
Best 6 Gallon Tote Tank
Tote-N-Stor 25951 Portable Waste Transport 6-Gallon
If you want a six gallon capacity tote tank then you would want the Tote-N-Stor 25951 Portable Waste Transport which has been built with a rugged construction. As we said, this tote tank has a capacity of up to 6 gallons.
As t is a small capacity tank for portable waste transport for RVs, it is built for smaller portable waste transport uses such as camping and it is very easy to carry and light weight so it is intended for smaller RVs and mobile homes as it measures 21 inches.
When you order the Tote-N-Stor 25951 6-Gallon, it comes assembled completely and it is an ideal value tote tank. Being backed by 2 wheels, it is a favorite. Do know that because it is cheaper, you will need your own hose to supply.
Heavy Duty Portable Waste Transport
Barker (31342) Tote Tank 30 Gallon
The Barker (31342) Tote Tank 30 Gallon is a heavy duty tote tank that has been made with a blow molded case that is made with polyethylene construction and in which the wheels are high quality and are rubber. Overall, this is a great portable waste transport tote bag in which the brackets have been made from quality plated zinc steel.
The tote tank has a capacity of 30 gallons and this portable waste transport comes with a half an inch draining hose. In terms of its accessories, the tote tank includes 2 adjustable clamps measuring at 3 inches and is made from stainless steel.
In addition to that wheels are extra large and are heavy duty, when it comes to its lightness the Barker Tote Tank 30 Gallon weighs only 34 lbs when empty and it also includes a 3 inch bayonet cap. On its accessories, the tote tank comes with hose adapters (2) at 3 inches each.
Additionally, the portable waste transport comes with a 3/4 inch garden camp hose and it also includes a 5 feet long sewer hose. One more thing to add about this tote tank is that it includes a tow tongue as well as a spray out hose and the portable waste transport has a super heavy duty with its design and durability and stability.
Tote Tank with Compartment
Tote-N-Stor 25609 Portable Waste Transport 32-Gallon
The Tote-N-Stor 25609 Portable Waste Transport 32-Gallon is a great compartment tote tank which comes with rubber wheels for quieter travelling. Being built with a rugged construction, the special storage compartment allows you to keep in some stuff that you might need such as tank accessories.
When it reaches your destination at your doorstep, the tote tank comes fully assembled when it arrives. Being an ideal portable waste transport, this tote tank has a capacity of 32 gallons and it measures forty five inches. The tote tank comes with a three inch drain hose spanning at 36 inches.
What’s more, this portable waste transport can be used for both grey and black water. As for the accessories, the Tote-N-Stor 32-Gallon includes standard accessories like a 15 inch garden hose, a three inch cap with fitting for garden hose, a hose clamp, a strap and cap for the garden hose and a straight adapter and it also comes with a tow bracket for easily moving. As a whole, the tote tank by Tote-N-Stor works on any trailer in which the drain exit is elevated to about 4 to 5 inches above the ground and will work on any black and grey water.
A 4-Wheeler Portable Waste Transport
Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32-Gallon
Weighing at only 37 lbs when empty, the Barker (27844) 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32-Gallon is an ideal 4 wheeler portable waste transport tote tank which has a tow on the ground design so you can easily transport it to any place you like.
When you look at the design and shape, the tote tank has a capacity of 32 gallons. For protection against wear and tear and leaks, the Barker 4-Wheeler Tote Tank 32 Gallon has been zinc plated steel and aluminum make up the metal parts of this tote tank and it has also been blow molded polyethylene and this make up the body storage tank of this portable waste transport as a whole.
It is relatively easy to pull and maneuver to any dump tanks. The Barker Tank 32 Gallon comes with all the standard three inch valves and it also includes a 5 feet sewer hose, bayonet fittings and a tow handle.
It is important to know that this is a 4 wheeler design tote tank that is easy to pull and transport in which the front wheel has a swiveling design for your convenience. As it is as large as 45 inches, the wheels are an air up style so that your carrying routine will be much easier compared to hard style wheels for a better transport system.
25 Gallon Capacity Tote Tank
Tote-N-Store 20123 Portable Waste Transport 4-Wheeler
The Tote-N-Store 20123 Portable Waste Transport 4-Wheeler is a 25 gallon capacity tank which includes all the standard accessories such as a 3 by 36 inch waste drain hose, a 15 inch garden hose, clamps, a straight hose adapter at 3 inches and a 3/4 inch garden hose cap.
It has a 4 wheeler design and it also includes a built-in storage compartment. As it is a well-built tote tank, it comes with large and heavy duty wheels. The tote tank has a capacity of 25 gallons and it comes with a translucent sight tube so you can see how much the tank contains.
As a whole, the Tote-N-Store 20123 has a smart design to let you drain the tank easier without having to lift it and it also comes with a convenient towing handle that is significantly longer than most tote tanks. In addition to its great features, the tote tank has a long design that does not hit the wheels whenever you pull this tank and it also is very easy to clean and maintain.
Having a low profile design, the Waste Transport 20123 Portable 4 Wheeler by Tote-N-Store comes with an easy vent system for quick draining and it also comes fully assembled. It has super quiet rubber wheels and it is quite large at 41 inches.
It is currently both for grey and black water use and the tow bracket handle does not touch the ground. Also, it is easy to steer due to the smart positioning of the handle and the wheels and it is backed by a 3 year manufacturer warranty.
Portable Waste Transport with Rubber Wheels
SmartTote2 40501 Portable Waste Tote Tank
The SmartTote2 40501 Portable Waste Tote Tank has an auto stop feature that stops the flow due to its level gauge / valve that prevents over filling the tote tank and it is a great portable waste transport. The tote tank also comes with an easy to use tow strap so you can conveniently transport your tote tank from your RV to the dump site and it also comes with a heavy duty sewer that is held by a retainer strap to keep it in place when it is not in use.
It has a capacity of 18 gallons and has a compact but heavy duty design with two wheels. The retractable hose measures 5 feet and has a cap and the rubber wheels have a rugged style built for almost any terrain. It comes with a durable plastic handle built-in on the portable waste transport tote tank and it assembled right out of the package and it is great for use on RVs, class A motor homes, 5th wheels and trailers.
It comes with a tow strap for ball hitch towing and it is very easy to empty due to its elbow nozzle at 90 degrees and it is also has a short hose connector for rinsing out and a tote strap is applicable for this portable waste transport.
No-Spill Design Tote Tank
Thetford (40510) Portable Waste Tote Tank
The Thetford (40510) Portable Waste Tote Tank has a capacity of 18 gallons and has been equipped with a 4 wheel system. It gives you convenience, eases of use and storage capabilities with good sanitation due to its premium portable tote tank design and has a patented AutoStop feature that shuts off the filling so that it does not spill and comes in a self-contained design that saves you hassle, effort and time.
It comes with a self-storing hose that is underneath the tank’s bottom part and it weighs 10 lbs. The tow handle is very convenient and sturdy and includes most accessories such as a water hose and a 5 feet hose that easily stores. The maintenance is bliss due to its removable gauge and releasing the vacuum of the gauge helps to easily drain the tank’s contents.
You get no more heavy lifting required to its portability options such as the tow handle that hooks to any ball hitch. It stands at 34 inches in size and it is okay to use for gray water but some Amazon reviewers said it might run into trouble with black water
Tote tanks or portable waste transports that did not make it to our list do not have enough qualities to make them stand out from the crowd or make them ideal for RVs.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the uses of a tote tank?
A: According to Con Tech International , it is not just used in RVs and mobile homes but also for factories and other laces with transportation. Most portable waste transport systems can be used for consumer goods, sanitation waste, car fluids, hazardous materials and many more. They are usually made with aluminum, steel and polyethylene and they can even be made to store other types of industrial fluids when needed but they are generally found on RV systems and mobile home living.
Q: Any tips on cleaning a portable waste transport or tote tank?
A: According to World Health Organization , the tank should be completely drained of any liquid using an outlet valve. Make sure all internal surfaces are cleaned using a high pressure jet or stiff brush and all traces of detergent should be washed away, especially if it is a water tank for consumer use.
Wrapping It Up
Summing it up, the Barker (11104) Tote Tank 22 Gallon is our best tote tank or portable waste transport due to its effectiveness in keeping RV waste as it should and its easy transport mechanism.
Jill Miller is the founder of Your RV Lifestyle. Trading corporate America for the open road, Jill, along with her partner Jose, began their RV journey, making an unconventional start by wintering in New Jersey. A natural adventurer, she was motivated by a desire to explore the USA and beyond, embracing the varied landscapes, communities, and cultures across the country.
For Jill, the allure of RV living was not about material accumulation, but rather the pursuit of an adventurous, fulfilling lifestyle. A lover of golf, bicycling, hiking, and line dancing, she has carried her passions across the country, engaging with them in diverse settings. Jill’s commitment to the RV lifestyle came after years of careful research, numerous consultations with RV owners, and personal trials, including living in a rental RV.