1 Stars By CandCGeiger on 2017-01-02
This is my second Thetford tote tank. My first was the earlier design and it was fantastic. This new design is a piece of junk. Upon connecting the hose to my trailer, it immediately fell apart spilling sewage everywhere. (Others have reported this as well) Recovering from that mess, I went to dump my tank to find out the fill hose spills out all the way to the dump station. Then when trying to connect the tank to my standard RV sewer extension hose, I found the new connector will not fit standard RV sewer fittings. Really? I wish I could fill the tank up and ship it back to Thetford... but it would leak all the way. Instead I an going to fix my old tank and throw this one away. If you can find an old Thetford tank buy it but I would not buy any of the new design models as they all share common fill hose design which is clearly flawed. How do companies go so wrong?
5 Stars By Thomas S. on 2016-06-27
Should have purchased one years ago. A must have ...
Should have purchased one years ago. A must have when camping in spots without a septic tank on every site. Dump......hitch up to car or truck (with hitch accessory) and bring to dump station. No need to un-setup trailer pull to dump station and re-setup. WELL WORTH THE MONEY. And cheaper than trailer accessory sights....and fast shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 Stars By Paula J Bennigan on 2016-07-08
Easy to fill, frustrating to empty
Shame on Thetford for not including the adapter that you need to empty the thing. We went through MUCH frustration trying to figure out how to dump the thing without having to stand in the sewer hole with our hands down the sewer drain. Thetford makes an adapter, part no. 40540 that has males prongs at each end so you can hook up your existing sewer hose/elbow. Oh, also word of caution - Tighten everything before first use or it may come undone at a very inconvenient time.
3 Stars By Zalan on 2017-08-12
The attached hose is a nice feature as is the vent
The system works well. The attached hose is a nice feature as is the vent. Problems I encountered were: 1)the sealing "o" ring gasket fell out after the second use and into the sewer disabling the use of the tank until I could find a replacement. 2)The wheels are not good for pulling the tank across rough grass and 3)the tank handle is not tall enough to allow me (of average height 5'11") to comfortably pull or push the tank to the sewer connection to dump. 18 gallons of liquid is too heavy for the design of this tank. For the price of this tank I had to find a hand truck to use when transporting to the nearest sewer connection.
2 Stars By william weihrouch on 2018-05-14
In the real world this thing should only cost about 30 bucks. Not impressed at all.
I'm always amazed at how much some things sell for. This is essentially a big plastic bucket with a hose. It is difficult to manage when it's full because it has no front wheel. You must pick it up and drag it behind you and it's quite heavy. If you don't have a strong back forget about it.
5 Stars By Audrey Nims on 2017-08-24
Smart way to go
Couple with a longer drain hose, and don't trust it for long or bumpy towing. We load ours into the back of the truck, use a longer drain hose to empty it from there, then set it on the ground for rinsing. Still a chore, but less so than loading and moving an entire rv to the dumpsite.
2 Stars By Deb D. on 2017-04-30
I've only used it twice and the hose is already cracked and split.
2 Stars By Dave Gle on 2017-10-10
I was cheap and bought to two wheel model. ...
I was cheap and bought to two wheel model. Don't make the same mistake. Buy the four wheel model. My purchase was for home use and grey water only and move it to my septic riser I had installed. When full I could barely lift it to move it. A four wheel model even for my purposes is what I suggest.
1 Stars By Bert G. on 2016-07-10
What a mess!
This product is very hard to move to the dump site when full. The hose kept coming off the tank even after tightening the hose clamp. Luckily it was gray water that was in the tank. Worst thing is it is not returnable. If I could give it no stars, I would have.
5 Stars By Kellee Long on 2016-10-17