The RV Tote Trailer offers a way to dump and refill the tanks on your RV without driving the RV to a dump station. Instead, you drain your gray and black water into a large holding tank on a small utility trailer, take the trailer to a dump station, and return with fresh water for the RV.
Mike Durbin, who owns an automotive and trailer repair shop in the Western Washington town of Marysville, said he created the RV Tote Trailer out of a personal need. He keeps a travel trailer on property he owns in Eastern Washington, and he got tired of driving his gas-guzzling tow vehicle there just so he could hitch up the travel trailer to empty the tanks. He came up with the concept of taking wastewater to the dump station in a small trailer that is light enough to be towed by a small car.
Durbin said the RV Tote Trailer is so light it could even by towed by a golf cart. By hauling this trailer to the dump station instead of driving your motorhome, or going to the trouble of hitching up your travel trailer or fifth wheel, you can save time and fuel.
The RV Tote Trailer comes with a holding tank with an 80-gallon capacity and a 68-gallon fresh water tank. It is equipped with a 12-volt macerator pump and all the hoses and fittings needed to pump out black and gray water tanks. And it also includes a 12-volt fresh water transfer pump with a 25-foot coiled hose and shutoff valve.
The utility trailer is approved for travel by the Department of Transportation; the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has certified the large holding tank.
The RV Tote Trailer is available at $2,195 through Mike’s Automotive Maintenance in Marysville, which is an authorized repair and warranty facility for RVs from Northwood Manufacturing, including Northwood, Nash and Arctic Fox trailers and campers. For information on the RV Tote Trailer, visit mikesautomotivemaintinc.com or call (360) 653-6931.