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ferndaleflyer

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Posted: 10/07/21 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Easy way out---get old and can't hear, problem of noise solved!!!

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Easy way out---get old and can't hear, problem of noise solved!!!


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Posted: 10/07/21 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added a small pressure tank, that way the pump does not run as often, put runs longer when it does come on.
I feel this is much better for the pump.

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We live in a no slide AF 865 & I carry an exact of the factory so that I don’t need more parts or a workaround; got it from Amazon; replaced it once already as the diaphragm was getting dirty… Cleaned it up & now it’s my spare…

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Posted: 10/07/21 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Since you can get one anywhere anytime why bother with an extra. I replaced mine this year because it had started leaking a tiny bit. It was still working and quiet after 20 years. I did fix it and put it in the garage. Hoarder!!!!!

My pump fried when I was camping more than 75 miles from the nearest replacement. It took me 15 minutes to install the spare I had...


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Why do people want a quiet pump??

That noise is the warning that something is not shut off well or you have a leak you need to find.

Having grown up (OK - gotten old) aboard boats on tidal water, the last thing you need is to have the silent pump run and pump all you potable water overboard.

We turn the pump off when underway, but if we are not and I hear that pump run, I go and find out why it ran.

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The original pump location in our motorhome was in a cabinet next to the head of the bed. Quite annoying for the sleeping partner when it ran for night time bathroom calls. After tracing the plumbing layout, I was able to relocate the pump to a storage bin with outside access. It's much quieter, but still noticeable enough if it runs unexpectedly. Adding a 2-gallon accumulator tank also minimized how often the pump runs. I do carry a similar spare pump, and the easy access now makes swapping quite simple.


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Posted: 10/08/21 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Carry an exact replacement for the pump in your coach! If you don't like your
current pump, replace that and carry an exact replacement. You use the example of being "out there" and this is not where you want to be figuring out if you have all the right fittings.

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An RV water pump can last for decades. If you want to be prepared for any failure are you also going to carry a spare solar controller, battery charger, extra generator, propane pigtails and regulator, kitchen faucet, toilet parts, and slide motor? The last failure I had that required immediate attention was a broken door lock.

I don't carry much in the way of spare parts. When something breaks, it can usually be replaced by a trip to an RV supply store or waiting a couple of days for general delivery from an online purchase.

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Well yes, actually I do carry two generators with me. And my Vector battery charger/jump starter, and a jump box, and emergency tire repair supplies, and four flashlights. An extra 20L of diesel and 5L of gasoline, too.

But I also have a spare water pump. I am bygawd gonna have water to shower and flush the throne with! [emoticon]

Seems like I’ve been told by somebody I don’t need any of that. But I’ve used all of it at some time or other. It’s not like that pump is taking up vital beer storage space or something, cause I’ve got plenty of that too.

I like to spend a lot of time in areas that look like this. Long drive to the nearest RV dealer, and I don’t remember ever seeing any fedex or ups trucks out there. Cell service can be a little sketchy, too.

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* This post was edited 10/09/21 08:19am by NRALIFR *

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