November 12, 2016 at 5:39 am #38052
my waterpump broke…3 years old original POS that came with the RV. It is /was a PDS1RV25 which has a useful description on amazon like LOW NOISE.. which IMO it was not. I am looking for a recommendation for a REALLY QUIET one..
this one seems nice based on ratings
SHURflo 4008-101-E65 3.0 Revolution Water
Hopefully someone can recommend something.
Thanks in advance
November 12, 2016 at 9:56 am #38056
- This topic was modified 7 years ago by Andrea & Ralf Tollkuehn.
I have the Surflo and it works well, you still hear it, though. If you really want to quiet things down look at adding an accumulator tank.
A brand that was highly recommended to me by a long time full-time RVer was one called a Remco Aqua jet, but it was a little pricey for me at the time. It’s a 5 chamber pump. http://www.remcoindustries.com/RV/November 12, 2016 at 11:39 am #38059
yeah I think I am going to add this accumulator tank as well https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N9VF6Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER and the remco looks nice too but we are going to change rigs in a year or so and I am going for cheap(er) now.November 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm #38061
I installed the same accumulator in our trailer, SIGNIFICANT noise reduction and cycling. You get about 8 oz of water out of the tap before the pump cycles in.November 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm #38063
[quote quote=38061]I installed the same accumulator in our trailer, SIGNIFICANT noise reduction and cycling. You get about 8 oz of water out of the tap before the pump cycles in. [/quote]
Great News.. thanks for the info.. did you have the tools to do the PEX work or did you order the hose kit ( which I did )November 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm #38067
I ordered the hose kit as well. I also relocated the pump, it used to be under our sink wasting the whole bottom of the cabinet. Relocated it beside the furnace (close to where it was originally) and extended the line. It’s now closer to where the suction line enters the trailer. The accumulator mounted on the wood that supports the hot water tank. Now, all my mechanical systems are in one area. I did buy pex tools and clamps and extended the one line, not the easiest spot to work in.
Your unit will have a different set of circumstances, of course!November 19, 2016 at 8:10 am #38366
I put the new pump in today.
the good news it that nothing exploded.. the bad news is that something aint right.
the pumps operates fine but when it should shut off it doesnt but it become alot less quieter. I figured it has something to do with the bypass / pressure switch adjustment but that makes no difference.
I am going to email shurflow but maybe someone has a suggestion.November 19, 2016 at 8:39 am #38375
[quote quote=38366]I put the new pump in today. the good news it that nothing exploded.. the bad news is that something aint right. the pumps operates fine but when it should shut off it doesnt but it become alot less quieter. I figured it has something to do with the bypass / pressure switch adjustment but that makes no difference. I am going to email shurflow but maybe someone has a suggestion. [/quote]
Just a guess – Are the batteries fully charged in the rig. Low voltage can make the pump keep running because it doesn’t pressurize the line enough to stop. I’d check the voltage right at the pump and make sure it’s above 12 volts.
Another thing could be a small leak somewhere or a faulty pump of course. Let us know what you end up finding.November 19, 2016 at 11:12 am #38386
If there is an air leak on the suction side the pump won’t cycle off, learned that one the hard way. Have you purged all the air out of the water system?November 19, 2016 at 11:38 am #38388
isnt there always an airleak on the suction side of the pump ? being that little overflow hole when you fill the tanks ?
I havn’t checked the shower line if there is air in it but instead of running at a lesser speed and being less noisey wouldnt the pump just shut off ?.. its almost like the switch to turn the pump off just turns it down…. cause when I run water the pump goes back into full power mode.. also turning the pressure switch adjust screw does not change any flow rate.. which I believe it should do.. at this point I am guessing something is wrong with the pump/switch/bypass.. I took a closer look at it looks a bit like someone took the pressure switch off the pump.. I wonder if someone did a “free” replacement and was the lucky winner of the restocked item.
I ordered a new pump same model and will try again next week.. at least we can use the pump for our thanksgiving trip to Foxborough, MA & Plymouth, MA. just have to turn switch off when not in use.
The pump is def. alot less quieter and sounds healthier than the old one ever did.November 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm #38393
Amazon is very good with defective product, just let them know and they will replace it. A lot of the time they don’t want the broken one back.November 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm #38396
yeah we love the amazon prime return process.. now they even offer UPS pickupNovember 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm #38494
quick update before we head out for our “4th annual thankscamping trip”
got the replacement pump and like a kid on christmas eve I couldn’t wait and installed it… acts the same way the other one did.. pumps water fine but instead of turning off it throttles down but keeps running. had some air in lines that I purged and its acting the same way..
I am planning on installing a shutoff valve at and run to see if that works and it turns off…
I am going to winterize this weekend and resume investigative work when we go down to florida in december… for something with 2 cables this sure turned out to be more complicated than I expected.
gobble gobbleNovember 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm #38496
Do you per chance have a valve that you set to city water or fresh water fill? If so maybe it is in the wrong position and the pump is pumping water out of the tank and it is returning, a loop.
Just a WAG
Have a good trip. Cheers! RayNovember 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm #38498
Did you check your city water connection outside to see if it is dribbling? There’s a one way check valve in there.
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