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Old 05-29-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Pump

If I were replacing my fresh water pump, what brand is considered the best? I currently have an Aquajet. It works great but is sometimes loud. I have also looked at Shurflo on line. I'm looking for the best pump out there. Also, please recommend the specific that you think is best.

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Old 05-29-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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I used a pump similar to this one: Shurflo Smart Sensor Water Pump you see more of the variable speed type these days - when using a small flow of water, the pump runs slower than when there's a large demand, in which case it'll power up!

Our's is fairly quiet as well - but I insulated the mount with lots of rubber grommets, and loosely mounted the input/output hoses as well...

Our pump is mounted in the rear bath, and you can't really hear it up front in the galley - we no longer need 'ear protection' when running the pump!

Water pump installations are one of my pet peeves in RV's! Our old Lance camper's pump sounded like Rosie-the-Riveter was working inside when it lit up!

I don't know why RV Mfg's can't devote more 'engineering' to the water pump system, and keep em' quiet! there's just no justification mounting the water pump to a panel that acts like a drum head to amplify the noise inside the living area!

I know it's a trade off trying to mount the various plumbing systems in a place where it won't freeze in cold weather, but I still believe there's more that could be done to keep the pump 'quiet'...
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:43 AM   #3
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Thanks, Ray. That's the very pump that I was looking at.

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Brian, whatever brand you get (and the one you're looking at is a good one), get a variable rate pump. The (most of the time) slower speed equates to quieter operation.
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I asked the same question a few weeks ago. This might be helpful:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...ump-77274.html
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Coincidentally, I just had to replace our water pump last week.

I brought the trailer home from storage on Friday ready for a weekend trip and found that the existing Aquajet ES pump was seized. The motor just "hummed"

I removed the pump and started to dismantle it. I got to a point where I was afraid of damaging it to dismantle it further as I had no manual or parts diagram.


So I decided to see if I could buy a new pump in order to still get away for the weekend on our trip.

I called three local RV places and no-one had the Aquajet, so I wound up with a Shurflo.

Although rated slightly lower in capacity, it seems to deliver more water than the Aquajet did, and is much quieter - very happy with it.

Mind you the noise improvement may be due to the way I piped inthe new pump.

The Aquajet (very noisy) had a length of flex hose on the outlet, but was direct connected to Pex on the inlet side. I used hose on both sides with the Shurflo.

Incidentally, I subsequently got the Aquajet apart and found the front motor bearing had gotten water in it and was totally seized.

I couldn't find any reference material (parts lists etc) on the internet, and I have emailed Aquatec, the maker - but with no reply after a week.

I will likely just scrap the old one and stick with Shurflo pumps which seem more readily available

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