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Old 03-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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I have a 69 Caravel and we need a new water pump. Where is the best deal on the best pump? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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The Internet. Look for names like Flo-Jet or Sur-Flo. Any pump with a GPM of 2 to 3 and pressure rating of 40-50 psi.
Most are listed under 12volt RV water pump.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I used this one on my boat works great and easy to install.

Flojet 03526 144A Triplex Diaphragm 3526 Series Automatic Water System Pump : Amazon.com : Automotive
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I need a new pump

Greetings Caroline!

While there are many good demand system pumps on the market today, I still like the pumps similar to what Airstream used as OEM when our Vintage coaches were new. For many years, Airstream utilized the PAR (now owned by JABSCO) pumps. These PAR pumps if carefully maintained can last for decades (my '78 Minuet still has its original PAR water pump that has been rebuilt multiple times). The PAR/JABSCO pumps are far from cheap, but it is a product, that much like Zip Dee, McKesh Mirrors, etc. has exceptionally good long-term srupport from its manufacturer for parts and rebuild kits. A rebuild kit typically cost about as much as a basic demand pump, but will restore the PAR pump for years of service. A prior owner had removed the original PAR pump from my Overlander, but when I was refreshing its systems, I went with a new PAR/JABSCO pump that was similar to the OEM pump. The PAR/JABSCO that I have is now over a decade old and is still functioning as new with no repairs required during that decade.



Good luck with your research and investigation!

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Before you install a PAR pump be sure to go listen to one operate.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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Well I jumped before the par pump comment. I went with a shurflo pump. I have a feeling this is another of my forum moments where I am going to get an earful! I will say that the people at the local rv store were much more confident in shurflo over flomaster.
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Well I jumped before the par pump comment. I went with a shurflo pump. I have a feeling this is another of my forum moments where I am going to get an earful! I will say that the people at the local rv store were much more confident in shurflo over flomaster.
You won't be disappointed with the ShurFlo pump. I just replace my old one that had been in use since 1987 (26 years). I also wanted to replace "in kind" for an ease of installation. The new pump had a few different dimensions but the inlet and outlet ports where in the identical position as the old pump, making it a "plug and play" installation.
ShurFlo has been around for a long time and makes a quality product. As you know, for every question asked on this forum there are dozens of differing opinions, all claiming to be the "gospel"
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Just installed the very quiet SHURflo Revolution in our 1974 Ambassador. Plenty of pressure and its good to be in 21st century technology. About $120 and some plumbing.
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