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Old 10-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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I may have to replace my water pump,

Any recomendations or experiences?

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Water Pump Recomendations

Greetings AldeanFan!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!

If your coach has its original Peters and Russell (PAR) water pump, have you considered rebuilding? Unless things have changed tremendously in the last two years, it is still possible to purchase a comparatively inexpensive rebuild kit for your original pump (about 1/3 the cost of a new pump). Unlike today's typical RV water pumps, the PAR was designed with a very long life expectancy . . . and rebuilding and maintaining the pump can often extend its life indefinitely. Both of my coaches have PAR pumps, and while they can be a little nosier than the modern RV pumps . . . the noise is a small trade-off for their long-term durability (IMHO).

Good luck with your investigation!

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P.S.: My recommendation for a new pump would be a new Peters and Russell . . . but they are somewhat more expensive than the competition. JABSCO/PAR Diaphragm Water Pumps.
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As far as I know it's the original pump but I'm the third owner so I'll have to investigate,
The pump runs fine, but it looses it's prime really fast so rebuilding is probably the answer.

It may be tricky finding a rebuild kit here in Canada however
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Try a marine supply , many boats use that pump also . If it's loosing prime it may not be the pump but an air leak in the suction hose between the tank and the pump , especially if it is original hose . The repair parts can also be found online .
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