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Old 01-04-2017, 10:37 AM   #4453
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To K G Ritchie. How did you seal the screws for the solar panel mounts.? I am thinking of vhb tape rather than screws, then smother with Dicor.


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A&P does use the AMSolar VHB but they do use one screw per leg for extra insurance. Sikaflex UV is used to seal the screws. They don't recommend Dicor.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:30 AM   #4454
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I purchased a bunch of things for our new 2017 22' Sport. Mostly furnishings (silverware, dishes, etc.) and utility items (warning triangles, blocks, tank management, etc.), but a few other items to be installed or used:

Electric tongue jack
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:11 PM   #4455
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Not a big item but important.

We were able to get keys for our new to us 61 Globetrotter. It has an original Bargman lock on a vertical handle. We took the whole thing off and went to a good locksmith.

After some work and the store owners experience we have keys.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:49 PM   #4456
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We needed a better option than instant for Dry Camping with easy clean up.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:01 PM   #4457
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Annoyed with the low volume pulsing from my fresh water pump I decided to do something about it. Received and installed a Shurflo accumulator tank: model 182 today. No more pulsing.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:32 PM   #4458
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If wishing even quieter, and for similar price to the accumulator, hit the source. Replace the original to the Shurflo "Revolution" pump and even more, add the Shurflo quiet hose kit. which should reduce as much noise by itself even more without an accumulator. After the stock noise bother,just want "quiet" We did it and wow. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #4459
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If wishing even quieter, and for similar price to the accumulator, hit the source. Replace the original to the Shurflo "Revolution" pump and even more, add the Shurflo quiet hose kit. which should reduce as much noise by itself even more without an accumulator. After the stock noise bother,just want "quiet" We did it and wow.
How was the install? If quick and simple, that sounds like a fun project that would pay benefits in next camping season.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:03 AM   #4460
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Does anyone know whether one can purchase "shock-absorber" mounts to go between the fresh water pump and the plywood floor? I think that the noise of the pump is largely due to the pump being mounted directly to the floor, which then serves as a sound board vibrating and amplifying the pump noise. Separating the pump from the floor by a rubber spacer at each mount should reduce the floor vibrations.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:41 AM   #4461
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If wishing even quieter, and for similar price to the accumulator, hit the source. Replace the original to the Shurflo "Revolution" pump and even more, add the Shurflo quiet hose kit. which should reduce as much noise by itself even more without an accumulator. After the stock noise bother,just want "quiet" We did it and wow. Attachment 278039Attachment 278040
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How was the install? If quick and simple, that sounds like a fun project that would pay benefits in next camping season.
Four screws and two wires. Very simple.

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Does anyone know whether one can purchase "shock-absorber" mounts to go between the fresh water pump and the plywood floor? I think that the noise of the pump is largely due to the pump being mounted directly to the floor, which then serves as a sound board vibrating and amplifying the pump noise. Separating the pump from the floor by a rubber spacer at each mount should reduce the floor vibrations.
The above pump comes with rubber bases as does the accumulator. Accumulator comes with connector needed to couple the accumulator to pump.

I soft mounted the pump and accumulator on a piece of hard wood board and then mounted the board to the flooring.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:21 PM   #4462
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Overall if able to eliminate each form of vibration or transfer of it is ideal. (For those
Who haven't tried these yet....)

1.Shurflo 4008/Revolution pump 65.00 (latest version and new quieter pump technology).
Direct 12v retrofit and fittings to the originals). Reduces pulsing racket to 1/3-1/2.

2. Quiet kit hoses (25.00) longer and wider inside diameter to not restrict flow) reduces the physical virbraton transfer to the original PEX rigid pipes that lay through the flooring which also vibrates all around because.

3. Accumulator. 65.00. Adds another link to buffer and keeps pressurized water smoothing out flow and pump on/off demands. Less demands=less noise.

4. Lastly, some type of home grown decoupling plate that further insulates both sides and motors rubber feet from floor. Many have tried this first.

Most noise seems to begin from the original factory pump and direct coupling to the PEX pipes resting on the floor.

Overall, using 1,2,3, above so far, racket is less than 1/5 and far more tolerable. Fun quick project with quick results.
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Does anyone know whether one can purchase "shock-absorber" mounts to go between the fresh water pump and the plywood floor? I think that the noise of the pump is largely due to the pump being mounted directly to the floor, which then serves as a sound board vibrating and amplifying the pump noise. Separating the pump from the floor by a rubber spacer at each mount should reduce the floor vibrations.
Marty I don't want to hijack this thread with discussion so I''ll send you a PM re the links below.

pump house w/pics post #33
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Robert cross post #53 in above link re suggestion for dampening grommets



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Old 01-12-2017, 06:31 PM   #4465
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At the hardware store they have rubber grommets. Several sizes I used them on my propane tanks when the o- rings failed. E- trailer has 36'' stainless steel propane hoses, if anyone needs to replace them. Made in the U.S.A. around $18.00
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add the Shurflo quiet hose kit. which should reduce as much noise by itself even more without an accumulator.
I did too and it made quite a difference in the sound level. I do not have the accumulator, just the sound kit.

Well. I am finally getting around to moving beyond function and getting into personalization. I added cedar planks to the cupboards and got some new bed coverings.
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