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Old 01-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #15
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I was thinking the same thing. Add some thicker rubber mounts to help the vibration.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:39 PM   #16
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Hi we purchased a 2015 25ft Flying Cloud twin bed in July and have been on four trips since then. The beds are very confortable and with this configuration we have tons of storage. We wanted exterior storage bins and have four of them. The only complaint we have is the excessive noise that comes from the centrally mounted water pump; it's terrible and our dealer said that there's nothing that can be done about it. Outside of that, it's a wonderful unit.

Hi, basically the dealer can't fix this under warranty because that is how it was built. Adding flexible water lines and an accumulator will make a world of difference. I know because this is what I done to my trailer.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:59 PM   #17
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Interesting - we have the same issue with a noisy pump. I will look at the idea of rubber mounting it if the noise continues..... Thanks for the tip

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:14 PM   #18
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Hi, basically the dealer can't fix this under warranty because that is how it was built. Adding flexible water lines and an accumulator will make a world of difference. I know because this is what I done to my trailer.

Hi, I made my own flex hoses and bought an accumulator, and this is what it looks like. Note: the water pump is already rubber mounted.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:49 PM   #19
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Hi, I made my own flex hoses and bought an accumulator, and this is what it looks like. Note: the water pump is already rubber mounted.

Just so I understand. Why did you feel you needed the accumulator ? Was it done to solve a problem with the pressure?

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:21 AM   #20
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Just so I understand. Why did you feel you needed the accumulator ? Was it done to solve a problem with the pressure?

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Hi, the accumulator dampens the pulses thus making the water pump noise less. The water pump determines the water pressure, not the accumulator. This is all about water pump pulses causing vibrations in the PEX which was connected directly to my water pump from the factory.
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On my '14, with the same configuration, the pump got very loud after the first couple of trips. It turned out to be the board the pump was mounted on came loose. I added a screw or two and it got much quieter.


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To the two who asked, I believe the F150 will do a fine job for any AS 25' and under. Above 25' again in my opinion, after doing six years of research as well as trail and error one needs to consider a 3/4 Diesel. Note I said consider. The lack of payload in the half tons and heavier hitch weights of the longer trailers should be looked at. I know people swear by their 1/2 tons and this is fine, I purchased one for a 25', bought a 30' and after a trip of 200 miles traded for a 3/4 Ton Diesel. Now run a one ton Diesel.
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Thanks for the additional info Bob....
I understand better now!
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The accumulator is a great idea.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:56 AM   #25
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To the two who asked,

(1.) I believe the F150 will do a fine job for any AS 25' and under.

Above 25' again in my opinion, after doing six years of research as well as trail and error one needs to consider a 3/4 Diesel. Note I said consider.

(2.) The lack of payload in the half tons

and heavier hitch weights of the longer trailers should be looked at. I know people swear by their 1/2 tons and this is fine, I purchased one for a 25', bought a 30' and after a trip of 200 miles traded for a 3/4 Ton Diesel. Now run a one ton Diesel.

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(1.) I also believe that a 150 or 1500 should be used for 25' or less. My Lincoln has done a great job for ten years and I will be soon towing my 25' Safari with my new F-150. For reference the F-150 has 65 more ponies and 65 foot pounds more torque than my Lincoln. Also with turbo chargers, it won't suffer the loss of power in the high altitude areas of travel like my Lincoln does.


(2.) As for payload on the 150 / 1500's [mine is 1745 lbs] it has been noted that some 250 / 2500's have a lower payload, lower GCWR, and a lower tow rating than my F-150. Check your specs and especially the yellow sticker in the door jam.
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(2.) As for payload on the 150 / 1500's [mine is 1745 lbs] it has been noted that some 250 / 2500's have a lower payload, lower GCWR, and a lower tow rating than my F-150. Check your specs and especially the yellow sticker in the door jam.
Greetings Bob:

I just compared your sticker info to mine and it seems these F150 are all over the map as far as ratings. Mine is also a 2014, but has P275/55R20 111S Tires while yours seems to have 18" rubber. Wonder why that is?
Mine has a GVWR of 7700 LB while yours looks like it is 7650. Yet your payload is high than mine? Mine is 1545 while yours is 1745. This is strange to me as my GVRW is higher, yet my payload is less. Is this a result of different options on a given truck or something?

As a side note. I have added firestone airbags to my rear axle in the hopes of using it to take a bit of the sag out after I'm hooked up and got the prepared set. Have not tried this yet buy will be in about a week when we head south.

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I also recommend a water pressure accumulator to take up some of the thermal expansion in water system as well as for smoother operation. It can go anywhere in a cold water line after the water pump, there was good spot under the bath sink in our 25 RB. Just take off the supply line to the cold water faucet, hook it to the accumulator, and get a new line from the hardware store to run from the accumulator to the cold water faucet.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:00 AM   #28
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The only complaint we have is the excessive noise that comes from the centrally mounted water pump; it's terrible and our dealer said that there's nothing that can be done about it. Outside of that, it's a wonderful unit.
Well, it is disturbing to know that since our 1992 was built they are still building them the same stupid way, since our 92 pump makes a lot of noise. What happen to Wally's dictum of "no changes, only improvements"? Having a quieter pump mounting would be a definite improvement. Do they have to take 25 years to figure that out?

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I also recommend a water pressure accumulator to take up some of the thermal expansion in water system as well as for smoother operation. It can go anywhere in a cold water line after the water pump, there was good spot under the bath sink in our 25 RB. Just take off the supply line to the cold water faucet, hook it to the accumulator, and get a new line from the hardware store to run from the accumulator to the cold water faucet.
Thanks for the picture. That is exactly what I have under the kitchen counter and wondered what it was.
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