RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-21-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 15
Question with Pressure Pump

I have what appears to be the orginal pressure pump in my 62 Safari. I can't get water out the sinks or toilet via pump. I can get water through hose connect when hooked up. And I was able to "back flush" from that outside connection through the water tank and out its filling tube.
I did find a water shut-off valve from the tank to the kitchen sink-its open. The pump builds pressure, then stops. No air leaks. Is there something I'm missing? Maybe the is not building enough pressure? Please help!
surf'n safari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
Rivet Master
AYRSTRM2's Avatar
1966 22' Safari
1979 30' Argosy
Armada , Michigan
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 950
Images: 4
Sounds like your pump is bad. You filled the water tank using the outside water supply through the system. Try this test. Make sure you have lots of water in your tank. If it is still full from your fill up, leave it like that. Disconnect the water hose running from the pump that is connected to the copper pipe that runs to the kitchen sink. NOT the one connected to the tank. This may be a short hose, but put it in a bucket and turn on the pump. If the pump works water will come out of the hose.

Actually you may have some blockage between the water pump and the pipe to the trailer. Try the test I described above first.

AYRSTRM2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
Site Team
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 7,596
Images: 59
Did you try pressurizing the tank from a different source? There may be a Schraeder valve (like a tire stem) on the filler neck. Try pumping it up with an air hose at the gas station. If that works, then your pressure pump is bad. I have a diagram of the pressure pump, but I don't know if parts are still available.
If pressurizing with a different source doesn't work, look for a bad gasket in the filler neck cap which might be causing you to lose pressure.
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 11:54 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 15
Thank you for the good advice. I did another test. Filled the tank, turned on the pump and placed my hand over the fill cap the the tank. Wow, lots of pressure! Clogged line? Another valve somewhere? A diverter of some kind?I just can't figure this out.
surf'n safari is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water pressure question Chitown AirStreamers 1965 Safari 6 12-28-2007 11:40 AM
Help Needed! Water Pump Pressure Diablo Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 3 05-19-2004 06:24 PM
Water pump question ipso_facto Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12 12-04-2003 01:12 PM
water pump pressure AccessMaster Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 3 08-22-2003 10:38 PM
Tire Problem? Pressure Question montanaandy Tires 1 04-22-2003 09:56 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.