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Old 02-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Instead of Shurflo 5.7, what?

After 1.5 years, another 5.7 pump has stopped working - power to it, no debris in lines, etc. This is the 4th one in 7 years. So what are the alternatives that work well. We don't use the pump very often as usually have full hookups.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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water pump replacement

Just replaced my sureflo water pump with the aquajet 55. WOW what difference much quiter luv it. luv the weather in san diego off to AZ midmonth. Happy new year to every one.
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Yes, I read the threads, we were hoping there was something that wouldn't require a complete rewiring of this area, plus really don't want something at 85 psi.

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I also changed over to the AquaJet 55 two weeks ago and am very impressed. I also installed a 36" Surflo Pump Silencer Hose on the outlet end of the pump as WRV did not use one, and they had the PEX laying against metal piping and the rear bulkhead wall. I put some gray foam pipe insulation on the 4 ft PEX between the fresh water tank and the water strainer. Now all quiet and functional.
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I didn't have to rewire. I just cut the old pump off (2 wires) and used butt connectors to the two (2) wires on the new pump. I didn't want a high PSI either, and these pumps are in the 60 PSI range.

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Just put in the Aqua Jet 55 last week. Direct in and out no plumbing or wiring changes. i did add a valve on the tank side
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Is there more than one manufacturer of AquaJet? Different than the one talked about in another thread.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #8
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I think one of the best pumps is the RV AQUAJET.

I am running the original pump on our 2002 38’ and it has worked flawlessly for 10 years. We use the Vagabond whole RV RO (reverse osmoses) water system. So---- all of our water usage is from the tank pumped by the Aquajet. Heck I use this water and pump to wash the Alpine and cars because of the RO water not leaving any mineral spots.

It is rated at 5.3 gal @ 65 psi. I keep is set at 55 psi. We carry a spare and it has never been used. I did rewire the 12 VDC feed for the water pump to a 10 gauge wire.
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There is also "Aquatec" which is a division of Remco. Is that who you mean? Aquatec is headquartered in CA and Remco in MN.
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Yes...
Under Aquatec they make the model Aquajet RV pump.
Great pump!
Aquajet RV/ES Pumps
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Our AquaJet froze and head cracked after 9 years of service. Bought a new AquaJet and it works the same as the orginal, 'perfect'.

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I replaced mine with a Shurflo Revolution for about $75 ..... seems to work fine .... time will tell.
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The only thing Shur-Flo water pumps are good for is when you have collected a bunch of them, then tie them together into a BOAT ANCHOR.

Aqua-Jet is by far THE very best water pump for a RV.

So, if all of these people are telling you the same thing, it must be so.

I replaced my fully functional 11 year old Aqua-Jet with a brand new one last April just before leaving Florida to head for Alaska. I did not want to have any problems with my pump while on the road for the following 5 weeks. I kept the old one for a spare. As it turns out, while staying in Watson Lake Yukon, the guy next to me needed a water pump immediately as his had a cracked housing from improper winterizing. He paid me $50 for the 10 year old pump.

Such a deal!

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Decided to go with the AquaJet after all of the recommendations. Thanks everyone.

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