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Old 11-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I had something weird happen this weekend. We were dumping the tanks and airing up the coach after a three day trip and both water pump indicator lights burned out simultaneously (the one in the bay and the one in the bath). I replaced them both and everything appears fine. Anyone else have this happen?
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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I had something weird happen this weekend. We were dumping the tanks and airing up the coach after a three day trip and both water pump indicator lights burned out simultaneously (the one in the bay and the one in the bath). I replaced them both and everything appears fine. Anyone else have this happen?
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yep, it happened on my 05 a couple of years ago when it was about 6 months old. I replaced them and bought a couple more for spares. I still have the spares, .... it never happened again.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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It will happen again.
Keep your extra bulbs you will need them.
These things eat up light bulbs like they were pop corn.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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We are actually talking about getting another "switch" to put in the bathroom. We just hate the thought of being in there while dry camping and not having a switch anywhere but the kitchen!



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Old 11-16-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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Now THERE's a visual for you....


Actually, we have had several burn out over the past 1 1/2 years. I'm guessing that the back-EMF from the pump-motor coil is enough to stress the bulb and shorten its lifetime. In the meantime, I keep replacing 'em one after another. One day I'll get around to putting an LED in there instead.
But then, why need a lamp in the first place? If the pump runs, it's turned on. If it don't, it's off.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:47 AM   #7
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You might try looking for a bulb that uses less current but has the same footprint. It will not be as bright but should last longer.

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Old 11-17-2007, 02:54 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
We are actually talking about getting another "switch" to put in the bathroom. We just hate the thought of being in there while dry camping and not having a switch anywhere but the kitchen! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry about that Mama, our Dip has three switches. One in the kitchen, one near the bath area on the main control panel and one in the service bay.

When dry camping we leave our pump on all the time and only turn it off if we are leaving the coach for awhile. That way if you have a need in the wee hours of the morning you are good to go. I found out the hard way that when your hot water heater is on you should have the pump on. We had a truck camper that I left ready to go all winter with the thank full and the hot water heater on to keep it from freezing up. Also had the heat on. We wanted to be able to get in the camper on the spur of the moment and go even if there was snow. With the pump off the hot water heater would loose volume through evaporation and turn off with the over temp control

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Ooops...
We have the same three...but we don't leave our water pump on while dry camping...draws from th battery, for one reason...that is why I would like one in the actual bath room...(just hate hollering for Sacs to turn it on... )



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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
...but we don't leave our water pump on while dry camping...draws from th battery, for one reason... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The battery draw would be minuscule (only the light glow) unless you have a drip somewhere. If the pump is cycling on and off when you aren't using any water, time to look for a leak somewhere. Otherwise, the pump won't use any power until called.

I say leave it on for no bathroom surprises


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And, if you have an icemaker, you need the pump on all the time.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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Our Diplomat did not have the kitchen switch when we bought it. The specs say it shoud have one. I've looked for wiring for a switch that might not have been installed, but never found it.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:18 AM   #13
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To my knowledge, all of our coaches came with the Intellitec Pump-Module. It's a really neat gizmo that is probably living in the water-bay against the inside wall. Not much bigger than a cigarette-pac, it allows you to add more than one momentary-on/off pump-switch to the system without having to run multiple wires from each switch to the pump and coming up with an ON-OFF priority for each set of individual switches.

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Your switch wiring 'should' be right next to the overhead lite switch by the kitchen-sink. I say 'should' as it may be in the general area, but with the bundles running all over, it could be tough to see where it actually ends. I can't imagine they didn't run the wire itself, as those things are doing on a wire-board at the factory and a missing termination would be obvious. In any case, it isn't tough to run another wire to the controller if needed.
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