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Old 08-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Fresh water pump

I have a 95 Winnebago Brave 27'. On our trip out this weekend, the water pump was sounding louder than normal, pressure was erratic and it took a lot longer (once the tap was turned off) to stop running. This is a sure-flow 2.8 pump. I think it is original. Sounds to me like the pump is going bad and if it is...... what do you folks think for a replacement? Aqua Jet sounds good but I'm not sure... thanks.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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That's a LOT of money for a replacement pump.

If you are looking to upgrade significantly, its a great pump (as are any of the variable speed pumps), but if you just need a new one, this might be a more economical choice
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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That is VERY true! Thanks. It seems that this MH eats money on a regular basis.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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Can you buy a valve kit for your pump? New valves would probably make it "almost new"
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I really don't know if you can or not. Something to search for.
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Try a Google search on Sureflow water pump repair kits. When I lived on a sail boat I kept repair kits for fresh water & bildge pumps. Parts & valves aare easy to replace. Your local RV shop may carry the repair kits.
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When I changed a pump several years ago I found it was good to stay with the same brand---they have different methods of connecting water pipes to the pump and it was easier to get one that had the same fittings. Even though I up graded it fit right in and saved alittle knuckle busting in a tight space. Shurflo makes all kinds of pumps so you can upgrade easily I would guess.
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Senior Chief, I ordered one from that site you gave me........ thanks.
1ciderdog. Once I get the old one out, I'm going to get a rebuild kit for it so I have a spare... thank you, also.
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It seems that this MH eats money on a regular basis.
Truer words were never spoken; in fact, you have just quoted the Second Law of RV Ownership.
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Be sure to clean the filter screen on the inlet. That's probably all that's wrong.
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I would have recommended the Aqua-Jet, however, you have already invested in another Shur-Flo product. Unfortunately, you have thrown good money after a piece of junk (my opinion). They have a high failure rate and basically are a consumable product, that's why Camping World stocks them versus the Aqua-Jet pumps.

My 2002 coach still has the original Aqua-Jet pump, it's 10 years old. Gets a good workout often as I full-time.

There are even some other manufacturers that make good water pumps for the marine industry and you won't find a Shur-Flo out to sea unless it's being used as an anchor.

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Well, I got my pump in the mail today (fast) and took the old one out. There was no filter or screen on it and it was all hard plastic tubes and fittings on it. I will try to find a filter or screen and some flexible hoses for the final connection to the pump. It may sound a little quieter that way.
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I found some flexible hose to put on each end of the pump. On the outlet side, the directions say to put a loop in the hose. I did that and it is quieter. Looks like that is one problem solved. On to the next project! The old pump was sucking air somehow. I may rebuild it and have a spare.
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