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Old 08-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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ok first big trip went perfect , now upgrades

ok we took our first big trip after a couple small ones and had a great time with no problems. St louis to yellowstone , then vegas , then L.A. where we
camped on the beach , then to the grand canyon and back home
i decided since the rv was good to us ill return the favor and give her
some new upgrades . Im currently pulling out all the flooring for new carpet
in the bedroom and tile up front so while every things apart im seeing what else i can do. i would like to change the water pump but im a little confused.
i dont like having to flip a switch everytime i want to flush the toilet when we are on the fresh tank. i seen the demand water pumps that come on when u turn on the water but the diagram still shows a switch . If i change to a on demand pump do i still have to flip a switch or can the switch be left on and the pump would work more automatically .
thanks for the help
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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On our previous model the switch would provide power to the pump and the pump only ran as needed (when faucet was on). Most times once the switch was turned on the pump would run for a second or two to prime everything.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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We always leave ours on, unless we leave, I would hate to come back and find 100 gallon of water inside the RV because of a broken pipe.
Buy a good quiet pump, for some reason they get noisier in the middle of the night when in use. A new quieter pump is on my upgrade list.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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I turn on the switch and leave it when we are on the tanks. I had hubby put in a quiet one, the old one had a leak and was loud. At first I didn't like it cause I couldn't tell it was on, now I don't pay any attention and you never hear it run. I know if I don't have water either the tank is empty or I forgot to turn it on. Mine holds almost 100 gallons of water so I seldom run out.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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I think the answer to your question is, yes, a demand water pump still has a switch but it doesn't have to be thrown each time you need water. Just turn it on and leave it... unless you follow the good practice of turning it off when leaving the coach for any period of time.

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ok we took our first big trip after a couple small ones and had a great time with no problems. St louis to yellowstone , then vegas , then L.A. where we
camped on the beach , then to the grand canyon and back home
i decided since the rv was good to us ill return the favor and give her
some new upgrades . Im currently pulling out all the flooring for new carpet
in the bedroom and tile up front so while every things apart im seeing what else i can do. i would like to change the water pump but im a little confused.
i dont like having to flip a switch everytime i want to flush the toilet when we are on the fresh tank. i seen the demand water pumps that come on when u turn on the water but the diagram still shows a switch . If i change to a on demand pump do i still have to flip a switch or can the switch be left on and the pump would work more automatically .

thanks for the help
Leave the switch. It will save you from a flood if somethings breaks under a sink or other hidden area. Turn it on when you are there and need the water to run.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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OK thanks everyone. For the info
Now I just need a good quiet pump
And do a quick swap while Its apart


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Old 08-29-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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I don't think they make a good quiet pump.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #9
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cocos on your demand pump setup....if you spring a leak....the pump will run....why worry about a new type electrical system...just turn the pump switch you have on and leave it on?
Many many flooded TVs have been created due to on demand or manual switches being left "on" and a leak occurring...just something to ponder for you
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #10
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ok i got the water pump figured out , now I would like to add a second switch to turn on the water heater in the bedroom while everythings apart ( im still doing the flooring and all that work that comes with it). I have the wiring diagram but my question is since i am adding a second switch should i isolate the two with a diode so the power doesnt back feed into the original switch
I found I really enjoy working and making mods so i really appreciate every ones
help with all the questions ive had
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be aware that a quiet pump will not alert you to a leak in the middle of the night. if the system is water-tight the pump will not make a sound. a leak will get your attention rather quickly.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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OK I finally got the flooring done and the trim finished. I thought I would. Add the pics so if any one is thinking. Of replacing their floor maybe this might get them motivated.
Overall. Not a hard job but very time consuming. It took me about 30 hours to remove everything. And reinstall it.
About 8 hours to lay down the new carpet And vinyl. It was only about 600 for all the flooring and the new trim.
I think it was well worth the time and cost.

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One of the difficult things was the slide, getting carpet stapled to underside. I made a small end cap from 2x2 s and brackets so we stapled the carpet On the underside then slid the end cap on, secured it with screws then flip carpet Over, stretch and staple .. worked out real nice.

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Now on to some water line and valve replacements.. I don't think it ever ends





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That looks very good. I have new carpet going in my '93 Country Coach on Thursday. I hope it comes out as well as yours. I got a quote for $950 for the Front Room and the Bedroom including a very good grade of carpet. All I have to do is remove the furniture. Sounded pretty reasonable to me. It is a non slide coach. Joe
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Sounds like a great deal. I'm sure it will look good. Post a pic when your done
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