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Old 05-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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Quiet Water Pump

Hello All,
Curious as to who out there has a really quiet water pump in their RV. I have a Shurflo but it is really loud and want to upgrade it with something that is very quiet and am looking for suggestions.

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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Smile quiet water pump

We have a new 2011 5er with a small airplane mounted under the bathroom. (At least that is what the water pump sounds like). We talked to our Bro-in-law & he said just make a longer intake hose than what came with the pump & make a loop in it. They call it the firemans loop. What makes the noise apparently is the water pressure coming into the pump & hitting the valves inside. Give it some more length & make a loop. Hope this helps. Jeannine
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Thanks so much. I will give that a try. Sure beats spending the extra money if I can make that work.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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Thanks so much. I will give that a try. Sure beats spending the extra money if I can make that work.

Please leave a blog to let us know if that works. I too, as well as MANY other have that same problem.
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Will do.
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Mine was not excessive with noise but I was able to make it considerably quieter with Pipe insulation around hoses
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They make Pumps That are the shurflo whisperking But also They have the silencing water lines. Most of the noise comes from the lines Ive insualted water lines with foam and mounted the water pump in an area that is less likely to cause a loud vibration these things all help. Rv Tech For 10 years
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I will give that a try as well. Mine right now is in the best spot it can be in right above the LP tank and next to the water tank. I know for sure that the line from the tank to the water pump is very short and directly to it so I will see if that works and also will insulate the lines that are right there. Hopefully it works.
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They make Pumps That are the shurflo whisperking But also They have the silencing water lines. Most of the noise comes from the lines Ive insualted water lines with foam and mounted the water pump in an area that is less likely to cause a loud vibration these things all help. Rv Tech For 10 years
Did you insulate the water lines on both sides of the pump and did you rubber mount the pump?
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Lines are not insulated right now and from what I can tell the previous owner just mounted it to the framework. That probably has something to do with it as well.
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As A tech I Usually Can Always hear the water pump a little this can help me when determining if it has a water leak cause it will cycle without any water on but it should be quiet enough for you to barely hear it i think with the insulated lines and maybe installing the silencing kit you will notice a world of difference good luck
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I installed a Flojet variable speed pump in my coach. I mounted it to the floor of my service bay with a mouse pad in between. I also changed to flexible hose connections (white bathroom hoses from Home Depot).

The pump is very quiet and only runs as fast as the demand. You can't hear it on low and you can barely hear it on high.

A side benefit to this pump, it has enough power to hook a 5/8" garden hose to it, with sprayer, and wash my coach. I've done this on a few occasions (100 gallon tank).
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lol

this made me laugh Glad to hear it is quiet and thanks for the tip on hooking up a hose to wash the rv very creative
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I was forced to be creative.....On one occasion we had to drive through a muddy highway road repair in the Grand Tetons which stuck mud to my ABS sensors. I hooked up the hose and was able to rinse off the undercarriage and solve my issue.

On another occasion, we spent a few days at an ocean front park with dirt roads. By the time we left the coach was covered in muck. We stopped at another campground that didn't allow washing at the sites. We waited for our spot to come available in their grass field overflow. I connected the hose and we washed the entire coach. Once in our site, I topped off our water tank.
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