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Old 01-14-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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How many years on average does your water pump last?

OK, my water pump is working... but, a friend of mine suggested that I either replace it or have one waiting in the wings....

My problem with having one stored on the rig just in case is well.... STORAGE.... heck, if I kept a second spare part for everything.... there wouldn't be any room for us,😡😡.

He said, yeah, water pumps go out at the most inopportune time...no kidding, I've already found this out with failed refrigerator, generator, gate valves, batteries and sewer line.....

RV's breakdown.... and usually when you are on a trip... this is NOT GOOD... and doesn't make a good vacation.....I spent one trip running around looking for ICE and ice chests..... I don't like this...... instead of sight seeing... it's all a bunch of work.....

Should I consider having my pump replaced just because it's 9 years old....it works perfectly....

I don't know.... I'm not excited about spending money on something that is working, but, I don't want to be stranded again.... there's just so many "incidents" I think I can handle before I just say WTF.... it's not worth doing anymore.....

When things are going well... it's great... we do enjoy our RV...

What do you think?? Replace or just take a chance???
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When you live on a boat and your water pump dies it’s a [moderator edit]. Having also had it happen to me while living in a motor home I’ve found it’s much less of a big deal because you can just drive to a store and get a replacement. Either way it’s inconvenient, but much less so in a motor home. I’d say keep it.
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For those who seldom use the pump, likely lasts a long time. Vs. someone who dry camps a lot and uses the pump a lot.

We dry camp quite a bit, so I carry a spare pump.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:48 PM   #4
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I carry a spare water pump but also have it wired up to a 12v plug so I can use it to fill the water tank when hoses or gravity is not available. I also carry a spare macerator pump. Both are tucked in hard to get to storage spots so as not to interfere with more commonly needed items.
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Our water has lasted 22 years.
With that said, the pump master switch has died on us.
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Don't know as I've never had to replace one even on my 13 yr old DSDP.
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You're probably right....

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When you live on a boat and your water pump dies itís a [moderator edit]. Having also had it happen to me while living in a motor home Iíve found itís much less of a big deal because you can just drive to a store and get a replacement. Either way itís inconvenient, but much less so in a motor home. Iíd say keep it.
I don't agree with you on the point of just going down to the nearest store and picking up a new one, but, it's probably NOT a show stopper either... certainly not like being on a boat....

Sure, it's inconvenient, I have options... there's restaurants, public facilities, kinda like just being in my car...

I've encountered a lot worse..... so, yeah, I'll probably just wait.....

What I did find out today is that a lot of new water pumps are made in cheap plastic housings.... my RV has an older Shurflo pump.... and the supplier I called said... yeah, we hear a lot of people who come back in 3 to 5 years for a new pump....He said that I was doing pretty good at 9 years. Maybe, I'm just worried about nothing...
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