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Old 10-12-2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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So on our last trip over to the Oregon coast we found out that our water pump didn't work. I thought I had messed it up from blowing the system out last year with air pressure. While on the vacation I checked to see if I was getting any voltage to the pump. Got a little over 13 volts on the pump wire but the motor still didn't turn.
So pulled out the pump this morning and while trying to strip the wire back on the white wire I found out that the main crimp connecting both the white wire from the trailer to the black wire on the pump was not making a good connection. The white wire pulled right out of the crimp and I could see they never twisted the wires before putting on the crimp.
So now I have a spare pump as I though it was bad and ordered a new one. Will put on a new connector that I know will be crimped correctly on both pumps so it will be easier to remove and replace next time.
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So on our last trip over to the Oregon coast we found out that our water pump didn't work. I thought I had messed it up from blowing the system out last year with air pressure. While on the vacation I checked to see if I was getting any voltage to the pump. Got a little over 13 volts on the pump wire but the motor still didn't turn.
So pulled out the pump this morning and while trying to strip the wire back on the white wire I found out that the main crimp connecting both the white wire from the trailer to the black wire on the pump was not making a good connection. The white wire pulled right out of the crimp and I could see they never twisted the wires before putting on the crimp.
So now I have a spare pump as I though it was bad and ordered a new one. Will put on a new connector that I know will be crimped correctly on both pumps so it will be easier to remove and replace next time.
I did the same thing on our last trailer....bought a pump I didn't need.

But......I use the old pump when boondocking to lift water from buckets or whatever into the fresh water filler. Put hose fittings on it, and made up some short hose connections Works great! No more wet feet filling with a funnel.
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But......I use the old pump when boondocking to lift water from buckets or whatever into the fresh water filler. Put hose fittings on it, and made up some short hose connections Works great! No more wet feet filling with a funnel.

Same here. Very useful. Use the hot wire & ground in the truck's trailer plug for power.
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