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Old 05-14-2014, 04:35 AM   #1
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Water Pump

OK, so I and the DW was at a dealership in our area and looking at some TT's and the one we are looking to buy has a few issues which they said were no problem but when I checked the water pump it made a horrible sound that actually shook the trailer like one of those video game controllers with the weight inside that spins. The sales guy said its normal, but I can't imagine that is true as would anyone want to hear or feel that?

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:09 AM   #3
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Sounds like the water pump in out tear, until I modified it. Bubble mounts for the pump mounting points and a flexible hose rather than Pex pipe to the pump. Still not quiet but much better.
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Mine is kinda loud and has some vibration until it has charged the water system with pressure. Once it's opperating normally under pressure, it's much quieter. But I have thought about an insulating modifiction to improve it a bit more.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:22 AM   #5
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I have watched a number of videos where the pump is heard in the background but not to the extent of this one. I am wondering if the issue is due to the manufacturer cutting costs and installing inexpensive parts and that with a few bux I can just swap it out for a much better pump and not have the noise or vibration. Since the pump seems to be under the oven next to the kitchen sink it is impossible NOT to hear or feel the brunt of it. Since I am making a decision that will cost quite a bit down and then monthly payments I don't want to be aggravated every time I use the sinks or flush the toilet. Iill do some more searching on youtube to see if anyone has had this issue and fixed it for this particular TT as the wife really likes it and its like new.....
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Mine vibrates but you would have to be sitting on the seat directly above it to feel it.

Maybe the sales guy could put an addendum on the sale that the pump is covered for a year....?
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Take a look at it. If the pump is loose have them secure it. Mine vibrates one whole side of the trailer. It isnt the pump but rather the rigid pex pipe vibrating against the wood panels it passes through. If yours is caused by that there are three ways to address it. 1-add an shurflo accumulator tank to reduce the time the pump runs, 2-add a shurflo pump silencer kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000WN...pi=SL500_SS115 , or 3-physically isolate the pump/pipes from whatever they are vibrating on using foam, etc.

I tried the pump silencing kit with limited success but then realized it was the pex pipe making all the noise.
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Thanks for the info, I will check on that when I go back to negotiate more.
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