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Old 09-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Water pump running

New & first post. So I am in Big Bear at a site with full hook-ups, so I am on water. Even on water I have to have pump on (or so it seemed on prior trips). So my hose leaks, so shut it off. My H2O tank ran dry so turned leaky hose back on. Now I have water and pump doesn't run, even though it's on. Does that make sense, or am I doing something wrong when on water?
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Hi, it would help to know what make, model of RV you have to help.

Make sure you don't have to switch a valve from tank to shore hose when connected. You shouldn't have to run the pump when on the hose. A valve should control whether you fill the tank or just pressurize the system from the hydrant. Once you are sure the water tank has water in it, your water pump should work. Many parks will shut your water off if they see the hose leaking. I always carry a package of spare rubber hose washers in case one falls out.
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Agree with Bflinn, make and model of your RV would be a big help. In general however, if you are on an external water source (and you indicated FHU), you don't need to turn on the water pump. That is used only when your source of water is your FW tank. And unless your hose is leaking so badly that there is no water coming out the end that is attached to the rig, you should at least have a trickle of water when you open a faucet.
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Wow! Fast reply! I bought a 2012 Extreme Warrior FS3000. First RV I have ever owned. May have just thought I needed it on and been mistaken. Another issue is the pump noise. Told the wife "if it's yellow, let it mellow" during the night, but she won't do it. Is there a good, quiet pump for an upgrade?
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If the pump still works, you might try isolating it before replacing it. Putting rubber feet under the mounts, a piece of flexible hose in the line after the pump will help in silencing it. If you search on here for quieting water pump or words to that effect I think you will find lots of ideas to quiet the pump. Here's a link to a list of solutions:
David's RV Tips: Quieting the Water Pump
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