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Old 05-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Our fresh water pump comes on at the slightest use of water. This is somewhat annoying as it is a bit noisy. I see in catalogs that they sell an accululator tank that is supposed to take some of this sensitivity out of such a system. Any drawbacks / concerns?

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Our fresh water pump comes on at the slightest use of water. This is somewhat annoying as it is a bit noisy. I see in catalogs that they sell an accululator tank that is supposed to take some of this sensitivity out of such a system. Any drawbacks / concerns?

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Old 05-15-2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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Dan,
I don't see any problems with the accumulator, but I'd go with one of the new variable speed pumps, you get houselike water pressure & quiet operation. I believe that with the accumulator the pump will still come on but it won't pulse. I put in the shurflo 5.7 variable speed & like it real well.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:13 AM   #4
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The accumulator tank works to reduce the frequency of the pump. All Winnebago MHs have them installed at the factory for just this purpose. I suggest you find a friend that has a Winnie or Itasca and try the system before you buy to see if it will solve your complaint.
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:02 AM   #5
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Dan, I'd vote yes to the accumulator before paying more bucks for the VSR pump. In fact, check at Lowes or Home Depot. They offer little accumulator tanks, about 1 gallon size, that are better than the small one quart size that Camping World offers. If you've got some room, the 1 gal. size is the way to go.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will look into them.

One thing I do like about the current noisy pump is that if a faucet is dripping, I know it.

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