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Old 10-05-2016, 10:23 PM   #1
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Can't find my water pump

I have a 2000 Class C Safari 24' that's really made by Harney. I CANNOT find the water pump. I can hear it but can't quite zero in on it. I know they're usually hidden somewhere inside the coach but I have a feeling it might be behind the panel in the wet bay. There's a manifold system but I don't see any easy way to get back there to even look. Any suggestions? There is nothing in the manual about the location of the pump. I'd really like to replace it and I also need to winterize soon. They didn't make too many of these coaches so I'm hoping someone here can help.

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Old 10-06-2016, 04:15 AM   #2
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I don't have a clue as to where it might be in your coach, but generally these pumps are close to the fresh water tank. In my former Class C, that meant under the kitchen drawers, behind the electrical circuit breaker/converter panel.

Generally, there's no harm in unscrewing access panels and looking behind them, so I'd turn it on and keep doing that until I found the tank and pump. Don't be afraid to pull out lower drawers inside the coach, either. Just be sure to remove them so you can put them back in (i.e., no excessive force).

When you find the pump, install a winterizing kit, if it doesn't already have one. Ditto for a bypass kit on the hot water heater.

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Old 10-06-2016, 05:04 AM   #3
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Could not find water pump when we first bought it. Talked to customer service. It was under a drawer. When I removed drawer there was no access. Gulf Stream had forgotten to cut out panel and put a cover over it. I cut out the opening for access. May need to put your ear next to various panels in cabinets and other items to find pump.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #4
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where is your fresh water fill? that is close to your water tank. maybe under a dinette set if you have one, pump should be next to the water tank
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:00 PM   #5
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some are under the bed
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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I'll try again tonight. It's not inside any cabinets and I pulled the drawers... nothing. I was pretty sure it was in the bottom of the bathroom (rear bath) closet so I pried up the base floor piece and nothing. Underneath the closet is the wet bay. I'm afraid it's behind the panel in the wet bay which will be a nightmare. This coach has spent it's 16 year life in San Diego so it has never been winterized. The previous owner has no clue where the pump is, never found it. It''s pretty loud so I thought it would be easy to find but nothing yet. I can see the fresh water tank in one of the bays so I guess I'll crawl in there tonight and see what I can find. This is a rare class c with basement storage.
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After 16 years it's time to clean the pump strainer..I am surprised that a maintenance item like a water pump would be inaccessible.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #9
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Thumbs up Found it!!!

Unbelievable! The pump is in a tiny space behind a panel in a basement bay. It's in the center so it's not in the area of the full height bay but up by the center, about 10 inches high. Could only fit a stubby screwdriver in there to even remove the panel. Not much room to work. Well at least I found it. I'm just going to replace it. It hasn't had very much use but it is still 16 years old. I'll pump out the fresh water tank then replace the pump. I'm running out of time for winterizing. Steep learning curve.
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Our friends purchased a brand new Keystone travel trailer in 2013 . A few weeks later while camping the water pump stopped working . They looked all over , couldn't find it . Took it to the dealer , they couldn't find it . Dealer called manufacturer who told them it was behind the removable panel on back side of the sink. There was no panel . Turns out Keystone failed to put in an access panel .
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:37 AM   #11
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I just can't believe it's not up inside the coach although it is right next to the water tank as it should be. I absolutely have to replace a 16 year old pump. Also looks like the only way to empty the fresh water tank is to pump it out. This also shares the same input for city water and tank fill by turning a valve, no plain old gravity fill... annoying. Not sure how difficult it would be to move the pump to a spot where I had a little more room to work but that'll have to wait until Spring. I'd really like to insulate the whole basement area someday. The list is getting longer and longer.

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