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Old 01-16-2008, 07:43 AM   #15
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There is no conflict in the information. The pump, a standard Sureflow, can be upgraded to a 5.7 to increase performance, but there is still flow restriction at the appliance, at the inlet, the pressure reducer and so on. We put the 5.7 pumps in our '01 and '04 Discoveries, and have a very good AquaJet in our Revolution, and we usually use water pumped from our tank, even if shore water is available. Shore tap water is restricted by all the above plus the full coach filtration. We'd rather have a slow fill of well filtered water into the tank and then as much pressure as we need by the pump out of the tank.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #16
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Mike,
where did you find your original water pump hidden and how did you gain access to it? I've been putting off replacing mine because I cant believe I have to go through dismantling the entire utility bay to get at the water pump. Fleetwood tells me its mounted up high behind the front control panel of the utility bay. behind and above a rats nest of hoses, pipes, cables and filter housing. seems to be a rediculous location for a part that eventually needs replaced on every RV.

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:21 PM   #17
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Excuse me if I'm a little slow on this but I am trying to be sure before I buy equipment that may not solve my problem. What you appear to be saying is that I will experience restrictions when on shore what but if pumping from the tank I will have good flow/pressure with the larger pump. How does it bypass the restriction when using the pump from the fresh water tank? And what does the 5.7 mean?

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Sorry, that's supposed to "shore water" in the second line of my last post.

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:59 AM   #19
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Pat, 5.7 refers to the model of a pump from Sureflow. It is far superior to the standard Sureflow. For our Revolution there are two causes of lower pressure on 'shore water'. 1) We filter our water down to as low as 1 micron and this has a serious affect on flow, especially if using a ceramic filter. When we have lots of time, we can slowly fill our tank with well filtered water. 2) There is restriction in flow at the inlet and the pressure reducer. These could be eliminated but increase the risk of water damage if something fails, and also unrestricted water would fill holding tanks very quickly. We are resigned, as many are, to use the well filtered water from the tank using our pump, in our case a very quiet and powerful AquaJet Pump.
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We had low water pressure when we purchased our 04 Bounder. Called the factory and asked for a bigger pump. No way, but the dealer fixed it. On the face of the pump is a metal disk with a phillips screw in the center. Loosen just a bit and turn the disk clock ways a bit. check the pressure and see if that helps! If not, repeat until it satisfies you for pressure. ours works great now.
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travel , great tip thanks
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:43 PM   #22
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That is very interesting info. An adjustable pump, what a concept! Thank you very much, I hope is works for me.

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