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Old 05-09-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
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Last week I replaced the factory water pump in our 2004 Beaver Monterey with a Shurflo 5.7 Extreme variable speed pump.

This is a great pump. We absolutely cannot hear it anywhere in the coach. It provides a steady flow--no pulsing--at all flow levels. The flow from a single faucet is significantly higher than with the old pump, and we get the same strong flow when we turn on a second faucet at the same time.

The only down side is that we can outrun the capacity of the "continuous unlimited hot water" HydroHot with a very long shower at full flow. We can also fill the gray water tank faster if we always take advantage of the increased flow at wide open throttle.

It's the best $200 I have spent on an RV.
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Last week I replaced the factory water pump in our 2004 Beaver Monterey with a Shurflo 5.7 Extreme variable speed pump.

This is a great pump. We absolutely cannot hear it anywhere in the coach. It provides a steady flow--no pulsing--at all flow levels. The flow from a single faucet is significantly higher than with the old pump, and we get the same strong flow when we turn on a second faucet at the same time.

The only down side is that we can outrun the capacity of the "continuous unlimited hot water" HydroHot with a very long shower at full flow. We can also fill the gray water tank faster if we always take advantage of the increased flow at wide open throttle.

It's the best $200 I have spent on an RV.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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I see this is your first post. Welcome to irv2.
I agree that the 5.7 is a good pump. Feel free to evaluate anything you try out. We are always looking for feedback on all the products available to us RVers.
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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Glad to hear a good water pump review. As first time RVers we are not happy with the LOAD water pump. I will have to check into the ShurFlo! Thanks
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:53 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Denali:
We can also fill the gray water tank faster if we always take advantage of the increased flow at wide open throttle. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>One of the first upgrades that we accomplished was getting the Shureflo 5.7. It's great pump and it does perform just as you posted.

Water management become more important when you have a high capacity pump, I find myself throttling back on the faucet quite a lot.
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:11 PM   #6
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I installed the 5.7 in my MH before our trip to Perry,Ga for the FMCA get together in March after reading comments of how good it performed. It was great being able to take a shower with pressure as good or better than being "hooked up". Still managed to not run the fresh water tank out before we left after a week. Another satisfied customer!
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Old 05-15-2005, 04:42 PM   #7
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Just installed it in our coach. It tests well, but the real test will be next week when we take it out for a few days.
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:39 PM   #8
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My father-in-law has this pump in his rig and it works great. He gets better pressure from the pump than the city connection.
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:20 AM   #9
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The Shurflo 5.7 sounds like a great pump, but how do you DYI the install? I'm talking about the fittings for the lines, don't they use unique fittings in the RV industry? Please pardon my naivete about RV plumbing.
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:59 AM   #10
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The 5.7 is essentially "plug-n-play". Just remove your old pump, mount the new 5.7, and your old fittings should screw right onto it. Of course, if you have an older coach, say pre-1990, you may have to get a little "creative" with some adapters or fittings, but it shouldn't be a big obstacle.
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The pump uses the same 1/2" pipe thread fittings that our old pump used. I had to relocate the new pump because there was not enough room for it and the special filter it uses in the space occupied by our old pump. Since the directions for installation say to use at least 18" (I think) of flexible high pressure line on both the inlet and outlet sides to further reduce noise, it would have been difficult to install it in the original location anyway.

With a couple feet of high pressure line on each end, it was simple to locate it in a convenient location.

The whole process was very simple, requiring no plumbing expertise--just a couple trips to the hardware store. If plumbing expertise had been required, it would still be in the box.

Hope that helps.
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Installed it in less then 1/2 hour. Works great. Still hear it a little but you have to listen for it. Great pressure. More water useage so have to watch tanks.
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Can this pump be used with an accumulator tank?
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You dont really need an accumulator tank with this pump but it wont hurt anything. You may have to reset the precharge pressure on the tank (the little air valve on to of the tank) to take advantage of the slightly higher pressure.
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