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Old 01-26-2022, 06:54 AM   #1
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Relocating water pump

My fifth wheel has the fresh water pump located in a cabinet sitting between two chairs. It's time for a remodel and I want to put it somewhere else and get better chairs. The fresh water tank is located below the pump, Up to me I would just do away with it, since I never dry camp. but the boss says no.. my question is how hard is this going to be....I don't want to run water lines all the way to my plumbing bay from the tank. The fill is on the back of the rig with no fill from city water connection. Bad design in my opinion...Any ideas, shrt of trading rigs...

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Old 01-26-2022, 09:03 AM   #2
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Even though we do not dry camp, we have on occasion needed the water pump. During freezing weather, rather than dealing with frozen hose and faucets, we fill the freshwater tank and use it with the pump. I would leave the pump in service.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:36 AM   #3
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Good morning to a fellow traveller and a fellow ham. �� Two thoughts on the relocation. First, we relocated our pump in our '06 Dynasty, but all we did was move it to the floor and set it on a foam pad, in the bay. We used the clear tubing with the nylon reinforcing to connect to the original connection points. Short of a major accident that would render the pump no longer needed anyway, it's not going to move anywhere. And it made a HUGE reduction in the pump noise, when it was running.

Second, if you ever have to winterize your coach you will need the pump to pull from the jug and push to the coach all of the anti-freeze to do the job.

I would definitely not remove it. If you choose to relocate it, be sure not to move high enough or far enough to make suction from the tank difficult. If it ever runs dry, it will need to pull sufficient "vacuum" to pull from the tank and you don't want to make it too difficult for it to do that.

Just a couple of thoughts. Cheers and best 73, and safe travels!
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