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Old 08-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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There must be a better pump Than Surflo Extreme 5.7

I am on my third Shurflo water pump in my 2007 trailer. The last two were Shurflo Extreme Smart Sensor 5.7s, retailing for two to three hundred bucks each. The second I bought to replace the dead, oem Shurflo that came with the trailer. That pump died under warranty and was replaced by the third pump, which died several months out of warranty. That pump turned on and worked fine. Fifteen minutes later it was dead.

Shurflo Customer Service says: “The electronics on the motor would cause this symptom, I would recommend a new replacement if out of warranty”. Well, at three hundred bucks a pump I’d guess so! It is irreparable? What a piece of junk!

Anyway, I’m done with Shurflo unless you all can suggest where I might get repairs. Other than that what do you think is the best, most dependable RV water pump on the market?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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I am on my third Shurflo water pump in my 2007 trailer. The last two were Shurflo Extreme Smart Sensor 5.7s, retailing for two to three hundred bucks each. The second I bought to replace the dead, oem Shurflo that came with the trailer. That pump died under warranty and was replaced by the third pump, which died several months out of warranty. That pump turned on and worked fine. Fifteen minutes later it was dead.

Shurflo Customer Service says: “The electronics on the motor would cause this symptom, I would recommend a new replacement if out of warranty”. Well, at three hundred bucks a pump I’d guess so! It is irreparable? What a piece of junk!

Anyway, I’m done with Shurflo unless you all can suggest where I might get repairs. Other than that what do you think is the best, most dependable RV water pump on the market?
This will solve your problem:

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Aquaje.../aquajetrv.htm
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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The Shurflo Extreme was a complete disaster for Shurfloand and that is why they don't make it any longer. I personally think Shurflo now makes some good pumps and their CS department is great. They always stand behind their product. I went thru 3 Extremes and they stepped up and replaced my third one 2 years out of warranty, no cost, with one of their newer 3 gal. series. I tried it and now carry it as a spare. Not a variable but still a very good pump.

I went with the Aquajetrv pump an am very happy with it. I would recommend what Steve suggested.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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at runnings they sell the continues duty shurflo for the ag pumps in srayers and have all the pressure and gpm you need.
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What were your symptoms with your Shurflo's. I took mine out of my 5er and the dealer shipped it to Shurflo . It started running continuously and there were no leaks. I reduced it down to just a hose on the suction side and was pumping out of a 5 gal bucket, to eliminate any connections that could be causing a vacuum break. It still would not pressure up and stop running.
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What were your symptoms with your Shurflo's. I took mine out of my 5er and the dealer shipped it to Shurflo . It started running continuously and there were no leaks. I reduced it down to just a hose on the suction side and was pumping out of a 5 gal bucket, to eliminate any connections that could be causing a vacuum break. It still would not pressure up and stop running.
Starting and stopping problems, something to do with the electronic pressure sensing. Last one was a hung up brush on the motor which burnt the armature. Carried it new for 3 years and when I needed it' it lasted a few hours. Brush probably hung up due to non use?

If your talking about a Shurflo in your 2013 Cyclone, we may be talking about different model pumps. We have been discussing the Shurflo Extreme Variable Speed Pump. Hopefully you have their newer Revolution model. I think Shurflo quit making and selling the Extreme a couple years ago. You can still buy them but not directly from Shurflo. Not sure about the dates.
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It is the Extreme Series Smart Sensor 5.7. I'm supposed to pick up the new pump today. Sounds like I better plan to have a spare and I think it will be a different pump.
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I'm using a Shurflo Revolution that works fine. Basic pump and reasonable price.
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I have had a lot better luck. I installed my Shurflo Extreme Smart Sensor 5.7 almost 10 years ago on 10/10/03. It is still working with no problems.
I did hook it up direct from the battery with a 20 AMP fuse through a relay.
Relay turned on by the original inside 10 AMP switch.

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Old 08-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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I'm done with Shurflo

Frankly, after three SurFlos in 6 years I'm done. I'd be better off with a gravity feed off of the roof rather than a pump that just quits!

ShurFlo could care less: "Buy a new one" is all they offer....
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After 3 Shurflo Extreme 5.7 pumps in 8 years, I understand they quit making them and parts aren't available. I switched to Remcos 55 AquaJet ARV 5.3 gpm this spring.
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I picked up the replacement pump at the dealer. It is a different pump, a 4048. The dealer said that is the proper replacement for the 5.7. I called Shurflo and verified this. I have to say that Shurflo has been very responsive and easy to work with. They were easy to contact and a couple times when I had to leave a message, they called back quickly.
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I picked up the replacement pump at the dealer. It is a different pump, a 4048. The dealer said that is the proper replacement for the 5.7. I called Shurflo and verified this. I have to say that Shurflo has been very responsive and easy to work with. They were easy to contact and a couple times when I had to leave a message, they called back quickly.
Ok, here's my suggestion: Get another 4048 to carry as a spare cause what you are using will not last and you'll be telling Mom there is no water! Then see how un-responsive Shurflo is!!
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Shurflo replaced my last 5.7 with a 4048. It has worked well for almost 2 years. The design seems to be a lot better than the 5.7. Instead of changing the speed with a lot of fancy electronics, it runs at one speed and varies the output by bypassing whatever water is not used. Simply on or off, like the 4048 should be much more reliable.

I considered a FloJet VS, but after seeing how well the 4048 works I am no longer thinking about a change.
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