12v Water Pump Location

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12v Water Pump Location

Postby Strop » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:10 am

In all but 1 build I have seen the water pump is located in the galley.

Is there any reason the could not be mounted under the trailer? Especially if you are having a water tank under the trailer.

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Re: 12v Water Pump Location

Postby SLUG36 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:56 am

my understanding on water pumps is that they work better pushing water than pulling water. being closer to the water source may be a better location.
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Re: 12v Water Pump Location

Postby MtnDon » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:25 am

Personal observation is that water pumps work better when mounted lower. They prime easier, are quieter and deliver better flow. If it's a shurflo you are thinking of you can DL all the specs from Shurflos website. There is a maximum "head" given.
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Re: 12v Water Pump Location

Postby Redneck Teepee » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:05 am

Yes, always close to the tank as possible, and gravity flow if possible to the inlet side.
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Re: 12v Water Pump Location

Postby Strop » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:30 am

Thank you. What you find in the planning stage is that there are compromises everywhere and making decisions of what's in and out.

I can get it close but no gravity feed unless tank is full.

I now have to figure out if I can get it to fit between the flood and axle.

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