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Water Pump Location

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:04 pm
by Newt182
should my water pump be close to my tank or does it matter where it's located? i.e. If my tank is over the axles of my cargo trailer can my pump be up front under the sink? Does the distance make it work harder?

Re: Water Pump Location

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:56 pm
by greygoos
It depends on the specs of the pump.

Re: Water Pump Location

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:37 pm
by Padilen
Closer is generally where they are. I'm not sure if it's a power or pressure reason. Mine is as close to tank as possible, just made it easier, to wire, to plumb, and to winterize.

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Re: Water Pump Location

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:34 pm
by troubleScottie
Just glancing at the ShurFlo pumps, most have a 9ft vertical self priming capability. They state the pump should be place in an area that is dry and ventilated (heat).

I have seen several images of these pumps being mounted under the bed which means it might get wet from road splash. The manual suggests not doing that.

The only thing to remember, the tubing/piping between the pump and tank may need a drain. Water/air may not pass through the pump when it is off.