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Old 08-17-2009, 05:50 PM   #15
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You might be interested what I did with my rocker pump http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...c=30530&hl=
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #16
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The original hand pump in my Scamp leaked at the handle within a year, plus it was pretty flimsy plastic. I changed to a Rocket pump. I love the Rocket it throws a lot of water with one small pump. I was tempted to put in a water pump when changing the faucet but decided I'd be a lot more frugal with a hand pump while Boondocking than with a water pump.

I only have a single faucet for city water. The original factory installeds spout was so short I could hardly get any thing under it to fill. I purchased another single faucet with a little longer spout and moved it closer to the sink. Just recently I was in West Marine returning something and getting a store credit, so I picked up a catalog and started thumbing through it. I found a wonderful single faucet with a swivel spout, purchased it and installed it. It's wonderful.


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Swivel on the right move slightly over sink. I can get anything under it, just wonderful for the coffee pot.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:20 PM   #17
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Francene - When I got my trailer, only half the plumbing had been completed, and didn't include any potential for pumping, electric or manual. So I installed a manual pump. I like that it doesnt' use the battery, but it IS a hassle on that washing hands (or any other two-hand task). Since the installation, however, I've learned about the floor pumps (thanks, Raya, for the links to even BETTER setups). If I had it to do over again (hey! I do!), I'd go with one of those, so long as the foot pedal didn't stick out into the very limited walkway. That would also preserve the limited counter space.

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