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Old 06-15-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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Add pump to Scamp shower drain. What do I need?

I think I need to add a pump to my Scamp shower drain. It's a '91 and has the garden hose that goes from the shower drain, through the frame, and into the greywater tank. However, it enters the greywater tank in such a low location on the tank that I get water in the shower any time I travel with even a small amount of water in the greywater tank. Are they all hooked on that low? What kind of pump do I need to pump the water into the tank and prevent backflow? I appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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your problem could be as simple as installing the drain plug after you shower.

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I feel that the inlet to the gray water tank is so low that I don't get the capacity in the greywater tank like I should. I feel like it backs up in to the shower.
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The grey tank should be vented... water seeks its own level so the inlet should be irrelevant.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
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I think I need to add a pump to my Scamp shower drain. It's a '91 and has the garden hose that goes from the shower drain, through the frame, and into the greywater tank. ...
When and why did Scamp start putting the shower pump in the camper as standard equipment (with the shower option)? I know that later models have the pump, apparently for exactly the reason you think you need one. If the design is basically the same and the pump serves a purpose then it sounds like a good plan. I never shower in mine so I am happy as long as gray water does not backup into the shower pan / floor.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:32 PM   #6
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Is this a side bath Scamp?
Mine was before I modified it and moved the bath to the front with a dropped pan for more headroom.
Originally the shower in mine ran as you said from the drain in the floor to the lower drain and I have no experience with it.
I think you could add a pump like the later Scamps and I think that there is enough room for the pump under there it you wanted to add one.
The pump should have a filter ahead of it and it will act as a check valve to keep it from backing up to the shower pan.
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It is a side bath unit.

Part of the reason this happens is that I must have the incorrect drain on mine. Mine doesn't screw in. I attached a picture of what I have.

If this system is so great, why were pumps added to later models? What pump comes on the newer models? I would guess I need one that can run "dry" for short periods of time. I may not do this before our two-week National Parks in July but it's on my list of improvements. Heck, what's the proper drain? That is a project I could get done before the trip!
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:55 PM   #8
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The simple answer is that side bath has the floor of the shower level with the top of the 6" side which is roughly level with the top of the grey tank.
The drain will run into the grey tank but there is not a lot of the head for the trip.
The new versions have the drain below the top of the grey tank and the water will not drain back to the tank without the pump.
When I installed the bath I chose to have the pump capable of moving around the same as the delivery of the shower head.
This is why there is a valve in the drain line to keep the grey tank from draining into the pan.
The movement of the trailer might well run back to the floor if headed down hill.
in the side bath as well.
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16 Deluxe with Front Bath

We picked up our 16, with front bath, last month from the factory.

Perhaps the photos I have included will assist and give you some idea what Scamp uses today. (We have not used the shower to date preferring the RV Park facilities instead.)

From the shower drain we have an in-line filter which then goes into the pump. The pump switch is on the wall in the front bath.

Best of luck on your project
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Jeff,

Thanks for the pictures. That will help a lot when I get around to doing this. I start a two-week National Parks trip next week so I think it will have to wait until I get back. Thanks again.

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We picked up our 16, with front bath, last month from the factory.

Perhaps the photos I have included will assist and give you some idea what Scamp uses today. (We have not used the shower to date preferring the RV Park facilities instead.)

From the shower drain we have an in-line filter which then goes into the pump. The pump switch is on the wall in the front bath.

Best of luck on your project
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