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Old 07-09-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hi,

I want to thank everyone for their help with my previous to forum queries... All your advice made my 5 hour tow home with the Scamp much easier and trouble free.

I have a quick qusetion about a water pump for my 13' Scamp.... I've looked by the water tank and my water supply line doesn't look too accessible (I think it is in the rear of the tank)... So I'm wondering, would I have to mount a pump under the sink? Where have others mounted a water pump in a 13' Scamp?

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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It's more accessible than it appears because the entire bench is fastened with screws. A hatch can be cut into the bench for access.

Most RVs seem to have the pump near the tank, which I infer to mean the pump doesn't suck as well as it pushes. However, I would be inclined to try the sink area first to see if it works, although it would take up less usable space to the rear of the tank. Running the electricity to it would be easier, of course.

That said, consider continuing to use the manual pump. It will never fail because of no power, it won't use power, you won't waste your limited water resource and you won't create as much gray water to dispose of. I was getting ready to replace the elec pump on my Jayco with a manual one for those reasons when I traded it in on my Scamp 13'.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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You can also use a foot pump. This is still manual, so it has the advantages which Pete listed, plus you can get water without tying up a hand running the pump. The foot pumps are much more common in marine than land applications, and have been discussed here before, such as in Electric Water Pump, Switching out Hand Pump.

I don't have a foot pump, but if I were setting up a trailer without a shower I would certainly consider it.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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Eric,

Here is how I installed the new water tank and shur-flo pump in my Scamp 13 renovation, plenty of room under the bench with the tank. Works awesome, no leaks, pump never comes on unless water turned on. Hooked it to the hot side of a new bar faucet from the depot. Ran city water to the cold side.

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Old 07-09-2007, 08:49 PM   #5
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Gees!
I just checked your name and your asking how to hook up a tap?
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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OK that was BAD. But I couldn't let it go by.
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No, no Jim you don't understand. His name is efawcett which means he only knows how to hook up virtual fawcetts. He wants to know how to hook a real one up.......
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:20 AM   #8
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Hi Eric,

I put my pump under the rear bunk on the sink/stove side.


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My water tank on the other side left no room for the pump. Plus it is easy to get to when I have to winterize. I also mounted a pump switch on the left side of the cupboard.


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Old 07-10-2007, 10:41 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the advice...

So if I decide to go with a pump, it looks like either under the sink or under the port side rear bench. I prefer near the water tank but I'd rather not have to cut an access hatch or un-screw the entire bench to get at it.

Yes, you'd think by my name that I'd be an expert in this area... Unfortunately the only plumbing experiance I have is a plumbers crack! Not that's there anything wrong with that!

Thanks!
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