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Old 01-09-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Transfer Pump

I finally got smart a couple of months ago and decided to buy a transfer pump for transferring fresh water from 7 gallon totes to my fresh water tank. I bought a Liberty Model 331 120 volt pump.

Does anybody here use a pump for transferring fresh water? If so, what brand and model is it? What are its specifications?

I have been a plumber my entire adult life and I have seen and used dozens of different types and brands of transfer pumps for various applications, but mainly for draining water heaters. They all performed about the same and had relatively short lives, mainly going bad due to rust as they were all made of cast iron. I have never used a plastic transfer pump. I believe I have the experience now to recommend what I think is the best small transfer pump out there.

If you are in the market for a great transfer pump, take a look at the Liberty Model 331. It requires 120 volts, so may not be ideal for boondockers without a generator. The entire pump is made of cast aluminum and is powered by a 1/2 HP motor, and it is made in the USA. Nowhere does the manufacturer state that it is not acceptable for potable water, nor does it state otherwise. I see no reason for it to not be suitable for potable water. It will pump to over a 105' head. This pump just blows away every other small transfer pump I have ever used. I highly recommend it to any RVer.

Here is a link to the specifications of this pump:


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Old 01-09-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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Lots of Members who need to transfer water also need Elect. thus most use a 12V transfer pump! Youroo!!

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Old 01-09-2016, 09:50 AM   #3
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This is what I use to pump water from my container to my trailer.
Works very well and fast. If interested this is my container. The wheels make it real handy. : Reliance Products Hydroller 8 Gallon Wheeled Water Container : Camping Water Storage : Sports & Outdoors
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:14 AM   #4
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You can also look at marine deck wash down pumps. Work well and designed for salt water so hold up well.

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Old 01-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #6
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potable water pump

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Old 01-09-2016, 11:38 AM   #7
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Fresh water

I assume that this procedure is for use when a faucet and hose are not available?
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
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I use my camper pump to pump from a 45 gallon water bladder to my fresh water tank in the camper. Works really well. Chuck
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:28 PM   #9
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As with most, I use a 12V pump. I simply plug it into the trailer connector on my truck. However, I bought a pump that will work as a replacement for the trailer pump, should it ever fail.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:29 PM   #10
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Just a thought - all materials coming into contact with drinking water must be CERTIFIED for conformance with ANSI/NSF Standard 61. Most such materials are marked or stamped "NSF".
If you use a pump or other materials (transfer containers, hoses, etc) not so certified you would technically have to consider your RVs distribution system to have been exposed to contamination - requiring a decontamination. Might want to drink only bottled water.

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