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Old 09-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Shurflo accumulator tank

Anyone install a shurflo accumulator tank? Is it worth the $35 or so price? I know that is not very costly but just wondering if it I'd worth it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Anyone install a shurflo accumulator tank? Is it worth the $35 or so price? I know that is not very costly but just wondering if it I'd worth it.
Not to me, but we usually have full hookups and even when we use the water pump, it is in the basement and hardly noticeable when used.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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installed one and yes it made a difference. we can flush once or twice without pump running. the pulsing of the pump is not eliminated, but greatly reduced. flow is smoother and even.

one other benefit if you boondock: there is a reduction in power usage. its not as much as changing to LED lights, but it is noticeable.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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The little ones no,we put in a 5gal size.When on the road we can use kit & bath without running pump. With no city water hook up,most S/Parks we can take a Pulse Free shower with the Big bladder tank,and no pump running in the night to wake people up when emptying your bladder! Youroo!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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installed one and yes it made a difference. we can flush once or twice without pump running. the pulsing of the pump is not eliminated, but greatly reduced. flow is smoother and even.

one other benefit if you boondock: there is a reduction in power usage. its not as much as changing to LED lights, but it is noticeable.
Yep. Me too. I boondock a lot and having the pump come on at the slightest use of water was waking up the DW. The shurflo accumulator will actually allow a full flush without it coming on. In retrospect I would have liked to get a bigger one.

Like this 2 gallon one:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...eel-tank/14747
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #6
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I wish it is a bit bigger, like 2x. I don't have room for a standard sized 2 gallon.

it's nice being able to flush at night without the dogs jumping up looking for the "pump monster" for 15 minutes.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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I went with the 2 gal. exp. tank. It is well worth the time and a faucet will run for 25-30 seconds before the pump kicks on again.

Fitting I made up for the install.


Fitting installed with tank screwed on.


How it looks under the sink.
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Really nice job.
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I installed the little plastic one from ShurFlo and it's not really worth it. It's too small and does not 'accumulate' enough water.

Yes I can have a small glass (2-3 ounces) of water before the water pump kicks in, but nothing to write home about

I should have gone with a 1 or 2 gallon home made, same price more or less (well not the stainless steel model..) it would have fit under the dinette seat too.

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Had one in an older TT and it made a big difference, since the water pump was directly the master bed. On new 5er, I can't hear the pump run, which the direct result is the burning up of 2 pumps, because of bad tank sensor.
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