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Old 02-04-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Water pump

Hi all. I have a 2014 rPod 171. A small trailer. My problem is that city water is back flowing to the fresh water tank. I live in my little trailer and am on hookups most of the winter. I spend most of the summer on the fresh water tank. I think the problem is calcium due to hard water messing up the back-check valve in the water pump. Is there.....something non-toxic that will dissolve the calcium. I had to replace the pump last year. Don't want to spend the money again.


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Old 02-04-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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Remove pump and install a bypass hose to verify.
Install a secondary valve $5.00
What brand pumps vs warranty on the pumps?


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Old 02-04-2016, 06:33 PM   #3
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Check your valve positions to make sure they are all functioning properly. Cycle back and forth several times...


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Old 02-11-2016, 10:32 PM   #4
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Update: pulled the fresh water pump out and flushed the insides out with vinegar for about 30/45 minutes. Reinstalled the pump and no more back flowing city water into the fresh water tank.

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Old 02-11-2016, 11:13 PM   #5
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Update: pulled the fresh water pump out and flushed the insides out with vinegar for about 30/45 minutes. Reinstalled the pump and no more back flowing city water into the fresh water tank.

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Hey, good for you.
Thanks for reporting back. We like to hear the resolution of a problem.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:37 PM   #6
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Hey, good for you.
Thanks for reporting back. We like to hear the resolution of a problem.

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Old 02-18-2016, 01:07 PM   #7
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Shurflo water pump froze up?

Hey y'all,

Got a question, I'm pretty sure our Shurflo 4008 model water pump froze up in our brand new Elkridge 5er because temps got into the single digits and we ran out of propane so the bay wasn't heated. Does anyone know how or if I can get it working again? If not, I guess I'll have to buy a new one! Anyone know how hard they are to install??
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:06 PM   #8
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Hopefully the pump was not damaged.
Ensure pump switch it turned OFF !
Get propane and heat camper.
Put a trouble light near pump to thaw out. Winterize camper: when thawed out check fittings that possibly froze for cracks/leaks.
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Easy to replace if needed.


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Old 02-18-2016, 07:22 PM   #10
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Hopefully that is all that may have froze! Would do as suggested, put some heat to the bay and then try to get water flowing again and watch for leaking water anywhere. If the pump froze, so did the lines.
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