Originally Posted by Barstorm
This is the first time camping without full hook-up. When I turn the water on the pump sounds as if there is air in the line. The best I can describe what is going on is a machine gun effect coming from the pump. The water is there both cold and hot and is running fine. Just wondering if anything is going on?
Yes, your pump appears to be working fine, and with you stating "this is the first time camping without full hook-up", I am assuming you may have never heard the real sounds that the water pump omits because of being on City water. Just an assumption.
For us, who don't use full hook-ups, this sound is very much the norm. Maybe not as extreme as you quoted. It's when we DON'T hear that pulsating sound...we need to worry.
But as others mentioned there are ways to offset the sound level of your pump vibration noises.
Also, there are times you will get air into your FW tank and it will take a few moments to get the water pressure running smoothly through your faucets. Just some fyi.