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Old 05-20-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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WTH is the water pump?

I have a 2008 Coachmen Freelander FL2600 Class C. The water pump is quite noisy and the pressure is low. Unfortunately, it isn't noisy enough for me to zero in on the location. I guess there is no one at the factory who knows where the plans are for this any more. The Service Manager is a very nice guy but "maybe under the bed" is not close enough for me to get out the saw when there are no visible access panels.

Any ideas or for sure experience?

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Old 05-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Water Pump

If your problem is water pressure you might want to look at the water filter if you have one.

We have one in our Class A and I believe it got clogged up (we bought it used). I think it caused one pump to fail, and the water pressure was poor.

Removed the filter and voila great (not great, good) pressure now.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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Just to put in my two cents...on my TT, the access panel to the pump is not at all obvious. Look for a panel that may look like any other panel, but is hinged on both sides. On mine I have a single hinge on one side and doulble on the other. I remove the single to get to the pump.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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In my Class C, the water pump is under the bed right next to the water tank. The bed has hydraulic lifters and you simply lift up--it wasn't real obvious at first.

Also, the water pump is "usually" close to where your water tank is (sometimes attached next to it). Where you fill your water tank is a give-away as to the location of your water tank.

I would guarantee that your water pump is accessible and not in a hidden place.

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Old 05-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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It may be behind a removable wall inside of a cabinet, as mine is. If you hear it running, and the pressure is bad, your filter is most likely clogged, or you have mineral deposits plugging a screen on your faucets somewhere. Randy
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the great "generic suggestions" but this is my 3rd or 4th rodeo now and I still have no idea where the pump is. need someone who has been there and done that on my specific model. I figure the pump inlet filter could well be plugged but guess where it is (if there is one)- on the pump!

The water tanks (there are 2) are under the sink vanity and take up the whole area. I have not torn the hexx out of the area forward of that which would basically be under the stove but it doesn't sound like the pump is there.

I'm getting by maybe I'll run across another Freelander this summer. It's a crime when the factory can't tell you about a coach they made three years ago.
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The pump is going to be within 2 feet of the fresh water holding tank, because they are built to push water, not siphon it, just like a well pump does. It really should not be that difficult to locate. How do you drain your fresh water tank? On mine, when I remove the panel in order to open the drain valve, the pump and the water filter are right there close after the drain valve. Good Luck, Randy
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I have a 2008 Coachmen Freelander FL2600 Class C. The water pump is quite noisy and the pressure is low. Unfortunately, it isn't noisy enough for me to zero in on the location. I guess there is no one at the factory who knows where the plans are for this any more. The Service Manager is a very nice guy but "maybe under the bed" is not close enough for me to get out the saw when there are no visible access panels.

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Have you tried contacting Coachmen directly? If not, go to Coachmen RV - Class C Motorhomes - Freelander and click on the contact us button. This will allow you to send an email to Coachmen to ask your question.
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