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Old 08-19-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Pump switch.

Checking to see if there is a switch for the water pump on the outside of the camper. I thought I remember the dealer saying there was one but canít find it. If not has anyone ever wired one to the pump I think the pump is located right behind the pull handles.
Camper is a 2013 Silverback 29re.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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There is a switch on our waterheater to switch on the electric. When on the electric element will heat the water and you can save on propane. When there is a large demand the propane and electric will heat the water together. You will need to look hard as it is behind the controls.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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I think he said water "pump" not heater; but that was good advice.

As to the pump; I just use the fuse located right at the pump.
I suppose I could wire in a switch, but with all the other work it is not a very high priority.

I use the fuse once a year when I winterize to control the RV Antifreeze insertion because I am always by myself.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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Right herk, I have seen the fuse but am not sure how to use it.
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I just yank the fuse out of the holder.
Go inside
Turn on the pump
Go outside and when I am ready to pump antifreeze I put the fuse back in.
When the system is pressurized with antifreeze, I pull the fuse
Go inside and crack a faucet till pink comes out
Go outside and fuse back in
wait till it pressurizes; remove fuse
Back inside for next faucet.
Repeat until done.

It actually goes very fast since I have a surge tank and it holds a lot of pressure and I can do a couple of faucets per trip.
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Checking to see if there is a switch for the water pump on the outside of the camper. I thought I remember the dealer saying there was one but canít find it. If not has anyone ever wired one to the pump I think the pump is located right behind the pull handles.
Camper is a 2013 Silverback 29re.
Thanks.
There's no switch for the water pump that I know of, but there is a switch to operate the slideouts in the basement area of the fifth wheel. Perhaps that is what your dealer was talking about.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Think I will try to put in a switch, think it would be good for flushing out the black tank and winter pumping. Next projuct is to add a electric plug in the bedroom.
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I just yank the fuse out of the holder.
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Hard to believe you haven't put a toggle switch on it!
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Hard to believe you haven't put a toggle switch on it!
Toggle switch???? Would our Herk settle for a toggle switch??? How about a radio-controlled switch, which can be operated from the recliner?!?!?! All while enjoying a !!!
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Checking to see if there is a switch for the water pump on the outside of the camper. I thought I remember the dealer saying there was one but canít find it. If not has anyone ever wired one to the pump I think the pump is located right behind the pull handles.
Camper is a 2013 Silverback 29re.
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If you are asking for the onboard water pump that is used when you are not hooked up to city water, our 2012 Silverback rk has this switch located on the control panel and is next to the water heater switch. It is a toggle switch.
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