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Old 06-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Sound proof the pump?

Have you built a housing case or something to deaden the sound/vibration of the water pump? Too much rumbling going on under the bottom bunk.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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I like knowing when it is running, but I could imagine that boondocking, it might be a pain for the bunk sleepers if someone used the bathroom at night. I would guess you could just put soundproof rubber mounts on and see if that helps kill the noise.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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You could try Dynamat to line cabinet it's in.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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http://www.amazon.com/ProBoat-Vibrat...d_sbs_indust_4 $3 For 4 rubber anti-vibration mounts.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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This is a common complaint and common solutions are: replace the pump with a better one, insulate or secure the water line coming off the pump, and add padding underneath the pump.

My Shurflo on this camper already came with carpeting between it and the floor or I would have used a mouse pad, which I found to be a good solution on another trailer. What I did do on this one was secure the lines and pad them so they couldn't vibrate against the wood panelling. This helped tremendously.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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Camping World sells a kit, that is just 2 rubber hoses. Remove the current hoses, connect these rubber ones between pump and current hoses, and your done. Eliminates vibration going to the water lines. Less than $20, I think.
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While you are putting in the new hoses and rubber mats to quiet the pump,put in a (Large) bladder tank. Less nite time running of the pump under the bunk,smoother running of the pump,more even flow. Youroo!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. For the short term fix, we secured the hoses and padded them. W'll see how it goes this weekend to see if we need more improvements.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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After insulating or replacing the hoses, make a plywood, sponge rubber, plywood sandwich. The bottom pc of plywood should be the largest and screw it to the floor, glue the sponge to it and another pc of plywood that the pump is attached to thru the 4 rubber pads on the pump.
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