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Old 03-23-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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2 Gallon Accumulator install

I've spent much of the winter planning upgrades to my Coachman 360IBL. Spring is somewhat here, so its time to start the mods.

On occasion, our water pump would cycle - even with no water being used. I looked everywhere I could find for the leak, but was unable to locate it. Since it would only cycle every 5 hours or so with no usage, I opted to get an accumulator. In the process of installing I found the leak!

Step 1: Remove the wall in the garage.
Step 2: Make mount for tank
Step 3: Mount tank & Add Fittings
Step 4: Finished Product
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:28 PM   #2
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Nice install and great idea!
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:37 AM   #3
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I purchased a 2.5 Gal Stainless accumulator for my TT and it works beautifully. Long time between cycles on pump now. Your handiwork looks fabulous!
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:44 AM   #4
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I'll be working on a similar modification this spring on my sabre.
I've had the parts since last year and never got to it.
Thanks for the pics.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:59 AM   #5
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I did this mod 3 years ago and it was the best upgrade I've done. You can flush the toilet at night and not wake everyone up and on the road you don't need to leave the pump on to use the toilet 3 or 4 times.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:24 AM   #6
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Nice job. One question though, what is your plans to winterize? I mounted my accumulator vertical so water would naturally drain, but would have like to mount it horizontally like yours.
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Nice job. One question though, what is your plans to winterize? I mounted my accumulator vertical so water would naturally drain, but would have like to mount it horizontally like yours.
Good question.
Mine was designed with winterizing in mind "vertically" .
Also going to mount on the the back basement wall.
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I did this mod 3 years ago and it was the best upgrade I've done. You can flush the toilet at night and not wake everyone up and on the road you don't need to leave the pump on to use the toilet 3 or 4 times.
Well I know you live where you have to winterize how did you design that in, Or do you spend your winters in the South?
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Well I know you live where you have to winterize how did you design that in, Or do you spend your winters in the South?
The tanks are normally mounted vertical so they automatically drain.
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Hor or Vert. makes No difference,the internal Bladder has air/no2 behind it that allows for Movement! Turn on any outlet and allow to drain water pressure,then shut Off the valve to Acc.ready for winter! This only readys the ACC.go thru your Normal Winterizing! Youroo!!
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