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Old 05-31-2017, 11:39 PM   #1
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Water Center and Pump

I have a Pentaire Shurflo 4008 in our 2017 Chaparral 5th wheel (delivery Feb 2017) 3rd time out
Today, 1700 miles from home the strainer cup started to leak.I have a 25# pressure reducing valve on the camp service line. I have taken the strainer off repeatedly and still cant get it to stop dripping. Hoping someone can give me a tip.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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Unscrew it and hook the line up direct.The fitting that the strainer hooks to should hook to the pump inlet just fine.Why is the pump in use when your hooked up to water anyway?
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I arrived at the park and hooked up to the water and it started running out of the compartment. I wasn't using the pump when the leak developed.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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Do you have your water valves set right? Post a picture of your wet bay and maybe more ideas will come.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:49 PM   #5
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Do you have your water valves set right? Post a picture of your wet bay and maybe more ideas will come.
I will try and get picture tomorrow. Thanks​ for your​ help. I did notice it leaked more when I set valves to service versus city
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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The strainer is between the pump and the holding tank. Shore water will not have an affect on the strainer unless your pump is by-passing shore connected water toward the holding tank. But either way that strainer shouldn't leak.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:12 PM   #7
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I removed the strainer and reattached the supply eliminating my need for a basin and shutting the water off at the site.
Attached are photos
Thank you for the help and advise. I got more here than from my dealer service department.
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:08 AM   #9
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Can't see the photos on my phone. Maybe on my computer later.
As the other poster said, it shouldn't have water going through the pump when the city water is hooked up. Unless you don't have the valves set right.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:03 AM   #10
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Can't see the photos on my phone. Maybe on my computer later.
As the other poster said, it shouldn't have water going through the pump when the city water is hooked up. Unless you don't have the valves set right.
If there is a valve setting that would allow water to backflow thru the pump this could be a one of a kind setup. Maybe it's just the wording.
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:36 PM   #11
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Not mine,but a stock photo of a Brookstone bay.Notice the two black knobs. These are what you turn to match what you need to do. Fill tank,run off the trailer pump system and city water. The one in the picture is for running off the pump
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That is what I have (valves). I am in city mode. No leaks since removing cup last night and attaching line direct to pump.
I ordered a replacement screen /cup off Amazon will be here at my daughter's (WY) Monday and I will install and see what happens. Thanks again for your help. Dealer service manager at home (PA) never even called me back.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:18 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions. The replacement screen cup arrived and I have it installed and all is good. Not sure what happened, but it doesn't matter. Relatively inexpensive and quick fix.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:36 AM   #14
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Glad it all came together. Have fun and safe travels.
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Not mine,but a stock photo of a Brookstone bay.Notice the two black knobs. These are what you turn to match what you need to do. Fill tank,run off the trailer pump system and city water. The one in the picture is for running off the pump


Off-topic, but, where can I find the filter in that photo? My 360IBL has that same command center, and Iíve been wondering about what filters fit in that bypass. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:52 AM   #16
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Any hardware store should have them. Online you can get them too.Nothing special about them. The elbow pex fittings should be available too. Just remember to dump the casing out when you winterize.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:43 AM   #17
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That looks to be a WaterPur housing. I don't think the standard whole house filters will work in it. From my experience, only their KW1 filter fits. You can order them on the Web or a dealership that sells Forrest River should have them. FWIW, I am replacing the housing in my trailer with an Omni filter so I can use the standard whole house filters which seem to be a lot lower in price and have options for filtration material.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:59 AM   #18
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That was why I suggested the hardware store. I believe the filters are all the same width head,just the canisters are different. Measure the width of your space and take measurement with you.
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Standard whole house filters available at most hardware stores will NOT fit the WaterPur housing. I got home checked on the unit. Label on the the WP filter housing states "Replace every 12 months with Cartridge KW1. This housing is not compatible with any other replacement cartridge." ID of the center opening of the cartridge for the WP filter is about 1.5". Standard whole house units have cartridges with an ID of about 1".
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