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Old 04-20-2015, 03:52 PM   #3521
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X2 - and IMO, you get more bang for your buck by replacing your stock pump with a high performance one. Like several have said, there are times when park water either goes off-line (well pump breaks) or is so heavily used that you have little to no water pressure. This is where a 1/2 tank of water and a High Performance pump are worth their weight in gold

Some pumps are expensive (like $200 expensive! ) Here is a good one that will not break the bank but still give you 55PSI water flow:
http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-4008-1..._ob_title_auto

Makes sense what you are saying but I am very rarely away from a decent H2O hookup and usually fill fresh water tank 25% when I get to campground in case water becomes a problem. Can you use any accumulator with this Pump? I may go off the grid next summer to do some state and federal parks


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Old 04-20-2015, 04:02 PM   #3522
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Please post a thread with pictures and how to for this one. My medicine cabinet is one of my annoyances with my camper.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:52 PM   #3523
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Changed from an analog to digital thermostat. Filled the propane tanks.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:55 PM   #3524
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Changed from an analog to digital thermostat. Filled the propane tanks.

Which one did you buy I don't have a Dometic but thinking of getting the Dometic Digital Obe from CW about $89


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Go to HD, Lowes, etc and get one for $25.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:12 PM   #3526
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Which one did you buy I don't have a Dometic but thinking of getting the Dometic Digital Obe from CW about $89


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Old 04-20-2015, 06:21 PM   #3527
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Go to HD, Lowes, etc and get one for $25.
X2. Just get a battery powered digital Hunter or Honeywell model.

The thermostats without a AA or AAA battery compartment need 24v DC to operate and RV ACs don't have a 24v line.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:27 PM   #3528
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wicked1, the accumulator is only of any value when not hooked up to city water - that is, when you're using the water pump and the fresh water tank. It stores a supply of water at pressure so the pump turns on less often. And its only for the cold water side.

If you're always hooked up to city water, you won't benefit from an accumulator but if you boondock or at least camp without a city water hookup it may be something you want.
To clarify some points here,it allows a smooth even flow of water like when taking a shower without the (Pulsating) that comes from just trying to operate with the water pump! The (Accumulator Tank) also feeds the Entire RV water system,not just the (Cold Side)! To (Totally Benefit) from (Pump turning Off/On) while using RV water,having to turn on pump at Rest Stops,Pump running in the middle of the night when Toilet and Sink are used, and Nice even flow Showers,Install a (5 Gal. Accumulator) no need for a large RV Pump,the Stock pumps will supply ample (FLOW and Pressure) if a large accumulator is installed! The little (Black Plastic Accumulator Tank) is a (WASTE) of time and $$,for the SAME effort you can install a large one! The (Accumulator Tank) can be installed (ANYWHERE) in the (Cold Pressure Line) in the RV! Youroo!!
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The only disadvantage to an accumulator is when you turn the pump off to travel and would happen to develop a leak, the accumulator will push water out of the leak and you won't know it until after the disaster happens and you stop. Other than that, it is a BIG advantage for those that boon dock or use their water pump. If I were going to put an accumulator in, it would be a 5 gal one and a new high volume pump.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #3530
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The (Accumulator Tank) also feeds the Entire RV water system,not just the (Cold Side)!
Youroo, you're right. What I meant to say was that it doesn't store hot water, just cold. It won't increase the volume of hot water.
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Youroo, you're right. What I meant to say was that it doesn't store hot water, just cold. It won't increase the volume of hot water.
You are incorrect, it increases the volume for the entire water system, HOT & COLD when you are on the pump.
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You are incorrect, it increases the volume for the entire water system, HOT & COLD when you are on the pump.
OC, I said "it won't increase the volume of hot water." No argument that it increases the total system volume but the water in the accumulator is cold. It's not warm until it leaves the accumulator and the WH warms it.
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The only disadvantage to an accumulator is when you turn the pump off to travel and would happen to develop a leak, the accumulator will push water out of the leak and you won't know it until after the disaster happens and you stop.
Surely if you have the skills to add an accumulator you can add a valve to shut it off before travel.
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Surely if you have the skills to add an accumulator you can add a valve to shut it off before travel.
In fact you should put a valve there anyway to keep "pink" out of the tank when you winterize. That way after you drain the system, you can close the valve before you put the antifreeze in the lines.
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Silly question the water lines can hold a max of what pressure? 120psi? Water coming in from the campground is dropped to 55psi thru my water regulator so what is the max pressure pump a 2015 Roo can handle? 90psi? Just trying to see if replacing this all including my filter is worth the trouble


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Silly question the water lines can hold a max of what pressure? 120psi? Water coming in from the campground is dropped to 55psi thru my water regulator so what is the max pressure pump a 2015 Roo can handle? 90psi? Just trying to see if replacing this all including my filter is worth the trouble


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The water lines can hold a lot more pressure than the plastic fittings and valves can. If there is a pressure related failure, it will most likely appear in the toilet and/or faucet valves.
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Surely if you have the skills to add an accumulator you can add a valve to shut it off before travel.
Not a matter of skills, but no one mentioned adding a valve. I was merely pointing out the necessity of it!
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Today I cleaned and organized the coach in preparation for taking it in for the Safe-T-Plus installation and the "cheap handling fix". They're also going to do an alignment and rotate the tires.

I never noticed this counter before.....on the dash (Georgetown 270). Is it for generator hours?

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Drained all the water lines out,forcast is 25 and 1" or so snow for the next 3 nights.I just love northern mi!
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