Pump noise fixed.
I finally solved my noisy pump issues and I wanted to share my experience.
Listen to what is said on this forum and follow it in detail. The details are the killers.
First I added the foam pad under the pump itself. I honestly don't think that helped that much but I did it. I actually used recycled neoprene laptop sleeve so it didn't cost me anything.
Second added the camping world pump silencer kit. It was actually about the same price if I tried to put it together myself. It is only two lengths of flex hose and adapters. Again, for my situation, I don't think it really did anything because my setup was already connected with flex tubing but it didn't have the loops. I think that helped a little.
Third, and in my case, the most important. I wrapped the pipes with foam pipe insulation. I bought both the thinner kind and the thicker insulation. I wrapped every piece I could find. The most important part was where the tubing passed through walls from one compartment to the next. I made sure insulation was between the pipe and plywood. As the pump would pump and the tubing would move the wall would act like an amplifier for the rubbing. If I could see the tubing I wrapped it.
All of this made a HUGE difference. It is not totally silent but it no longer sounds like a 18 wheel truck engine breaking! You can actually hold a conversation while the pump is pumping away. Wife thinks I am a genius! We all know better!
BTW I was at the point of buying a upgraded pump and an accumulator. In all it was going to be $200. For $25 for tubing and $3 for pipe insulation, I would say that is a good deal.
Ed and Jennifer Bianchina
2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
2011 Puma 2011 26 RLSS