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Old 05-11-2016, 11:52 AM   #11
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While a pump replacement works, and is the obvious solution for a pump which is still under warranty, on an older unit I would check for a repair kit. If it is just a check valve issue, it may be repairable, as discussed in another thread: Water tank overflow.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:11 PM   #12
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I'll probably replace it with the same as existing. If I use another brand, that will likely result in modding the connections which is more work than I would like...
That makes sense - for instance, if it is a Shurflo those hand-tightened fittings are convenient for the pump side, but if they don't fit the ports on another brand of pump it could make for some annoying plumbing work.

There are multiple models of Shurflo pump, although within the 12V models it's mostly just a matter of maximum flow rate. Other brands include variable-speed models to eliminate cycling when a faucet is not fully open.

You might find that different brands of pump work with the same fittings. It looks like the Shurflo ports are 1/2" NPSM (National Pipe Straight Mechanical, not tapered) male threads with a 30 degree internal chamfer which seats and seals against a matching cone in the female fitting; since this is an industry standard, it might be on other pumps.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #13
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I like the Shurflo Revolution pumps myself, if they accidentally run dry it won't damage it.

"The Revolution™ Pump by Shurflo offers a unique one-piece diaphragm and internal by-pass assuring long life and top performance in any plumbing system. Designed and constructed for high flow, low noise, no rapid cycling and high reliability, this fresh water demand pump is super quiet and can run dry without damage. "
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:10 PM   #14
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Greg do you know that model number you bought to replace the stock ETI one? And which park was your profile photo taken in? It looks a lot like the site we were in south of Truth or Consequences.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:52 PM   #15
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Eric,
Last one I ordered was this one: http://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-4008-1...ion+water+pump
I just installed it last month on my Scamp 19.

The icon pic is at Lake Pleasant, AZ west side campground Roadrunner loop.
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:42 PM   #16
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I'd call ETI as your unit is under warranty. Sounds like the pump/check valve to me. Tank is on one side, city water feed on the other.

Someone else posted about this not too long ago.
ETI does not warranty the pump, Sureflo does and its a (1) year. That time has expired. I intend on calling them and asking if they will replace the pump since its only a few months out of warranty. If not, I will look for a replacement on Amazon.
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I like the Shurflo Revolution pumps myself, if they accidentally run dry it won't damage it.

"The Revolution™ Pump by Shurflo offers a unique one-piece diaphragm and internal by-pass assuring long life and top performance in any plumbing system. Designed and constructed for high flow, low noise, no rapid cycling and high reliability, this fresh water demand pump is super quiet and can run dry without damage. "
This sounds like a very good pump, and its not too expensive.
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Is that what ETI said?
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Is that what ETI said?
No, what they said is that there is only a (1) year warranty and that time has expired. Since it was not covered under their (2) year warranty, I'm assuming they do not warranty the pump, the manufacture does as is the case with many of their installed components.
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Thanks Greg. Ours seemed to be getting louder the last trip, so I think I'll replace it now and keep the old one as a spare.
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