Fresh Water Tank Filling When Connected to City Water - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2016, 10:42 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" (previously 17B "Blue") 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg A View Post
Greg - your info was correct. The pump in our 2010 was a Shurflo 2088-422-144. I wrote to Shurflo and they replied (almost immediately) "The replacement part number is 4008-101-E65, attached please find the product data sheet. We don’t sell direct you may contact your local RV dealer for assistance."

The only difference between the A65 and E65 is that the A is OEM and E is aftermarket.
__________________

__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2016, 11:12 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 1,806
Good information for folks to have. Thanks for pursuing it, Eric.
__________________

Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 08:24 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" (previously 17B "Blue") 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,331
I thought I should follow up a bit on this. The pump design has been changed enough so that the water inlet and outlet connections do not match up to the existing PEX outlet side. The inlet side from the fresh tank is the flexible clear, so it it no problem - just needs to be shortened slightly. I'm converting the outlet side to the high pressure reinforced flexible tubing while I am doing it. Hopefully it will help quiet the pump more. I'm glad I'm doing this at home rather than out on a trip.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 01:28 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 8,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
... the water inlet and outlet connections do not match up to the existing PEX outlet side. The inlet side from the fresh tank is the flexible clear, so it it no problem - just needs to be shortened slightly. I'm converting the outlet side to the high pressure reinforced flexible tubing while I am doing it. Hopefully it will help quiet the pump more...
Great idea. Think of the pump replacement as an opportunity to correct the installation to what it should have been originally.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 05:09 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Trailer: 2015 21ft Escape "Spirit of the Plains", 2014 GMC Sierra with max tow package
Posts: 960
Eric. I just ordered another pump, the Shurflo 4008 A65 to have for a spare as all of the water I use at the farm is from the tank. If the pump failed I would have no water. If your are putting the new pump into your 2010, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some changes. I will see if the new pump is an exact fit in our 2015. Hope it is. Loren
Loren & Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 05:51 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ?, Arizona
Trailer: ?
Posts: 735
The new pump is an exact replacement on our January, 2014 19'.
jamman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2016, 05:57 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" (previously 17B "Blue") 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,331
Good to hear that the new one matches up with newer trailers. So some time between 2010 and 2014 the change happened


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 07:03 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" (previously 17B "Blue") 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,331
I can report that the new pump with the flexible outlet pipe instead of the PEX is much quieter than the old one. Not a fun job cutting the PEX and converting to the flexible. It would have been easier with those quick connect push on adapter/connectors, but I just can't get myself to trust them on our "earthquakes going down the road" (Thanks Donna)

Does Reace now use flexible on both sides of the water pump in new trailers? If not that it one more mod I am going to see if he will do for me on our 21.

One tip, if you are needing to work on the PEX and need to cut off the crimp bands, a Dremel tool with the cut off wheel lets you do it quite precisely and relatively easily.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 07:31 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,203
A couple lengths of flex is all the pump silencing kits are.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2016, 11:13 AM   #30
Member
 
keager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Everett, Washington
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Posts: 60
Back to the original issue of fresh water tank filling when on city water. We have also had that problem, but, I found that with our pump it can be solved by completely depressurizing the system after using the water pump and before hooking up to city water. Apparently running the pump and just turning off the power allows the check valve to hang open just a little, enough to allow leakage when the city water pressure comes on. Opening a tap (proper Canadian term) with the pump turned off allows the system to depressurize allowing the check valve to close completely. Then when city water pressure comes on the pump valve does not leak.

I do not know if this will work in all cases, but, a few seconds to depressurize is much easier and less costly than replacing the pump.
__________________

keager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.