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Old 09-16-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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That's disappointing. The ShurFlo installation instructions that I have read clearly call for flexible hose, not direct connection of rigid tubing. Brian, did you ask Reace why hose wasn't used?
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We got our Escape in early 2010 and did most of our early camping with hookups so this was not an issue. We "went solar" earlier this year and did more camping without hookups this summer and I started to think about how to reduce the noise. It was helpful that so many people had already solved the problem, so I just copied what they did.

I have not talked to Reace about this. It was a relatively minor issue and I was happy to be able to fix it myself.

The few small things that there are to fix in an Escape trailer are an indication of how great the quality is!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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I replaced my defective Artis pump with a Shurflo 4008, and am considering the "quieting" tricks addressed in a couple of these threads, and at the same time adding an accumulator tank, despite the claim on the pump box that one is not needed with the Shurflo 4008.

One thing I've noticed in all the photos I've reviewed here is that no one seems to be using a strainer on the input side of the pump, although the Shurflo instructions specify one. Until replacing the pump, it hadn't even occurred to me that this might be a good idea.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #13
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My 2013 19' came with an input strainer.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #14
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They just keep improving the product!
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:02 AM   #15
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One thing I've noticed in all the photos I've reviewed here is that no one seems to be using a strainer on the input side of the pump, although the Shurflo instructions specify one. Until replacing the pump, it hadn't even occurred to me that this might be a good idea.
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This might just be another project for me! As others have discovered there are all sorts of small improvements that can be made. It keeps the mind active!

How quiet is "quite"? How clean is "clean"?
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Installing an Accumulator Tank is an easy project.

I have no special skills, just normal household skills of light plumbing and light electrical. The instructions are straightforward, just as Brian reported in his original post. When you order the Accumulator Tank, Shurflo Model #182-200, remember to also order the Shurflo Pump Silencing Kit. The two hoses are 36" long each and allow direct screw-on connections between the pump, Accumulator, and the water system. If needed, two 1/2" NPT bushings are included to connect the two hoses together, or to connect the female hose end to the female water line. Nothing else is needed. All connections are hand tightened with no leaks just as reported by Brian, Jim, and others who have added the Accumulator Tank.
Thanks for the great information provided on this thread!
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