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Caravan water pump


Hi fellow travellers,

I was hoping to determine water pump sizing for 2 taps (Shower / sink). It seems brands are seaflo, jabsco, shurflo.

What GPM & PSI is your current caravan water pump? Are you happy with flow/pressure?

 

Thanks in advance.



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I had an Escaping Outdoors FL35 (12.5 lpm and 35 psi). After 13 years of use it failed. I was quite happy with it but replaced it with FL40 (17 lpm and 40 psi) then used the old 35 psi pressure switch to reduce the chance of leaks. If I wanted to connect a hose to squirt water outside (e.g. wash the van) I would probably choose more.

Otherwise I am quite happy with my choice. I don't notice that extra flow rate. Too much would probably tend to splatter in the sink.

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Don't over-do pressure.

The joiners and overall strength of the conduits are generally nowhere
the pressure capacity of copper.

 

Mostly the joiners are push-on style and are known to be a bit "iffy"

at times. A good bump can dislodge them and fill your van with water.

 

Note: 

turn your loads off when you leave the van at all.

 

Frosty



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Hi Mick,

Around 11 lpm will suffice. Good for sinks and shower. No major stress on John Guest plumbing fittings.

Always have a filter connected which can be cleaned regularly.



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Thanks for the replies.

Have used JG fittings (inserts & locks) / sharkbite.

It seems most use the 350kpa limiter when hooked up to CP mains so I guess a pump @50PSI should be a goer and @ 11-12lpm.

Agree with the switch for the pump when not in use.


I also noticed mention of bypass pump without the need for an accumulator. 



-- Edited by Ondway2grey on Saturday 13th of April 2024 10:53:46 AM



-- Edited by Ondway2grey on Saturday 13th of April 2024 11:07:14 AM

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