Coleman Cheyenne water pump location

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  1. RFryer

    RFryer Hopkinton, MA

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    My 2000 Cheyenne doesn't have an electric pump so before I put one in I was hoping someone with one could tell me where the factory istalled pump goes in this model. I'm thinking in the cabinet between the fridge and the front bed looks best.

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
  2. Hardee5

    Hardee5 New Member

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    Not sure about the Cheyenne model, but my '01 Mesa has the pump underneath the sink, over next to the wheel well. After looking at your floorplan, I think you're right about the cabinet. Here's a site with some tips to keep in mind to reduce pump noise.
     
  3. 14erfam

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    The Cheyenne's pump is under the dinette seat closest to the sink.
     
  4. RFryer

    RFryer Hopkinton, MA

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    Hmmm, not where I thought it would be. Is it just in the middle of the floor cluttering up the bench storage or is there a box of some sort around it? The water lines must run behind the refridgerator then or do they go under the floor?
     
  5. 14erfam

    14erfam Member

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    The pump is mounted to the side of the bench with most of the lines running under the floor. However, the outside shower is right there, so those lines are in the bench area with the pump. I think thats why this location was chosen.

    It does compromise storage a little, but we can still fit a plastic crate in that area if we need to.
     
  6. bwilly

    bwilly Always An Adventure

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    As 14erfam mentioned the pump is mounted vertical with the connections and strainer facing down on the divider wall under the bench seat closest to the sink, the switch to turn on and off is located between the sink and the kingsize bed in that 4" area. But if I was to do it I would mount the switch some where you can get to easily when closed as I have forgot to turn the switch off before closing a couple times and when you go to empty the hot water tank before leaving the pump comes on because of the loss of pressure and reaching the switch in the closed position can be very difficult.
     
  7. The Wargos

    The Wargos New Member

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    Agreed - our pump switch is mounted immediately to the left inside the entry door. That location is easy to get to even when the camper is down.
     
  8. 14erfam

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    Yes, the switch is definitely not in a good place. In addition to being sort of hidden between the galley and the bed, the curtains can sometimes flop over it as well. If you're putting in a pump, definitely put the switch in a place that is highly visible.

    Other than that, we haven't had issues with the location of the pump itself. The bench location provides nice top/ down access if you need to work on it, clean the strainer, replace a gasket, etc.
     
  9. gypsy32

    gypsy32 God bless the U S A

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    my 99 niagara has the pump mounted under the slide out dinett area, there is a pannel and 10 screws to remove and the switch is right next to the gally on the lower have that does not move but it is kinda loud there
     
  10. RFryer

    RFryer Hopkinton, MA

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to have the swing galley down when I choose a switch position.

    I don't suppose someone could post a picture of their Cheyenne dinette storage area with the water pump and lines? I'm trying to figure out the best way to run the lines. I hate drilling holes in the floor, but with the pump in the dinette I'd need at least 2 holes(inlet and outlet flow) unless I sent them behind the fridge. Eventually I may add HW which would mean a 3rd hole in the floor.
     
  11. 14erfam

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    Here are a few pics of the Cheyenne's water pump. I had it up winterizing today [:(]

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  12. 14erfam

    14erfam Member

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    Sorry, I should have rotated these pics 90 deg to the left! But hopefully you get the idea.
     
  13. Luv2ridebikes

    Luv2ridebikes New Member

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    Keep in mind that the factory version with the pump has an outdoor shower and water heater. If you intend to ad a water heater and shower, the factory configuration may be best. We had the same Cheyenne and converted from a hand pump to a water pump, but we did not add hot water. In our case, mounting it in the cabinet under the sink made sense since that cabinet was already housing the water lines to the sink. We put the switch directly above the door to the cabinet. We replaced the pump with a janitor faucet from Lowes - hooking the city water to one tap and pump to the other tap. Here are a couple of pictures:

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  14. RFryer

    RFryer Hopkinton, MA

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    Thanks for the pics, it looks like I should decide whether we want to add an external HW heater or a OEM type one that sits in the front compartment.
     
  15. RFryer

    RFryer Hopkinton, MA

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    So I finally started installing the water pump last night in the factory location more or less so I can add an outside faucet and shower down the road. There's an extra ground and power harness there, for the electric pump option I assume. Problem is, using my fingers to hold them in place, I tried hooking up the wires from the pump to the 2 loose ones and got no signs of life. Nothing's ever easy [:(O]. I can't tell where the black power wire ties in so maybe it's disconnected.
     
  16. keiper

    keiper Gotta get out there!!

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    I have a 03 Cheyenne and I see on the faucet that there is a knob for the tank water. But how do I know if the pump is in working order? I know I have to have water in the tank first but after that I guess I have to look for another switch to turn on? And if I am jacked into city electric then I would not need the battery to operate the pump, correct? And none of the fuses are bad. Last question is about the fridge. Do I really need to have it running for an entire day to see if it is really working? I tried the other day with the camper plugged into the house and after a few hours the circuit fuse blew so I never got a chance to see if the fridge could get cold enough. I do hear it starting to work ( a small vibration). I must state that this is my first camper and I am a total nub when it comes to these things. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  17. smit1088

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    You may want to start your own thread with your list of questions. Please look at the manual section on this site and read the owners manual first. I think a lot of your questions can be answered in there.
     
  18. keiper

    keiper Gotta get out there!!

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    Thanks


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