Adding a water pump and water heater

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  1. Norfolk

    Norfolk Just let me fix this one last thing.....

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    Jun 16, 2008
    My '89 Coleman has a lever-type faucet which draws from a tank, and it will also draw city water.

    I want to add a water pump, and perhaps a low capacity water heater (like an instahot for washing dishes). I'm guessing someone here has done this, so rather than re-invent the wheel, I figured I'd ask for help.

    Ideally, I'd like to use a laundry-sink type faucet, one with garden hose threads on the end so I can run a hose outside for the occasional VERY brief shower. (yes, I know the instahot has only 3/4 gallon capacity, but if it heats water to 200 degrees, I'm hoping to be able to take brief, lukewarm showers when there's no outside hookup available)

    Any insights, pictures, suggestions would really be appreciated!

  2. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Aug 20, 2007
    Western MA
    As for plumbing off of factory lines, check out the plumbing I did, which was pretty easy with some fittings from an RV place, and some hose from them also. Click here:

    As for a water heater, I have a Suburban one ready to go into my pup, but its one that was in another pup, and was replaced with an upgraded one. Once I get around to putting it in (probably this fall/winter), I'll be good to go with an outside shower. As for installing a water pump and/or faucet, thats not hard either, just need more fittings, and possibly a 2 sided faucet. Good Luck!

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