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Discussion in 'My Favorite Mods, Tips, Tricks (and Blunders!)' started by bheff, Apr 3, 2020.
Has it ever frozen?
No different than the pump in the trailer, just don't use it when temps fall well below freezing and stay there.
Looks different to me. Mines inside a heated space and the OPs pic has it in what is basically and out side uninsulated compartment. I’m afraid that if I pump water during the day and it gets cold at night I will damage the pump. Suppose i could blow it out with a compressor.
I purchased a 12V portable pump from Tractor Supply probably 15 years ago. , it has hose threads on both ends, I use it if needed for the TT, I also use it to empty the stock water tubs, I even used it to clear the water from a flooded shed.
Can't imagine why you'd bother - if freezing is such a concern for you mount the pump in a portable box so you can store it anywhere the temps are above freezing. Wire the pump so you can plug it into the trailer's 7-pin connector OR if you prefer into your TV. You can wire in a switch to turn the pump on/off or simply plug ur into the power source when you want the pump to run. Pump input hose drops into your potable water source container (preferably with a draw tube that will pull all the water out). Connect a potable water hose to the pump output and stick it into the trailer's fresh water gravity intake - simple. Here's a pic showing how I installed a pump in an unused metal camera case I happened to have on hand - I'd just park it on the truck tailgate and plug the 7-pin Bargman into the truck's matching 7-pin Bargman.
You don't have to go to fancy ..... my wife uses one of these to water the window flower boxes ..... battery powered
Slow when you're transferring water in quantity.
Nice. That’s where I’m heading. Does that pump have enough power to pull water through a 25 ft hose lifting approximately 3-4 and through an RV water filter?
Stock ShurFlo water pump, always worked for me whether I was pulling through 25' of potable water hose or pushing it.
This is the mod my husband is going to do on ours.
Wow, you have had a lot of trailers!
This is what I was thinking while reading through this thread. They are at least a couple gallons a minute, depending on how high you're pumping. We use this one at the shop for emptying and refilling fuel tanks.
I see it is UL certified, hopefully it is intrinsically safe as well. They obviously designed it for fuel delivery so I'm sure the hazards have been mitigated.
These portable shop pumps advise against using for drinking water though. We don't drink per say the water in the pup, but do brush and rinse our toothbrushes...?
What a great idea, I've never thought of something like this before. I went and found this at HF, looks like it would work and you can just attach the alligator clips to the onboard DC battery.
You could build a box with the pump, connections, a small lithium battery and a switch!!
For that price you can buy a cheap RV water pump and have a pump that is 12v and safe for drinking water.
BIL uses a water bag when dry camping without full hookups to refill. Place the bag on top of the SUV/Car, fill using the campground spigot, drive back to your camper let gravity fill your fresh water tank. The fresh water fill hose screws to the bag.
i'm setting up a simple power drill water pump and my 5 gallon blue jug.
Problem is, there's no way to ever fully dry out the interior of these collapsible water bags. Leave it long enough like that and mold is sure to form.
Pour in a couple cups of bleach and water and slosh around a bit, then flush, just like sanitizing your water tank... I do it to my aquatainer every spring and once mid season..