Rv Water Pump Leaking When Connected To City Water

Water leaking from pump when on City water

08-17-2020, 11:12 AM 1
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Water leaking from pump when on City water


On my last trip I noticed water dripping from under the from left side of the underbelly I found that the water was coming from the screen assembly on the water pump. The plastic “sight glass” was broken which is an easy repair. But I’m wondering why the water would be coming through the water pump if I have my valve on City.I called Camping World and a service person said the water pump is letting water leak through when on City and needs to be replaced. That too is easy fix and not a lot of money but just seem odd to me.Wouldn’t the water be closed off from the pump in the City position?Click image for larger versionName: 20200809_165701.jpg Views: 90 Size: 326.6 KB ID: 236785_KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed

08-17-2020, 11:41 AM 2
Site TeamJoin Date: Mar 2008Location: Southwest AlabamaPosts: 9,618 The water pump outlet and the city water inlet are actually ‘Tee’d’ into each other. Since they feed the same water system throughout the RV, it’s easier (and cheaper) for the mfg’s to just use the pumps check valve to prevent back flow through the pump.Here’s a generic plumbing diagram of how most RV’s are plumbed._Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!Gotta go campin!
08-17-2020, 01:18 PM 3
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Quote:Originally Posted byBama RamblerThe water pump outlet and the city water inlet are actually ‘Tee’d’ into each other. Since they feed the same water system throughout the RV, it’s easier (and cheaper) for the mfg’s to just use the pumps check valve to prevent back flow through the pump.Here’s a generic plumbing diagram of how most RV’s are plumbed.OK well that makes sense and the Guy at Camping World is most likely correct on the pump leaking.Thanks for the reply and picture._KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed
08-17-2020, 01:32 PM 4
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Quote:Originally Posted byBama RamblerThe water pump outlet and the city water inlet are actually ‘Tee’d’ into each other. Since they feed the same water system throughout the RV, it’s easier (and cheaper) for the mfg’s to just use the pumps check valve to prevent back flow through the pump.Here’s a generic plumbing diagram of how most RV’s are plumbed.So now it occurred to me that I’m not sure I understand the “City/Gravity” valve next to where I connect the hose from the city. Is that just so I can fill the fresh water tank?Sorry, not real up on the use of the fresh water tank, need to work on that._KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed
08-17-2020, 02:52 PM 5
Site TeamJoin Date: Mar 2008Location: Southwest AlabamaPosts: 9,618 If it says gravity, then yes, that’s where you fill the fresh water tank._Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!Gotta go campin!
08-17-2020, 07:09 PM 6
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Thank you, will be looking into this further in.the next couple weeks._KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed
08-18-2020, 01:09 PM 7
Senior MemberJoin Date: Feb 2016Posts: 288 Quote:Originally Posted byBama RamblerIf it says gravity, then yes, that’s where you fill the fresh water tank.This is the port for filling your fresh water tank with a hose. Confusing, I agree._Clint.2015 F350 4×4 gasser. 2017 Rockwood 2506S TTArdenvoir, Washington (near Wenatchee)
08-18-2020, 01:12 PM 8
Senior MemberJoin Date: Feb 2016Posts: 288 Has anyone added a aftermarket “check valve” to the output of the water pump.? Mine water pump check valve is leak a bit. when using city water hook up._Clint.2015 F350 4×4 gasser. 2017 Rockwood 2506S TTArdenvoir, Washington (near Wenatchee)
08-18-2020, 01:16 PM 9
Pickin’, Campin’, MasonJoin Date: Aug 2015Location: South Western PAPosts: 15,561 Quote:Originally Posted byclintbonnie73Has anyone added a aftermarket “check valve” to the output of the water pump.? Mine water pump check valve is leak a bit. when using city water hook up.Yes, many have._2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel�Goodyear Endurance Tires�2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4×4�Factory Puck�B W Companion�TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater�Sinemate 3500w Gen.F AM Lodge 358 Somerset, PA – JAFFA Shrine – Altoona, PA Days Camped: ’17=38☼’18=49☼’19=58☼’20=110☼’21=116☼’22=47
08-19-2020, 10:48 PM 10
Senior MemberJoin Date: Mar 2019Location: Joliet, ILPosts: 1,127 Quote:Originally Posted byclintbonnie73Has anyone added a aftermarket “check valve” to the output of the water pump.? Mine water pump check valve is leak a bit. when using city water hook up.It wasn’t a check valve per se, but a shutoff valve to close the line to the freshwater tank in case if when hooked up to city it would leak enough to fill the FW tank.When we were at the rally last year my FW tank filled up and started overflowing onto the ground.I think it may been because I failed to completely have the lever all the way to the city position.Haven’t had to use it yet, but is there just in case._2018 Cedar Creek 36CK2 (40.5ft)TST Cap System (Tire Monitoring)2021 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab 4X4 DRW Duramax (replaced 2015 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 4X4 Duramax)Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch (replaced Demco 18K Auto-slide)
08-20-2020, 04:24 PM 11
Senior MemberJoin Date: Feb 2016Posts: 288 Quote:Originally Posted byLittleBillIt wasn’t a check valve per se, but a shutoff valve to close the line to the freshwater tank in case if when hooked up to city it would leak enough to fill the FW tank.When we were at the rally last year my FW tank filled up and started overflowing onto the ground.I think it may been because I failed to completely have the lever all the way to the city position.Haven’t had to use it yet, but is there just in case.OK.that is a good idea. I will check that valve._Clint.2015 F350 4×4 gasser. 2017 Rockwood 2506S TTArdenvoir, Washington (near Wenatchee)
08-22-2020, 09:49 AM 12
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Quote:Originally Posted byclintbonnie73OK.that is a good idea. I will check that valve.Does anyone have a link to a shutoff valve?_KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed
08-22-2020, 01:35 PM 13
Senior MemberJoin Date: Mar 2019Location: Joliet, ILPosts: 1,127 Quote:Originally Posted bywiandtDoes anyone have a link to a shutoff valve?My unit is in storage, sorry I can’t take a look at it nor do I have a picture of it. From what I remember on what Orvan installed for me was a simple ball valve. I googled online and came up with this from Home Depot which I think is close to what I have.gclsrc=aw.dsHope this helps._2018 Cedar Creek 36CK2 (40.5ft)TST Cap System (Tire Monitoring)2021 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab 4X4 DRW Duramax (replaced 2015 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 4X4 Duramax)Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch (replaced Demco 18K Auto-slide)
08-22-2020, 08:30 PM 14
MemberJoin Date: Apr 2018Posts: 40 Thanks, I’ll look into that_KathyLarry2016 Cedar Creek SilverBack2014 Ram 3500 Big Horn – Diesel 6-speed
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RV Water Pump Leaking When Connected to City Water? Do This!

Water pressure from the municipal water system will push water through the plumbing system of your recreational vehicle when it is linked to city water. In this circumstance, your RV’s water pump is not need to be turned on. So, what may be the cause of your water pump leaking while it is linked to municipal water? Let’s take a look at some of the most frequent reasons for a leaking RV water pump while utilizing city water, as well as how to fix them.

Why Is My RV Water Pump Leaking?

Water pressure from the municipal water system will push water through the plumbing system of your RV when it is linked to municipal water. Your RV’s water pump will not be used in this circumstance. If your water pump is connected to municipal water, what may be the cause of the leakage? In this article, we’ll look at some of the most typical reasons for a leaking RV water pump while utilizing city water, as well as how to solve the problem.

Leak Is in a Connection to the Water Pump

If the leak is in the connection to the pump, the solution is as follows:

  1. Water hose attached to the water pump should be tightened, and the gasket should be checked and replaced if necessary. Ensure that the area is completely dry. Make sure to keep an eye out for any more leaks at the connection and around the water pump.

Tip: If the leak is still there, double-check that the source of the leak is the connection itself. Even if the leak originates in the housing, for example, it might travel down to the water line connector and seem to be a leak at the connection point in the housing. The question is, however, why the water pump would leak at all while using municipal water. In typical RV plumbing configurations, the city water input line is connected to the water pump’s output line, because both lines supply water to the recreational vehicle during operation.

Make use of a water pressure regulator to safeguard your plumbing system from the high pressure that can be generated by city water systems.

This illustration depicts an example plumbing system in an RV, 5th wheel, or other similar vehicle.

Leak Is Coming From the Water Pump Housing

If water is leaking out of the water pump itself, for example, due to a gap or fracture in the housing, you most likely have a pump failure on your hands. Check to see whether the water pump is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty before opening it up and attempting to repair it! If you tinker with the pump and pull it apart while it is still under warranty, it is probable that the guarantee will be voided, and you will be forced to purchase a replacement pump. If the item is still covered by a warranty, contact the warranty provider to find out what to do next.

  • However, depending on who is providing the warranty, the procedure may differ.
  • We do not recommend doing this unless you are incredibly handy and have previous experience repairing water pumps.
  • The most cost-effective solution is to replace the existing RV water pump with a new one.
  • For more information, see our RV water pump replacement guide, which will get you back up and running in 12 simple stages (and for less than $100).
  • This is an extremely popular brand with excellent customer reviews, and they are really affordable!

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RV Water Pump Leaking- Most Common Reasons and Solutions

Is your RV’s water pump leaking? That particular leak, on the other hand, is going to completely empty your tank. And let’s not even get started on how much worse it becomes when you’re driving with a tank that’s nearly empty. It is our desire to be a friend of yours and stand alongside you during your time of need. You’re probably wondering what we have to offer, aren’t you? We’ll assist you in determining the cause of the water pump’s failure as well as possible remedies to the problem. Following the completion of this article, you will not be required to visit another website.

So, let’s have a look at what they have to offer.

Reason Behind the Leak

The most typical reason for a leak on an RV water pump is a problem with the check valve, which is a regular problem. The check valve, as you may have seen, permits your water pump to manage the primary flow of water. This implies that it permits the city water to enter the RV’s water tank while also allowing the flow to be stopped when necessary. What occurs mechanically when you’re dealing with a leak is a little more complicated. You’ll certainly notice that anytime you switch on the pump, it displays indications of troubleshooting, which you should take note of.

This implies that there is a leak within the pump, which regrettably might be caused by a break in the check valve.

However, we are not kidding when we say that the leak will return with more serious consequences for you, such as a completely defective pump.

RV Water Pump Leaking- Solutions On the Way!

Basically, you’re dealing with two different scenarios today. And you must determine which one you are dealing with and take action in accordance with that determination. Unfortunately for you, we will outline all of the scenarios and both of the remedies in detail so that you will not have to deal with any further headache today. Let’s get this party started-

Situation 1: Issue with the Check Valve

This is the predicament that the majority of individuals find themselves in when their check valve begins to age and crack. You would hear the pump turning on and off on a continual basis in this location. It is possible to hear the pump’s suction even if no water is being drawn in by the pump itself. A problem with the check valve is the catalyst for the emergence of all of these problems.

List of the Items You Need:

  • A replacement check valve, a screwdriver, Teflon tape, dry towels, channel-lock pliers, and electrical tape are all required.

Repairing Process:

Initially, it may appear that the procedure of fixing a malfunctioning check valve is quite hard. However, with the appropriate instruction, it is no longer rocket science. Let’s get this done-

  1. Remove the main water supply from the main valve. You can’t just start working while there’s a torrent of water all around you. There are electrical cables in the area that might come into touch with the water and cause an undesirable situation. Dry towels should be used to cover the area surrounding the pump. We want you to be careful near the electrical lines today because we don’t want you to get electrocuted
  2. Disconnect the electrical wires first, and then relocate the lines as far away from the pump as you possibly can. Remove both of the water pipes that are attached to the pump after they have been disconnected. Remember to be cautious when removing them since we do not want the pipes or seats to fracture when you are removing them. Remove the pump from its location and pull the check valve out of the way. If a screwdriver is required, use it. Replace the old check valve with a new one to ensure proper operation. Make certain that you are not employing excessive force at any point. This is because it is possible that even the replacement valve will fail
  3. After that, turn on the pump and turn on the water lines. You may wrap Teflon tape over the seats of the water pipes to keep them from leaking. These assist you in increasing the suction within the water pump
  4. And Connect the electrical connections to the motor and turn it on. Make use of electrical tape to cover the wires so that they do not protrude into the room. Now, turn on the switch and run the pump to make sure it’s working properly. If the suction is strong, you will be able to tell immediately away

Situation 2: Issue with the Water Pump Itself

It is possible that the water pump itself is to blame for the leak problem you are experiencing with your water pump.

It may appear absurd, but believe us when we claim that we understand what we are talking about. When the entire mechanism of the water pump fails, things can get out of hand, and you may require an instant replacement of the water pump.

List of the Items You Need:

  • Plier, electrical tape, screwdriver, Teflon tape, dry towels, channel-lock pliers, a new water pump, and a few more supplies.

Repairing Process:

Because you’ll be installing a new water pump, it’ll be more of an installation procedure. However, because this procedure will repair your entire water supply, we may refer to it as a repair for the time being. So let’s get started on the repairs-

  1. In order to avoid spilling water all over the RV, the first and most important action is always to switch off the main water supply
  2. This is always the case. Don’t forget to bring along some dry towels. As a result, water will not be able to come into touch with the electric wires. It is important to maintain the electrical wires surrounding water pumps that assist you in operating the pump. Water should not come into contact with any of these wires. Using mild force, disconnection the water lines from the pump is accomplished. Remove the old water pump and replace it with the new water pump in the same location. To keep it in place, use a screwdriver to fasten it. Connect the water lines to the new water pump and tighten them. Teflon tapes can be useful for making a more secure and reliable connection. To regulate the pump, connect the cables from the pump to the electrical wires from the RV. Make certain, however, that you remove a small amount of the upper layer of the wire in order to get a better bond in the connecting of wires. Electrical tape should be used to reinforce the binding. Now that everything has been secured, it is time to put the new pump through its paces. Turn it on and look for any signs of leaking. In the event that you have followed all of the instructions correctly, everything should end out well.

Conclusion

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, that’s all we had for you to have that leaky RV water pump stopped as soon as possible. If you can figure out what’s causing your problem, getting rid of it is a piece of cake (as long as there’s an actual solution to the problem, of course). Determine the cause and remedy the situation as soon as possible while you still have time on your hands today. Because I am an Amazon Associate, I receive money when people make eligible purchases.

Water leak only when connected and using city water.

helperzackTreasure Coast Florida – East TennesseeSenior MemberJoined: 08/23/2007View ProfileGood Sam RV Club MemberOffline

When I hook up to city water and open the city faucet, I have a good leak from my water compartment.No leak when filling or using from my water tank, only when using city water.I have not yet removed the cover to get inside but has anyone ever come across this problem?Any suggestions greatly appreciated.


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Matt_ColieSoutheast MichiganSenior MemberJoined: 10/09/2011View ProfileOffline

I don’t know about your particular unit, but in most, the city water comes into the system though a check valve.So, what you have is a plumbing leak upstream of that check valve.It is probably (usually) the result of someone winterizing the unit by using only the potable pump and failing to blow out the city water connection.Matt


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AllegroDOutdareSenior MemberJoined: 05/13/2003View Profile

Are these separate connections.Maybe the receptacle needs a new washer.If not, You may need to run your line from the connection to the entry point to see where the leak is.

RayChezBarstow, Ca. USASenior MemberJoined: 09/13/2003View Profile

Yep! You got a water leak somewhere under the main floor and the sub-floor. Take the cover off where it goes into the coach to expose the water lines. Plastic lines with plastic connections. Probably one of the places where it connects might have come lose or broke.


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skipncharTopeka or somewhere elseSenior MemberJoined: 12/17/2003View Profile

What kind of pressure regulator are you running in your water line?Campground water is OFTEN well over 100 pounds which is WAY more than the 40 or 60 lb.on newer models) RVs are designed to handle.


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GrampaR123homeFull MemberJoined: 03/13/2012View ProfileOffline

What do you mean when you say “water compartment”?And.you have to remove a cover to get into it?I guess I’ll watch and learn.

helperzackTreasure Coast Florida – East TennesseeSenior MemberJoined: 08/23/2007View ProfileGood Sam RV Club MemberOffline

Regulator is one of the metal ones, in line, I think I picked it up at CW.Water compartment is the one door under my unit which is designated “water works” by coachmen.Everything associated with water is in this one basement compartment.Intake connection, black tank rinse, valves to choose what I am doing, dump valve, outside shower, external pump switch.I think I am going to have to remove all of the knobs and the inside wall of this thing to track where the leak is coming from.Just could not figure out why a leak ONLY when using city water.Maybe the intake to my water tank doesn’t use the same line.I do have to configure the valves differently, maybe that reroutes to a different set of plumbing going into the tank.Thanks everyone! I will post what I find when I find it.

MushroomCentral USSenior MemberJoined: 08/03/2005View ProfileGood Sam RV Club MemberOffline

I won’t pretend to have the answer, but it seems the difference is that if you hook up to city water you are allowing pressure to build up in the line (not a bad thing) but if you are filling the tank from the same connection there is no pressure on your joints, connectors, or line.


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NorCal DanOcean Park, WA.Senior MemberJoined: 03/28/2007View ProfileGood Sam RV Club MemberOffline

On my coach the water pump will allow blow-by water into my fresh water tank if city pressure is high.But the over-full drain for the fresh tank is on the other side of the coach.If your leak is in your water bay then I would suspect something is loose or needs new gasket.Possible the water hose is loose inside the water bay?


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dan-nickieTexasSenior MemberJoined: 02/11/2011View ProfileGood Sam RV Club MemberOffline

Remove the cover and see where it is leaking.Had this on a friends unit recently and just needed to tighten a hose clamp.


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Water pump leaking while hooked to city water

You are currently using an out-of-date web browser. It is possible that this or other websites will not show correctly. You need either upgrade your browser or switch to another one. I’ve got a 2008 Viking 1906 with a faucet that can draw water from a municipal connection (left handle on the faucet) or from a holding tank through a 12v water pump. Hello everyone! (right handle). This weekend, I found myself constantly wiping up water that had splattered all over the floor, completely baffled as to where it had come from.

  1. It was the first time I’d connected it to municipal water, so it was an exciting experience (spigot at a fairground).
  2. (After learning more about this, I’ll begin placing the regulator on the spigot side of the faucet going forward.) My camper shook when I initially switched on the water spigot because there was a pop in the spout.
  3. It turned out that the faucet handle had already been damaged, and the water pressure had just completed the repair.
  4. After that, it was rather simple, and the water flowed smoothly.
  5. I relocated all of the equipment and cleaned it up.
  6. I checked the drain pipe and found it to be completely dry as well.
  7. As a result, I switched off the refrigerator and continued.

I was right to be concerned.

I finally discovered the source of the problem: water was leaking from the water pump, which was about six feet away from the faucet and far away from the city water input.

I thought that this was allowing water to enter the line that returns to the water pump, that water was collecting in the pump, and that the pump had a leak and was allowing the water to flow out onto the floor, and that this was the case.

While the water wasn’t gushing out like it had been when the right handle was opened, there was still a trickle coming from the pump even after the handle was closed.

– Is it necessary to install a check valve on the right faucet line in order to prevent municipal water from entering the tank line?

Any suggestions on what to check for after I have the pump out of the way?

This forum has been a tremendous resource as I attempt to navigate all of these unfamiliar systems.

The pump is used as a check valve by the majority of manufacturers.

It’s a simple process.

Thank you very much, gentlemen.

I don’t believe any water is making it past the pump and into the tank at this point.

It’s going to end up on my floor. Having stated that, it appears that the check valve in the pump is not functioning properly. I’m going to look into that. Thank you very much for your suggestions! Did you manage to get this resolved?

RV water pump troubleshooting- What you need to know

Image courtesy of Amazon The failure of your RV’s water pump may leave you feeling unsatisfied as a camper, which is unfortunate because your onboard plumbing facilities are one of the most appealing aspects of RV camping. That’s why we created this step-by-step tutorial for troubleshooting your RV’s water pump. You’ve come to the correct site if you’re looking for information on how to prime an RV water pump, what causes RV water pump leaks (and how to fix them), or what to do if you’re experiencing difficulties with your water pump after your RV’s long winter(ized) snooze.

  • What ever the problem is with your water pump, we have a troubleshooting solution for you!
  • Remember that these are large, somewhat complex devices that allow us to transport our small dwellings across the nation with us!
  • Even for seemingly modest treatments, the invoices from RV technicians may quickly climb into the triple, and often even quadruple digits in cost.
  • And when it comes to RV water pump issues, many of them are completely fixable, even if you aren’t a mechanically inclined individual.
  • Yikes!
  • If your RV’s water pump is running but no water is flowing out of the faucets, don’t get too worked up about it.
  • Let’s take this topic one step at a time and examine it.

That sounds like something so apparent, yet it’s something that’s simple to overlook.

Your RV water pump will not function if your tank is completely depleted, or even if it is only partially depleted.

Examine the lines for frayed or broken connections, as well as worn, split or cracked lines.

Once that is completed, inspect all of the lines flowing from the holding tank to your rig and back again.

To begin, carefully untie the water line that connects the pump.

Re-establish the connection on the line.

Check to check if there is any form of obstruction or tube damage before proceeding.

Afterwards, reconnect it to the pump and switch it back on to observe whether the water starts to flow toward the faucets again.

Anything?D.

It’s likely that something in the pump’s motor needs to be changed, or that it’s time to purchase a whole new machine.

Grab a buddy and ask them to help you by turning the water pump on and off when you require it.

Removing the water supply line from the pressure side of the pump is necessary.

To be prepared for the possibility of flooding, a bucket should be kept nearby.

If all that comes out is a trickle, you’ll most likely need to replace your water pump as well.

Close all of the water valves and begin inspecting the water pipes leading to all of the faucets.

Check to see that the valves are in good working order.

You may always pay an expert to check the lines for you — and now that you’ve identified the problem, you’ll be able to save a lot of money at the RV repair shop as a result of your discovery.

Now that’s been said, this occurs frequently — and it might feel like a dreadful inconvenience just before you’re about to go on a year’s worth of adventures. Several items should be checked if your water pump does not turn on after being winterized.

  • Did you forget to close the drain while you were supposed to be filling up the fresh water tank? After you ran RV antifreeze into the water pipes, did you make sure that everything was properly connected? Is it true that all of the shut-off valves are now open? (Please double-check!)
  • Is your pump completely deafening? Whether that’s the case, have you checked to see if there’s electricity? Have you checked the fuses in the panel? Examine the voltage at the pump with a multimeter to ensure that it is fully operational, and then double-check that the pump is grounded. (It will not function if it is not grounded.)

The RV water pump may need to be completely replaced if all of these concerns have been addressed and the locations stated in the first question have been thoroughly investigated. If if everything were that straightforward! The reality is that most recreational vehicles have little underbelly capacity, making it difficult to replace ANYTHING. Take a long, hard look at yourself and determine whether you have the necessary time, patience, and tools to do the project properly. If this is not the case, take it to an RV repair shop.

  • That being said, if you want to take on the replacement procedure on your own, the first step will be to remove the old, ineffective pump from the system.
  • Here’s how to choose the finest water pump for your recreational vehicle.
  • As a result, empty the tank before continuing.
  • Seriously, double-check everything – it’s a matter of life and death here!
  • Make sure you have towels ready in case you get wet!
  • For further information, you may need to review your owner’s handbook.
  • Pumps are available in a variety of designs and sizes on the market.

Follow the installation instructions that came with your new RV water pump.

Remember to pay attention so that you don’t mix up the in with the in and the out with the out.

The importance of this cannot be overstated!) It’s possible that long-term storage contributed to the premature demise of your water pump.

You’re sitting there enjoying a lovely, quiet evening at home when you notice something: your pump is cycling on and off despite the fact that you’re not trying to run any water.

This might be caused by something as easy as a loose connection, or it could be caused by something as inconvenient as a break in one of your lines or a faulty pressure switch on your RV water pump.

Loose connections or faulty valves can also allow air to enter your lines, resulting in sputtering faucets and, on rare occasions, a face full of water when you least expect it.

Keep in mind that if you have inadequately winterized your RV water system, your RV water pump may have frozen, causing damage that would need the replacement of the whole system.

What is it about the sound of your RV’s water pump that drives you insane?

RV firms are frequently pressed for time to ensure that all of the parts are in the correct location.

Check out the video above for a solution to RV water pump problems, including how to fix the noise.

It might be hidden beneath the bed, behind the sink, or underneath the rig.

Step3Remove the pump by unscrewing it and placing a piece of felt or rubber padding beneath the pump to protect it from damage.

TADAH!

Step4Insulate and duct tape all of the water pipes with foam pipe insulation to keep them warm.

It should be secured on both ends.

Step5Unwanted noise and extra vibrations are produced by pumps that switch on and off in quick succession.

Check your handbook and turn the flow down to a low setting.

Make an appointment with a professional, and be sure to inform them which RV water pump is currently installed in your rig.

Fortunately, this is a rather frequent problem, and resolving it is not too difficult.

(You may also refer to the video above for further guidance.) Fill up your fresh water tank in the first step.

Step 3: Turn on the water pump that is located near your RV’s water tank.

5th Step: Allow the water to run for a few minutes before turning off the faucets.

Note: Other water outputs, such as your showerhead and RV toilet, should not be overlooked.

Step5 (There is no in-between.) Please return to the first item on this list if your RV’s water pump is not priming properly.

If, after you have completed your activities and turned off the water, the pump continues to run and run, it is possible that your RV’s water pump is leaking in some manner.

This valve informs the water pump when to turn off the flow of water.

Consider the following: Step1: Disconnect the current check valve when the water is turned off.

Replace the check valve in the line with a new one in Step 2.

3 Connect the other end of the valve to the water pump on the RV and check that it is properly connected.

If that isn’t the problem, look at all of the water pipes in the unit.

They will pressurize the water pump and encourage it to operate if the lines are damaged.

You can get detailed information on your unique equipment by consulting your user manual — or, let’s be honest, YouTube!

Unless otherwise stated, this article is intended only as a guide and a suggestion.

Before making any changes to your rig, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional.

Fire and electrocution are genuine dangers when dealing with plumbing and electrical issues.

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  • How to Use Water in Your RV
  • RV Water Pump: A Guide to 12 Volt RV Water Pumps
  • How to Reduce Condensation in a Recreational Vehicle

How To Deal With A Leaky City Water Inlet

Public Domain Pictures is the source of this image. If you’ve had your RV for a long, you’ve undoubtedly had at least one incident with a leaking city water intake at some point. You haven’t had one yet, have you? Just hold just a minute. It’s one of the most prevalent problems RVers encounter, and not only are they inconvenient, but they’re also extremely wasteful. A leak may even be pointed out by a campsite staff member, who may then demand that you repair the problem rather than wasting the water they have paid for.

It may seem like the obvious answer, and it may work in some cases, but it is possible that all of the tightening in the world may not alleviate your RV’s leaking problem at all times.

Fortunately, all of the potential problems are easily identified, and each and every one of them has a straightforward remedy.

High water pressure

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the water pressure isn’t excessive. This may be accomplished by turning the water down, but not off completely. If reducing the water down stops the leakage while still allowing for enough water pressure inside the RV, this was most likely the cause of the problem, and turning the pressure down is a fantastic temporary solution to the problem of low water pressure. High water pressure is likely to create other leaks throughout your water system, particularly if it was powerful enough to trigger a leak from your intake.

It is important to switch off the water immediately if leaks are discovered in order to prevent water damage and corrosion of your rig until the leaks are repaired.

These little gadgets are affordable and simple to use, yet they have the potential to spare you from a major problem down the line.

Bent hose

Is there another possible perpetrator? A freshwater hose that has become kinked. If the end of your hose is not spherical, it will not be able to sit correctly in the inlet and will not be able to form a good seal. As a result, there are leaks, of course. The most effective technique to determine whether or not you have this particular problem is to thoroughly inspect your water hose. If it appears to be out of round in any way, you have most likely discovered the source of the problem. When the bend isn’t too severe, this problem can often be temporarily resolved by twisting the water hose such that the bent edge is at the top of the connection for a few hours or overnight.

When it comes time to replace the fresh water hose, make sure to keep it away from anything that might cause it to become crushed. In addition, a quick-connect device, which will make your job a little simpler while also protecting the end of the hose from harm, may be worth considering.

Bad gasket

The most prevalent problem is most likely a faulty gasket. Fortunately, it isn’t a huge problem at all. Remove your water hose and thoroughly check the gasket for any tears or cuts to see if your gasket is the source of the problem. It may be necessary to remove the item in order to determine the source of the problem. If this is the case, take care not to press on the check valve, which is positioned beneath the gasket mesh. The gasket will need to be replaced if it is discovered to be the source of the problem.

When you make your purchase, make sure to acquire a few extras so that you always have a spare on hand.

No problem.

That being said, doing so would result in the loss of a functioning water filter as well as a mesh screen, thus it should only be used as a last option.

Dislodged check valve seal

While you use your water pump, there is a small valve located behind the mesh screen in your city water input. This valve is intended to prevent backflow when using your water pump. If the valve is pushed in while the system is pressured, the seal on the valve can be easily pulled out of position, resulting in fresh water leaking out of the city water inlet every time the water pump is activated, which is a serious problem. If your leak occurs just when you are operating the pump, this is almost probably the source of the problem.

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  3. To be honest, the only time you should try to push it is during winterization, and even then, you should do so with absolutely no pressure in the system.
  4. No one likes to think about water leaks and DIY repairs while trying to enjoy a holiday, and we believe that you should not be forced to do so.

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Water pump leaking – Jayco RV Owners Forum

06-09-2013, 08:17 PM 1
Junior MemberJoin Date: May 2013Location: So. OregonPosts: 18 Water pump leaking


I did a search of the forum and found nothing of help with my problem. The problem is. when we are connected to city water, the pump(Shurflo model2088) leaks. Turn the city water off, no leak. This was our first time out where we were connected to city water. It’s a new to us trailer and our first time out we dry camped. no leak then. Has anyone else had this problem or possibly have a solution?Thanks, J_J (yep, just J)2010 Jay Flight 250 bhs2006 Ford SD 250 Lariat CC LB V-10

06-10-2013, 05:39 AM 2
Site TeamJoin Date: Jan 2011Location: James Island, SCPosts: 20,029 I have no first hand experience with this but know that you should not have city water pressure on the pump input when on city water. Your camper should have some method, as mine does, of isolating the pump from city pressure either thru a different input or valve arrangement.Can you see where the water leak occurs? Keep us posted when you resolve it. I am sure someone here has more knowledge of this specific rig._Moderator 2011- 351RLTS Eagle, MorRyde suspension/pin box, 2017- F350 6.7 PSD Lariat FX4,SRW, SB,CCHughes PWD SP-50A, TST TPMSGator roll-up bed coverB W Turnover ball, Andersen Ultimate 3220Can’t find what you’re looking on JOF? TryJayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
06-10-2013, 06:27 PM 3
Senior MemberJoin Date: Sep 2011Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)Posts: 1,430 Agree with Norty1 – your city water inlet should not be directly in the line with your pump. Should be a bypass or valve. Also, you would be wise to install a water pressure regulator in line outside the unit, to make sure that you don’t have too much pressure inside and blow a connection somewhere._2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheelBill, Gayle, Teddy (Jack Russell terrier), and Honey (Beagle)Retired at last!Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
06-11-2013, 10:22 AM 4
Junior MemberJoin Date: May 2013Location: So. OregonPosts: 18 The water is coming out of the pump head. Tried tightening the 4 screws as per the Shurflo manual. They were not loose.Yes, you would think there should be a check valve someplace inline. Maybe there is one on the outlet side of the pump and it isn’t working. What I ended up doing is disconnecting the outlet line from the pump and plugged it. I’ll have to do some research on the pump and see if there is a check valve in it.But since the pump leaks, I’ll probably just replace it. Any suggestions on which pump to get?I always hook a pressure regulator inline whenever I am connected to city water.Thanks, J_J (yep, just J)2010 Jay Flight 250 bhs2006 Ford SD 250 Lariat CC LB V-10
06-11-2013, 10:56 AM 5
Junior MemberJoin Date: May 2013Location: So. OregonPosts: 18 Update. Just talked to Shurflo tech support. They said it is the diaphragm leaking and yes, it has a built-in check valve. Since I haven’t heard of people having much luck w/ the rebuild kit, I’ll just replace the pump.Thanks, J_J (yep, just J)2010 Jay Flight 250 bhs2006 Ford SD 250 Lariat CC LB V-10
06-11-2013, 11:14 AM 6
Site TeamJoin Date: Jan 2011Location: James Island, SCPosts: 20,029 I would buy the best one you can afford. It will likely be more powerful and quiet than the old one._Moderator 2011- 351RLTS Eagle, MorRyde suspension/pin box, 2017- F350 6.7 PSD Lariat FX4,SRW, SB,CCHughes PWD SP-50A, TST TPMSGator roll-up bed coverB W Turnover ball, Andersen Ultimate 3220Can’t find what you’re looking on JOF? TryJayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
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