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Old 10-25-2010
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Randy,

Seems you got at least one of everything! Why don't you build a motorhome?
TOO much WORK!!
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TOO much WORK!!
And, if you do it right, there ain't no money in it!
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Or one of these, which eliminates all the fittings:

http://mvsupply.biz/manabloc.htm
That's what I used on my new house when I built it last year. It is a great unit and easy to plumb. If I had to plumb a coach that would be my choice.
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Or one of these, which eliminates all the fittings:

http://mvsupply.biz/manabloc.htm
Those PEX manablocs are great. When I gutted and redid my rental property, that's what I used. Nice install, and easy to shut off one line if there is a problem.
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The Mail man just showed up and brought me my new Shurfllo 5.7 water pump with filter.

(Hope you guys don’t mind me posting small stuff like this, but everything is up for discussion as I go, so...)

Hi David G,

A Wanderlodge feature to consider:

Our coach has Dual water pumps with a selector switch that allows running Pump A, Pump B or Pump A & B. We had a pump fail this summer and with a simple twist of the selector switch the water pressure was restored. The system also has valves to isolate a failed pump so it can be removed and replaced without interrupting the water flow.
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Old 10-26-2010
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Hi David G,

A Wanderlodge feature to consider:

Our coach has Dual water pumps with a selector switch that allows running Pump A, Pump B or Pump A & B. We had a pump fail this summer and with a simple twist of the selector switch the water pressure was restored. The system also has valves to isolate a failed pump so it can be removed and replaced without interrupting the water flow.
Shortly after getting my coach, I discovered that both pumps were leaking and needed rebuilding. After looking into the cost of rebuild kits and the cost of new pumps, I removed both pumps and installed a single 5.7 GPM Shurflo. (Photos of my installation are posted elsewhere on the forum.)

The new pump was a great replacement and was fine for the last 2 years of my ownership -- new owner has had no problems with the pump (at last report).

The 5.7 gpm variable speed pump eliminates the need for an accumulator tank (another potential failure point), though it will work with one as well. The water system would max at about 65 psi -- somewhat higher than the 45 psi I'd get with the shore connection through the pressure limiter.

The only side effect was that the microphor toilet didn't like pressure above 45 psi and was flakey about flushing (then I figured out to turn on the bathroom sink faucet briefly and that was an adequate work around). Installation of a pressure limiter in the water line feeding the Microphor solved that issue.
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Hi Pete,

My point is that if I was building a coach like David’s I would do as Wanderlodge did on my coach and install dual pumps regardless of what brand or type pump I used. From personal experience I know a backup pump can come in real handy when a pump fails while boondocking and someone hollers “I’m covered in soap and the water’s not working!“.
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Bought this package today for $800.
It's a year 2000 system out of a 40' coach, so it should be fine for my coach. But to be honest, I dont feel too excited about it because I really want an Aqua-Hot System. Why?, dont know, thats just what I want to see when I open my bay door....oh well...
I got the main Diesel system, hot water, circulation pump and 1 heat exchanger for the bay. The other stuff was destroyed in the coach fire.






The Water heat exchanger is also electric..


I also bought this heat exchanger, got it for $200.

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Cool David,

Wow... If I had your money I'd throw mine away.

I wanted to get a webasco and do the same. Still saving the pennies tho...

They cost about the same and heat the MH for about 2 gals of diesel a day.
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go to princess parts they have all the convectors and tubing in the surplus section
also
search mobile climate controls they built all the stuff in the late models birds they are in toronto around yorkdale mall

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