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Subject Topic: Replacing water pump/system Post Reply Post New Topic
28/5/2008 at 9:39am
 Location: South Wales
 Outfit: Avondale Pearle Ulysees
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Hi,

Following on from the 'how does it work' thread on water pumps Im looking for some advice ( didnt want to hijack that thread!)

We have a 1992 Perle Ulysees 5 berth and the water pumping system isnt working properly. We havent been able to ascertain what isnt working because the fitting for the pump doesnt seem to be available any more. The fitting which connects the pump to the caravan is sort of circular with some pin/prongs. All the fittings weve been able to find for similar pumps look like this which is nothing like ours!

http://www.whalepumps.com/caravan_RV/product_list/16/80/

The system is cold only, there is no water heater in the caravan, its operated from a small electric foot switch which also needs replacing and weve found for about 5 which doesnt seem too difficult.Is there anywhere we can find advice on replacing the rest with a system which is available easily? Its so difficult managing without the water pump, having to keep a store of water in the awning etc. It seems we might as well replace the lot!

That is, unless someone clever knows where we can get a suitable fitting?



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28/5/2008 at 3:22pm
 Location: leics
 Outfit:  disco td5_ avondale corfu.
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Hi

have you tried ebay. i just typed caravan water pump came up with a few different types.

neil 



28/5/2008 at 7:04pm
 Location: skegness
 Outfit: Jeep Cherokee 2.5 crd Abbey Adventura
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Hi, is this the fitting you mean? if so you cannot buy direct from this site but any decent caravan outlet will order you one....http://www.etriddiough.co.uk/produit_detail.asp?ref=542C



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28/5/2008 at 7:37pm
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whats is the plug on the pump look like ?


Post last edited on 28/05/2008 19:53:52

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28/5/2008 at 7:45pm
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or this conection


or even this maybe



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28/5/2008 at 7:50pm
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and is this the switch .

or is it black

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28/5/2008 at 8:03pm
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Lunar Conquest 544 a
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Hi Lilmiss , buy one of these 200Ref: ES0881   Watermaster Socket C/w Pressure Switch
And one of these Ref: EP8811   Plug-Hose-Pump Sub 881 12V . 
From Here , then all you'll need is two wires from your battery ( one with a fuse inline ) to your water pump socket . With the pressure switched type when you open your tap the pressure in the pipe drops and this turns the pump on and you get water . Turn the tap off , the pressure rises and the pump switches off .

I know the type you have on your caravan , but i haven't seen them for years .

atb

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Ps did you ever find the cause of your damp.



28/5/2008 at 8:18pm
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is it the one thats on my 94 avondale orion ?

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29/5/2008 at 9:34am
 Location: South Wales
 Outfit: Avondale Pearle Ulysees
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Thanks all.. esp Wizard! To the rescue again! I will go and buy those Thanks mate!

Thanks for your research ITNG but its none of those, I searched and searched myself and saw all those too. Im glad there is a solution though!

Regards the damp.... you remember when we ripped off the locker lids to get at the damp? We kept them in the caravan, dried the van out outside the house with a heater etc. Couldnt find the cause of the damp, no more seemed to enter when we sprayed it with a hose ( certainly not the amount we are thinking would be needed to make the wood as wet as it was!) So weve put it back into storage

However with the wood stored away from the source of the damp,( so we could just use it as a template etc for replacement) we discovered recently when we went to the van that the wood was wet(??) yet nothing round it was wet....then we realised that at some point when my parents had the van they mentioned that they spilled the contents of a condensation trap... it may well have been onto that locker top... the theory we have is that if the solution from the damp trap has soaked into the wood then it will be absorbing any moisture in the van... which is why the wood was wet when not in contact with any other source of wetness once it was all sealed up...

As when you saw it none of the wall boards or floor etc is wet, its just that area of wood on the top of the locker.... all most odd but the damp trap spilling is the only thing that would account for the wood being wet when stored in a dry loo cubicle!( recently resealed and thoroughly searched for any more leaks!)

 

 



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29/5/2008 at 6:25pm
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Lunar Conquest 544 a
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Well blow me down , that does sound like the reason for that unexplained damp area , definitely one to make a note of for the future . Glad you've sussed it out .

atb

Wizard



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29/5/2008 at 10:17pm
 Location: South Wales
 Outfit: Avondale Pearle Ulysees
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it is rather odd isnt it?

Like I say, its only a theory however the van is now under a cover. We are also intending to seal over the fridge/cooker vents while travelling then put the awning up once we are pitched( at least a porch awning) so if there is any water getting in via the vents we can limit it permeating the van.

I guess condensation etc is something which comes with the territory when you have an older van. I just hope we can keep it in a decent condition as far as is possible until the day we can afford a newer van! I covet the newer ones... esp the 6 berths with all mod cons! we can but dream eh?



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