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Hi All

I have noticed we constantly have fun with the water pump in the Hymer, constant air blocks and messing with pump to get good flow all the time.. I have done a search regarding pumps and seems to be a constant prob with Hymer's..

The main annoying thing I find though, is there still seems loads of water in the tank when the pump decides there is not enough to pump, maybe this is due to the pump itself not being low enoughin the tank.

But what i wanted to ask, if people have any recommendations for a submersable pump for microswitch taps, one that will actually pump most of the water out the tank before I have to fill it up again??

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Mark
 

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Hi Mark,

I have no problems with the original Hymer pump, although it did need replacing once. It works fine, good flow, no air locks and drains the tank.

It is a Reich 19l/min, see picture.

The draining of course, as you said, only works if the pump is low enough in the tank, so that might be worth checking.

Pieter
 

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Is the pump actually in the tank? I've not had any contact with Hymers, but most vans' pumps are outside. Mine is on a bracket to the side of the water tank, with a pipe running from the tank and thence to the taps on the other side of the pump. It's relatively cheap to replace (mine was done last year, and cost less than £100, fitting done by the dealer).
 

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I've got the Reich pump pictured above. It sits right on the bottom of the tank. The bottom of the pump acts like a coarse strainer & sits on the tank base to prevent any large objects getting near the impeller.

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Our pump sits right at the bottom of the tank. One cause of poor water flow can be a bad connection in the pipe between pump and tank lid (the plate through which the feed and return pipes go). So the 19 litres per minute is not getting to the taps. But it has to go somewhere! We had a big problem last summer in France when water was being pushed up around the pipe connection and over-flowing outside the tank. Local Hymer dealer (Orleans) did not have spares and directed us to a general MH dealer / fixer a short distance away. They effected an entirely new set of connections by stopping up the holes in the tank lid and fitting two new pipe elbow junctions through the top of the tank. All has worked well since then. (Fingers crossed for the future!)

Regarding the pump, I think the Reich twin-barrelled job is pretty efficient. As it is submerged, it is pretty quiet and there is no vibration from the mounting point. I would not suggest replacing it with any other type.

Philip
 

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I forgot to mention, our pump was constantly on this weekend, (my memory gets worse) it turned out the truma cold valve had opened, fortunately I sussed it out before the tank emptied.

Kev.
 
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