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Old 06-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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External water pump mod

Having extra water cans is great but it's a PITA to fill the SMB tank. I decided to add a ShurFlo water pump so I could fill the tank via the city water connection. Runs off of the cigarette lighter port in the cab.



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Old 06-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Re: External water pump mod

very cool bro!
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Nice!! I could use that set up.
Did you make the bracket?
What model pump did you use?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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Nice!! I could use that set up.
Did you make the bracket?
What model pump did you use?
Yes, I made the bracket. Same pump that SMB uses, SHURflo 4008-101-E65 3.0 Revolution Water Pump. This way I can swap it if the interior pump breaks.
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Thanks for the Info. This would really solve a problem for me. When I am in the same place for a week or so, I hate to move the van just to get water. Also, it would be an easier way to put in disinfectant, antifreeze, etc.
Do you leave the hoses connected underneath and just strap them to something or do you remove them after you pump in water?
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Thanks for the Info. This would really solve a problem for me. When I am in the same place for a week or so, I hate to move the van just to get water. Also, it would be an easier way to put in disinfectant, antifreeze, etc.
Do you leave the hoses connected underneath and just strap them to something or do you remove them after you pump in water?
I store the hoses in the rear door compartment. The pump comes with 1/2" hose connectors. I put 1/2" PVC end caps on the pump inlet/outlet to keep stuff from getting inside. I also have a Shurflo strainer on the inlet.
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