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Old 02-09-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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Putting a water tank under the van. To be used for outdoor shower and our Chuck box kitchen. Don't kitchen in the van. Having a hard time finding a waterproof pump that can be mounted under the van. Any recommendations?
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Either put it in a box, or put it inside with the suction line running through the floor. It’s less likely to freeze inside too.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:32 PM   #3
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Since its all outside, are you taking into consideration a plan to allow for draining & winterizing?
As for a pump, try a search in the Marine/boating industry. I met someone that had one of these mounted in the back of his Pick-up. He had a 30 gallon water tank secured in the bed, and used the system to wash off his ATV's after use.
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...-12v--13997978
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:39 PM   #4
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Not sure if you actually need water proof vs. water resistant. I've used small 12 volt pumps on weed sprayers (mounted on ATV's for years). We put them through some pretty tough conditions (think rain, dust, fire). Also, had them mounted on the back of fire trucks to refill foam tanks. Can't say they never failed, but I can only recall replacing one...

TwoXentrix has a good point about winterizing the system if you put it outside/under the van.

As an example: https://www.sprayersupplies.com/8000...CABEgKkqfD_BwE

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If you want to go inside the water tank, look for a bilge pump in a Marine supply store.




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If you want to go inside the water tank, look for a bilge pump in a Marine supply store.Herb
A bulge pump may not develop much pressure, there more high volume/ low pressure type pumps.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:14 PM   #7
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I would mount the pump inside the van. Even if the water tank and the faucet? were outside. A Surflo rv water pump will serve you well and if mounted correctly will allow the feed line to drain back into the water tank when the pump has been off for awhile.
Also, set your tank up with the ability to drain it and flush it.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:00 PM   #8
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thought I found a waterproof pump but was not as advertised. Did not have the autoswitch. So I went to harbor freight and bought a pelican knock of waterproof box for the pump. Mounted it that way. Will add pix later
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