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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Water Pump Installation Down Under - Literally!

When installing an RV pump, can it it be fitted upside down under the floor of an off-road caravan? The caravan can be subjected to water and dirt so will have some degree of exposure. Mark B. (Dandenong, Victoria Australia)

Mark, though the typical RV water pump can be installed in a number of configurations, upside-down and exposed to the elements are, unfortunately, not included among them. Now it might be possible to mount it upside-down if the pump can be protected from dirt, moisture and debris; especially on an off-road vehicle. It would most certainly have to be bolted rather than attached by screws. But I believe I’d do my best to locate the pump inside the caravan, especially if colder temperatures are expected. Perhaps a storage box of some sort can be installed through a sidewall under a cabinet? But exposure to dirt, moisture and freezing temperatures should be avoided.
 

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