RV Water Pump Accumulator Tank Installation

RV Water Pump Accumulator Tank Installation
An RV water pump is a camper's best friend. Not only does it stabilize water pressure within the water system, but it also allows you to turn on the sinks and flush the toilets in your RV. While in most cases, using these facilities can mean loud to subtle noises, you can always add a water pump accumulator tank to minimize the number of times the pump cycles on and off, which translates to less noise.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Accumulator tank
  • Hoses
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
Step 1
Find the water pump, which is located under the sink, and switch it off.
Step 2
Position the RV accumulator near the RV water pump. You will install the accumulator in just a moment, so for now get your screwdriver handy.
Step 3
Screw the fittings onto the accumulator. You will see two fittings and two openings. Be careful not to strip the screws, but fasten each fitting onto the accumulator as tightly as possible.
Step 4
Find the longest line extending into or out of the water pump. Cut the line and then install a hose clamp over the tag end.
Step 5
Move a tag end of the hose onto one of the fittings you screwed into place in step 3. Fasten the hose clamp over the hose. You must fasten the tag end of the hose that is secured to the fitting. Fasten the clamp as tightly as possible to prevent leaks. Do the same for the other hose and fitting.

Tips & Warnings

Water leaks can occur if you do not securely tighten the hose clamp.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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