A plug for Shurflo pumps

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  1. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

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    When I last put my van back in store I left the water pump on. Cold snap, drain on Truma opens and all the water is pumped out.
    The pump was running dry for a whole week continously, I only noticed on my next visit because I could hear the motor running. Tested it and the pump still works :Smile::Smile:

    Batteries OK as I have loads of solar.
     
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  2. Gromett

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    I can't fault the Shurflo pumps either.

    I have had 3 pumps fail in my first Hymer. My second one was a Eura and this had a shurflo. Then I moved onto self builds and have had the same Shurflo pump now for 3 years being hammered 52 weeks a year and it is rock solid.

    Great Quality.:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    shurflo and fiamma (among others) diaphragm pumps are designed to run dry indefinitely.

    centrifugal pumps rely on water to lubricate the impeller and will seize if run dry for long.
     
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