External pump on Autotrail

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  1. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    A bit of know how needed over here please.

    I have a Autotrail Scout 2006 with a psu 2007 panel fitted. On the control panel it has an option for an external pump. Does anybody know where the external pump connection is?

    If there isn't one where is the best place to fit one and do I wire it to an existing loom?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    What water fill system is fitted? Our auto-sleeper has the truma ultraflo system, on the panel the internal pump is the normal pump to the taps, but if you have external pump selected, you can fill from a container via a submersible pump, the connection being part of the fill hose. John
     
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    Thanks John,

    It is the Truma but where do you plug the submersible in? Is it an after fitting?
     
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    I have a hose with the truma connection on one end and submersible pump on the other. I will nip out and take a couple of photos, won't be long.
     
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    photos, The electrical connection is part of the hose connecter which plugs into the filling point.

    John
     

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    I had a scout for 4 years, but have never worked the outside pump bit, theres no power outlet on the outside for such pump?.

    you would expect a two pin 12volt outside socket but there isnt one?

    perhaps its just a generic control pannel, used on differant males of motorhome
     
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    obviously Autotrail haven't wired a dedicated external 12v pump circuit.

    cant see the point of an internal switch for an external pump as you need to be with the water container while filling the onboard tank for when the container is empty.
     
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    I use a length of water hose with a submersible pump on one end (the cheapest I could find, about £6) an in line switch (like a table lamp) in the cable and a 12v plug that plugs in in the kitchen area with the cable out the window. Works fine and I think total cost was less than £10.
     
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    Thanks for all your help.

    John many thanks for the pictures I understand now. :thumb:
     
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    I did exactly the same as reallyretired but having no handy 12v sockets near the fill point I used croc connectors onto the hab battery in the outside locker. Really handy for sites where you can't get near to the tap for filling up.
     
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