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Old 11-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #21
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The first thing that I did when we got our Montana was replace the unbelievably loud Flojet with a Shurflo 4008. The difference was huge. Then I added, like many others, the extra flexible hoses which made it better still.

I also had tried the flexible hoses on the Flojet before replacing it, but it was still extremely loud.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:10 AM   #22
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Why is the noisy water pump worse on Montana's? I've never had a water pump this loud on any of the SOB'S I've owned before. The wife and I just except it, not the end of the world. Just makes no sense
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:20 AM   #23
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My original pump is actually fairly quiet.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:44 PM   #24
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I have always changed our pumps out and did the rubber base and flex hose. In our new 3731, i wish i could even see mine, its behind this mess. It is at the dealer as of today to clean this up and few other "minor" warranty issues


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Old 12-05-2017, 07:41 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the recommendations, I have not searched out of made the modifications yet but it is on my to do list when weather accommodates.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:53 AM   #26
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Tee he he��. My attitude these days is it it’s make by noise that means it’s working and I don’t have to repair it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:02 AM   #27
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I was surprised how quiet the original pump is. Not even wanting to look at it in fear of Jinx showing up now.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:36 AM   #28
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I wonder if Keystone went with a Shurflo water pump instead of the Flojet which is why the pump is quieter.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:18 PM   #29
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I wonder if Keystone went with a Shurflo water pump instead of the Flojet which is why the pump is quieter.
They went with the lowest bid which can change at anytime. Usually companies bid for XXX number of units.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:38 PM   #30
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Just a FYI. Years ago at the Quartzsite RV show, a Shurflo dealer had the bottom of the line, cheapest pump on display running into an aquarium. It was virtually silent.

I had just upgraded the pump, installed pads and insulators and used the kit to quite the pump noise. There was only slight improvement. Lots of wasted money and time working on the wrong issue.

The point is that it is really not the pump but hammering within the pipes installed in the rig. I now have a SOB, cheap pump but all the water pipes are secured. There is no noticeable noise.

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Old 02-01-2018, 03:09 PM   #31
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Pump

May sound daft, how about hanging the pump from the ceiling on a platform of wood with 4 rubber straps. Cause I held the pump in my hand and no loud noise whilest running still conected to the circuit.
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:02 PM   #32
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Daft you English? I lived 3 years in Blackpool. Great country btw.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:39 PM   #33
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I added the flex lines to mine along with a pressure tank so it will not run as much. What made to biggest difference was to unscrew it from the floor and sit it un-mounted on a thick bed of fiberglass insulation and then surround it with more insulation. It is nearly silent now.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:07 AM   #34
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I added the flex lines to mine along with a pressure tank so it will not run as much. What made to biggest difference was to unscrew it from the floor and sit it un-mounted on a thick bed of fiberglass insulation and then surround it with more insulation. It is nearly silent now.
Can you be sure that "surrounding" it with insulation won't make it overheat?
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:58 AM   #35
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Flo-jet and shur-flo pumps are both a bit noisy. rubber feet insulators and covering it with an insulated box or similar will cut it down. I've dealt with these pumps for years in the marine industry which are identical to the RV industry, along with a lot of other vendor components.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #36
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We have a 2006 2955RL. It has a water pump that sounds like someone jackhammering under the rig. I have tried the rubber pad thing, foam pipe insulation on the pipes, and a few other things, without much improvement. On our rig, the space around the pump looks like a plumber’s nightmare, so we have just learned to live with it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:28 AM   #37
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There's many different pump models out there, most of the quad pumps are quieter than other models, still fairly loud especially if mounted under the sink or in the camper somewhere. Mines in the baggage compartment so not so bad!
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:16 PM   #38
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I was worried about the overheating issue also. So after a long run of the pump from a shower I went directly to it and put my hands around it and felt no heat what so ever.
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These pumps are lots of times mounted in hot engine compartments in boats, never seen a overheat issue.
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