RV Pumps: Keep The Water Flowing On-The-Go!

Mike KehoeCirculating Pumps, Pumps

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If you own an RV, you know that it’s not just a vehicle; it’s your home away from home. Whether you’re traveling across the country or simply taking a weekend trip with family, your RV should be equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your journey comfortable and enjoyable. One of the essential components of your RV’s plumbing system is the pump. In this blog, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about RV pumps, including what they do, how they work, and how to maintain them.

What is an RV pump?

An RV pump is responsible for moving water from the RV’s storage tank or hot water heating system to various locations inside the vehicle. This includes sinks, showers, toilets, and any other water-using appliances. RV pumps typically operate on 12-volt DC power and are designed to be compact and lightweight, so they don’t take up too much space inside the vehicle.

How Does an RV Pump Work?

RV pumps draw water from the storage tank or hot water system and pushes it through the RV’s plumbing system. The pump’s motor drives an impeller, which rotates and creates pressure in the water lines. This pressure forces the water to flow through the pipes to the various locations within the RV.

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Take a look at the C1E 12V 20L here. It is a perfect replacement for most model Rvs.

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C1E 12V 20L with 1/2″ fittings for most model RVs

Take a look at the C1A 12V 20L here. It is an ideal substitution for later model Rvs.

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C1A 12V 20L with 3/4″ fittings

Maintaining Your RV Pump

To keep your RV pump functioning properly, it’s essential to perform regular maintenance. This includes checking the pump’s connections and hoses for leaks and ensuring that the pump’s strainer is clean and free of debris. It’s also a good idea to run your RV pump regularly, even when you’re not using the water, to keep the system primed and prevent the pump from becoming clogged.


RV pumps are an essential component of any RV’s plumbing system. They’re responsible for moving water from the storage tank and hot water systems to the various locations inside the vehicle, making them critical for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. By understanding how RV pumps work, the different types of pumps available, and how to maintain them, you can ensure that your RV’s plumbing system is in good working order and ready for your next adventure.

We wish you the best on your next outing! Please feel free to contact us for more information or if you have any doubts.

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