Shurflo accumulator dilemma
My wife has always been disappointed with the amount of noise generated by the water pump in our x210 FF. We mostly try to camp at places that have water hookups but as we all know, many to not. I have read that installing accumulator. can go a long way in reducing this noise, so I got the ShurFlo model 182-200 that many folks have stated that they use.
I thought that it was going to be a simple install but that is proving to NOT be the case. The instruction sheet shows a few possible modes of installation. My problem seems to be the lack of room to mount the accumulator in places where the cold water line is accessible and meet the criteria listed in the instructions.
The pump and freshwater tank are mounted under the foot end of the queen bed. There is barely enough room for the inflow and outflow fittings to the pump. So attaching directly to the pump (in its current location) would be impossible. The readily accessible runs of 1/2" PEX tubing are all pretty short with several 90 degree connectors. I don't think that any will allow for the accumulator to be placed in-line. The final option is the "T" mode. In order to use that mode, the accumulator would be left "hanging in the breeze" or have considerable distance between the water line and the accumulator. I'm assuming that section would need to be bled of air to allow the accumulator to function.
I'm thinking that I just may have to reposition the pump to allow for a direct-to-pump mount.
Am I seeing more of a problem than I need to? Have others had similar issues and solved them?
Any input is likely to be helpful. Thanks
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2007 Shadow Cruiser x210, 2004 RAM 2500 4x4 QuadCab SLT 5.9L CTD, Factory Tow Pkg (3.73 axle), HaulMaster WDH