Choosing the right type of caravan water pump

Before we get into this, let’s get the ball rolling by asking:

Why should I buy a caravan water pump?

You’ll need a pump to use with your Luxline Portable 8 Hot Water System when you are away from a mains water supply. (The most common scenario is a camping trip).

If you buy a Luxline, a 4.3L water pump will be included FREE with your purchase! It will look a little something like this:

caravan water pump

Neat, huh? 🙂

Now we’re going to have a look at the different types of water pump that are currently available on the market. We’ve made the choice easy for you by pairing your water pump choices with three scenarios:

1. No access to mains water, limited stored water

So you’re headed out to the wilderness and you only have room in your 4WD for a limited supply of water. In this scenario we suggest a 4.3L water pump (such as the one supplied with the Luxline Portable 8) because it is the most water efficient. (Information about water efficiency can be found at the WELS website).

While it won’t have the same water pressure as a normal shower, it will still work. So it’s perfect for situations where you want to rid your body of mud, but don’t want to use up all your water and subsequently die of thirst.

2. No access to mains water, plentiful water supply

An 8L water pump is ideal for fishing trips, or camping expeditions where you know you’ll have access to large amounts of clean water. This pump will produce 8 litres of water per minute, giving you a full and satisfying shower experience.

Please note however that if you are planning to use water from a river or creek, you will need to purchase a filter to keep sediment and sludge out of your Luxline Portable 8. The warranty will be voided if you don’t filter the water supply.

3. No access to mains water, plentiful water supply, multiple applications

A 12L water pump is the largest you can get, and it is only necessary if you’re planning to run more than one appliance at once. An example could be that you want to have a shower using your Luxline Portable 8 while simultaneously running a portable washing machine.

Another situation in which a 12L pump is required is if you’re running the water hose over a long distance. But really, these situations are uncommon, and as such we don’t usually recommend this size of pump.

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