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35 minutes ago, noteven said:

I use a rv pump. It’s second use is a spare for the camper which ensures I’ll never need it for that...

Logical!

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Not pumping from a lake. Pumping from a 5 or 7 gallon bucket of potable water. There are many GPM options for many RV water pumps. The main problem with a bilge pump. It must be submerged in the bucket. My Reliance water cans have a narrow opening. I do use a Walmart bilge pump. Undisclosed use. I am on my second.  GPM is related to the price you pay.  https://www.amazon.com/ALL-NEW-SEAFLO-Diaphragm-Pump/dp/B07QLJ3WHP?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07QLJ3WHP

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OK Tito DIY blog just posted a blog on this very subject: Tito 

He has a system that look pretty good to me, I was skeptical about using a drill pump but the one he shows emptied a 5 gal container in 2 minutes. The ones I've used in the past would not move that much as rapidly. Those 5 gal containers he shows are a very good deal right now, $5 each. I just ordered 4 with $8 shipping. The cubitainers on Amazon are more in the $10 each range so even with the shipping that is a good deal. I don't know if they are running a special, knowing about his blog, because their other smaller containers cost more than $5. So if you are interested I'd go and grab them right away.

That tube he stuck into the water tank at the end of the hose is from Camco $4, called a water tank filler.

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I have not found a good solution.

I have used 200 feet of garden hose and a milk jug when the source was ABOVE the RV.  That works really well!!!

However, I have used a 12 volt "shower" pump, a submersible 12 volt pump, and a couple of other kludges.  The 12 volt shower pump worked best of all, but I did not have to pump more than 10 gallons at a time.  

I don't drink out of tanks. I did use the 12 volt shower pump to fill a "bag" water filter set-up.  

I suspect there is a pretty good market for a well-designed water pumping system for RV's.

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With the number of options already on the market for pumping water into RV tanks from containers, including those that are built in to many newer RV's, I suspect there isn't much market for a system that will pump extended distances.

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Look at the Marine market for pumps.  We had a requirement for a pump that could lift 15+ feet and pump 75' on a 3/4 hose.  It moved a good volume at that limit.  

Many 12v rv water pumps will pull 10' and flow 5-7gal per min.  Look up Jabsco water pumps.

 

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