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LVM Inflator Pump

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A favorite among our customers for all of their river trips. Handheld design allows you to move around the raft to reach the interior valves. 12-volt motor is fast and powerful: 1.75 PSI in 5 minutes per raft. The temperature-sensitive relief valve protects against overheating. 4 nozzles, 10' battery-clamp cord.

Never operate LVM with vehicle motor running - it can overheat the pump due to a higher volt output.

Using this pump continuously for more than 10 minutes can cause it to overheat. Please allow cool down time between boats.

Product Reviews

  (38)
Action: Inflate and deflate
Power: 12-Volt 
Max. Inflation: 1.75 psi
Dimensions: 6"H x 4"W at the base
Weight: 2 lbs.
Warranty: 1 year
Includes:
  • 4 adapters
Features:
  • 10' cord with battery clamps
  • Temperature-sensitive relief valve

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LVM Inflator Pump
 
4.2

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (20)
  • Compact (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Fast (5)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (9)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (17)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (8)
  • Rivers (7)
  • Rapids paddling (6)
  • Day trip (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best on the market!

I use this product for inflating both of my two rafts, and the air-bags in my two white-water canoes. I lost my first LVM Inflator on a trip to a white-water river in...Read complete review

I use this product for inflating both of my two rafts, and the air-bags in my two white-water canoes. I lost my first LVM Inflator on a trip to a white-water river in Utah. I borrowed several different inflaters on different river trips -- none came even close to the LVM in preformance. I purchased a 2nd, and couldn't do without it!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

LVM Pump

Compared to the old NRS pumps, the new ones are much more needy and fragile. The first one I had burned up after inflating 2 rafts!

Compared to the old NRS pumps, the new ones are much more needy and fragile. The first one I had burned up after inflating 2 rafts!

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5.0

Great product

By Imjivan

from Talkeetna, AK

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Efficient
  • Functional

Cons

  • Loud

Best Uses

  • Boating

Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

This product has been awesome for me. I've had it for 3 years now and use it to blow up my 14' Outlaw, 8' Avon, packraft, and paddleboards. I purchased a Cabela's 12V battery and it is more than enough to inflate my raft on a fly out trip. After the first time I used it I found the pump in the bottom of a dry bag filled with river water. After drying out it continues to work like new. One of my favorite things is to use the pump to suck air out of the chambers for tight packing. She's loud, but I keep ear plugs in my bag.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery to Alaska was surprisingly fast and customer service is helpful as usual.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

UK manufactured LVM more durable than Chinese unit

By Tom

from Hillsboro

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

    I have had several LVM inflators over the past 30 years. Both the older (green) and newer (blue) versions move air faster than any other 12V units. This is the second Chinese unit in the past 3 yrs. The previous one slipped off the raft tube to the ground and then began to work slower until it burned up the motor and could not be repaired. This LVM like its predecessor could benefit from a longer cord to reach the far inflation valves on a raft.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was immediate.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Huge time saver!

    By Yellowstonemomma

    from Moose, WY

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

        Best pump ever. Super easy to use and transport. Inflats my little duckie in less than 5 minutes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Works when works

        By Aldo

        from Utah

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Functional
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

        The pump works great when it works, but the on/off lever is not durable. I frequently have to remove the screw and cover to get it working again.

         
        5.0

        Best LVM Pump

        By Capt. Kirk

        from California

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Functional
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

          Bought my last one some 15 years ago. The duct tape repairs after dropping the pump many times finally gave out. Well used.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            I just bought a used LVM electric pump. Where can I buy the adapters?
            Asked on 1/14/2016 by Jim from Eugene, OR

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Try item # 80031.01 in the NRS website. This is the LVM inflator pump adapter kit for $9.95
              Biggwater

              Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Jim, those adapters are Item # 80031.01, $9.95

              Answered on 1/14/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            Can this pump be used to deflate rafts as well?
            Asked on 12/8/2015 by JS

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The pump can be used to deflate.

              Answered on 12/10/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, it also has a deflate port.

              Answered on 12/9/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes, it has a deflate nozzle that fits all the same accessories as the inflate nozzle.

              Answered on 12/8/2015 by Anonymous
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            How will this pump do inflating the 12' tributary self bailing raft?
            Asked on 5/14/2014 by Mike

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Definitely well.

              Answered on 5/14/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It’ll do great, I use it on a 15’ Zodiac with no problems, just be careful not to lose the adaptors.

              Answered on 5/14/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I think it will inflate so fast you think it is magic. I would say buy
              this pump

              Answered on 5/14/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It will inflate the hell out of your boat. This pump is fast and tiny-
              it's just plain awesome.

              Answered on 5/14/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It'll work fine for that boat, Mike. 5+ minutes and you'll have most of the air in. You'll still need a hand pump to top it off to full pressure, and to take along with you.

              Answered on 5/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I use this pump to pretty quickly inflate my 12' Avon bucket boat and 12' Hyside Padillac II and it works very well. If I use it continually for both boats, the pump does get a little warm but my boat is trailered and I generally only inflate the ducky at the put-in with no problems.

              Answered on 5/15/2014 by Anonymous
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            my LVM pump runs but doesn't produce air. I believe something like a rock got inside. Can i open it up to check and clean?
            Asked on 3/7/2014 by pher from cahttanooga, tn

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes, you can open it, unfortunately when mine did that the shaft from the motor was no longer driving the "fan" and I couldn't fix that. Good luck.

              Answered on 3/7/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, you can open it up for a look-see. If you run into a problem, give us a call, 800.635.5202. We can repair some parts of the pump.

              Answered on 3/7/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have dismantled these LVM Pumps before. There is a screw at the center of the housing, easily accessible, that holds the intake/exhaust assembly in place. Loosen it and take it apart to repair or inspect the internal airway. I have re-soldered the electrical leads on occasion, when the unit got too hot and loosened the wiring.

              Answered on 3/7/2014 by Anonymous
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            What are the dimensions of the pump?
            Asked on 5/22/2013 by WilliamP from Arizona

            2 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              6"H x 4"W at the base.

              Answered on 5/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Sure.
              The LVM pump is 5 1/2 inched high and only 2 inches in diameter at the
              motor end and about 4 inched in diameter on the impeller end. I love this
              pump!
              Bill

              Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            My LVM Inflator Pump finally died. Where can I send the pump to be rebuilt?
            Asked on 9/10/2012 by Wolf from El Dorado County, CA

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would buy a new one from NRS, its so cheap anyway that the hours and
              direct costs of sending/getting it back and workshop costs will be more
              expensive for u.... Anders Ask Fjeldheim

              Answered on 9/11/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              mine is also starting to make unusual noises.... the manufacturer would be a
              good start
              Jonathan Specht

              Answered on 9/12/2012 by jss from colorado springs, co
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              We do repairs on LVM pumps. See http://www.nrs.com/customer-service/returns.asp?tab=repairs

              Answered on 9/10/2012 by Clyde from NRS
          • LVM Inflator Pump

            Q:

            How many DC amps does this pump draw? Thanks!
            Asked on 8/20/2012 by Lead Dog

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              LVM states: "25 amps maximum".

              Answered on 8/20/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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