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$139.95

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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

  (25)
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

    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:

      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
    • 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
    • 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’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:

      Definitely well.

      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
  • 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:

      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
    • 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:

      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
  • LVM Inflator Pump

    Q:

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

    2 answers

    • 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
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      6"H x 4"W at the base.

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

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We do repairs on LVM pumps. See http://www.nrsweb.com/repair/Repair.asp?tn=52 for prices and instructions.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • 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
  • 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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LVM Inflator Pump
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (15)

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    (7)

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Fast (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (9)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
  • Rivers (7)
  • Rapids paddling (6)
  • Day trip (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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!!

VS

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

The only way to go

By None

from Pocatello

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Compact
  • Functional
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Kayaking

    Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

    This pump has great simple operation with wide variety of applications. It was recommended to me by a friend years ago.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Burned up after three uses.

    By APH948

    from Ennis, MT

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Fragile Overheats
    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

    I bought this to use with an inflatable fishing raft and only used a small dedicated 12v battery for power. After three uses it stopped working. Thought it was the battery, but after borrowing one from a neighbor, it not only did not start, but started smoking. The leads were hooked up correctly. Total waste of money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Scream machine

    By classv1

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Kayaking

      Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

      The pump moves an incredible amount of air at high speed. Easily fills my 13 foot Aire in about ten minutes. They are high performance so you have to be careful with them. It will start a high pitched whine when the raft chamber, etc., is full so don't cook the bearings. Kinda pricey but worth the money.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Pump

      By none

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Functional
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

        We use this to inflate our 2 man Watermaster Fly Fishing Raft. Works great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        LVM Pump

        By Old Guide

        from Spokane, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Fragile
        • Heats up quickly
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about LVM Inflator 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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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