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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

  (28)
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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Functional (13)
  • Fast (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (10)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
  • Rivers (7)
  • Rapids paddling (6)
  • Day trip (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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

So far so good

By Brian

from Salem, OR

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

    4 or 5 uses so far and it's working great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great, tough pump

    By Zane Smith

    from Montana and Idaho

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

        Worth every penny. I have a solar panel on my raft (mounted on cooler), therefore I always have 12V and if you know how to use this correctly it will last for years and years, love mine.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Didn't last very long

        By Gary K

        from Phillipsburg, MT

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Functional
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about LVM Inflator Pump:

          As a private boater, I only blew up a few boats a couple times a season. The pump lasted less than 3 seasons. The plus side, when it worked it worked great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

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