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Old 06-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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In Between Trips

We live in the deep south (North Alabama). I have a 30-amp RV connection and water installed where we park the GT 351DS and its in the sun here at home. When we return from short trips, I have been leaving the front AC on because I only have 30 amps. It's set to cool at 80 degrees and I keep water pressure on and connected to the fresh-water inlet. Slides are out and awning retracted and shades down, with vents cracked open. Do you guys see any problems with keeping the MH like this for. couple to three weeks at a time? I really want to invest in a carport type enclosure for the GT if I can find one for around $5k. Thoughts on this are welcome.

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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Why do you have the water connected? This is at home and you're not living in it at this time, right?
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Just for cleaning, and a possible flush should the need arise. Sometimes when all 7 grandkids are here with their moms ( my daughters), its a good place to retreat to with the dish connected an pointed towards ESPN. But I don't do it often.
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I hear ya!

I had the water faucet police after me one time when I started a thread that asked if anybody turns the water off when they leave the campsite for a few hours. Almost started a war! If it were "me", I'd leave the hose connected but turn the water off when not in use.

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Oh yeah, I can see that. We have 20 acres in the foothills of the Appalachians and my nearest neighbor is a half mile away on either side. I have a water well that tested very near pure some 25 years ago. We have a half acre catfish pond and a spring fed creek runs right behind my house. The creek, well, and creek are supplied by an underground aquifer. If you're ever going north or south on interstate 65, give me a shout.
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With all that why would you ever leave? People drive 100's of miles for that scenario!
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Back in April, we spend a week at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville. Had a great time.
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I wouldn't leave the water on, personally, I'd just use the water pump if you need it and turn it off when you don't; Otherwise, we leave ours plugged in just about all the time w/ the temp set at 82. Only difference is ours is under an RV Port so it's shaded.
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Makes better sense, using the pump and not having the high water pressure on constantly from the hose. Thanks!
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I would not leave the water just sitting there and use the pump as well. Just a note however, there should be only the pressure your inlet regulator allows which should be coach friendly.

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