Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 226
Water pump ?

When using pump going down road or when boondocking do you just leave the pump switch on and let it cycle, or just turn it on only when needed? Thanks
__________________

__________________
JLud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Krazymace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sunriver, Oregon
Posts: 502
Water pump ?

Leave it on. Not sure what you mean by cycle?? You should only hear pump when you create a water demand. If you're not running water somewhere and you hear your pump, you likely have a leak somewhere.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
Krazymace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,323
Not sure where I read it.....on this forum or another, but....

A couple in their motor home left the on board pump turned on as they headed out on the road for the day. Some hours later, they noticed water on the floor beneath their feet.

Turns out, somewhere along the way, they developed a break/leak in a water line, and because the pump had been left on, it continued pumping water from the onboard tank. Needless to say, a messy situation that leaked into the floors and basement compartments.

Personally, if we don't need running water, turn the pump on ONLY WHEN NEEDED.

Just my opinion.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 137
If I in my camper I leave the switch on.....but if I am going away from the camper for extended time, I turn the pump switch off. Just in case a line or filter blows off. My 2 cents worth of education.


2014 cedar creek 36ckts
2014 Chevy 3500 1 ton crew cab 4x4 long bed.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
cfiowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 226
Thanks for the help on this. Sounds like I'll leave it running when going down road ir dry camped, shut off when going away.

I was turning it on only when needing to use.
__________________
JLud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 09:01 PM   #6
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Don't have a mh, but we never travel with the pump on unless we stop to use the bathroom. Just don't trust the plumbing, fixtures, etc. Could get a leak and not discover it until it was too late.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 10:59 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 6,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Don't have a mh, but we never travel with the pump on unless we stop to use the bathroom. Just don't trust the plumbing, fixtures, etc. Could get a leak and not discover it until it was too late.
X2
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 110 / '18 = 0; booked = 28
Mr. Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 11:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,010
We installed a 5 gallon pressure tank so after it fills we turn off the pump going down the road and at night,but still have plenty of water for needed uses with pump off! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 05:23 PM   #9
Member
 
Darrens02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Valdez, Alaska
Posts: 63
We leave ours on, that way it is always making ice. It sure would be nice to know that you have a problem before you really need your water
__________________
2014 Georgetown XL 378ts
Darrens02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 08:27 PM   #10
Happily Retired Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Munith, Mi
Posts: 178
When traveling I leave the pump off until needed. The system charges it a few seconds to flush the toilet so why worry about it. If ever a fitting was to break, it has a better chance when being jostled down the road.
__________________

__________________
Mickey & Sue Stamper
2013 GT XL 378TS
Fire Mist

2013 Ford Escape on Landgrebe tow dolly
Mickeystamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pump, water, water pump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.