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Old 10-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Ok to run water pump?

Is it ok to leave the water pump on and running while you are parked and plugged on at an RV park? Or dry camping?
Can the pump be worn out? Should you only turn it on as needed? Or is it all good?
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Only turn it on as needed.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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we leave it on when we're inside but turn it off if we leave.
no use having it on, if you aren't going to be using it. especially dry camping.

but why would you have it on, if you have water hookups? you don't use the pump when you have that.

but if you're in the campsite and will be going in and out, sure leave it on.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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Poorly worded.. We are at an electricity only park.. No water hookups.. And I want to leave the pump on all night for the kids to use the facilities w/o waking me up.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #5
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You can leave the pump turned on. It is an on demand pump. It won't run until there is an open valve. Close the valve, the pump builds pressure and then shuts off.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:24 AM   #6
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I would leave it on! You may hear it run for just a second through out the night however. Not to worry unless it starts to run all time.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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As previously said, we leave ours on when we are at the campsite, but try to remember to turn it off if we plan on being gone for while, just in case. And even when hooked up to city water, we will turn that off too, because... Once, a dughter left a sink fawcet slightly open and when we returned, we saw water dripping from the underbelly. The grey tank filled and overflowed from the shower drain.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:10 AM   #8
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You can leave the pump turned on. It is an on demand pump. It won't run until there is an open valve. Close the valve, the pump builds pressure and then shuts off.

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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Our dealer said it best IMO. Have the pump or CG water on while you are present but ensure you shut off the pump and or CG water supply when you are away from your site. If you have a fitting or pipe come loose or break while away you could end up with a very costly disaster that could have been avoided simply by shutting off the water supply.
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