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Old 10-05-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Water pump

Rookie here again with a question about the water pump. Taken 2 trips so far, both dry camping. Friend of mine with an rv told me not to leave the water pump switch on unless I actually needed to use it, said it was not good. Is this true or can I leave he pump on? I worry some of my guests forget to turn it on/ off and don't want to do any damage.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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I think either way is fine. If you have the pump on and it cycles often without water demand, then I would turn it off when not in use. Cycling would indicate a leak somewhere or a check valve not working properly.

As long as is does not run without demand, I would not worry about it.

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Old 10-05-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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Water pump works on demand only. Leaving the switch on is fine. However, if you are connected to city water, switch will be off.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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Leave It On

If NOT connected to city water supply, leave the switch on. It only works when you turn on a faucet or flush the toilet. Just keep track of your fresh water level. You don't want to run the pump with no water in the system.
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