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Old 08-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Water pump in trailer - left on with water off

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we are recent trailer owners and we turned off the fresh water when we left our trailer today but did not switch off the electric pump....will this burn out our water pump as we cannot get up there until tomorrow (approx 24 hours) in order to turn off....please help we are worried that we will burn out our water pump already....
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure- but my GUESS is that it should be fine because the pump only runs when something is demanding water (i.e. opening a tap or flushing the toilet, etc.).
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #4
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we are recent trailer owners and we turned off the fresh water when we left our trailer today but did not switch off the electric pump....will this burn out our water pump as we cannot get up there until tomorrow (approx 24 hours) in order to turn off....please help we are worried that we will burn out our water pump already....
Am I guessing correctly that your site has a fresh water hook-up and that's what you're indicating that you shut off?

If you have a city water connection at the site, the water pump isn't required as it only pumps from the fresh water tank. If the city water has sufficient pressure and the water system has no leaks, the water pump shouldn't run as it's a pressure demand pump. If the water system pressure does drop, the pump will start and run continuously as it has no water to drawn from. If it does run, it probably won't hurt the pump, but it may shorten it's expected life.

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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I don't know what others do but when we need to use the water pump, we turn it on and when we are done we turn it off. We don't leave it on when not in use.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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When we are using our water tank we leave the pump on throughout our camping trip. It is an on demand pump and is meant to work that way
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:07 PM   #7
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Dave is correct

City water on water pump off.
Fw only then water pump on.


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