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Old 05-26-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Did I ruin my water pump?

My dealer told me not to run the water pump if the fresh tank was empty; he said it would burn out the pump. But I got confused and ran it for a day or two while tied into a a city water line before a neighbor told me to turn it off.

When I filled the fresh water tank, I did get water from the taps and shower with the pump on, though I have no way of judging if the water pressure was affected.

Did I shorten the life of my pump? Weaken it? or did I get lucky?
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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i say u got lucky. if it pumps water and it works. leave it be


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Old 05-26-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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Nope. You're fine. They will run quite a while dry without doing any damage.. not that you want to leave it running for days on end, but it takes quite awhile for them to get hot enough to do any damage.

Lesson learned, right. Don't worry.. you'll do a lot worse to your rig before it's all told. LOL We've all been there.

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