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Old 03-07-2014, 09:36 PM   #11
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Yes I do. Actually a close friend of ours experienced something similar. Luckily they were at their campsite when it occurred. their dog managed to turn on the water on in one of the faucets, they had one of those 'arm style' faucets and the dog just happened to knock it and turn on the water. They have a large dog, a Newfoundland. They saw water leaking out through the underbelly and stopped it. Luckily little damage was done.

Leaks can happen. It takes just a few minutes to walk around and shut it off when leaving the campsite; which I do.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:39 PM   #12
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:42 PM   #13
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Always!!! Had a pipe connection come apart in a 5ver while in town shopping- came back to water running out pass thru storage.


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Old 03-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #14
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Turn off rig and home water when gone for more than about 10 minutes (rig) and when gone more than overnite at home. Have seen leaks at both places (not mine but others) and lots of damage done. Have you ever drained your home water heater?
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #15
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I have never done it, but I may start after thinking of the damage that could occur. Pretty simple way to be extra safe and the only downside is adding to an already considerable level of OCD.

X2 - I understand the risk. Not sure if I'll actually start or not. TBD.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #16
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:13 PM   #17
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I actually turn my water off at home when I leave for a long. time. Its just safe insurance. 1 valve. In the trailer if i leave for a few hours I do not. & I leave it on when I'm sleeping too

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Old 03-07-2014, 11:18 PM   #18
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I never did till our pressure release valve failed on our previous trailer. One of our camping neighbours noticed water pouring from the water heater. They turned off the water. Because it was outside no damage to the TT. But now turn off water when leaving CG. Plus use to turn water off at home when we had one. The hoses that supply the washing machine are known to fail. Would not take long to flood a laundry area.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:40 AM   #19
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I never did till our pressure release valve failed on our previous trailer. One of our camping neighbours noticed water pouring from the water heater. They turned off the water. Because it was outside no damage to the TT. But now turn off water when leaving CG. Plus use to turn water off at home when we had one. The hoses that supply the washing machine are known to fail. Would not take long to flood a laundry area.
we always turn water off when leaving motor home and the reason why, left our trailer parked up hunting and pump on and when we got back 2 hours later 40 gallons of water was all gone and the new trailer was totaled. Short trip for us that year. We found a bad toilet valve that was stuck. And if we leave for a trip I shut house down also and turn hot water heater down on lowest setting. This all works for us. Pete
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We stay at Many diff.Campgrounds around the USA. Even with a Water Press Reg. I shut it off when we leave. The water pump is turned off at Home as well as the Water heater,and yes I drain the House Water heater (2x) a year. The anode rod in it is (3ft) long,cant buy it at C/W for (12.00$). We know our camper will not look like (Niagara Falls,Will You?) If any one wants a (1st) Hand report,maybe (AquaMan) can (Wade In) on this Post? Yourroo!!
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