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Old 03-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #21
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I do. Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:44 AM   #22
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When we leave the house for a period of time (days) I turn off the water and water heater. Came home from a two week trip in Canada to find water pouring out all our doors and garage door. A toilet broke on the second floor an was flooding the house for an entire week. $15k in damage. We turn the water OFF when we leave our trailer and house! Better safe than sorry!!!!
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:49 AM   #23
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Home flooded--------

While at the rally last August (2013) received a call from person watching house. Said he noticed water running from under garage door. Upon checking inside he discovered a pipe had ruptured in the attic over master bath.

After $14,000.00 worth of repairs by insurance co, I now turn off water to house when away and traveling.

As of yet, I do not turn off RV water. Maybe I should!
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:28 AM   #24
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Always turn it off if leaving CG...
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:37 AM   #25
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Do turn the water off at home when gone for days.
Don't turn the water off in the trailer when gone for hours.

I do use a water pressure regulator and keep it set at 40 psi.
Don't want to over stress the trailer plastic fittings. We typically come
and go all day long. Shutting the water each time sounds like work to
me!
YMMV.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:43 AM   #26
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While at the rally last August (2013) received a call from person watching house. Said he noticed water running from under garage door. Upon checking inside he discovered a pipe had ruptured in the attic over master bath.

After $14,000.00 worth of repairs by insurance co, I now turn off water to house when away and traveling.

As of yet, I do not turn off RV water. Maybe I should!
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #27
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because we are always biking, hiking, kayaking, etc., we would be turning it on and off many times a day. If someone wanted to turn water off all the time, would be easier to fill fresh tank and turn pump on and off as needed.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:11 AM   #28
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I shut off the hot water heater, and have shut the water off when off for the day. I may try and get more in the habit.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:29 AM   #29
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Make sure you post a thread when something malfunctions and you get flooded.
Since you ignore the weight police and I ignore the water police we can both start a thread IF something happens.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:43 AM   #30
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Keep water heater on but only turn off campground water if we will be away for most of the day.
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