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Old 03-12-2014, 11:07 AM   #41
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I try to make it a practice of turning the water off if we will be away from the TT for a few hours. And I turn the water heater off too if the water is turned off.

Do you do this or is this what insurance is for?

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We always turn water off when we leave the camper. Turning the water off takes less time then dealing with the consequences of an unexpected leak. As for the water heater, it's turned on 30 minutes before showers and off right after.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:10 AM   #42
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Yup, every time I leave camper (unless I forget ) but it is usually burned in my campsite habits to:
* Pull the shades closed from nosy neighbors
* grab my keys - Lockup (including the outside storage)
* Turn off the water heater
* Turn off water valve
* Drive away wondering what I may have forgotten to do
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:19 AM   #43
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To be honest, I'm amazed at the number of people who have said they turn their water off. I can only recall one time where I saw someone turn their water off when they left their site. Here at the park we're currently at I haven't seen anyone do it either.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:27 AM   #45
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Never thought about turning the water off leaving the house for a long period, Maybe I should start, since I already unplug everything.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:14 PM   #46
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To be honest, I'm amazed at the number of people who have said they turn their water off. I can only recall one time where I saw someone turn their water off when they left their site. Here at the park we're currently at I haven't seen anyone do it either.
I'm surprised too. So many saying they do but I don't know of anyone or have ever seen anyone

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:26 PM   #47
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Yes, water off

I do turn the water off in the 5r. I do not shut the water heater off thinking that its just fine as there is water in there. Hose broke once while I was away. neighbors had to shut it off. I figure, why take a chance. I also shut off my house water if gone for a weekend or more. It's simple to do compared with the hassle a pipe breaking and causing damage. At home I keep a check list attached to the garage door of things that need to be done prior to leaving the house for an extended period. Things like forward phone to cell, irrigation timer etc....
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:00 PM   #48
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Been RVing now since 2002 and I have never turned off my water. I DO use a pressure regulator though (do you?! You should/better!)

Seems to me turning the water off would be like unplugging from shore power whenever we left camp (we DO use a voltage regulator/stabelizer though...do you?! You should better!)

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:00 PM   #49
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I'm surprised too. So many saying they do but I don't know of anyone or have ever seen anyone

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I try to remember too. Most times I do remember. To your comment, just keep in mind, there are maybe 20 or so people responding yes here and there are thousands of campers out there. It is still the vast minority that do this.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:07 PM   #50
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Nope. At a seasonal site and don't know anyone who does unless they're leaving for days at a time. However, theoretically, from a worst-case-scenario standpoint, you are supposed to.
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