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Old 03-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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Do You Turn the Water Off?

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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Old 03-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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In 30+ years of camping we have never turned the water off when we went out or away for the day. Actually never seen anyone do it either, never gave it any thought or know of anyone that has had an issue but anything can happen..........don't turn the water off at home or the water heater when we are gone for weeks either but a leak could occur..........


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Old 03-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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Yes I turn it off.Over 20 Years have seen many leaks.I have had 2.Bad water pump valve that allowed city hook up to flood fresh water tank and a leak at the sink connections.Our rigs take a pounding when traveling and you never know what might get damaged.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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Only since last year when the commode would seep and fill the bowl and overflow. Had valve replaced and it started again this year until I took it apart and lubed it with silicone grease, but have started turning the water off if we leave the campground. Never thought about since we've had trailers starting in 1976 until last year.

You can't compare your home water to a camper, you don't tow your house down the highway at 55-70mph.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #7
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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.
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We have never turned it off... However we were camping at a KOA in ME and taking a walk around. There was a HR Motorhome and we saw "water" coming out of the roof, my first thought was how the heck is water coming out of the roof??? (It was sunny out)... They had turned on the black tank clean out and then left it on, closed the black tank valve and went shopping, so it backed up so fast it was pouring out the vent on the roof, down all around the motorhome. What a mess.
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We have never turned it off... However we were camping at a KOA in ME and taking a walk around. There was a HR Motorhome and we saw "water" coming out of the roof, my first thought was how the heck is water coming out of the roof??? (It was sunny out)... They had turned on the black tank clean out and then left it on, closed the black tank valve and went shopping, so it backed up so fast it was pouring out the vent on the roof, down all around the motorhome. What a mess.
Yes I do turn it off.



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