Originally Posted by jtintx
I'm full of questions today. Ever since I had the flood in TT I turn the water supply off when I leave for more than an hour. My question is, if I forget to turn off the water heater, whether gas or electric, will the heating element burn up or will the water stay in the tank and protect it?
The water stays in it. I do the same thing when I leave my camper unattended, and turn off the water supply at the campground faucet.
I have a camping buddy, who unknowingly left his shower faucets on partly, when winterizing and draining the lines. He forgot to turn the shower back off, and didn't notice it when he hooked up to campground water. A few hours later when he returned to his camper, his grey water tank had filled up and was overflowing in his shower, and had flooded part of his carpet & floor.....and was dripping out his trailer. The campground had a shop vac they let him borrow to suck it up.
After his experience, I turn the water off to my trailer when not there.