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Old 03-16-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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I own an E Pro 17RK that I use for work. I leave the camper for the weekend and was advised to turn off the water feed when not using for extended periods of time. My question is; will doing this damage any of the equipment such as the water heater or water pumps?
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:38 AM   #2
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I turn the water off every time we leave the trailer, even for the afternoon. I've seen only one (1) trailer where a water line separated. That was enough. Road vibration is insidious.

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Old 03-16-2019, 10:45 AM   #3
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Yup!

After witnessing a couple of RV floods over the years at campgrounds...

I always shut the water off whenever I leave the camper.

All it takes is a slow dribble in the toilet to give you a very nice surprise when you get back from a day of sightseeing.

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Old 03-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #4
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Yup, turn the water off when we leave for extended time.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:55 PM   #5
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We turn ours off, also.

To answer your question, the only way it would hurt your water heater is if you drained the water heater and left it on. You are just turning off the water into the trailer. If you were to leave it long enough for the water to evaporate out of the water heater, that would hurt it, but just for a weekend, that's nothing.

The water pump, you aren't using anyway, if you are on city water. There should be no problem there.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:18 PM   #6
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Everytime I leave the trailer it is off. Same goes for the waterpump when we are dry camping.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:59 PM   #7
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Yup, turn off the water, water pump if running that way, and turn off the water heater (it doesn't take that long to heat 6 gallons of water).
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We also turn off our water and waterheater overnight. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to get the water hot in the AM...
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Turning off water when leaving camper

This is SO timely for us. We were wondering about turning off the water heater at the inside panel but leaving the suburban water heater turned on at the WH when we leave for the day. We use electric. Will that be okay or do we need to switch off the WH at the WH control switch in addition to the inside panel if we turn off the water to the tt? Thanks!
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