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Old 06-18-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Alarms going!!!

I'm almost home, driving from work and my wife rang me to tell me she started hearing a loud alarm sounding in the RV. I'm thinking... we don't have an alarm in the RV. She said she doesn't know how to switch it off.

I can hear the alarm as im pulling in the driveway. I rush out as I suddenly realize that it's the water alarm going off and sure enough under the sink is the beginnings of a flood.

Luckily it was small at that stage. A face cloth would have mopped it up. A connection to the faucet had become loose and just needed tightening up. No damage done as it was just surface water.

Wow. I dodged a bullet. I'm so happy and grateful that I got these water alarms from eBay and I URGE you to do the same. I would hate to think what could have happened if this was unattended. I guess Creator was looking out for me.
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Was the coach attached to city water , or the 12v pump left on ?
Any time we're going away from the coach, for more than an hour , both water pressure sources are off .
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If I had done some of the mods you have done, I would get the kinds of alarms that you have. I full time. All of my plumbing that is easily reached has been double checked. I don't leave the trailer hooked up to pressurized water when not in the trailer for longer periods of time, and turn the water pump off when I am boondocking and I leave.

Everyone has to figure these things out for themselves.

I have TPMS and don't have water leak alarms.
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Was the coach attached to city water , or the 12v pump left on ?

Any time we're going away from the coach, for more than an hour , both water pressure sources are off .


+2 on this!
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Was the coach attached to city water , or the 12v pump left on ?
Any time we're going away from the coach, for more than an hour , both water pressure sources are off .
100% right. Normally we do but we were leaving in a couple hours for a campsite and I put on the pump to ensure the hot water tank was full before I turned it on to have hot water before we left. No point in heating it with LP when we got there. Clearly that's what cause the pressure and leak.
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If I had done some of the mods you have done, I would get the kinds of alarms that you have. I full time. All of my plumbing that is easily reached has been double checked. I don't leave the trailer hooked up to pressurized water when not in the trailer for longer periods of time, and turn the water pump off when I am boondocking and I leave.

Everyone has to figure these things out for themselves.

I have TPMS and don't have water leak alarms.
Totally my mistake on this one. I pressurized it but forgot to depresurize again. 😨😨
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Is it gonna dry out in that west Canada damp? I'm in Vancouver USA, and while it hasn't been actively raining, we can't catch a break from the damp yet.

I tell people I meet I'm a mold farmer in the Pacific North Wet. Makes them look at me funny.
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I'm in Vancouver USA, and while it hasn't been actively raining, we can't catch a break from the damp yet.

I tell people I meet I'm a mold farmer in the Pacific North Wet. Makes them look at me funny.
What do you mean? It's been dry for a couple hours out here in Felida. Just took the Grandson over to Skyview for a football camp and not one drop fell on me!!
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I've been down in AZ, etc., this winter. I'm gonna need a little more than a couple of hours of dry and a few minutes of sun to even begin to think about a happy dance.
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Is it gonna dry out in that west Canada damp? I'm in Vancouver USA, and while it hasn't been actively raining, we can't catch a break from the damp yet.

I tell people I meet I'm a mold farmer in the Pacific North Wet. Makes them look at me funny.
Haha funny guy. Yes, we live in a semi desert climate. Yesterday was blue sky's all day. Arrive at the campsite and today we cancelled kayaking cos it's too cold for DW. :(

But I might convince her to go fishing lol. 😄😄
I'm gonna camp in my drive way from now on lol.
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I've never wasted a single second fishing. Sometimes I even remember to put bait on the hook, but never before the first beer.
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10-4 1bigmess !!!! It's fishing , not caughting !!! Too cold, 101 degs. here the other day !!!
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I guess Creator was looking out for me.


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