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Old 11-10-2017, 05:10 PM   #15
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I guess I never learned to worry that much. If we were away for days, sure, but turning off water (or propane?) every time we leave? Or while we sleep. I mean, where does it all stop? To me, it would be like not crossing a street to shop at a store on the other side, because I might get run over. Or not driving after dark, cause its more dangerous.

But everybody should take the precautions that make them comfortable. It's as simple as that. Trying to everything that others feel is wise is not remotely possible, let alone necessary. Do what your inner self tells you and try not to get crippled by fear.
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There are lots of "extra precautions" that may someday save you some headache and dollars but most of them are for people that worry constantly instead of relaxing and enjoying life. Do what makes you comfortable, there is not a right or wrong answer.
I agree, do what makes you comfortable. I'll turn off the water if our rig is going to be left unattended for more than a couple of days. For a day,, nah. There are campgrounds out there with high water pressure so i would suggest using a good quality regulator.
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I guess my concerns about bad things happening that we could have maybe prevented are increased now that our 95 yr old mom is traveling with us. Our tolerance for risk is much lower with her on board.

I did try the cg water on/off when leaving for day and quickly decided it was a pain. DW says lets use pump. Easy on/off and we can hear the pump if something goes wrong when we are home. We do get a bit better pressure with the pump anyway since we do use a regulator when on city water.

We also turn the water off at home now when traveling since two small spraying leaks developed a few months ago and were discovered by accident (fortunately) before damage was done. Based on what the plumber told me about the quality of copper pipe these days when he fixed the leaks, I now check the meter every month or so to see if there is any water flow when there should not be.
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Guess I never really thought about it before. but thanks for putting those horrible thoughts in my head
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