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Old 03-17-2015, 10:52 PM   #15
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I shut off city water if leaving the dog alone in the coach for a couple of hours or more.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:57 AM   #16
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However, our risk-taking includes having the water pump pressure set to about 25psi, and a full-house water pressure regulator on the faucet also set to about 30psi.
Some campgrounds have 100+psi and I don't trust those dinky regulators they fit on the city water inlets.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:54 AM   #17
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Now I turn off the city water every time we leave the campground.

Several years ago we had a PEX fitting break at the back of one of our toilets while we were in town shopping.

Flooded the coach. I now carry spare parts to repair PEX plumbing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:05 AM   #18
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Hey All...

Just wondering: How long do you go before you turn off your city water and/or water pump when leaving your rig?

If you leave for an hour, a few hours, all day, etc. do you leave your city water on and hooked up or do you shut her down?

I do it whenever I leave, unless I space out.

Never know when things will want to start leaking...Seems like cheap insurance to me.

What say you all?
It sounds like a good idea, but I have never done it! Something to think about for sure!
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:12 AM   #19
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We have NEVER used city water. The water pump stays on 24/7.
This is what I do as well, but I turn the pump off if leaving for a full day or more day.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:15 AM   #20
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If I leave in the truck, I try to remember to turn the water off. If I'm just milling about in the cg I'll leave it on. I used to leave it on at all times but I guess as I'm getting older I worry more about these things.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:35 AM   #21
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Now I turn off the city water every time we leave the campground.

Several years ago we had a PEX fitting break at the back of one of our toilets while we were in town shopping.

Flooded the coach. I now carry spare parts to repair PEX plumbing.
Same here, came back to a small lake under the coach.
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Like others have already reported, we have friends that left the city water on all day while at the lake, and when they returned a line had ruptured and their moho was really, really wet.

We simply turn the city water off anytime we are leaving the CG. It is not that big of a deal, and one last thing to worry about. Ahhhhh, worry free moho'ing. . . . .

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I have seen a few disasters caused by water leaks in RV's and Houses. It will ruin your day for sure. Then, the battle with your insurance company starts and the fun really begins.
If we are away from our house for more than a day I shut the water main off. If we are away from the coach for the day, I shut the water off at the pedestal.
Takes only a few seconds to prevent a world of heart ache.
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We lived on a boat for 12 years and became accustomed to not leaving a water supply line hooked up. We fill the water tank when needed and use the onboard pump in the RV - just like we did on the boat. Several years ago in 5th wheel my wife (or I) left a kitchen on with a slow dribble (thought it was off) and woke up the next morning with water all over the floor - the plug was in the drain. Haven't done that again!
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I have seen a few disasters caused by water leaks in RV's and Houses....
Many new RV toilets will eventually develop a sticky valve that may cause an overflow and flooding.

If it's any consolation, most new motorhomes are designed with little or no carpet at the floor level that would become flooded.

Most late model flooring, (including radiant heated floors), contains no natural products, (no wood or carpets) to absorb liquid. Many are insulated foam or honeycomb core and laminated with plastic. And, there are sufficient gaps around the perimeter, and at the door to allow drainage, in a worst case scenario.

About the only damage that may occur to most late model motorhomes is to the bottom of the cabinetry that may become waterlogged over a long period. However, once again, the perimeter around the floor where the walls are mounted are not typically sealed, and have gaps to the outside world. So, it's unlikey that water will collect to cause damage to the cabinets.

With late model motorhomes, if flooding occurs, it's more likely that an owner will return to see water dripping from underneath the coach, than to find extensive damage inside.
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I don't turn the water off when connected to city until I leave to go home. Question: do you turn the water off when you sleep at night? The reason I ask is if a water pipe breaks at night you probable won't notice unless you wake up and hear water running. I do shut off the water pump if boondocking only because it uses battery power even when you're not using it.
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I don't turn the water off when connected to city until I leave to go home. Question: do you turn the water off when you sleep at night? The reason I ask is if a water pipe breaks at night you probable won't notice unless you wake up and hear water running. I do shut off the water pump if boondocking only because it uses battery power even when you're not using it.
In our sticks and brick four years ago we woke up with five inchs of water throughout the entire house. Water line into the back of a toilet broke in another bedroom.

We moved into our motorhome next to the house for six weeks while everything was replaced. About $32,000 and AAA took care of everything.

Between the flood in our coach and the house we get a little nervous when we hear water running.
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We try to turn ours off at the source whenever we will be away for more than a short time. It seems for as much as people badmouth the construction of RV's they place a lot of trust in the plumbing system. They do use mostly the same materials as in your SB with some exceptions. Your not going to find vinyl tubing hose clamped to PEX fittings in your SB, or you shouldn't. I seen leaks and had them and will try to stay in the habit of limiting the damage if one develops.
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