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Old 02-18-2007, 03:50 AM   #1
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Here in Texas hill country water is very uncertain. The water pressure is low and we have not needed a pressure reg yet. Recently with the 25-30 degree parks have lost water all together for several hours. My question. Can I fill my on board tank when I arrive at a park. Then hook up to 'city water' and when the water stops flowing just turn on my pump until the water returns? Then empty my on board when I leave. If so what steps are required?
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Here in Texas hill country water is very uncertain. The water pressure is low and we have not needed a pressure reg yet. Recently with the 25-30 degree parks have lost water all together for several hours. My question. Can I fill my on board tank when I arrive at a park. Then hook up to 'city water' and when the water stops flowing just turn on my pump until the water returns? Then empty my on board when I leave. If so what steps are required?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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Yes you can do this. Just turn your pump on is all you have to do. One <span class="ev_code_RED">caution</span> though. If the water pressure comes back on in the park and you leave your pump on and pump your tank dry. You could mess up the pump.Hope I made it plain enough to understand.

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Old 02-18-2007, 06:48 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by full-timer:
Yes you can do this. Just turn your pump on is all you have to do. One <span class="ev_code_RED">caution</span> though. If the water pressure comes back on in the park and you leave your pump on and pump your tank dry. You could mess up the pump.Hope I made it plain enough to understand.

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We have done this several times when the park has lost water pressure. I usually try to have a little water in the tank for just such emergencies. One question though. Why would pressure coming back on in the park cause the pump to run the tank dry?
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"Why would pressure coming back on in the park cause the pump to run the tank dry?"

This doesn't directly cause the pump to come on and run the tank dry. If the pump were left on after the park water comes back on, when you run a sink or shower, the pump will come on and draw its water from the tank. When the tank eventually runs dry, the pump runs dry. This is not good for the pump as it will continue to run because it can't build water pressure with no water in the tank and run till it burns out.
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I think the point is: Don't forget to turn your pump off when you get city water back.

Even if the city water is on, the pump will sense a drop in pressure when you turn on a faucet and run. Eventually it will pump the fresh water tank dry.
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You guys must all have the quiet variable speed pumps. I always know when mine is on 'cause I can hear it. And if it's on, I monitor my tank levels. I thought it was something more complicated.
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