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Old 06-25-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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Novice boondockers

Going boondocking for the 1st time ever, in our new (to us) 1996 29 ft. SeaBreeze. Need a little help....... do we run the water pump only when needed? Other than just plugging the 30amp power cord into the generator, is there a switch somewhere in the coach I need to flip? I think I know the answers but I want to get advice from the experienced. Thanks for replies.

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Usually we leave our pump On the entire outing but may turn it off if we are away from the campsite for an extended period.
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You can leave the pump on as your water system is a demand system and only comes on when it sees a pressure drop(faucet turned on, toilet flushed, etc.).

Are you talking about your on-board generator?

If yes - You do not need to plug you power cord into the generator.

If it's an external portable generator - Turn the generator on, let it run for a bit, plug your cord in. It's just like plugging your cord into a 120v power source. The coach does all the switching automatically.
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We leave the pump turned on all the time . It only runs when there is a demand for water. If your coach has a built in generator , it should have a transfer switch that will automatically connect the generator to the coach when it is started. If you don't have a transfer switch, then you plug the shore cord into the generator. If using an external generator , you can plug your coach into the 30amp 120volt outlet (DO NOT use the 120/240 volt outlet on the generator . You will probably need an adapter.

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Hmmm, we have the factory generator on out 02 Seabreeze and I have always plugged the 50 amp shore power cord into the receptacle in the electric compartment when running the generator. I figured thatís why itís there. I didnít think we had a transfer switch. Will test it next time.
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Leave the water pump ON. You'll know if the system has an issue if you hear the pump cycling when no one is showering, doing dishes, or flushing the toilet. It's an "on demand" system, so if you don't turn on the water, the pump should be silent.
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Hmmm, we have the factory generator on out 02 Seabreeze and I have always plugged the 50 amp shore power cord into the receptacle in the electric compartment when running the generator. I figured that’s why it’s there. I didn’t think we had a transfer switch. Will test it next time.
If you don't have a transfer switch you need to do the above. The receptacle is powered by the on-board generator.
We normally leave the pump on all the time. I do turn it off when we go to bed and turn back on in the morning. We dry camp 90% of the time.
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