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Old 07-03-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Do you leave the Water Pump Switch on most of the time?
On my prior motor Homes we got in the habit of turning on the water pump and then turning it off again. This started when a water faucet was left on in our first MH a Mini Winnie with a fold up sink in the bathroom. We ended up with an empty Fresh Water Tank and a full Holding Tank.
On our Dynasty with a High Pressure Pump and large capacity fresh and gray tank we have contued to do this. Is this causing wear on the switches and pump?
Any thoughts?
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:19 AM   #2
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Have always left mine on unless hooked to city water. The only time I would be concerned would be if I heard it cycling allot. Had that happening early this spring and found a cracked pipe on the back of the water heater. So listing for the cycling pump is also a good check for leaks.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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I don't like seeing that red light on all the time.
So... even if I'm parked and in the MH all day puttering around or something I'll turn the water pump on when I need some water to flow.
Similarly, I don't keep the water heater on all day either.

When I remodeled my bathroom I installed a pump over ride switch so I didn't have to keep calling myself a dummy when I was in there and couldn't flush or wash hands. I used a simple door bell switch and it works great.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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Leave mine on all the time when using. If its off won't have any ice.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #5
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My Shurflo Extreme Smart Sensor 5.7 pump draws 15 milliamps even when not running so we turn it off when we're not using the trailer or running on the 12v battery.
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In our almost five years of full timing, the water pump is always on except when we are hooked up to city water. Never had a problem with it running when it shouldn't, though we did have to replace it a few months ago when it failed. We look at it such that if we need water, why mess with a switch.

Before we fulltimed we used to turn it on when we needed it and off when we were finished. Like it much better with water always available without the need to turn on a switch. Besides, it doesn't use any power unless it on, other than to power the switch lights, so why not leave it on.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:24 AM   #7
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Do you leave the Water Pump Switch on most of the time?
On my prior motor Homes we got in the habit of turning on the water pump and then turning it off again. This started when a water faucet was left on in our first MH a Mini Winnie with a fold up sink in the bathroom. We ended up with an empty Fresh Water Tank and a full Holding Tank.
On our Dynasty with a High Pressure Pump and large capacity fresh and gray tank we have contued to do this. Is this causing wear on the switches and pump?
Any thoughts?
Robert
My recommendation would be to leave the pump on anytime you are not connected to city water and are WITH the coach. If you leave the coach to go sightseeing, etc., turn the pump off and then back on when you return.

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