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Old 07-30-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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Water Shut Off ?

Does anyone shut off they're water before going to bed? If so, do you go outside to shut it off or did you install a valve inside.

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One episode of a leaking toilet valve convinced me not to use city water. I might modify that to using it during the day. There is no way I will connect to a limitless supply and go away or go to sleep. We did replace the MH though. ;-)
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I don't shut my water off in my RV. I don't shut it off in my home either. I suppose the water supply line to the washing machine in my home could rupture and flood my home. But you can get carried away.
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We don't shut our water off when going to bed, only if we leave the coach. I'm a pretty light sleeper & I know the normal sounds our coach makes. Anything out of the ordinary would wake me up.

If we leave the coach for any reason, on city water, I'll shut it off at the shore; on pump, I'll turn the pump switch off & also lock the wet bay bin so no one can open it & turn on the pump (not that anyone would....just being paranoid I guess).

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Actually it's probably not a bad idea to leave the pump on at night. If you develop a leak you'll hear the pump cycle on and off. During the day it's noisier and a short on off cycle may not be heard. We had a small leak on our 5'er, really a little drip. But every now and then the water pump would cycle. That was the signal.

For city water hookups you'll never hear a leak unless it's a gusher. If we leave for a long period of time then we turn off the city water. But we always leave it on at night.

Should be the opposite but I guess I'm too lazy to walk outside and turn off the city water at night.
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My manual (Fleetwood) advises to turn off the pump at night so it doesn't disturb you when it runs in short bursts incase the pressure slowly drops off. I do shut off when we are leaving for the day.
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We only turn off water if we're gone for several days. Never turn off at night. Been full time for 22 years with no problems. Had a water heater leak,just minor waterstain on carpet.
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Always turn the water supply off when we leave leave the TT for the day.
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Just one loose hose clamp while we were out for dinner was enough to cause me to never again use city water hookups, day or night. I take security in hearing the pump run, when it should, and when it shouldn't. And if we are away from the rig, the pump switch is off, and of course we never forget to do that.

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