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Posted: 07/13/13 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I shut off my water to the TT every time we leave. I just don't trust the system to hold, and I certainly don't want to clean up a mess when I return. Is this unwarranted paranoia, or is it prudence? Do you shut your water off?

What other things do you do every time you leave?

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Posted: 07/13/13 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shutting off the water is common practice. Many folks do it. I usually forget as I'm having too much fun.


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Posted: 07/13/13 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, if I remember I shut off the water. If we're dry camping I shut off the pump and water heater.


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mbopp wrote:

Yeah, if I remember I shut off the water. If we're dry camping I shut off the pump and water heater.

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Posted: 07/13/13 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only the paranoid survive!

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Never thought about it till you mentioned it, guess now I'll be paranoid too.


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Posted: 07/13/13 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I'm away from the camper during the day, I shut off the water. As a full timer, I've seen unoccupied campers literally flooded due to a break in the plumbing. While relatively uncommon, it's ugly. Only takes a minute to turn off the water when I leave for the day and on when I return.

And I never... never hook-up my fresh water hose before sanitizing the hose bib.


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Uh . . . we do this. Guess we're paranoid too, worse since we turn off the water heater too.


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Every time our truck leaves our rv site the water is off. I am so good I almost never forget to turn it back on but it does happen. We winter in the same rv site for 6 months and we are the only rv on our street to turn the water off and get laughed at sometimes. My answer is laugh who cares.
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Posted: 07/13/13 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a "blow-out" once while visiting with friends. While I was having coffee on their deck, DW came out of the 5vr, screaming about water running out of the toilet area.

The hose leading to toilet for flushing had come loose. I had some work done in that area and apparently the mechanic forgot to tighten down the clamp on the hose.

I was VERY LUCKY - it was NOT Camping World who did the repair, but a local RV shop.

After that happened, on a few occassions I did turn off the water, but rarely. That occurred 9 yrs ago.





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