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Old 01-12-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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Does water pump need to be turned off?

We have disconnected the city water because of expected below-freezing temperatures. We have filled the fresh water tank and it is working fine with the pump turned on. Since we will be here for a few days, is it OK to leave the water pump switch on full-time? Or should we have it on only when we need to draw the water?
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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On all the time is fine. The pressure switch will activate the pump when a faucet is open or toilet is flushed. Then turn the pump off again when things are not flowing water.

No black magic or anything to run battery down, just plain old simple is or ain’t.



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Old 01-12-2018, 05:05 PM   #3
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I leave it on if I am at the trailer and turn it off if I leave.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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we always leave ours on, but turn it off if we're leaving the AS unoccupied
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #5
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Turning the pump off while away is a good practice.
If someone leaves the pump on while away from the trailer and there happens to be a leak in the pipes, the person could return to a flooded interior and/or loose all of their fresh water supply.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:29 PM   #6
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Turning the pump off while away is a good practice.
If someone leaves the pump on while away from the trailer and there happens to be a leak in the pipes, the person could return to a flooded interior and/or loose all of their fresh water supply.
Agree, leave it off!
I dont know if you can burn out a pump, but if you break a pipe, you can sure flood your rig quick.
Also, if you dont need hot water for a while, turn it off too. Saves propane and a burnt out system if it runs dry due to a leak or your water pump being off.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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Not a bad idea to turn it off when you leave or at night so if it sputters it won't wake you up. Usually there is enough pressure to flush the toilet with it off.

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Old 01-12-2018, 05:52 PM   #8
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How many turn off the city water when leaving the trailer or going to bed when on water hookup? If you don't then why worry if the water pump is on all the time?

I just replaced my Aquajet pump with a Shurflo 4008 and added the Shurflo accumulator tank adjacent to the pump. Much quieter and smoother. I usually leave it on all the time except when towing.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:39 PM   #9
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Actually, I do shut off the water if I am going to be gone awhile. Paranoid, I guess...
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I also shut off the city water if I am leaving for a while.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:17 PM   #11
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Does water pump need to be turned off?

Paranoid? No, one single noid is quite enough...

Shutting off water pump or shore water supply is just proactive safety...
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:39 AM   #12
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I shut it off whenever I leave. Shut it off at night too. There's enough pressure to flush the toilet. Our pump is close to the bed though. I turn off the propane hot water at night also. Lite sleepers I guess. Ive bought a quieter fan for the fridge, but haven't installed it yet, so I also turn it off at night.
The main reason I turn off the pump though is a potential leak. Those plastic pipes that freeze and thaw all winter, then bounce around up and down the highway.. We have never had a leak, but I wouldn't want to find one that way..
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:18 AM   #13
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......we learned our lesson, second outing.
Supply line under bathroom sink, a cross threaded fitting cracked.
We now turn the pump off when sleeping or unoccupied.
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POI..We have never been "hookrd-up" But would shut off there also.

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I turn mine off when not using it.
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