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Old 04-14-2022, 06:14 PM   #1
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Smart water valve

While camping we always turn off the water to our camper whenever we leave. Iím pretty good at remembering this when leaving, but not so good at remembering when we return and frequently have to run back outside (not handy when you have already stepped into the shower!). Has anyone found a smart valve that has simple on/off function without a timer?
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:25 PM   #2
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In 30+ years of camping I have never had a problem develop from leaving the water on when leaving. I do turn it off if it is going to be more that a day but for a few hours no. If your pressure regulator is set and working that seems redundant not to mention inconvenient.
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:28 PM   #3
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You could get something like this and install some water hose fittings on it. Although I suspect that someone would steal it depending on where you are camping.

I also turn my water off when leaving, the last time I forgot to turn it back on I was all prepped to take my shower and dirty clothes put away, fresh clothes waiting and no water. Interestingly enough, I have never forgot to turn the water back on since then. ~CA
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:30 PM   #4
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Why not just turn on the water pump? Turning the water off is a good idea, we always do the same.
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:47 PM   #5
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We always turn the water off when leaving the camper for any extended period of time. Anything more than just a walk around the park. I ALWAYS forget to turn it back on! I like the bluetooth water valve that Craig posted and I might install that but just inside where my city water connection is. That way it's theft proof...
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Why not just turn on the water pump? Turning the water off is a good idea, we always do the same.
Lol, reminds me that I have done this (use the tank and pump) and I have forgotten to refill the tank before it ran out. A great invention would be a chime water level device that would alert me that the tank was getting low and then that would work well for me and lots of others I suspect. ~CA
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Why not just turn on the water pump? Turning the water off is a good idea, we always do the same.
Exactly what I was thinking. We always keep some water in the holding tank because we've been to sites that have had issues with their water supply.

The CGs usually get the problem fixed fairly quickly, but we have enough water to shower, flush, etc. because these things always seem to happen in the morning when everybody else is using water too.

Although in OP's case, he would still have to go outside to set his valves to dry camping, so he might as well turn on the spigot.
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Exactly what I was thinking. We always keep some water in the holding tank because we've been to sites that have had issues with their water supply.

The CGs usually get the problem fixed fairly quickly, but we have enough water to shower, flush, etc. because these things always seem to happen in the morning when everybody else is using water too.

Although in OP's case, he would still have to go outside to set his valves to dry camping, so he might as well turn on the spigot.
Likewise, I always have 10 or 20 gallons of water on board. When we stop for lunch or a nature break, It's nice to be able to flush the toilet or wash hands. It also came in handy when I found the pressure regulator was set too low to allow the on demand hot water heater to function correctly. I've since bumped the pressure up a bit but it was a head scratcher for a bit.

I've never had on demand HW before. I'm still learning.
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Their are wifi controlled valves
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