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Old 03-14-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question Using the water pump

We have yet to use our tank and water pump. We have an upcoming trip to NY and Niagara and will have to use our tank and pump.

My question is:

Do you just turn the pump on and leave it on?

I believe so and it will cycle to keep pressure up when needed.

Thanks for the info
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #2
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We have yet to use our tank and water pump. We have an upcoming trip to NY and Niagara and will have to use our tank and pump.

My question is:

Do you just turn the pump on and leave it on?

I believe so and it will cycle to keep pressure up when needed.

Thanks for the info
Yup. You nailed it.

But, it is a good idea to turn the pump OFF when you are away from the trailer just in case something leaks.

Also when connected to campground (city) water, it is a good idea to turn that off when you are away.
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We've only used our pump during travel to flush and wash hands. But we've spent several vacations on sailboats which have fresh water tanks and pump similar to our TT's. House rule, turn it on when needed. One trip the pump was on all night, water heater developed a leak and one of the fresh tanks (there were 3) was pumped into the bilge. Good news was the bilge pump pumped the water overboard. Bad news, we lost 1/3 of our water and house battery was low. IMHO, on as needed.
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You may want to check the "hand tighten only" connections and the hand tighten strainer bowl. The first time we used out onboard pump it leaked water from a couple of these connections. After retightening by hand no more leaks!
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I only turn the pump on when needed.. not a big deal RV's are not that big and not a lot of walking in them...
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