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Old 01-06-2017
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We have seen nightmare house floods with absentee home owner. We have an easy to get to valve that turns off the water in our house. We always turn it off when we leave for any length of time.
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Old 01-06-2017
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I always use the tank and pump. I do often hook up the water hose when I set up and refill the tank while I dump and put away the sewer hoses and cable before departure. I turn off the pump when we leave during the day....it only affects the ice maker which is probably full from all night working.

I have also gotten to the point where if the weather channel predicts thunderstorms, I unplug the shore power and turn off the inverter until the storm passes or lightening is gone. Even with a surge protector, I am now nervous after having a lightening strike while plugged into shore power under a metal building.
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I do use shore water. However, I NEVER, EVER, leave the water on unless I am there. Many neighbors have asked why I turn the water off every time I leave. Then I explain it.
Me too - the only SAFE & LOGICAL way to go - why take unnecessary chances
On the other hand, if your floors / carpets are due for a deep cleaning, there might be an untimely and unexpected benefit Keep rug shampoo and mops handy

I use the shore water hose for filling the fresh water tank only - then SHUT IT OFF
Use the onboard water - and refill as necessary
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We always turn off city water and the pump too when we leave... Even if it's just to go shopping for a couple hours. However, we're only human and subject to forgetting. So, this has me thinking about a fail safe. At home we have natural gas for cooking and hot water and whatever. It's my understanding this system will shut down if it detects unrestricted flow. Is there a similar valve available for water flow that we could install in our coaches? If not, maybe we can design something, patent it and get rich!

Randy, Major Mod and some of you other gear heads are ripe for this sort of thing!

NH Bill
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Bingo!

Now, let's go for mult-sensor wireless With NET alert!
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I turn on ours off to the FC. Everytime we leave. Seen water running out of other people's doors to many times. Plus being a plumber I see it alot in homes. So don't forget to turn your house off as well. When you leave to go out in the blue bird for a night or year
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