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Old 07-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Good Thing Someone Looked

We hooked up the camper for my husband's brothers family to use while they stayed with us during Nordic Fest. I thought I should check the TP supply and when I opened the door I discovered water running out of the toilet valve and filling up the bathroom floor. I turned on the pump then went and told my husband the toilet needed him. At least it wasn't running out the door of the camper. That is probably when he would have realized something was not right.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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This is the reason we installed a little valve in the toilet feed line.

As well we always turn the pump or water supply valve off when we leave the trailer. I've seen a fifth wheel 'fill up'.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Glad you caught it in time.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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This happens to boats too. It is one reason why many boats do not have constant shore water feeds.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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Just to mention it, did you put an inline water pressure regulator on the faucet bib, ahead of the hose?????

A lot of RV valves and plumbing will do fine with pump pressure, but can give up the ghost with full line pressure.

At my house several outside faucets are on the non-pressure regulated side of the city water line. Pressure there frequently exceeds 120 PSI

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Old 07-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Night Sailor View Post
This happens to boats too. It is one reason why many boats do not have constant shore water feeds.
Very true. I know of one local boat that sunk when a pipe broke and the boat got so much water in it that it went to the bottom. The bilge pumps could not keep up.

The good news is that a trailer will not sink but damage to flooring and cabinets could be very bad.

My trailer is plumbed with the grey plastic pipe ( QUEST ? ) so I have to be extra careful.

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