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JoeH

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Posted: 12/18/12 06:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we are camping and leave the motorhome for any length of time, I try to remember to turn off the water supply to avoid potential problems should a faucet start to leak or a pipe break inside the MH. Many times when we get back, I forget to turn it back on until I try to run some water inside and find no pressure. I thought it would be neat if there was an electric valve that I could hook up and turn it off/on from inside.
I haven't seen one... any ideas ?? Sprinkler system valve ??

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I found this 12v valve ... might work

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How would you remember to turn off the electric valve? Besides it is just one more thing to maintain, etc...
You just have to commit to memory as one of those things you do when leaving the rig: turn off the water at the source.
We always run off the pump so we just flip the switch on the wall when we leave.


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Posted: 12/18/12 07:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My opinion: keep it simple and don't add another electric gadget that needs maintaining or can fail....RV's have enough of them already.

Stick something like this on your hose at the spigot and remember to use it. Once it becomes routine it will be part of your routine.




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Posted: 12/18/12 07:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did a quick search using GOOGLE SEARCH and came up with many images of them available. I used "12VDC water valve shut off" for the search and when it loads up select "IMAGES" to view photos of everything it found all in one place. Then you can click on the image to bring up the particulars on each images - source -etc...

Not a bad idea actually. I would think you would want to use 12VDC models so they would work when camping off the power grid grid as well... Saw many switches shown both manual and DC operated.

sample photos from google images

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Posted: 12/18/12 07:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since it's a memory issue your probably better off handling it with a tag/note you hang on the door as you enter/leave the rig (akin to the notes some of us hang from the antenna handle to remind us to lower it).


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Posted: 12/18/12 07:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are lots of electric valves you could hook up to turn on and off from inside for sure. In the bathroom might be a very convenient location for the switch, say if you were all set to take a shower and found you had left it off. That's where our water pump is.

More than once I forgot to turn on the outside water and just turned on the pump instead until I got back outside.

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Posted: 12/18/12 11:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been thinking of getting this one......






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If you forgot to turn the water on, why not just turn on the pump and use the on board water?
(oops looks like HITECH types faster then me.)

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An old washing machine will 2, usually 120 vAC.


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