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Airdaile

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Posted: 06/18/19 06:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


Not sure how this would have helped. If the OP couldn't hear the water running, chances are they would not have heard the water pump either.





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Airdaile wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


Not sure how this would have helped. If the OP couldn't hear the water running, chances are they would not have heard the water pump either.


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mich800 wrote:

Airdaile wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


Not sure how this would have helped. If the OP couldn't hear the water running, chances are they would not have heard the water pump either.


The difference between a finite amount of water and unlimited.


The fresh tank is usually the same size as the grey, so it would have just filled the grey tank and then worst case burnt up the pump.


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MitchF150 wrote:

Well, mold could become a problem in the ducts if they were full of water like he said... I see what you are saying Grit, but he's on the East coast and we are on the West coast and I don't think things dry as well over there?? (humid)


I assume the ducts are hard, plastic or metal. That new of camper would not have much dust to hold water in the ducts, so not much chance of mold in there. The bad thing is the insulation which is ruined will hold moisture against what can rot. If somebody was to get that out soon, the trailer could be saved. But unless the owner acts fast, gambles the work needed to get the water out, then tries to keep it the trailer will set in auction yard until it is junk.

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Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


This doesn't help the OP now, but is definitely something to remember for later. When we camp with hookups, we shut off the water when we leave, just in case. Just another thought for later, but I'm sure you've gone over in your head many times the "what if's" and the "next times".


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ReneeG wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


This doesn't help the OP now, but is definitely something to remember for later. When we camp with hookups, we shut off the water when we leave, just in case. Just another thought for later, but I'm sure you've gone over in your head many times the "what if's" and the "next times".


But it does address in a better way the idea of putting an overflow to the ground.


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valhalla360 wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“We had a city water hook up and it ran for hours while we slept.”

EXACTLY why I use the fresh water tank, using city water ONLY to refill the tank.


This doesn't help the OP now, but is definitely something to remember for later. When we camp with hookups, we shut off the water when we leave, just in case. Just another thought for later, but I'm sure you've gone over in your head many times the "what if's" and the "next times".


But it does address in a better way the idea of putting an overflow to the ground.


Overflow to the ground? I read it as running water faucets from your tank using your pump, then when you need more water, refill.

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

You know, that trailer is not really damaged. If one would open the belly and let it dry out, put in new insulation, and button it back up, it will be just fine. You should consider buying it back from the insurance company for salvage value.


I was thinking the same thing.

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I would buy that trailer from the insurance co. Then get a large volume shop vac and reverse the air flow so that the air comes thru the hose,direct the air into the floor vents. Probably would block off the nearest ones to the hose and run the vac for a couple of hours at least. Also remove all the under body insulation and look for any thing else that needs attention then take it for a drive on a nice warm dry day.

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The reason there is no overflow to the ground is that in most if not all states it is unlawful to discharge waste water on the ground. Water from the bathtub is considered waste water.


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