Help , anyone coming to jasper on Saturday - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2014, 02:00 PM   #11
Member
 
alan in alberta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 2006 Escape 17B
Posts: 80
That hardware carries an amzing selection of things.. glad it worked out
__________________

alan in alberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:12 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
santacruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 686
I had the factory installed water pump fail last summer. Managed to find a replacement immediately, and ETI eventually paid for it under warranty, but the take-home lesson for me is to just carry a spare water pump, as opposed to the parts that might fail. Far easier to swap out the entire unit and worry about what failed later, and it's really not that expensive.
__________________

__________________
2009 Tacoma Crew Cab, TRD 4WD
2007 Tundra Double Cab TRD 4WD
2014 Escape 19
2007 Norwegian Elkhound "Baxter"
santacruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,728
Question then. Do you leave the pump turned on or do you just turn it on when you need it to pump water?
I turn mine on when I need it and turn it off, and it's still fine after six years. Could leaving it on cause wear? I wouldn't think so, since it doesn't appear to do anything until you open a tap.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:34 AM   #14
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by santacruzer View Post
I had the factory installed water pump fail last summer. Managed to find a replacement immediately, and ETI eventually paid for it under warranty, but the take-home lesson for me is to just carry a spare water pump, as opposed to the parts that might fail. Far easier to swap out the entire unit and worry about what failed later, and it's really not that expensive.
Maybe. I carried a spare water pump for 30+ years and never needed it. Finally parked it at home in my shop.
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 844
Have to say that it was really nice to have the water working for a hot shower after two nights at berg lake in mount Robson .
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Question then. Do you leave the pump turned on or do you just turn it on when you need it to pump water?
I turn mine on when I need it and turn it off, and it's still fine after six years. Could leaving it on cause wear? I wouldn't think so, since it doesn't appear to do anything until you open a tap.
Most manufacturers say that it doesn't extend the life of the pump one way or another. But, I think it might be a good idea to turn it off when you're going to leave the trailer unattended, or at night. I had a friend who left it on all the time. On one trip while he was away, a fitting under the sink came loose. The pump thought he had the tap on, so the pump kicked in. He returned to having no water in the tanks -- and all of it on the floor of the trailer!
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Could leaving it on cause wear? I wouldn't think so, since it doesn't appear to do anything until you open a tap.
I agree. The pump does nothing and suffers no wear if there is no power applied, and which switch is stopping the power doesn't matter.

Nothing to do with wear, but for entirely different reasons this is an excellent point:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
But, I think it might be a good idea to turn it off when you're going to leave the trailer unattended, or at night. I had a friend who left it on all the time. On one trip while he was away, a fitting under the sink came loose. The pump thought he had the tap on, so the pump kicked in. He returned to having no water in the tanks -- and all of it on the floor of the trailer!
It can also be annoying if the pump comes on briefly while you are sleeping to restore pressure if the check valve is not perfect. Turning the pump switch off when leaving the trailer or going to bed makes sense to me.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 06:43 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
santacruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 686
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
Maybe. I carried a spare water pump for 30+ years and never needed it. Finally parked it at home in my shop.
That will likely be my destiny as well! It struck me when it happened, however, that I was lucky to have been in reasonable range of buying a replacement, and what a PITA it could have been otherwise. I also stocked up on a few spare plumbing parts that could come in handy.
__________________

__________________
2009 Tacoma Crew Cab, TRD 4WD
2007 Tundra Double Cab TRD 4WD
2014 Escape 19
2007 Norwegian Elkhound "Baxter"
santacruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.