Feeling stupid this morning (1 Viewer)

dave met

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Filled up the motorhome with water before we left yesterday for our weekend away,woke up today to the pump running but no taps turned on,only to find that I had left the drain valve open when I drained down at the end of last year and the tank empty,could have been worse I suppose
 

DBK

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I've done that but usually spot it as soon as I start filling as the drain is below the inlet. I find saying "Just flushing the tank through" covers the situation quite nicely and deflects any sarcasm from the co-pilot.

And are you really married to a nun? :):):)
 
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dave met

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Hi Wildman think I might have drained the battery as nothing will work on 12 volt,but because I have left my meter at home I can't check it until I get back,we are on e.h.u so all good
 

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Not as bad as when we were on holiday in Ireland and hubby emptied the waste water tank ... it was only later that he realised he'd emptied the fresh water tank instead (same type of tap, just on opposite side of van) ... needless to say I was NOT happy at having no water for my cuppa!

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couple of yrs ago I had drained tank and left taps open with 12v supply turned off for about a month.
I went to van to fill up ready to go to Malvern and found that 'someone' had turned 12v on and left it on!!!.
Solar kept batteries topped up,but water pump burnt out :).
My people only had a caravan pump which didn't have a non-return valve and was about 1/4 power of ours-it got us through Malvern and Camper uk sent us an upgraded replacement which was waiting for us when we got home (y) My people swapped out the pumps for no charge-I was well pleased at end of day.
 

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