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Old 08-04-2015, 02:46 PM   #11
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Glad to help - no such thing as nothing to be learned! First time we took our new rig out, I called roadside service to the park because the generator wouldn't start (just clicked) and the slides wouldn't come in. Turned out the diesel generator was just priming (my old one was gas and I primed it manually) and the slides wouldn't come in because, when I thought the generator not cranking meant the batteries were dead, I started the engine. Slides were interlocked to the ignition - duh! Have a good one!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:54 PM   #12
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Sam as you well know from having a tankless in your house you have to rethink using water. I had a Girard and made FR take it out and put in the Atwood. My only issue as you said was flow I purchased a high flow regulator but have only camped once since then going out in a few weeks for education #2 lol.


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Old 08-04-2015, 02:58 PM   #13
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My Legacy just spent FIVE weeks at the dealer trying to fix the Girard unit. Hopefully, they finally have everything working. Replaced the flow detector for a second time, the temperature sensor switches, the flame adjustment switch and the winter switch, then replaced the bad faucet in the shower. They have said if I have another problem it will come out and the Atwood will be replacing it, but then they have to have their body shop paint the Atwood door to match the RV. Starting to really miss my old tank style from the other RV!
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:09 PM   #14
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Curious to who is your dealer
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:14 PM   #15
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They were great in the sales department, but it seems every word from the service department is either an outright lie or an excuse as to why they aren't doing anything. I've personally never seen anything like it in my life. Even told them to their faces what a joke it was and they just keep on doing the same, over and over. If I hadn't gotten involved directly with Girard, I doubt they would have the water heater repaired today!
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:39 PM   #16
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Had that feeling, this Charleston is 2nd coach I've bought from them. Been treated very well. Girard sounds problematic , but some seem to have better luck than others. We'll give it at shot. If no go Atwater is next. FR rep. Told me his not opposed to switching out. So what's different about Atwater? Throw that out to forum.Thank you
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Wayne, What did you set your regulator to? I have an adjustable as well but have not used it yet.

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Sam i bought a non adjustable type I think it is set for 45 psi. Pressure has never been an issue between 45-50 psi. Since Girard kept claiming flow was retarding operation I bought a high flow. Personally I think Girard was retarding operation lol.


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Sam i bought a non adjustable type I think it is set for 45 psi. Pressure has never been an issue between 45-50 psi. Since Girard kept claiming flow was retarding operation I bought a high flow. Personally I think Girard was retarding operation lol.


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If I may jump in flow is very important , I would go with high flow 50 to 55 those that do say difference is nite an day to operation
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:49 PM   #20
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Harleydriven: Not sure what's different about the Atwood, other than controls are outside instead of inside. I know the service guy told me he had already swapped out one Girard with an Atwood after the customer had so many problems with the Girard. Kyle Johnston at Girard worked with myself and their service guys until it was fixed - I'll give Kyle an A+ for his efforts there. There is a German brand of heater that I've read about that is supposed to be really, really good. Can't remember the name right now but you can find it in the water heater posts on here. I know it's expensive and you have the same issue with the door needing to be painted to match the RV as you do with the Atwood.
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