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Old 02-16-2015, 02:11 PM   #11
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To get a matching paint job find a hot rod shop, they do the best work ,just my $0.02
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:43 PM   #12
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My new Berkshire has instant hot water heater. Problem is that the hot water is not so instant. I prefer a tank heater now that I have had both. Plus it is very noisy.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:51 PM   #13
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If you are boondocking and on house water with pump running a on demand hot water or tank heated doesn't work. The best way to have it work is city water with good pressures. As for tank heaters you are at there terms.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:57 PM   #14
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I agree. The instant hot water maker would not be good for internal tank water. It saves gas but wastes water.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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It heats as fast as a tank does. Remember all the lines are separate on the Berks. The water is instantly hot but to go through the water manifold takes time.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:31 AM   #16
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Precision Temp makes one that fits in the same space as a 10 gal. Had it for 3 years without a bit of trouble. I little expensive but quality and easy to install.
Bill, I have a Gen 1 Girard and very unhappy with it. Spec-wise, the Precision Temp RV-550 with automatic temperature regulation is much superior to the Girard. I have been asking this forum for feedback on the Precision Temp for a long time. You appear to be the first FR person to have one. Even at the additional cost, I would jump at it, but it is a little larger then my Girard. Not sure if it would fit.

Anything additional that you could say about it, would be highly appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:22 PM   #17
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You will at least need to cut a hole in the existing panel. Attachment 69728Attachment 69729
Phil, which model number did you use?
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Phil, which model number did you use?
I believe Phil has the Girard Gen 2.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #19
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Gen 2 has a dial mounted in the rig that can turn up or down the burner. We love our ten two had to buy one the day we picked up this trailer. Gerard gen 1 no dial.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:58 PM   #20
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Thanks Dan I do have the gen two. For those that have the gen one make a call to Randy and de if they will give any help on replacing the gen one. It's worth it. Also according to the manufacturer rep I talked to at the Tampa show they have a gen three that will have in line temperature control. He wasn't sure if the release date.
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