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Old 11-29-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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Girard GSWH-1M and winter traveling

I'm preparing to leave WI soon after Christmas. For the last several years I've left at this time period with a Winnebago filled with water and had no problems, even at -10°F. But now I've got a Berkshire??? I think I'll be able to supply enough heat to my water tank area and also water manifold to keep them from freezing.


My question is what about the water line to the Girard? The manual says the Girard will protect itself.

Does anyone have experience with this Girard traveling with water at cold temps, close to 0°F?
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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We have the GSWH-1 and it is equipped with the winter use device (WUD). Here is the manual: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/12...ducts-Wud.html

You just have to ensure the tankless is turned on, the pump is on, propane is on, and you have fresh water in your tank for it to work.

Some WUDs are plumbed to return water to your fresh tank, others to a gray tank.

So far ours has worked fine for the last 6 years when the temps approach freezing.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:41 PM   #3
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Has any had to replace their GSWH-1? I cant seem to find one. The newer model GSWH-2 will not allow you to use you old door. This is important if it is painted to match you coach. I can't image what that would cost on top of the new heater.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:17 AM   #4
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Has any had to replace their GSWH-1? I cant seem to find one. The newer model GSWH-2 will not allow you to use you old door. This is important if it is painted to match you coach. I can't image what that would cost on top of the new heater.
Can't help you with your Girard, but I know people have successfully painted their own door. Won't be perfect, but from 10 feet you won't be able to tell.
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Has any had to replace their GSWH-1? I cant seem to find one. The newer model GSWH-2 will not allow you to use you old door. This is important if it is painted to match you coach. I can't image what that would cost on top of the new heater.

I replaced mine with a Truma (so happy with it), my old door was 1/2 black- new door I ordered it in black- was going to paint but does not look to bad. No worse than windows.
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Girard GSWH-1M and winter traveling

My GSWH-1M doesn’t have the bypass solenoid but does have the WUD. It just turns the heater burner on when the water temp in the burner manifold reaches 38 deg F. No water is circulated. It protects the water heater but not the rest of the plumbing.
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