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Old 05-12-2016, 08:29 PM   #11
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So my flame never changes no matter what I adjust or change. Thoughts? I bypassed the sensor with no result either
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:45 PM   #12
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Can you see the back of the water heater?
Do you have the manual for the water heater?
Gerard tech support will tell you how to check the temperature control. I can't remember what the resistance range is.
Then he will tell you how to fix the issue.
If not I have my notes on how to check in the Rv in storage and can get tomorrow.


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Old 05-12-2016, 10:10 PM   #13
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I have a Legacy that came with the same heater. While we usually had plenty of hot water, control was always an issue particularly traveling around encountering ever changing incoming water temperatures. When incoming water was warm, such as in the south during summer, it was a train wreck because it would overheat, shut down, restart, overheat, shut down.... The dial control was useless to say the least. I saw many posts about the Girard 2nd generation so I called Girard, got a good deal on one and installed it myself. Install was fairly simple, but the door has to be painted to match which I did. Wow, what a great unit so far. Temperature control is perfect at all flow rates, and incoming temps.

I have install pics and details on the Legacy forum.

All that being said, after 5 rigs over 40 years, a 10 gallon standard Suburban would be my overall choice. I did not convert because our wall slide is already too heavy for the mechanism, I did not want to add another 90 lbs.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:52 AM   #14
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Rick, didn't you have that upgrade to the 3rd gen?
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:32 AM   #15
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Rick, didn't you have that upgrade to the 3rd gen?
Opps, you are totally correct. Ya mean I should proof read my own posts? Yes, I put in the Gen III.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:57 AM   #16
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I've got a 2012 Berk and it has the Girard tankless heater. Ever since I've had this unit water temp has been very hard to keep consistent especially in the shower. This past few days I was boon docking with only my fresh water tank and never was I able to get anything hot, barley warm at best. Is there something wrong, are these things junk? I need to figure something out my family is doing a month trip soon and I don't want to fight water daily.

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After over a year of the dealer saying it's my misuse of system. I called girard. After a few calls they sent me replacement parts. They sent a new reset button and the flapper on the exhaust. I changed both and wow. Everything has worked since. They don't know if the reset was the issue or the flapper helps with air/water flow. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:18 AM   #17
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I'm going thru this right now also. It's ok at the sinks but the shower never gets very hot. Been talking to Girard techs to resolve. Does anyone know why the water that comes out of the back tees where one goes thru a solenoid and the other goes straight. Seems to me with the manifold in the wet bay you would have one in and one out. I haven't had time to trace it but it just seems one out to manifold.

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:27 AM   #18
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Now don't start yelling at me because I don't have a MH. But I might have some info for you. At the Tadpole Rally Frog Bob and Cindy came in the newest model MH. They are testing water heaters on it, he is I think he said his third already. I would shoot him a PM and ask about the new one FR is going to use to combat your problem......
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Now don't start yelling at me because I don't have a MH. But I might have some info for you. At the Tadpole Rally Frog Bob and Cindy came in the newest model MH. They are testing water heaters on it, he is I think he said his third already. I would shoot him a PM and ask about the new one FR is going to use to combat your problem......

Thanks for your input and no you're not going to get lambasted. Bob and Cindy's new Berk uses an Atwood water heater not a Girard. I knew they had one unit replaced and now their on they're third? Wow.


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Old 05-23-2016, 08:57 PM   #20
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Update I called Girard and they gave me some pointers none of them worked. They gave me an upgrade to the Gen3 new unit for $500 which I felt was fair. Goes in Wednesday 7 day trip starts Friday!
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