Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2015, 08:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 76
Update on Girrard generation 3

We are still loving it, and highly recommend it!
__________________

__________________
2016 Berkshire XLT 43a
TwiceTheIce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
baddmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 138
Is it loud? We have a gen 2, and when that thing spools up it sounds like you fired off the engine.

We have friends with a tiffin and theirs is quiet. I think it is an Atwood.
__________________

__________________
Brian and Kelly
2013 Berkshire 390BH-60 (Now with 275s)
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
baddmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Michigan/Fort Myers
Posts: 3,927
I now have a Atwood and the only way I know it's on( besides the water is hot) is the red light is on.
Great to hear the gen 3 is working so good.
__________________
Phil57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 11:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 110
I wonder if it uses the same access door as gen 1?
__________________
Jeff and Elaine
2011 Berkshire 390QS
2 Lab Dogs-Eros and Star
1 Cockatiel-Lucky
dogsgocamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2015, 11:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 141
Glad to hear about the gen 3. My gen 2 is loud. Also, if it rains, it does not work. Even if the area is visibly dry, the moisture in the air does something to it and it goes into lockout mode. If I can introduce some heat, it usually starts to work. Go figure.

Question for anyone that has upgraded to either model, is it something that can be done without taking it to a service center? We have moved to an area that is devoid of any service and I'm not looking to drive more than an hour to do something I may be able to do myself. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
__________________
JJvike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 03:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Michigan/Fort Myers
Posts: 3,927
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJvike View Post
Glad to hear about the gen 3. My gen 2 is loud. Also, if it rains, it does not work. Even if the area is visibly dry, the moisture in the air does something to it and it goes into lockout mode. If I can introduce some heat, it usually starts to work. Go figure.

Question for anyone that has upgraded to either model, is it something that can be done without taking it to a service center? We have moved to an area that is devoid of any service and I'm not looking to drive more than an hour to do something I may be able to do myself. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

I would say it's a big job to do in your driveway. The box is bigger on a Atwood and it is a tough install. Also the door on both require painting.
__________________
Phil57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 08:08 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
I-RV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwiceTheIce View Post
We are still loving it, and highly recommend it!
Great to hear your experience. I will be changing out my Gen I when I get a chance. See the previous thread for more info. on the Gen III......

Is the Girard Gen III a Winner???
Hank
__________________
Gale & Hank- 2012 Berkshire 390BH
I-RV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2015, 08:33 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 76
Installation is within the abilities of most owners. The unit utilizes the original (gen 2) hole. You may have to extend the length of water lines a couple inches--no big deal with quick connectors. I cannot hear it--the only way you know it is on is the water is hot and the control panel lights up with outgoing temperature.
__________________
2016 Berkshire XLT 43a
TwiceTheIce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 09:25 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
baddmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil57 View Post
I now have a Atwood and the only way I know it's on( besides the water is hot) is the red light is on.
Great to hear the gen 3 is working so good.
Dang it! Now I may have to spend some $$$ to get the silence...
__________________
Brian and Kelly
2013 Berkshire 390BH-60 (Now with 275s)
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
baddmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2015, 09:33 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Michigan/Fort Myers
Posts: 3,927
Quote:
Originally Posted by baddmann View Post
Dang it! Now I may have to spend some $$$ to get the silence...

I laughed about that post. My Gen 2 was so loud would wake me up if Dianna ran the hot water. Crazy loud. When we got home from having it changed to the Atwood I turned in the hot water and nothing I was kind of mad for a second as u thought it wasn't working. Then the water got hot. So far very happy with the Atwood but I do believe the Gen 3 has it beat.
I did not change mine out. My comment about it being so difficult was based on the tech at FR saying what a PIA it was to change. So don't take my word on it. Those that have done it themselves would know much better than me.
__________________

__________________
Phil57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 PM.