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Old 08-26-2014, 09:17 PM   #31
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It's all about water pressure. And constant water pressure. A pressure regulator with a gage is very helpful. I never liked the cheap ones from camping world with no adjustment. Adjust your dial so that at full pressure the water is a touch cool not hot or cold. You then can adjust your temp by turning the faucet on a little will be hot on full will be warm. All month we have had 60# pressure and the heater works like a charm.


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Old 08-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #32
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Thanks Phil, it will be a while before I can test again, but I will invest in a better pressure regulator.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:33 PM   #33
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Thanks Phil, it will be a while before I can test again, but I will invest in a better pressure regulator.

No problem. I know the Garrard can be a pain and they never really run without a little issue but they are in my opinion worth the hassle. We can have a few guests and not run out of hot water. Mostly it's just Dianna and I but we tend to take long showers and we have a washer and dryer on board so I put up with the hassle for ten endless hair water. Hope you can get it working good for you.


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Old 08-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #34
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Jamie, we tried you tip and it helped a little. I brought the MH back to the dealer today and noticed that the hot water works good when running the pump and using my tank H2O. So it seems the problem is only on city water. Maybe water pressure is the issue. But when running water on the city supply I get huge swings in water temp. When just running the sink on the pump and onboard water it seems OK. I'll have to try showering on tank H2O with the pump on.
You could test if it's a pressure issue by using less hot water in the shower while on city hookup.
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You could test if it's a pressure issue by using less hot water in the shower while on city hookup.

Turning the shower on just a little will produce very hot water.


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Old 08-27-2014, 12:23 PM   #36
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We had a Girard in our TT, traded the TT. Never worked well. Go to Girard site and watch the video. Never use the cold water tap when you want hot water only use the hot water tap.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #37
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Sounds like a sensor problem... if you say you get intermitent hot and cold water when you have lots of water running, then it looks like the sensor system is slow or something... are you running beer in your system??? "Hey, look... it's cold water, we have to heat it up... hold on man, let me take a few sips of beer first."

All kiddings aside, i would look into that.
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It seems to me that I only have a problem when on City Water, so the dealer will check on that.

I have the hot water set as low as it will go and at full output, on City, the water is scalding, so I have to add cold to avoid the burn.

I am hoping that a new pressure regulator will give me better results.

Coach is in the shop for about 3 weeks so it will have to wait for our next adventure to find out if it is OK.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #39
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We had the same problem ; hot then cold then to hot ; I got a 55 to 60 PSI water regulator & no more problems.
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Sounds like a sensor problem... if you say you get intermitent hot and cold water when you have lots of water running, then it looks like the sensor system is slow or something... are you running beer in your system??? "Hey, look... it's cold water, we have to heat it up... hold on man, let me take a few sips of beer first."



All kiddings aside, i would look into that.

I would fill the water tank with beer if I wasn't properly supervised.
My water heater works fine. It is supposed to be very hot when only running a little water. The faster the flow the less time it had to get hot.


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