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Old 08-28-2014, 03:19 PM   #41
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I would fill the water tank with beer if I wasn't properly supervised.
Yeah but then you have to like room temp beer! lol

My first thought was to put a valve right after the pump and run a tube to a beer tap somewhere on the kitchen counter.... Fill the tank with beer, switch the pump on while the valve is set for my tap... but then it wouldn't be cold... hum, i could run the tube through the fridge!!!! lol
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #42
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:35 AM   #43
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The girard water heater definately has a fan that comes on as soon as the unit lights, and runs for a at least a minute after shut down.
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Definitely a learning curve issue. We just returned from our first little outing. Both my wife and I focused on this issue based on all the posts here. Bottom line, we finally enjoyed our endless showers that were likely not politically correct given the west coast drought. It's all about flow rate. Less flow = higher temp, more flow = lower temp. Once we dialed that in, was great. You cannot allow the flow to be so low that the temp increases to the point that the heater cycles off. If that happens, then you get the cold/hot swings.
We have not yet worked out the boondocking issues, coming attraction. Not sure how robust the Gerard unit is as far as longevity, but once we learned how to work the damn thing we are happy.
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Definitely a learning curve issue. We just returned from our first little outing. Both my wife and I focused on this issue based on all the posts here. Bottom line, we finally enjoyed our endless showers that were likely not politically correct given the west coast drought. It's all about flow rate. Less flow = higher temp, more flow = lower temp. Once we dialed that in, was great. You cannot allow the flow to be so low that the temp increases to the point that the heater cycles off. If that happens, then you get the cold/hot swings.

We have not yet worked out the boondocking issues, coming attraction. Not sure how robust the Gerard unit is as far as longevity, but once we learned how to work the damn thing we are happy.

Don't get cocky. About the time you think you have it figured out every thing changes. Lol glad it's working.
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Definitely a learning curve issue. We just returned from our first little outing. Both my wife and I focused on this issue based on all the posts here. Bottom line, we finally enjoyed our endless showers that were likely not politically correct given the west coast drought. It's all about flow rate. Less flow = higher temp, more flow = lower temp. Once we dialed that in, was great. You cannot allow the flow to be so low that the temp increases to the point that the heater cycles off. If that happens, then you get the cold/hot swings.
We have not yet worked out the boondocking issues, coming attraction. Not sure how robust the Gerard unit is as far as longevity, but once we learned how to work the damn thing we are happy.
I don't think you can use (Endless Showers,RV Holding Tanks,and Water Conservation) in the same sentence while Boondocking! Youroo!!
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Haha. Well put. Love that. We are regulars at bluegrass festivals, not regulars at full hookup sites. More news, with more experience.
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We have had one in our old Teton for a year and a half heavy use with a dishwasher and washing machine, our daughter is enjoying it now and it still works. we got a new one.
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I don't think you can use (Endless Showers,RV Holding Tanks,and Water Conservation) in the same sentence while Boondocking! Youroo!!
I don't mind Navy showers, but every now and again there is nothing better than a good long hot soak.

My solution to the "endless showers, RV holding tanks" while boondocking is an outdoor Triton propane water heater, a 12v water pump, oxygenics showerhead, battery and 20# LP tank, and a grand trunk dunny.

Whenever the mood hits I can just drop my hose into a lake or stream and have a hot water shower as long as the battery and propane tank last.

Maybe a bit elaborate, but there's nothing saying you can only shower in your rig when boondocking... or worse... that you have to drive all the way into town and pay for one.
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