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Old 08-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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The Extreme weather kit is a retrofit. You will need to contact Kyle Johnston with Girard to get one sent to your dealer.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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Tankless Water Heater

Just "bite the bullet" and take out the tankless water heater and put in a tank type. We did it and we like camping again. These things will never work consistently and if you get them to work once, they will act differently the next time you camp. Varying water pressure, and ambient temperature makes them react differently. They can not handle the temperature swings of the midwest. I was going to put one in my home, but not now.


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Old 08-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #13
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I'm not a Wildcat owner but have one on my MH and wanted to share what I learned this week at the FMCA rally. Girard was there and came out to look at the MH to trouble shoot my" to hot "issue. To be honest I only have a issue when we are using water from our water tank and then only in hot weather. The water coming out of my tank was 82 and it was to hot for the heater. The new units they are making have a adjustment on them like a rheostat but to regulate the gas flow or the BTU. He ordered a extreame hot weather kit and the dealer will put it in. He also put on as a temp fix a cover to close two of the gas burners. to limit the btu's. I love the tankless heater and like I said I only have a issue with it when using the water tank in hot weather. Hopefully this new kit will give more tools to get the adjustment right. The new design is a big improvement but it can't be made to work with our old units to bad. Thanks for the info. It seems the wildcat owners had a lot more conversation about the water heaters than the Berkshire and it was very helpful. Johnv sorry yours didn't work out but they do work and the less weight and unlimited hot water is worth a little work. Also I always use a water pressure regulator when i hook up to a campground water supply as well as a filter. That seems to resolve the pressure issues.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #14
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Phil 57,

I am glad that your tankless water heater works now and that Girard has perfected their equipment. For me, I just prefer the old fashion tank type solution. We camp most of the time in the great Missouri State Parks where water is not available at most sites, therefore, conservation is important. Endless hot water is not a luxury that we can use. I can see for a camper using full hookups, the tankless water heater would be great. I also use a filter and pressure regulator.


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