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Old 12-14-2015, 09:56 PM   #21
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Been using mine for almost 3 years, no problems to report.

I am not a plumber, but I did stay at a......no wait a minute....I stayed in my BERKSHIRE!!!

Staying in the Berkshire proves how smart you are. Lol. Love it



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Old 12-15-2015, 12:09 AM   #22
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that they were using Gerard's until '15 or '16.


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Old 12-15-2015, 12:16 AM   #23
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I was told when at the factory they switched in '16.


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Old 12-15-2015, 07:19 AM   #24
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I was told when at the factory they switched in '16.


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Not totally true they switched mid 15 model year but have changed out Gerard's to Atwood's on earlier model years instead of repairing mine included.


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Old 12-15-2015, 08:37 AM   #25
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I have the Gerard (gen 1) in my '13. Looks like there are actually 2 versions of the gen 1. The early one like mine with the "auto" and "low" switch and then the newer gen 1 with the dial for control (at least that is what I thought I learned from the Gerard web site). Still haven't tried to use mine, but will be soon and hope it works.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:48 AM   #26
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I have the Gerard (gen 1) in my '13. Looks like there are actually 2 versions of the gen 1. The early one like mine with the "auto" and "low" switch and then the newer gen 1 with the dial for control (at least that is what I thought I learned from the Gerard web site). Still haven't tried to use mine, but will be soon and hope it works.
Glenn, There is also the new Girard Gen III that requires a different access door and has been reviewed by this forum. It is not being installed by FR, but has been by some Berk owners.

This thread however has been addressing the Atwood recall.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:57 AM   #27
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I stopped by the Girrard booth at The Louisville show. I learned they have just initiated an upgrade special for those who want to upgrade to the Gen 3. Contact them directly.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:59 AM   #28
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If I remember correctly, it costs about $400 plus installation. Plus, the outside access door is different so that would need to be painted to match the paint scheme of your coach.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:19 AM   #29
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Talk with Mike as we toured the factory and watched repair of our 38A and he has not heard of this recall.Going back in AM to check on progress of repairs and I well bring tablet with me to show them TSA report,and try to get better answer
Hey Bob - when you go back today can you get Mike to confirm/deny if they are going to come out with a Rear Bath floorplan for the XLT?
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:52 AM   #30
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Absolutely pleased with the Girard Gen 3!!

Interesting, struggling with gen 2. Girard factory in Ca. Would sell me a gen 3 for $400. Is there really a difference in heater itself or just the controls? Hate to pull it out an set on shelf for no reason
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:29 AM   #31
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Glenn, There is also the new Girard Gen III that requires a different access door and has been reviewed by this forum. It is not being installed by FR, but has been by some Berk owners.

This thread however has been addressing the Atwood recall.
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Thanks Hank, I realize that this is the Atwood recall. I was just making a general comment because the Gerard had been mentioned above.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:52 AM   #32
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It said the water could get hot enough to turn to steam and cause a burn. It sounds like they have a high limit temperature issue.

This could explain the issue I had with a busted pipe just outside the Atwood heater...I'm glad they are doing a recall. I was stumped at how the water got that hot to melt the PEX tubing without tripping the high temp limit.

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Old 12-15-2015, 12:07 PM   #33
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Atwood Water Heater Recall by FR

Edit....never mind, this just repeats what is in the NHTSA link.


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recal...rs-121415.html


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Old 12-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #34
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When we went back to pickup coach this morning, talked to Randy about recall. Not gospel, but as of now they have no idea how Atwood is going to
Address the issue. FR has not been notified of anyone being hurt in anyway because of the problem?
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Hey Bob - when you go back today can you get Mike to confirm/deny if they are going to come out with a Rear Bath floorplan for the XLT?
Sorry I left before. I got your post.On myway back to the sunny Jersey Shore
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:58 PM   #36
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Hey Bob - when you go back today can you get Mike to confirm/deny if they are going to come out with a Rear Bath floorplan for the XLT?
Hey Bob, my salesman in Elkhart told me that they do have plans for an xlt 43c, which I believe is an RB configuration. He said that he would send me info as soon as it became available. I will pass it on when I hear.


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Well, crap... I just had my Girard Gen 2 replaced with an Atwood. (It's at the body shop getting the door painted today!) I just checked the model number/build date on the new Atwood and its been recalled.

I guess I will wait and see what they decide to do.
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Well, crap... I just had my Girard Gen 2 replaced with an Atwood. (It's at the body shop getting the door painted today!) I just checked the model number/build date on the new Atwood and its been recalled.



I guess I will wait and see what they decide to do.

I sure don't want to go to the casino with you. Lol. Good luck

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Old 12-16-2015, 10:40 AM   #39
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Sorry I left before. I got your post.On myway back to the sunny Jersey Shore
No worries! I'm sure I'll find out eventually
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Hey Bob, my salesman in Elkhart told me that they do have plans for an xlt 43c, which I believe is an RB configuration. He said that he would send me info as soon as it became available. I will pass it on when I hear.
Thanks Rich! Exciting times!
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