Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Help needed from across the ditch [NZ]

Hi Guys .Need some help...
i have a 31 foot 2006 jay flight .Imported a few years back from America..With the earthquakes over here I am living in it full time..Till my house is fixed,,what I want to know is, did this model come out with a cal font, my one has a 6 gallon hot water cylinder ,which is not suitable as I donít have mains power connected. and dont want it left on all day and night on gas.. Is there a cal font that fits, instead of the water cylinder?

iainNZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 13,877
Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about your Earthquake damage. I would like to help, but what is a cal font? With no power I`m thinking the gas portion of your hot water heater is your best option. Perhaps others will join in.


2004 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 6.0l, 4.10r

2010 Jayco Jayflight 28BHS
Reese Strait Line with Dual Cam
P3 Brk controller
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
sorry spelt it wrong calafont [instant gas hot water]...
iainNZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
Terry's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Hey iainNZ - welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation - but glad you have a good camper to live in.

I searched a little on google and I believe Calafont is a product from NZ. Here in the states, pretty much all travel trailers have the water cylinder.

They do make a tankless model, but it is fairly expensive - I believe around $1,000 US dollars, plus installation.

How long do you plan to stay in the camper? It might not be that cost effective to switch for a short duration. There was some other discussion on here recently about these type of heaters - hopefully someone will add to the conversation.
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Calgary Alberta
Posts: 512

Hope everything is getting back to normal on the South Island. I can't be of much help on your water heater other than to say, is there no way to connect shore power? That would be the cheapest option as I imagine propane is pretty expensive.
2007 Jayco Eagle 325BHS
2010 Dodge 3500 Laramie
Kipor 2000 Generator
Albertaguy is offline   Reply With Quote

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 State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.