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Old 11-26-2012, 07:36 AM   #11
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Finally, I have Jayco in for service, will advise all if there is any success getting this thing to operate correctly. (Water pressure is NOT the problem with my unit). I would suggest sending a private message to Jerry Rennert from Girard (see thread above). Jerry has been pretty pro-active in responding to my concerns, they even shipped some parts to my service dealer prior to my taking the unit in. Still unsure about the end result, but customer service seems to be pretty solid at this time. More to follow...
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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I have the tankless hot water system in my Skylark and love it. I did have one problem and the local All Valley RV dealer in Acton CA fixed it right away. I used it when our house was going through a remodeling and we used the shower regularly. My wife and I are going to change to a home tankless water heater when our 50 gallon heater goes bad. I hope you have your problem fixed. Please remember to give the dealer a chance and generally they will go out of their way to help you.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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Girard agreed just today to do full replacement. Hope to get camper back January and take out camping. Glad operator error has been finally been ruled out. That has been the frustrating part. Hope to be able to reply back next month saying I like this thing! Skeptically, but remaining hopeful...
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
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Girard agreed just today to do full replacement. Hope to get camper back January and take out camping. Glad operator error has been finally been ruled out. That has been the frustrating part. Hope to be able to reply back next month saying I like this thing! Skeptically, but remaining hopeful...
Thanks for the update knoxcamper. I hope this takes care of your problem. I plan on trying to get mine in the first week of January.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #15
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Had 28F out this weekend for first time since Girard heater replaced. It worked! Still prefer traditional water heaters because you simply don't have to think about how they operate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Any resolution?

Currently in process of buying a 26A, 2012, and wondering if I should make this tankless water heater an issue prior to signing the papers!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #17
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If the opportunity exists to have something (anything) other than the tankless water heater, you won't regret it. I'm pretty disappointed in the quality of my Melbourne and the decisions Jayco has made as to component parts and equipment. I had a 2002 Jayco Designer, and from what I can tell, Jayco has implemented very, very few advances into the quality of their build since then. I had a 2005 Fleetwood Southwind MH prior to the Melbourne, and it was an entry level unit - it far surpassed the quality of this thing. Jayco needs to get out of the MH business and build only towables.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #18
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Tankless Water Heaters may not be for everyone but they are a very popular item.
It really boils down to 4 questions:
1. Are you tired of running out of Hot water?
A 6 gallon tank water heater gives you about 8 minutes of "useable" hot water and then you have to wait for it to recover.
2. Are you interested in saving LP Gas?
A Girard Tankless Water Heater will use 50% less LP Gas than a tank water heater for the same amount of Hot water.
3. Are you interested in saving weight?
A Girard Tankless Water Heater weighs 23 pounds "wet". This is 50 to over 100 pounds less weight than tank water heaters (depending on size and brand).
4. Do want an easier way to winterize your RV?
No by-pass needed, no tanks to drain and no anode rods to replace. Just run RV antifreeze through you Hot and Cold Water lines or blow them out with air...your done!

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions you may want to check out the Girard Tankless Water Heater.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:17 AM   #19
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I was hoping to replace our tank with a tankless, but I haven't heard anything consistantly good about ANY brands. We have 5 people camping in our 29X and hot water does not last long. I guess it will be a while before the bugs get worked out of the technology. My brother installed a tankless in his home and has had problems with it since the day it was installed.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:24 AM   #20
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The biggest problem I see with the tankless water heaters is you are limited to propane only, unless I missed something. My Suburban heater when running on electric and propane at the same time is almost limitless hot water anyway.
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