Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-25-2015, 03:11 PM   #61
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 14
I still do not understand what the thinking is that the tankless Water heater is so much better in an rv. When it is so difficult to keep the hot water adjusted at different campgrounds, water pressure variances and water temperature coming from the water source. To save 40-45 pounds for the six gallons of water in the tank? If you dry camp a lot, you have to keep the shower running the entire time, or you have to "reset" the water temp using more fresh water and filling up your grey tank. Plus, at a Campground with services, you are using your propane rather than the park's electricity which you have paid for.
__________________

1jeb289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 03:26 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
D&MAKAFUN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: KC MO
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1jeb289 View Post
I still do not understand what the thinking is that the tankless Water heater is so much better in an rv. When it is so difficult to keep the hot water adjusted at different campgrounds, water pressure variances and water temperature coming from the water source. To save 40-45 pounds for the six gallons of water in the tank? If you dry camp a lot, you have to keep the shower running the entire time, or you have to "reset" the water temp using more fresh water and filling up your grey tank. Plus, at a Campground with services, you are using your propane rather than the park's electricity which you have paid for.
Your thoughts and questions are shared by many. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
We compared many entry level class A MHs. The amenities in the 31 UL fit more of our wants, all of our needs... so................ we thoroughly enjoy 23 hours, 50 minutes a day that we are not in the shower.
__________________

__________________
Darrell, Mary & K.C. Toller Mix
In our hearts: Goldens, Tess & Jericho
'15 Jayco Precept 31 UL "Bertha"
'13 Wrangler Sahara...AKAFUN
Roadmaster base plate
Ready Brute Elite towbar and brake combo
D&MAKAFUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 07:20 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 131
[QUOTE=D&MAKAFUN;315283]Your thoughts and questions are shared by many. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Girard: Manufacturer of these units obviously excellent marketing representation to Jayco.

Jayco: Profit per unit versus what is good for the consumer.

Us: Keep buying 'em anyway.
Oklahoma Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 09:06 AM   #64
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 14
Girard was putting their tankless Water heaters in the Forest River Wildcat a few years ago. Wildcat had so many complaints about them, they went back to the gas DSI /electric tank units.
1jeb289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 10:30 AM   #65
Senior Member
 
Robbbyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Akron
Posts: 1,339
Does anyone have any idea how many units Jayco has authorized to be converted back to a tank-style unit under warranty? I have seen a few references that this has happened in these forums, but only a few.

I wonder if there are "magic words" you have to say to the dealer to get them to swap it out. I had (have?) issues with mine in my newer Seneca, been to the dealer and they reportedly "fixed" it, but I haven't had it out yet to test. But even if it works as designed, the way they instruct you to use it wastes a lot of precious water when boondocking.
Robbbyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 10:42 AM   #66
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 14
My wife and I really want to pull the trigger on a new Precept 31UL, but the tankless Water heater is a deal breaker for us. I wonder if the dealer could place an order with the factory to specify the gas/electric tank water heater. Anyone tried to do this?
1jeb289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 10:52 AM   #67
Senior Member
 
Robbbyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Akron
Posts: 1,339
Not certain, but the concept is sound. Or perhaps if your dealer is trustworthy and "skilled", have them swap it out prior to delivery and give you a written warranty regarding the workmanship of the conversion. One that doesn't void anything in your regular Jayco coach warranty.

I bet if they are truly motivated to sell you a unit that might be possible.
Robbbyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 12:51 PM   #68
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 96
Bought the oxygenics shower head. Gets proper flow and provides great pressure. We turn on hot water only about 3/4 turn. Very comfortable, hot showers.
__________________
2015 Jayco Greyhawk 29KS
JulieMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 01:04 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
Robbbyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Akron
Posts: 1,339
But what happens if you throttle the water down to shampoo and lather up when you are on your tank/pump? My Girard will first try to scald you before it cycles on its cutoff, then go cold until the cutoff resets, then start all over again.

It just seems by design they (Jayco and Girard) expect you to waste water, which I hate to do even at the stick house with unlimited city water and sewer.
Robbbyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 01:19 PM   #70
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbbyr View Post
But what happens if you throttle the water down to shampoo and lather up when you are on your tank/pump? My Girard will first try to scald you before it cycles on its cutoff, then go cold until the cutoff resets, then start all over again.

In my opinion, Jayco should make the tankless water heater an OPTION, not mandatory.

It just seems by design they (Jayco and Girard) expect you to waste water, which I hate to do even at the stick house with unlimited city water and sewer.
In my opinion, Jayco should make the tankless water heater an OPTION, not mandatory.
__________________

1jeb289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.