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Old 04-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Tankless Water Heater

I opted for the On-Demand Tankless water heater on our 2018 North Point 351RLTS. Curious to see if anyone else has this type water heater and your experience with it.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:49 AM   #2
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...also curious of others experiences, as I've often wondered about it. May I ask which model of tankless heater is installed/being installed?
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:59 AM   #3
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...also curious of others experiences, as I've often wondered about it. May I ask which model of tankless heater is installed/being installed?
It's a Girard Model# GSWH-2
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It's a Girard Model# GSWH-2
aka: Girard Tankless Water Heater Gen 3.

There are quite a few of us that still have it, had it (me included) and replaced it with a Truma (or other tankless model) or replaced it with a traditional tank heater.

There are also numerous write-ups and comments in this forum regarding the Girard and how to adjust/deal with all it's "quirks" to get satisfactory functionality out of it so I won't even try to go over all of it again.

Suffice it to say that there are some "adjustments" to be made when using compared to a traditional tanked heater, and they are NOT a good solution for water conservation such as dry camping, boondocking, or wanting to heat your water via electric to save propane. But if you stay/camp where you have full hookups, good water pressure and you learn how to actually use it within it's design limits, they can and do work well.
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Solid copy. I've got a 10 gal. Heater in my '18 Seismic and have no issues (yet), I just geek out about a lot of this stuff so I appreciate the good/bad/ugly experienced feedback.
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I have the same unit on a 2017 NP. It was quite a learning process. I had to switch the hot and cold lines at the shower due to the single lever control on the shower and had to adjust the flow control on the back of tankless unit (that is almost impossible to reach). Once I figured it out, we love it!
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Donna, did you reduce the flow..........I can't even see that valve inside the unit.
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Put me in the "once I learned to live with its quirks, we like it too."

The Tankless part, is probably more accurate on what we like.

I don't think we'll go back to Tanked, but I do wish the Girard had some improvements. If it dies, I'll probably opt for the Truma Tankless.
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Had a 10 gal electric / gas version and loved it. Went to a Girard Gen1 and hated every day of it. Went back to a 10 gal electric / gas and loved it. Now where back to a Girard Gen 3 and hate it as much as the Gen 1. That said, we'll put up with it until I've saved enough for a Truma or another 10 Gal electric / gas model. As soon as someone can tell me the trick to washing dishes and rinsing then with hot water, maybe I can live within it's capabilities.
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We also have one in the 2017 North Point. All in all it's pretty good. Wife likes it so that is enough for me.
Changed out the single lever for a double in the shower only us the hot side.
Only thing I noticed is my wife washes all the dishes and putts on one side of the sink and then rinses all at once .
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