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Old 05-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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sorry spelt it wrong calafont [instant gas hot water]...
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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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.
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