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RE: Tankless water heater

As mentioned above we have a Precision Temp Tankless WH. I am considering changing it out for a Truma. It is not "tankless" as it has a 1.5 liter tank that is kept hot so long as it is on. Therefore there is always hot water available while the heater is firing up to provide a constant flow of hot water. It seems they have studied all the other tankless heaters and tried to avoid the issues they have. I am not employed by or related to Truma in any way, just a volunteer shill :) because I WANT one:B
xctraveler 05/22/15 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

Thanks for the comments. To answer some of the questions: Our tankless heater is a Girard. It is propane fired since our MH is a gasser. When I mentioned that our dealer won't talk with us about replacing it we have been trying to get him to give us an estimate on replacement of a conventional water heater. Instead he has contacted other past buyers in our area and they have phoned us trying to resolve our problems. We are not asking them to make the change for free, we are asking what it would cost US to replace it. Shirley Time for you to get in touch with Girard directly for help. I don't have the contact information but surely a google search will get a service number. I have read several similar complaints about the Girard on other forums. If your dealer won't even talk about swapping it out at your expense it is time to find another service shop for ALL of your work. That is just lame! They make a profit on the unit and on the labor, can't understand their refusal to quote the job.
xctraveler 05/22/15 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

OP has not been back so we don't even know what tankless they have, all else is conjecture. I doubt it is diesel fired given the coach is a gasser. I have aPrecision Temp 500 and have struggled with it for 3 years -love/hate. When the wind is blowing on the heater it blows out the flame, cold shower follows :( We have added factory suggested fixes and it is better, not perfect. Maybe the 550 would not be as subject to wind. Freezing temps are another problem as the freeze protection is inadequate when traveling in freezing weather and the hot water side must be winterized before going on the road. Since we travel often and sometimes run into freeze this could be a real issue. This is still a work in process.
xctraveler 05/22/15 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

If your tankless is Precision Temp call the service number 800-934-9690 and talk it through with Gary. He can explain how to resolve most of your problems. When working correctly it does not use a lot of propane as it only heats when you are drawing water. We have a one handle shower and just turn it off and back on when taking Navy showers. It works much better then the dribble closure which does not work at all with the Precision Temp. If you have the Girard my understanding is be prepared to eat the expense of changing out. I cannot imagine a dealer making the change for either of them at their expense, why should they, you bought a feature :)
xctraveler 05/21/15 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

sundancer268 - "wife is happy" is the only thing that really matters in life :)
xctraveler 04/28/15 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DEF

I just put in 8.4 gal to top off my tank. I have driven 2500 miles since I put any in and at that point I was showing 3/4 full about 12 gal and I had 5 gal left in the tank. So maybe 6 gal of usage for 2500 miles (the numbers don't work exactly because this is all estimates), mostly open road miles, it does make a big difference. Stop and go will eat your DEF tank much faster.
xctraveler 04/27/15 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Towing

Jeep liberty when taking some one else on side trips Older people find it hard to get out of the back of a wrangler. Define OLDER People. We have a 2011 Rubicon and I think we both qualify as older. we do carry a step for some friends who have mobility issues not related to age. Most of them refuse to use the step and get in just fine!
xctraveler 04/26/15 11:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: DEF

I agree with luvlabs. We just dump in a couple of 2.5 gallon containers every so often unless I find an empty truck stop with DEF at the pump so I can go through backwards (my DEF tank is on passenger Side)
xctraveler 04/26/15 10:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Non commercial Class B license Calif

DW and I got our non commercial B's in TX three years ago. The written was tough, who needs to know how to cover a load of gravel? OTOH the driving test was a piece of cake for us. We each have close to 100k miles at the wheel. I used to parallel park behind our townhouse before and after every trip. there was a slot for 5 cars that was just wide enough for the coach, and it was on the outside of a curve no less. I never worry about getting into a camp site, they are easy. NY did not require the noncommercial B, or at least no one knew about it.
xctraveler 04/26/15 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New coach

Can't help with 1. There are several "projects" where people have posted about retro fitting remote door locks. Search for remote door locks or similar terms. I do know that all of them have reported that it is a lot of work and you will get very familiar with your storage compartments from the inside. Each door needs to be wired.
xctraveler 04/26/15 10:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Moved from Ely NV to Wendover UT
xctraveler 04/26/15 10:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: US 50 East from Sacramento

Just to get us back on topic before closing out my attention to this thread I started. We made it through to Camp Ground by the Lake. Very nice and relatively not to pricey. The drive was great and if I hadn't had trouble with the windshield fogging up it would have been delightful. That road is really fun when you are half blinded and no place to stop to try to clear it:)
xctraveler 04/22/15 09:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: US 50 East from Sacramento

Thanks all. We will definitely take US 50 and plan on stopping in Lake Tahoe for then night, probably at the recommended campground.
xctraveler 04/20/15 08:18pm Roads and Routes
US 50 East from Sacramento

We are heading East from San Francisco in a couple of days and we plan to follow an alignment of the old Lincoln Highway that takes US 50 over the mountains. I would like to hear from anyone who has driven this route. We are happy on twisty steep roads in our 36 foot DP having just driven PCH from Malibu to San Francisco. If US 50 is no worse than that, we can do it.
xctraveler 04/20/15 11:33am Roads and Routes
RE: LP gas tank extension question

I don't think Extend-a-stay is any longer. Try MB Sturgis, Sturgisafe. MB Sturgis Cameco and a few others make the same (functionality wise) products. I didn't even know my RV came with one(we're second owners) until I needed it and brought my hose and stuff from the Condo on a trip. A lot of RVs come with them or are add ons that may exist all ready. Extend-a-stay sure does exist. Follow this link Marshall is one of the biggest suppliers of propane equipment. I have nothing to do with this or any other company. Just a retired RVer correcting misinformation.
xctraveler 04/19/15 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS wont register on inside tire

Dill Valve = valve core. google
xctraveler 04/17/15 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road conditions thru Nashville and Louisville

Get off your GPS or tell it to avoid interstates and look for lesser roads through the countryside. It may take you longer, but you will arrived relaxed and without the holdups caused by construction. It is Spring and this is the beginning of major projects north of the snow line. Taking the Interstates is the same as flying over, unless you are on a tight schedule add one day to your travel plans and relax. I have not looked at a map of your route, but it is almost always possible to avoid the I roads.
xctraveler 04/17/15 12:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: used coach

XCtraveler thank you. I know he said that one of the slide seals is torn or broken(I don't remember). He also said that he just replaced the topper and told me they only last 5 years, is that true? I would imagine it went bad because it was out all the time. I had awning toppers last 8 years. They were getting a bit ragged and due to be replaced so we replaced the motorhome :) Had to replace two on our 2 1/2 year old coach, they don't stand up well to rock walls at 40 mph. Don't ask.
xctraveler 04/16/15 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold Fire Repair Time

I seem to recall from the days I had a property and casualty license (many years ago) that your fire claim is between you and the insurance company. If they choose to go after another party that is up to them, but they are supposed to make you whole, to the extent of your policy limits, without waiting for the other party, in this case Norcold. It may be that they feel they have a better chance of recovering if they can get the Norcold inspection done before repairs are started. Ask them if they will waive the deductible as compensation for your waiting, then suggest you will have a conversation with the state insurance office if they insist on delaying. that may be far more effective then waiving a lawyer letter at them. They have LOTS of lawyers, there is only one Insurance Commissioner per state
xctraveler 04/16/15 12:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago vs Tiffin

3 years ago I had my sights on either a Winnebago Journey or a Tiffin Phaeton, then the only two quality builders who had a 36 foot diesel. I ended up in the Phaeton almost by chance when the dealer who had the Winnie in stock cold not get it to their shop for me to walk through and drive. We have been delighted with the Tiffin. Our coach had two serious problems, the driver side living room slide out floor rotted and they replaced it at Red Bay on their dime - the change out which required removing the slideout took just under 2 hours!!!. The roof rails also were failing and they spotted in on their inspection and did the work as "good will". those are just two of the stories where Tiffin has come through for us in a manner that has me singing their praise for after sale customer care. It is not likely we will buy another coach, but if I did I would certainly start with Tiffin. Which is not to say Winnebago isn't as good, I have no personal experience
xctraveler 04/15/15 11:58pm Class A Motorhomes
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