AnswerID: 121367 Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 20:40
we bought a primus hot water service, we certainly can't complain about it, best move we ever made. when we were doing our home work before purchasing one we looked into the coleman and the primus and was told by a few sales reps that the coleman was mainly made for hot water like the urn, dishes etc. and shower
second and the primus unit was made as a shower
unit first, it still works well for dishes etc aswell. we went away and showered 10 adults for 14 days with it, it's great to have endless hot water and good pressure if needed with out heating drums on the fire as we use to do, we always felt on edge with boiling water balancing on the fire a kids running around. our unit ended up costing us $299 which was $100 less than the coleman at the last caravan/camping show. the only regret we have is that we didn't buy one years ago.
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FollowupID: 376860 Submitted:
Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 23:18
Sorry, but have to disagree. I & several friends all bought Primus units, & had nothing but trouble with the overheat sensor shutting off the gas, also waiting interminable periods for the gas to get to pilot jet to enable it to be lit.
We now have Coleman systems, simple auto ignition, plenty of hot water & good showers. The only trade off is size, it is bigger than the Primus system, but it is self contained & doesn't need to be near a vehicle for power supply.
At the moment K-Mart have them for $282.50!
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FollowupID: 376911 Submitted:
Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 16:44
Member - Bradley posted:
Yep, if you have got a primus one that actually works you are lucky, most of them are dogs of units.
Go the coleman, especially at $282.
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FollowupID: 376920 Submitted:
Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 17:30
The coleman also self re ignites if the the over temp cuts in. However if you where havibg a shower
there is no way you'd have trouble with the overtemp as it's set to about 70deg C, way too hot for a shower
. Only time the coleman will shutdown and not restart is if the water stops flowing. They start first go too, just turn the dial and it ignites, it's quite a smart unit.
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