hot water units coleman V aquacuge logic updates

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:13
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We are considering the purchase of either of the above units and have looked at previous posts but as these are quite dated we are seeking some more upto dates info as the performance of either or both of the units. We must admit that opinions on some previous posts as to their reliability issues fill us with apprehension.
Our new tow vehicle does not appear to have the space to fit an under bonnet shower which would have been our first choice. Many thanks to those who choose to comment Regards john y
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Reply By: Member - john y - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:15

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:15
ps. should read Aquacube. john y
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:38

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:38
I have one (Coleman) in my shed, purchased as SWMBO had to have one to keep up with the Jones (not real name) found it 100% reliable over the last 4 years. Total use in the last 4 years is twice.

Some years after purchase I spoke to Mr Jones, he said "shame you didn't mention it before you made your purchase as you could have bought mine it's only been used 3 times"

Simple to use though, but not really as simple as the billy on the fire
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Reply By: Member - flashcher - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 13:35

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 13:35
We have a coleman and find it quick and easy to use.
This is our second unit as one failed whilst we were away camping in the middle of no-where (always the way). Hubby drove till he got phone reception so he could ring coleman who advised him to go into the next town and exchange the unit for a new one.
Although this was a pain, there customer service and after sales service was fantastic.
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Reply By: Mike S2 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:24

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:24
john y ,you could also look at the country comfort instantaneous sold by black diamond supplies,100 pc effective,mine used regularly wife loves it,not one problem in 12 mths,regs mike
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Follow Up By: Member - john y - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:31

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:31
Thanks Mike for your reply I was not aware of the Black Diamond product but am investigating it further.As we intend to use the unit externally as a shower could you please shed some light as to how you mount the unit. Do you mount it on a bracket or such? Many thanks john y.
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Follow Up By: Mike S2 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:59

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:59
john,rear of unit has pressed panel for hanging on hook or fab your own brkt,mine on brkt on A frame connect to gas via T piece and safety fuse,unit comes with pump,hoses and shower head,just start pump and it self ignites,temp control etc,regs,mike
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Follow Up By: Member - john y - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:08

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:08
G'day again, thanks for your prompt reply.It would seem I can fit the unit quite neatly. I am glad that you made me aware of it.I will investigate further. Thanks to you and the other respondents Regards john y
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Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 23:58

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 23:58
We use the Coleman over the last 5 years in very harsh water even chuck a hose and large bottle run like that for weeks.
They can have some issues but u-tube pretty much got us through any issues.
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Reply By: bushpig51 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:29

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:29
Hi John
I don't own either units but I have used both the Colman and the Aquacube. My preference would be for the Aquacube because you have the ability to turn the water on or off from the shower head and the pilot light automatically ignights as required. The Colman needs to be manually operated from the unit itself which is not easy when you are in the shower. The Aquacube also has a digital temp gauge which the Coleman does not have. The Colman has its own batery and the aqucube needs access to 12 volt power, so this may be an issue depending on your setup.
Just my two bobs worth anyway.
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Bushpig 51
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Follow Up By: timothy - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:59

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 08:59
I agree with Bushpig, I have the Coleman unit and if you're using it as a shower then not being able to turn it on and off from the shower head is quite frustrating. This being said the Coleman has been reliable and the built in battery is quite useful, next time I will buy the Aquacube though.
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Reply By: Member - ironJosh - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 21:49

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 21:49
I bought the Coleman over the Aquacube because if its ease of use. Less buttons= less things to break. Also the Coleman had the better warranty.

Josh
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Reply By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 20:54

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 20:54
G'day John,
I have the Coleman and overcame the shower problem by filling a bucket with water and heating the water by placing the suction in the bucket and circulating the water till the required temp is reached then use a battery powered shower. This way you don't have to worry about turning the heater on an off. Also stops long showers!
Ian
P.S. keep the battery regularly charged.
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