4WD Showers

Submitted: Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
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I am researching showers with heat exchangers. Does anyone have comments on the reliability of either the Glind, the Twine or the Ausie Car Shower? Thanks in advance!
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Reply By: Member - Tony - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Smutty . I have run a Glind with 2 heat exchangers for 12 years and have had no problems. The reason for the 2 heat exchangers is that my old diesel runs a bit cool so the 2nd unit dose help. They must be flushed with fresh water when you get home.
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Reply By: David - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Smutty, i've been using a Glind shower for about 5 years now in my GQ Patrol, and it hasn't missed a beat , the only thing that i have to do during the winter months is to recirculate the water once through the engine to take the chill off the water, after that the water is as hot as you want, cheers, Dave.
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Reply By: Cashy - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Smutty,
I have th e twine shower in my car for 3 years and have never had a problem with it. We used it most days while bush camping iin the cape for 3 weeks last year. The majority of people in the 4wd club I am in run the Twine shower and I have never heard of a problem with them.

Cashy
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Follow Up By: Smutty - Sunday, Jul 28, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 28, 2002 at 00:00
Cashy, Is the Twine heat exchanger plastic? It looks that way on the glossys. Have you had any problems with the casing?
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Follow Up By: Cashy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00
Smutty,

The Twine heat exchanger is made of copper. It is powdercoated black which is why it looks glossy. I have had no problem with it.

Cashy
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Reply By: rodeorider - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
smutty, I have a Glind in my rodeo, works a treat, just used it for 3 weeks around cape york, 4 people, no problems, except have had to double the screws that hold the whole thing together, and fit a new gasket, but its probably 7 years old at least.
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Follow Up By: Smutty - Sunday, Jul 28, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 28, 2002 at 00:00
Rodeorider, Why did you have to double the screws. Due to vibration or soft material? What is the heat exchanger material?
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Follow Up By: Rodeo Rider - Monday, Jul 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 29, 2002 at 00:00
Mate, the casing is plastic, the internal heat exchange plumbing is copper tubing.
The reason to replace and double the amount of screws is that the plastic casing is 2 halves joined together, with a gasket in the middle, and the plastic warped a tad between the existing screws, even when I replaced the gasket material, it still leaked, its ok now, and I havent seen other brands to see if they have a better construction.
The unit I have was on the car when I purchased it.
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Saturday, Jul 27, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jul 27, 2002 at 00:00
Smutty,
I am also a user of a Twine heat exchanger which has been fitted for about 5 years with no problems. Regards
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Reply By: Rob G - Monday, Jul 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 29, 2002 at 00:00
I've been using a Brown Davis shower for a few years now. Works beautifully in my HZJ75. Even the wife gives it 11/10.
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Reply By: John Eggenhuizen - Thursday, Aug 08, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 08, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Smutty,

The Twine shower is what I use whilst on tour, we sometimes shower up to 20 people a night. The unit is made of 100% copper and is powder coated, if you want, have a look at the website www.twine4wdshowers.com.au Best of luck with your purchase.
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Reply By: Smutty - Friday, Aug 09, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 09, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks everyone for your responses. The Twine sounds the most popular. I have arranged to try both the Twine and the Glind locally but your advice has helped me make the decision to buy either one of them. Thanks again, Smutty
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Follow Up By: Ross - Wednesday, Aug 21, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2002 at 00:00
I have been following your progress re these products. I too am thinking of buying one. My question to you is which pump do you intend to purchase. Is it worthwhile spending the extra to get the bigger pump or do you consider the smaller unit ok?
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