shower units?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 00:03
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G'day, I'd like to buy a shower unit, looked at a few ....Glind, Helton. Anybody help me with any feed back about the Helton models
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Reply By: pf11 - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 05:28

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 05:28
Andy
I can't help you with the Helton model but I sure can recomend the Glind. I have had the Glind unit for about 3 years now, and never had a problem with it. After selling one vehicle and purchasing another, the transfer of the unit was very simple. Personally I believe it was the best accessory that I have ever added to a vehicle, nothing beats a hot shower in the middle of nowhere in cold conditions.
Regards: Phil
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:31

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:31
Very happy with the Glind unit which has worked well. Recommend you put the thought into the installation first and get it right first time. Cheers
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Reply By: Banjo - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:19

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:19
Also have a Glind and would highly recommend.

Banjo (WA)
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:42

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:42
I dont have a glind , I have a McPauls (now Piranha) , however , if the budget was there , and I had my time again , I would definently get a Glind.

The benefit of a Helton though , is there are a few different designs and configurations , which allow a better fit for some vehicles.

Cant say I have heard any bad reports on the Heltons.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 22:45

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 22:45
Flappa. the mcpauls is glinds old tooling so Glind tell me. so its the same thing with a few housing mods to make it a bit more reliable. a few extra bolts, a few extra ribs,,bla bla bla,,,, michael.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:14

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:14
Yeah , I have actually spoken at length to Glind , and is the main reason that what I would buy one.

Mine works OK , but . . . . few little problems.
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Reply By: Moggs - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:08

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:08
Just to add another....I have a Twine which is also excellent.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:57

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:57
I have a Coleman .... which means my wife can still have a shower if I'm off having fun!
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:11

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:11
LOL, I have a vehicle mounted shower - which means I am always there when my wife is having a shower - which is more fun......

.....ie. I can fetch the water (about 5 trips with the 20 Ltr bucket should just about do it for my wife) hold the clothes, hold the towel ans be sympathetic when I 'accidently' rev the crapper out of the motor and scald her (at least it shuts her up for a while) :-)
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Reply By: Tony F - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:22

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:22
Both the twine and glind are similar units, one being a copper heat exchange, the other polycarb(don't quote me on the type of poly). Had both and work just aswell as each other, be sure to get the 10 lt pump as it runs out at about 8lts a minute at the shower head, not far off what you have at home. Some simple mods can make onboard showers even easier to use. if you need more info contact me at nrrtreks1@optusnet.com.au. Happy Camping
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Reply By: Ant1 - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:32

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:32
Andy, I have a Helton (the extra hot model). Works very well. The only thing that I'm looking at doing is adding a higher flow pump.
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Reply By: Tessysdad - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:40

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:40
The Twine and Glind sound great for the user. Other campers may disagree. Whilst on our Kimberley jaunt last year we always went to non generator areas when setting up camp, often being disappointed when some unthinking soul would start up the trruck to have a shower at some ungodly hour. The coleman sounds the goods, or just heat up the water on the stove, or camp fire. A 12volt pump will do the rest, and quietly.
Happy camping,
Mike and Jan.
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 21:26

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 21:26
LOL, so if you need to leave early from camp - do you push the 4wd out of the campsite not to disturb anyone. Geez, I'd hate to camp near you guys with my kids :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 22:06

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 22:06
I've used all of them, and now prefer the Colman Hot Water on Demand system if I'm camped anywhere near other people for a few days. It's SUPER quick, very hot and infinitely controllable. It doubles as a washing up water heater par excellance...

Dual shower tent from Activa:

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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 23:46

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 23:46
Thankyou to all, great information and feedback. I appreciate all your comments, it's made it so much easier!!!! to make up my mind on which brand to purchase..... so here goes
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 23:54

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 23:54
What's wrong with the old solar bag---1 kettlle of boiling water to three of cold and it's all you need --worked for me for every trip.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 22:41

Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 22:41
But you cant roll the 4by into the river when the kids go to sleep and have that endless HOTTT!!! shower with your partner!!!!
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 09:59

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 09:59
I actually run a mixer on my vehicle shower so it has both hot and cold water.

No stuffing around with heater controls , set and forget.

It works just like at home , adjust the hot and cold to your own liking , turning the taps off stops the water flow just like at home.

Worthy modification.
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Reply By: V8 Landcruiser man - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 16:40

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 16:40
Hi there Andy
I to have been down that road and i ended up buying the Colman Hot Water On Demand mainly for the easy use for the wife and kids and its so portable and a great product that i have never looked back.
I payed $304 for it at k-mart (when having camping special on)worth every cent.
But that is my oppinion anyway hope this helps.

Cheers Ken
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Reply By: gone bush - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 20:40

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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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jul 22, 2005 at 23:18

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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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 16:44

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 16:44
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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Follow Up By: brett - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 17:30

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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Reply By: gone bush - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:05

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:05
we too had trouble lighting the ignition on the primas when we first bought it then hubby worked out how to light it first time every time, a hint don't go by the instructions as they only confuse, but now we have worked that out we certainly don't have any complaints with it.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:15

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:15
Do the primus ones now actually have a Gas Approved sticker on them ?

They made such a big deal about being developed and approved by the Gas authority , when in fact , they werent . . . they were still waiting on final approval.
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Follow Up By: gone bush - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:30

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:30
you had us wondering so we had to go out and put the camper up to check and yes it has got the sticker.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:42

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 16:42
Thats good.

There was a fair amount of BS when they first came out. Good to see its now sorted.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 18:15

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 18:15
Far from sorted, 3rd version on they still have heaps of dramas, chinese quality :-))

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