Under bonnet showers

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 16:33
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Hi all

About to purchase an under bonnet shower system. I know of Glynde and Twine. I know some of you have Twine but are there any significant differences between to two?

Cheers
Jack
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Reply By: Member - qld_bushpig - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 16:54

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 16:54
Oh byw, I have read all the posts in the archives, but I need to know of any weekness in either i.e. plastic housings etc.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 18:01

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 18:01
I have a Twine and am satisfied that copper is the way to go. Having said that, there are heaps of satisfied Glind owners out there......I've only heard of one Glind unit failing and that was a bloke called DB who is (or was) a journo with 4WD Monthly and previously used to be a tour operator with Vic Widman's "Great Divide Tours". He'd had his Glind for a few years, but eventually the end (or one of the coolant hose nipples) broke off through the effects of fatigue.

I don't think there's any difference in the respective heating capabilities of either of the brands.

YMMV

Cheers

Roachie
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Reply By: TRAKA281 - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 18:27

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 18:27
For another choice have a look at this site www.helton.com.au. This unit is hand made of copper only, have one of these units and have no complaints. However have never heard of the "so called" plastic units housings failing either.
A work colleague who is a keen fisherperson to remote areas has a Twine unit that is now on its' second 4wd.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 20:25

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 20:25
How do you fit under the bonnet for a shower,? ? ? ?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 20:55

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 20:55
With a friend to save water :)))
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 07:15

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 07:15
Simply close and friendly

Brian
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Reply By: Wantago - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:14

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:14
I have just taken a Glind off my 1991 Rodeo to put onto a Navara and it never let me down over that time. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: mattie - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:32

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:32
Hi Bushpig
i have had a glind now for 6 yrs, has been fitted into a rodeo and nissan has been great, but i think that the twine would be just as good or maybe better being made out of copper, at the time when we bought ours i hadn't heard of the twine i don't know if they were around or not. I would check pricing and pump quality (glind i asume still use a flojet pump).

Mattie
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 14:18

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 14:18
Hi Jack,
I had the glinde fitted to my GQ when i purchased it. It worked ok at first but as i do most of my camping in winter i found that the water was just not hot enough for my liking, so I didnt worry about it for a while but then i noticed a leak between the plastic housing joint and it progressivly got worse. So i payed twine a visit as they were close to home at the time and spoke to them and they sold me a copper heat transfer box with brackets to suits my original setup, i went home set it up and tried in driveway, The difference in the water temp was amazing. This thing runs so hot and now i find i need to slide the heater tap down from full hot to be able to stay under the water without burning my skin.

Ange
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Reply By: signman - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 17:41

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 17:41
Go Twine.....
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:16

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:16
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Reply By: madcow - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 08:47

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 08:47
This may be of assistance

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I have a twine and am very happy with it. It has done us for 6 years with no probs as yet apart from intially priming the the pump a couple of times. Easy fix though!

A happy wife makes for a happy campsite!!
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:11

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:11
I've had both units. Unlike those that like to say that the one they have is better than the other just because they have one, I can say in my own mind that I'd buy a Glind again over the Twine. Both of our units have been in two vehicles for about the same amount of time and both have worked well. No real problems with either. It's just that the Glind still looks new where the Twine looks old and battered - with paint flaking off its body. All aesthetic - no more, but there you go.

The "so called" plastic shell of the Glind is not.... just merely "plastic" as such. It's glass-filled nylon - which is incredibly tough and durable - IMHO moreso than copper. Copper is OK until you have to bend it - or solder/braze it. After that, depending on how it's treated - it's either still soft (annealed) through quick cooling - or it's quite hard and very brittle if left to cool slowly. Either way it's not exactly mechanically strong in either case. Personally I'd rather trust the Glind unit in this regard. Even though DB's broke - it may not have been installed very well, and probably had the full weight of an unsupported hose full of coolant hanging off the end over tens of thousands of outback kilometres. I dare say the copper Twine would have suffered a similar fate in his example.

If you go by what Toyota discovered when doing its initial research into the various units on the market to install as its factory-backed option - it decided to go with the Glind unit as its OEM offering. Not sure whether or not that still stands - but they chose it on its quality traits over the Twine. Piranha also chose it as their own as well and sell it under their label.

Just my 2c
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Reply By: Member - qld_bushpig - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:15

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:15
Hi and thanks to all for your reponses. I guess that the consenus is for Twine. I will do it under the bonnet.....??

Cheers
Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:29

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:29
They are both good - but how did you figure that?

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