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- April 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm #11640
AnonymousApril 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm #20599
Looking at Oliver’s option page, I don’t think the model they offer has the circulator/instant hot feature. I’d feel sure they’d upgrade if you want, but it’s something to verify – I know I’d want it.
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford RaptorApril 10, 2016 at 8:54 pm #20600
When you look at the Oliver Travel Trailer website, they mention AquaGo Comfort. We know AquaGo has three models, the basic, the comfort and the comfort plus. In the video they discuss the comfort plus. I am hoping (Will discuss via email with Anita tomorrow.) Oliver plans to install the comfort model. I am seeking the resistance to freezing feature in the comfort model. I do not see a benefit to me for seeking the comfort plus, however, I do understand some campers would prefer that model.
Maybe Sherry will jump on this thread and tell us which model they installed on her trailer?
BuzzyApril 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm #20601
I guess there are pros and cons to each. I’m curious how much gas the circulating unit in the Comfort Plus uses over the Comfort model.
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford RaptorApril 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm #20616
This morning I confirmed with Anita the Oliver factory installs the AquaGo Comfort model. This is what I seek. I thought the Comfort Plus model might disturb my sleep as the circulating pump goes on and off during the night.
I particularly like the choices within the operating mode on the Comfort model. I would be selecting the “Eco On” which holds the water within the heater at 41 degree F to prevent freezing. It does have a "Comfort On" mode which holds the water within the heater at 102 degrees F, but that might cause the unit to cycle on and off more than I need during the night.
I like the easy drain level and reusable stainless steel filter to facilitate winterization. Not sure how much propane it will use. I guess that is dependent on your lifestyle. It could potentially save fuel since it is not running when you do not need hot water and you do not need to remember to turn the water heater on or off.
BuzzyApril 14, 2016 at 12:44 am #20617
The Wonder Egg is currently back in the nest having some details taken care of to keep it up to date. I planned to swap out my suburban water heater with a Truma Comfort, but after reading this: http://www.rvbusiness.com/2015/11/truma … or-aquago/ I decide to wait until Truma fields its newest Comfort model with the interior control panel and 12V dc frost protection option. Now will be one superdeduper water heater. Can’t wait! (but I will)
Pete & "Bosker". TV - '18 F150 Super-cab Fx4; RV - "The Wonder Egg"; '08 Elite, Hull Number 014.
Travel blog of 1st 10 years' wanderings - http://www.peteandthewonderegg.blogspot.comApril 14, 2016 at 11:05 am #20619
Thank you for the link outlining future plans for upgrading the AquaGo. It does sound like a good product and I like how Truma works to continuously improve the features campers need. Being able to retrofit new features into the Comfort model is a bonus.
BuzzyApril 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm #20630
Hi, Buzzy, and all who’ve expressed interest.
We needed to replace a dead water heater, and the fastest shipping to Oliver was a Girard unit, not the Truma. Wish we had the same one as they’re installing, but it wasn’t in the cards.
However, both units have great ratings and reviews, so we’re fine with that.
I believe instantaneous suits our camping style (mostly without power) much better than the 6 gallon tank styles, as we’ll heat only the water we need, and not 6 gallons of water when we plan to use only one or two….
Ours does not (I believe) have any recirc feature, which I wouldn’t likely use anyway. I can see it being helpful while showering Navy style to keep water in the line hot, but that’s about it. Recirc pumps aren’t recommended on home instantaneous units (which we have, by the way–a natural gas fed Norritz which does a wonderful job in our sticks and bricks home). Recirc can defeat the purpose of instantaneous, as they’re constantly reheating water that you’re not using. Probably not a big deal with the short runs in a trailer, but certainly a bigger deal in a home with 50 ft. runs of pipe.
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12April 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm #11639
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Hobie Cat Kayak, 1998 (or so..)April 27, 2016 at 1:36 am #33055
Thanks for the link. Good article.
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12May 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm #34466
AnonymousMay 27, 2016 at 10:51 am #34529
As I work to complete my delivery day preparations, I have attached a document based on my review of the Truma AquaGo user manual. The document attempts to capture the training issues which will be critical to me; operation, draining water and cleaning water filter. The document gives me an initial level of familiarity and helps me to appear to have some knowledge. Oh well, I guess appearance are everything!
BuzzyJune 23, 2016 at 11:58 am #35460
Quick review on the Turma AquaGo…..
Provides hot water quick and efficiently. Very little wait time until you got hot water.
One thing to be aware of is that the SWITCH turning the unit On / OFF is OUTSIDE THE TRAILER! You need to add managing that switch to your setting up / tearing down checklist. IF you leave the switch ON and don’t turn your propane on the heater will continually fire and keep you up most of the night. Do NOT ask me how I know this.
Truma is the way to go IMHO… Good Luck,
Gregg & Donna Scott and Piper the Westie - The Flying Sea Turtle - Hull # 145 Western NC
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