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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #525 on: June 05, 2019, 11:25:15 AM »
Hello Bart
May I have a price for a unit posted to 4300
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #526 on: June 06, 2019, 04:48:23 PM »
Hello Bart
May I have a price for a unit posted to 4300
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #527 on: June 29, 2019, 09:01:13 PM »
Hey Bart

I want to do away with the batteries in a fixed install by using a step down transformer in the battery box. I’d still like to be able to use batteries if I had to, could I buy a battery box from you?
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #528 on: July 03, 2019, 10:36:24 AM »
Hey Bart

I want to do away with the batteries in a fixed install by using a step down transformer in the battery box. I’d still like to be able to use batteries if I had to, could I buy a battery box from you?

Yeah sure! I'll PM you to work something out  :angel:
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #529 on: July 03, 2019, 10:57:19 AM »
Yeah sure! I'll PM you to work something out  :angel:

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #530 on: August 04, 2019, 10:56:57 AM »
Hey Bart, looking at taking the plunge on a double ensuite tent, can I get a price posted to 2153?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #531 on: August 07, 2019, 10:11:37 AM »
Hey Bart, looking at taking the plunge on a double ensuite tent, can I get a price posted to 2153?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #532 on: September 16, 2019, 10:57:24 PM »
We are looking for a shower for the Drifta Shower Ensuite/Change room: https://www.drifta.com.au/product/drifta-shower-ensuite/

Have seen Joolca and Smarttek. Not a lot of price between them and the only thing I've seen is the Joolca needs less wind.

Is there anything we should be looking between them before we decide which ones to buy?

We will be around AU from Tassie up to the top of the Qld and WA.

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #533 on: September 18, 2019, 04:54:23 PM »
We are looking for a shower for the Drifta Shower Ensuite/Change room: https://www.drifta.com.au/product/drifta-shower-ensuite/

Have seen Joolca and Smarttek. Not a lot of price between them and the only thing I've seen is the Joolca needs less wind.

Is there anything we should be looking between them before we decide which ones to buy?

We will be around AU from Tassie up to the top of the Qld and WA.

Hey wada4wd, what's up?

In the interest of being open and transparent - I think both units will give you a nice hot shower. I think they're doing some nice things for the hot water market. Also, we're both on the fringe of max allowable gas usage for Aussie compliance - so you can expect similar temperatures at the same flow rates 

FYI - Drifta also offer some of our gear. You could speak with them to get some of their feedback based on their customer's experiences after trips. If anything went wrong or what they liked best

From my experience with Joolca - and this is what I now consider buying anything - warranty. When the unit works, you've got a hot shower. Easy. When you're mid trip on the other side of the country and something pops up - what happens then?

You could call up the support lines and have a chat and see what the process is for warranty while travelling. What is most convenient

And last but not least - find a local store to have a touch of one

Anyway, best of luck with the choice. I think you'll be happy with either! PS. Yes I like our stuff, but most important if what's most convenient for you. And not who gets your money. That's what I think
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #534 on: September 19, 2019, 07:42:17 AM »
We are looking for a shower for the Drifta Shower Ensuite/Change room: https://www.drifta.com.au/product/drifta-shower-ensuite/

Have seen Joolca and Smarttek. Not a lot of price between them and the only thing I've seen is the Joolca needs less wind.

Is there anything we should be looking between them before we decide which ones to buy?

We will be around AU from Tassie up to the top of the Qld and WA.

I have the ensuite also and went the way with Joolca set up,I bought the works and jerks minus the shower tent but will eventually get one as you can't sh..t in the shower ensuite with your mate staring at ya!. Have annoyed the boys a few times about a few odds and ends here and there and the response was immediate and not a drama. Service was brilliant no questions asked I know where I'd go again. cheers Ron.
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #535 on: October 16, 2019, 01:55:28 PM »
Have been contemplating the double ensuite tent and noticed my local RTM has not the old and the new version, what is the differences apart from the roof and colour?

Also is there a Myswag discount if purchased direct?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #536 on: October 16, 2019, 03:51:06 PM »
Have been contemplating the double ensuite tent and noticed my local RTM has not the old and the new version, what is the differences apart from the roof and colour?

Also is there a Myswag discount if purchased direct?

So you're pretty much spot on. The old style has the removable fly and is a different colour. The awning kit accessory will fit both, but I think it looks better with the new style simply because of the colour

I still use my older blue style :)

Sure, I'm happy to help out a fellow Myswagger. Send me a PM when you're ready and I'll do what I can  :cheers:
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #537 on: October 16, 2019, 05:06:26 PM »
So you're pretty much spot on. The old style has the removable fly and is a different colour. The awning kit accessory will fit both, but I think it looks better with the new style simply because of the colour

I still use my older blue style :)

Sure, I'm happy to help out a fellow Myswagger. Send me a PM when you're ready and I'll do what I can  :cheers:

Thanks for the reply, a couple of more questions for you.

Can you leave the fly on the blue one when packing it up, and
Does the blue one stay a bit cooler given a) lighter colour, b) the fly shading the top of the tent and c) greater roof ventilation area? or are they pretty much the same.

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #538 on: October 17, 2019, 02:17:39 PM »
Thanks for the reply, a couple of more questions for you.

Can you leave the fly on the blue one when packing it up, and
Does the blue one stay a bit cooler given a) lighter colour, b) the fly shading the top of the tent and c) greater roof ventilation area? or are they pretty much the same.

My pleasure :)

Check out this video: https://www.facebook.com/joolcaco/videos/744371349107124/

So at roughly 15 seconds in when the tent is 'mid height' this is when I put on my fly and when I take it off (to pack it away). The fly isn't secured to each leg where packing all the legs in means the fly stays attached and tucks away nicely, it just goes over the top (but is secured to each corner). I take the fly off and fold it up and throw it in the bag with the tent. The bag is big enough so you don't struggle putting stuff away

Hrm... I have never tried both side by side to compare for coolness, although this is an interesting point. When I shower and it is HOT out, I just run the water through the unit without the gas/ batteries connected. Or, depending on my set up, I will just run the pump and hosing from a jerry can. That way there is no hot water and I'm cool as a cucumber when I wash up. When I go to use the dunny, however, it does get a little warm. I find the best breeze comes from the windows so I unzip them and do what I gotta do

Hopefully that helps a little with your questions haha - I think I just rambled on
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #539 on: October 23, 2019, 01:27:49 PM »
My pleasure :)

Check out this video: https://www.facebook.com/joolcaco/videos/744371349107124/

So at roughly 15 seconds in when the tent is 'mid height' this is when I put on my fly and when I take it off (to pack it away). The fly isn't secured to each leg where packing all the legs in means the fly stays attached and tucks away nicely, it just goes over the top (but is secured to each corner). I take the fly off and fold it up and throw it in the bag with the tent. The bag is big enough so you don't struggle putting stuff away

Hrm... I have never tried both side by side to compare for coolness, although this is an interesting point. When I shower and it is HOT out, I just run the water through the unit without the gas/ batteries connected. Or, depending on my set up, I will just run the pump and hosing from a jerry can. That way there is no hot water and I'm cool as a cucumber when I wash up. When I go to use the dunny, however, it does get a little warm. I find the best breeze comes from the windows so I unzip them and do what I gotta do

Hopefully that helps a little with your questions haha - I think I just rambled on
Certainly helps, although discovered the reason our Red Track gas water heater had stopped working was some fried components on the circuit board as opposed to something simple, so funds went towards a new HOTTAP for the weekend away instead. The Joolca double Ensuite tent will have to wait a little while longer and I suspect it will only be the new ones available then so the choice will likely be made for me.
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #540 on: October 25, 2019, 09:27:26 AM »
Certainly helps, although discovered the reason our Red Track gas water heater had stopped working was some fried components on the circuit board as opposed to something simple, so funds went towards a new HOTTAP for the weekend away instead. The Joolca double Ensuite tent will have to wait a little while longer and I suspect it will only be the new ones available then so the choice will likely be made for me.
Thanks again.

Ah.. that sucks. You've got two years warranty with the HOTTAP so if something like that happens just get in touch with our support. TBH I would have thought you'd at least receive a spare part to tinker fix yourself? It is what it is though. Always happy to help :)
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« Reply #541 on: October 25, 2019, 12:38:31 PM »
Ah.. that sucks. You've got two years warranty with the HOTTAP so if something like that happens just get in touch with our support. TBH I would have thought you'd at least receive a spare part to tinker fix yourself? It is what it is though. Always happy to help :)

Thought about chasing a new control board, decided it was just easier to replace the whole lot as I already have to many projects/things to fix as it is, it also would have meant no hot water for that trip, and you know how the saying goes about a happy wife.

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« Reply #542 on: October 25, 2019, 01:24:46 PM »
Thought about chasing a new control board, decided it was just easier to replace the whole lot as I already have to many projects/things to fix as it is, it also would have meant no hot water for that trip, and you know how the saying goes about a happy wife.

I know exactly how it goes - so much to do, never enough time... And yes, I see the predicament! Clever move with the hot water solve!
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