The Coleman hot water on demand system has been around for over 10 years, it is still one of our best-selling products, however it has been subject to some mixed reviews. In this article, Camping Plus has a look at the Coleman Hot Water on Demand System to help you decide whether it is worth the expense.
Going camping makes you appreciate the simple comforts of living at home, with hot water, electricity and a comfortable bed. But gone are the days when you have to sacrifice comfort while camping. Now you can have all the comforts of home while enjoying the great outdoors.
The Coleman Hot Water on Demand has been around for over 10 years. When first introduced to Australia it was a revolutionary product for the camping market. It is marketed as a deluxe camping hot water system, that is lightweight, and fully portable. It offers an outdoor shower experience that rivals a shower indoors.
After igniting the burner, the Coleman hot water system will produce hot water almost instantaneously. It has the capability to deliver up to 150 litres of water at a maximum of 50⁰C from one Coleman LPG bottle. The Coleman hot water system is a great resource for all camping shower needs.
The Coleman hot water system boasts a digital display which shows water output temperature, flame indicator and monitors the status of the battery. It has a battery lock system that stops power drain when in transport and storage. You can charge the system via direct feed power from the included 12V DC and 240V AC adapters. The system also has two USB charging points, which adds a touch of flexibility.
The Coleman hot water system is built to last with ABS plastic construction and aluminium grab handles. It comes standard with an 8-foot kink proof silicone hose, brass quick connect fittings and a copper heating core. The system also comes standard with a four-setting showerhead equipped with a Velcro hanging strap to make the Coleman hot water on demand a tough and versatile outdoor hot water supply.
The Coleman hot water on demand system now comes in standard and elite variants. The elite variant is silver with an LCD temperature monitor and a 240-volt charger, as opposed to the standard model which can only be charged via a 12-volt charger. This makes the elite model a better choice, however both models will work flawlessly for hot showers while camping.
Tip for effective use
The Coleman hot water on demand system, has received mixed reviews however, it operates well as long as you use all of the correct parts supplied and follow the instructions carefully.
The most important factor in using the Coleman hot water on demand system is reading the instruction manual. This sounds like common sense, but the Coleman system is more complicated than most people think and requires some thought before operating.
- You must ensure that you assemble and operate the hose, pump and shower assembly properly for effective operation of the Coleman system.
- Some owners connect the unit to a mains pressure water tap and often find this does not work for them. The units are equipped with a flow meter and if the water does not flow to the required rate the unit will shut down for safety reasons. Therefore, use the equipment as supplied and instructed in the instruction manual.
- You should only use the original shower head and hose. If you lengthen the hose you will increase the back pressure on the unit, resulting in a slower flow, and potential shut down of the system.
- The system also has a built-in tilt device which shuts down if it is not sitting on a level surface, so make sure you rest the system on a flat surface.
If you are considering purchasing a hot water system for your next camping adventure, you cannot go past the Coleman hot water on demand system. Camping Plus stocks both variants at a good price and our friendly staff can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the product.
We also stock solar showers and gas bottles. You will find everything you need to make your next adventure in the outdoors comfortable at Camping Plus. Come in to Camping Plus’s Gold Coast store today or buy online.