Best Shower Ever
I purchased a Joolca Hottap Outing for a recent camping trip to Wunglebung in NSW. I was surprised to discover that they already had these HWS in place set up in a horse float bathroom of all things......so I used theirs!!!
Outside temp was -3 Celsius. Water temp was consistent every time. The shower was amazing. Go Joolca!!!
Purchased in July 2019.
The Hottap is great for our situation! We live off the grid and only need hot water for a few months each year. It is set up in our open-air bathroom and is working a treat. So good to have instant hot water without having to light the old donkey!
Purchased in August 2019 for $299.00.
Perfect little system
Great little system when you r free camping no going to bed dirty
I would recommend the joolca hottap to anyone that does enjoy the great outdoors and you will be surprised as to how little room it needs for storing
Purchased in August 2019 for $429.00.
Great product. We have a regular hottap also, but all the extra bits that come with the outing are incredible, the pump alone is worth more than the price difference. Company support is fabulous. Highly recommend this company and their products.
Purchased in June 2019 at Joolca.
Joolca HOTTAP essential piece of equipment
I have used the Joolca HOTTAP regularly for the last 3 mths and cannot fault it. After a few adjustments during the setup, I have found it does everything that is required. I confidently recommend this Joolca Hottap as an essential piece of equipment
Brilliant Bit of Aussie Ingenuity!
What a great piece of kit this product is! Quality fittings with a rugged construction. Once water pressure and gas flow was sorted we were enjoying warm showers. The only thing that could be improved is having to lower the flow rate to get a higher temperature, but honestly, this is truly a minor inconvenience, and only an issue in really cold weather.
Joolca Hot Tap
The Joolca HotTap is a remarkable unit, I purchased it in 2015 and is still going strong in 2019. I cannot fault it at all. Water temp stays at the settings I set and the unit will cut off if the pressure gets too low. Fail safe work well.
Purchased in February 2015 for $250.00.
The Greatest Travel Companion
I am very impressed with the shower. I have caravanned and camped since the early 60's with many combinations of rigs and I must admit that this is possibly the greatest. We have it set up to operate in an ensuite Annexe on a small van and it has operated and performed wonderfully. It's the wife's favourite piece of equipment.The product is simple to install and operate and appears to be well constructed. Couldn't recommend it better.
Great Product, a must have for us.
What a great quality product, easy to put together straight out of the box, easy to use out camping and everyone was happy to have hot running water from showers to washing up, thanks guys great product. We have used this unit only a couple of times, once it ran for 3 people having showers straight after each other and worked perfectly, a small adjustment was needed at the start but then it just kept the temps perfect.
Purchased in June 2019.
Quality and design features are excellent.
Very simple to set up, connect and use. Fills a much needed space in the camping market. Can't beat a hot shower and a cold beer at the end of the day when out bush in FNQ.
Purchased in March 2019 at Joolca.
The product arrived to great anticipation & when unpacked it was clear that its extremely well made, it was also very easy to install & an absolute joy to use outside whilst we are remodelling our bathroom! Im keeping it where it is so I can enjoy an outdoor hot shower in my backyard! Love it!
Purchased in May 2019.
Excellent off-grid system
I live offgrid, so I bought this product so I can have a hot shower, without having to pay costly fees for a plumber to hook up a gas hot water system. I love it. It is perfect for my situation. The customer service these guys provide is absolutely brilliant. Well done on an amazing product
Purchased in June 2019 at Joolca for $299.00.
Glamping not camping
Fabulous the neighbors were so impressed they bought one too and are loving it like us. Showers feel like glamping now as so easy to use. Bye bye cold showers
Excellent all around
Works great, exactly as advertised! Easy to install and easy to use. Shipping was fast and communication has been a breeze! Excellent value for money! Highly recommended! We use it everyday!
Purchased in June 2019.
Poor performance compared to other less expensive products
Not sure if any of the other reviewers have actually compared this to other similar products? (excluding the terrible Coleman type camping portable products etc.)
Bought this as a replacement for my old (4 years) Country Comfort shower (used beside pool). The Country Comfort system has selectable single/dual burners (rarely needed the dual burners ... maybe in winter). The Joolca seems to have only one smaller burner (guessing here!). I tested these side by side at full water flow and unfortunately could only reach 31degC with the Joolc...a, whereas the country comfort safety system would kick in (everything turned to full) and shut down when it reached the limit at 50degC (on dual burners). I like hot showers with good pressure and this Joolca isn't up to scratch when there is a better competitor which is also slightly cheaper (although i'm fairly sure all of the competitors are all very similar designs with different branding). Joolca ... add a big burner!!!
Purchased in September 2019 for $299.00.
Quality product let down by cheap plastic shower head.
Great hot showers even on windy days.
Easy to set up and use.
Quality gas heater which is let down by a cheap plastic shower head that dripped and then leaked continuously after only being used for a few days.
My initial thought was not good as I bought the HotTap from Bunnings and it was missing parts and it failed to operate after about 20 minutes. I returned it to Bunnings and got one that had all the parts. I bought the outing as well and it works brilliantly. Emre, who I was dealing with at Joolca, is a great bloke with fantastic customer service skills. All we need to do now is go into the scrub and put it to good use...can't wait! I will probably make a video of it when we use it as I have rigged it up to my trailer.
We purchased our unit for camping showers. About half of the time we have had it there is some reason it won't work then the next day it works fine. On our trip to central australia the ignition failed, I rang customer service. Nowhere to exchange it, told we have to go the rest of the trip without it working. Then like magic the next day it works... Who can figure this silly unit out. So finicky.
Update: again it fails... Urgh... can't rely on this unit in the outback as it wastes water trying to get the unit working without any luck !!!
Purchased in March 2019 for $430.00.
Reliable and fit for purpose
When I purchased the Joolca Hottap, as well as their shower tent and leave-in plumbing, it was after a lot of research for a continuous hot water solution. We live in the city and are renovating a decommissioned church in the country, and we knew it would be at least 18 months without wet rooms onsite. Knowing it would be so long, I've deliberately waited until we've seen both summer and winter performance before writing this review.
We are extremely happy with our shower solution and it makes a massive difference to our ability to stay onsite...for extended weekends. We run the hottap unit from the mains water tap on the property. It takes me and my husband about 10 minutes to put up the tent and get the unit connected to the gas bottle, and a little longer if I'm doing it alone; we pack it all up when we go home to the city. We recommend this as a shower solution for renovators - if there's room to pitch a tent, then you can have that nice hot shower after hard work. In summer, we are getting steady 48-50 degrees water temperature, and in winter, when it's 5-10 degrees daytime and 0-2 overnight, we are getting average 42-43 degrees. Pressure is always good. The unit doesn't like much wind around it, but we followed online instructions from users plus advice from Joolca, and have fashioned some wind protection to manage this on all but the most windy days. The winner features for us are:
Purchased in August 2017.
Everything and more...
The system is compact and all the components are great quality and work together seamlessly with everything controlled from the shower head. Used it on a recent desert trip and my wife loved it. To be honest I also enjoyed the luxury as well... it didn't use much gas and it packed easily into the 4X4. We are all now really looking forward to camping next to a creek where we can have long hot showers.
Purchased in January 2019.
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Questions & Answers
Hi our unit shuts off at 30 degrees and water starts going cold
That's definitely not right. Please give us a call on 1300 669 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to help you out with this!
Shutting off at 30C means something isn't right. It might mean there is something wrong with the HOTTAP but a problem like this sounds like a much simpler and easier fix in most cases. Give us a call on 1300 669 500 or email us on email@example.com and we'll be able to help you out with this real quick!
Just purchased a week ago. The water is just like warm at most then goes cold then warm again. You can feel the heat at the top of the unit, but no hot water.
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