Rcom-20 Pro incubator-who has them??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jbourget, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    Hello i am in the market for an incubator that works for my call duck eggs. I have been researchig and want tog et the Rcom- 20 pro, or even the 50 model. My question is who has one and were/howmuch have you paid for it? seen them upwards to 750$ and somebody said they goto ne for 199$...Anything will help. thanks!
     
  2. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    anybody??? lol..
     
  3. DAVE07

    DAVE07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey I'm in the same boat.. put me down for 1 to... where are you from?
     
  4. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wanted to get the Rcom 20 but just haven't had the funds for one. Last spring I inquired here about that model and got lots of positive responses from those who have them. It seems to me to be the very best incubator you can get if you aren't out to hatch a lot of eggs at one time. It has the digital readouts and accurately controls the temps and humidity. All you have to do is put water in the reservoir, set it where you want it, and forget it. Hopefully you will get some responses from those who actually have it. Like I said, it is what I would get if I could, but for now I'm using a homemade incubator I made out of a small dorm fridge. It is working pretty good. MUCH better than the Little Giant CBM I had before. (CBM = Cry Baby Machine, because it will make a cry baby out of you! [​IMG] ) I hated that thing. Yeah, some people love them, but I can't even look at one without being tempted to smash it with something. [​IMG]

    I hope you get some more input, but I don't think you can go wrong getting that brand if you choose to. [​IMG]
     
  5. kj7ym

    kj7ym Out Of The Brooder

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    Man I am with you Orange Ribbon. I initially bought a Little Giant, with Egg Turner and Fan. I have been trying to get it to hold a temperature for 3 weeks now. I am so burned out on the whole deal. Next in an attempt to not fall into the same experiance again, I tried researching what was really needed to get a good machine. I thought that the Brinsea would be the answer so I put the money in my account, all set to go. But luckily for me I called their support number to get clarification on the type of thermal controller they used and to ask them if the model I was thinking of getting (Octagon 20 Advanced EX) had the cool down feature. But to my suprise the woman that answered had no answer as to whether it was a proportional controller, and worse yet, had no idea what the cool down feature was. So the next day I tried e-mailing their support group hoping to get someone to let me know before I pluncked down my cash. No answer. Bummer, I thought.

    I was so ready to buy that darn thing, and no one would even even answer an e-mail. So I decided to try something new. I E-mailed their sales department, told them the whol;e story and let them know I was ready to buy now, if I could just find out if the unit had the features I thought it did.

    Would you believe still no answer?!

    Well I have the money, I am ready to buy a quality machine. And I was forced to shop even harder and study even more of what makes a really great incubator. I finally discovered on my own that the model I was looking at has the features I want, but as much as I admire the machine, I will certainly not pay for anything without support. I am a tech that provides support myself. I have been involved in providing quality support for good equipment all my life. And being on this side of the support game. I know betyter than to buy anything without good support, let alone people that hide and fail to respond when called.

    So hurray! I finally found another super incubator in the R-Com 20. I will spend the money without blinking an eye. Right after I call them and see if their sales people have at least read their own brochures, before they answer the phone :)
     

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