Any issues with the gas bottle being inside the van?

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  1. SwissBob

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    We're looking at the Possl Roadcar and 2 Win. Both are vans and as such the gas bottles are stored inside the van under the bed in a small locker. Having a lovely wife with a very sensitive nose there is a concern that sleeping above a gas bottle may be an issue. Any thoughts?
     
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    Lots of vehicles are like that, accessed by a door from outside. There should be zero smell of gas. There is a fault if there is.
     
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    Should not be a problem......... as long as the cupboard is well vented to the outside.. :nod:
     
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    As said..

    also the locker will be sealed from the habitation.. In the unlikely event of a leak it will escape outside via the drop-out ventilator in the floor.. LPG is heavier than air.

    no different from a locker accessed from outside..
     
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    Thanks peoples, Now it's been mentioned I can see the ventilation in the bottom right of the picture. Should have gone to specsavers.
     

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    I see the hole and what looks like the floor through it
    what I dont see is the grid to stop the Meeces from nesting :eek:

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    Are you eyes painted on Geo there's a blue gird there;)
     
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    Hmmm, what's a gird? :p
     
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    Its a northern expression from the North East "Gird"
    often referred to in less educated parts as a grill or vent mesh often plastic and mostly round, from the Roman "Girth" and Latin "Grid"
    Did you not have Skools in your day:doh:
     
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    Bad as Terry, he says hes furking when looking for something, it's an isle of wight thing apparently
     
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    We have been looking at Van Conversions and most of the ones that suit us seem to have no external access to the gas bottles. Indeed we have plumped for a Vantage Cub and the bottles are housed as the OP's - under the bed where Mrs Colpot will rest her head (and sensitive nose). My concern initially is that there is no proper rubber seal - just a wooden lid. There is ventilation out through the bottom though. (Long term I am planning to get an underslung gas tank fitted so wont be any issues) Will see how it goes. I guess there will always be a smell when I change the bottles over but as its by the back doors I will open them when I do this.
     

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    was initially concerned about mine being inside when i designed the simple layout for my van, but it's floor vented with a rubber sealed safety door and i changed the position of it so that in the future if regs change and it needs to be accessed from outside only, then the internal door can be blocked and one cut outside..
     
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    Don't let it stop you getting the van you want, easy to fit an underslung gas tanks a lot of PVC's have them as standard.
     
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    Where we live we have a special car insurance against this sort of thing.

    Swiss Marmots take great delight in chewing up a vehicles cabling.

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    Just look at the cute little fecker (He'll bite your hand off).
     
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    Have you considered under slung gas tank that gets rid of the storage problem, initial outlay is a bit high but the gas is half the price
     
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