calor lite cylinders

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  1. camocam1

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    Just read on the swift forum that there appears to be a shortage of calls lite cylinders
    Anyone had any problems ?? And yes I know most of you will have refillable systems
     
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    Yep - went to the local place (Davan Caravans) on Saturday 'sorry no Calor light 6kg, not been able to get them'.

    Didn't know there was a shortage though.:Sad:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    This happens every year as calor re stock all the seasonal Caravan sites that re open late March.
    If you get desperate just drop by your nearest CC site with your membership card and "cash"
     
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    Our local Go Outdoors had none, fortunately our local camp site had some. They told me that Calor themselves were low on stocks.
     
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    Yes, there's a shortage. Go Outdoors has been mentioned, which is a good suggestion... because you can check online if your local branch has any stock. :thumb:

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calor-calor-lite-6kg-propane-refill-p119713

    Last time I looked a couple of weeks ago, about half their stores had some and half didn't.

    I got the last one at our local store. Oh, and I think the price is about as good as you'll get. :Smile:

    Mike
     
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    When I last bought a refill I was also told that they are difficult to obtain.
     
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    If calor did a refund of the deposit you have to pay, there would be plenty available:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    By coincidence, we went this afternoon to get a calorlite refill. Plenty in stock at our local garden centre. I must just have been lucky....
     
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    According to their website they will refund part of the deposit depending on the age of the bottle as long as you have the original paperwork,
     
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    Heading off for Croatia tomorrow so visited the local main Calor depot last Thursday to change an empty cylinder.

    The site manager said "You're lucky. We had eight in yesterday. Bring your cylinder to the barrier gate and I will get your new one for you. We have to hide them as site owners come in, see them, and say I'll take ten of those as they're in short supply".

    Speaks for itself.
     
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    :Wink: i have 2 empty calor lite if any one is looking:thumb::thumb:changd over to gaslow :BigGrin:
     
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    I have two full ones, have Alugas, but hanging on to these on the off chance I might get a caravan for UK touring.
     
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    We have a full one in our daughters shed, got 2 with the caravan and emptied one and sold it for £10. :Laughing:
    The other one I thought as the gas in it is so expensive I would save it for special occasions. :RollEyes::Rofl1:
     
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    Aye - I've got two in the shed looking for new homes! open to offers (one is about quarter full)
     
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    They are in short supply


    Peter
     
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    You will find that most are in the lockers of caravans that use maybe half a bottles worth of gas a year so it will take a while for calor to manufacture enough for there to be a surplus.

    My advise if you want light weight bottles get alugas refillable.
     
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    Calor lite

    Have a full unused calor lite bottle I can bring to Perterborough show if anyone needs one. Will sell for cost of gas.
     
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    Not going to Peterborough but only live in Mold so could I pick it up?
     
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    I dont know how true this is, but the local 'Calorman' told me that about 90+% of 6kg calorlite bottles were filled and sold thus no empties coming back to replenish as no full exchange bottles in stock. The empties that do come back the owners won't let them go as the only replacements are the standard bottles - almost a catch 22 as they paid the higher price for the light bottles and once exchanged for standard bottles they will not be able to get the light bottles back.
    :Doh:

    He did go onto say that Calor should be getting over this by replenishing the stock,,,,,,, but that could just get worse if people snap up the new bottles (as in to have) and not to exchange.

    Will this ever end?????

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Wait till empty fill at busy garage with gas via eBay adapter valour can kiss my donkey
     
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