Calor lite

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  1. simbadog

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    A few months ago I replaced one of my 2 6kg calor cylinders with a calor lit one, simply took empty std one in & they swapped it for a lite. Just gone to change the other one as it's empty & been told they don't do that anymore & I would need to take out a new rental agreement!
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    Another odd thing about the Calor lite cylinders.

    We priced with a couple of local suppliers the price for a 6kg refill of both the standard 6kg bottle and the 6kg lite bottle.

    We were told it costs about £4 extra to fill the lite bottles than it would the standard bottles !!

    So I asked, is there more gas in the lite bottle ?? No !

    Is the lite bottle at a different pressure, so you can get more out of it ? No !


    It's like going to a pub and asking for beer in a straight glass as opposed to a dimpled mug and being charged more for the beer because of the container that it is supplied in.

    Not sure if it is actually legal ? Might be a phone call coming up to the local Trading Standards !
     
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  3. Campercaillie

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    I was also told that by a local supplier, but then took it to Go Outdoors and they swapped it - no problem. They're also much cheaper than their rivals.
     
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  4. triclops

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    We went to swap our Calor Lite bottles and were told that there is a national shortage of Lite bottles, and if we wanted filled bottles we would have to go onto standard 6kg bottles - but we were offered them as a straight swap no mention of needing a new contract.
     
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    The Calor bottle exchange policy is here.. and the agent was correct.. Lite bottles cannot be exchanged for any other bottle without a new agreement..

    http://www.calor.co.uk/help-and-advice/customer-services/cylinder-exchange-policy

    bummer really as I have a Lite I want rid of
     
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  6. movan

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    Can you please explain what you are talking about re 'contracts'?

    I don't have any contract I just go to a supplier. There is apparently a shortage of lite bottles and I was told it was only the first one that is dearer. After that, I was told, it works out cheaper.... anyone know the full facts for definite?
     
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    just take it somewhere else, our local garage has no clue what can be swapped for what!:BigGrin:
     
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    I have a lite, as well as a 13KG, because with a German Hymer, the locker wont take two 13kg bottles. (God knows what size the original German bottles are). I decided not to get another lite to match the one I already have, pointless really.
     
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    The cheeky ba****ds!!!
    As though Calor aren't making enough money out of people. :Angry:
     
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    .... unless you take it to GO OUTDOORS - straight swap!!!
     
  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    There is a shortage of these bottles, it is true as we are suffering

    Peter
     
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  12. scotjimland

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    maybe you were lucky.. that is not their policy

    from their store..

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calor-calor-lite-6kg-propane-refill-p119713
     
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    We have a calor lite bottle nearly emptied, we dont have the need for it as we have a big fitted underslung tank, we havent a contract but was hoping that there was a way of getting the deposit back.

    Any thoughts
    Pat
     
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    Flog it
     
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  15. Tootles

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    Sell it on. They do fetch a few bob, and considering that Calor want the best part of 40 quid just for an exchange..........:thumb:
     
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    so what happens if you have paid the extra for a lite bottle and they don't have one to exchange

    I guess you have to take a standard bottle, but how do you ever get the lite back next time:cry::Doh:
     
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    There isn't.
    Best pass it on to someone who can use it.
     
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    In all the years we have camped, caravanned etc, I have NEVER known Calor refund a single deposit, even though you have the paperwork from the dealer you bought it from. It's basically robbery. You are paying a hefty non-returnable deposit. :Sad:
     
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    I returned one yesterday, bog standard 6kg propane.
    The deposit you get back is on a sliding scale, dependant upon the age of the contract.
    I got 60% back.

    You must have the document, though.
     
  20. movan

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    :Sad:Why are you all going on about contracts and documents, please? I just buy the refilled bottles and don't provide any documents...:Sad:
     
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