Countrywide LPG at Witney

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  1. maz

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    Has anyone used this outlet to fill up their motorhome? If so, how easy do you reckon it would be to get an 8m van up to the pump?

    Spoke to a lad there on the phone and he went off with a measuring tape! Fitting in a space in theory and actually manoeuvering in with a large inflexible van can be quite different. So anyone any practical experience of the set up there?
     
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    Have a look on google earth - looks ok to me!
     
  3. maz

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    I've tried that but couldn't tell if there was any solid obstruction in the shadow of those trees (if what I think is the pump actually is). The guy I spoke to said to ring shortly before I arrived as I would be blocking their yard access while I filled!
     
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    On street view, the road in looks big enough - i would advise backing in as it appears their is a workshop behind the garage front, with what appears to be the pump in the middle.

    The corner has an armoured barrier, which you will be better positioned to see reversing in. It appears that lorries go in and out - so should be fine!
     
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    Do you have a countrywide account Maz ?

    reason i ask is none account holders pay a premium price for gas.

    I called at the Malvern depot a couple of years ago and the price at the time was around 63ppl

    As a none account holder i would have paid 90ppl...put in just enough (50ltrs) to get me to Oswestry.

    since then i have opened an account even though their outlets are on the other side of the country.
     
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    we must have different google earth to you.

    it appears to be a regular pump island to the left of the building and the access and exit is by a circular route going round the main building.
     

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    Yes, I've recently opened an account with them. This will be my first attempt at filling up using their key system. :Smile:
     
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    The building in your photo is the Total/Shell garage next door. What I think must be the Countrywide pump is in the top LH corner just past the zebra crossing.
     
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    wise move :thumb:

    the key system is easy...just follow instructions on the pump or on the pump cage/shelter.

    wise to carry your information folder with you too as some pumps are caged and locked at night/weekends so you need the supplied combination lock codes for each location.

    you will also get updates on price as the wholesale price fluctuates....nobody told me that.
     
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    If you are using it for heating and cooking/Refrigeration rather than propulsion you can get it at 5%Vat instead of 20%VAT. You need two accounts if you are using both. You need the account marked for domestic use to get the 5% vat rate
     
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    Hi Maz

    If you can wait until about 6pm tonight, I will pop in and have a look (I live in Witney)
    Had some friends up earlier this year who filled up there. 7mt MH. they never said they had a problem.

    Jon
     
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    Thank you - that's very good of you. :Smile:

    The plan is to fill up there as I work my way west towards the Malvern Show, so should be around 12th August.
     
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    Hi Maz

    Well I have had a look, the Countrywide is going to depend on where your fill point is!

    Have attached pic's so you can see. The Total garage may be best but you will have to reverse out as its a bit tight going out the normal way, I can manage with mine (6.5mts) it all depends on whats there at the time.
    Bottom pic is to scale.

    Hope this helps

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    Wow, Jon, that's so good of you to go to all that trouble. Thank you. :thumb:

    The filler is near the front on the LHS of the van, so I'd have to drive in for the hose to reach. Looks like I'd probably need someone to guide me back out if that's into the flow of traffic round the Total garage. Is there a clear way out clockwise round the back of the Total garage by any chance?
     
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    Hi Maz

    if you reverse out and go round the back of the garage clockwise you will be fine, plenty of room there.
    Have sent PM

    Jon
     
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    Update

    Filled up with LPG at Countrywide Witney today as planned - no problems. Parked with filler alongside the pump cage and was then able to drive into their warehouse yard to turn round instead of having to back out into the garage. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Maz

    That's great. Have fun at the Malvern Show, I can't make due to family commitments :-(

    Jon
     
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    That's a shame. Maybe catch up with you at another show. :Smile:
     
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    Well done Maz, what was the cost of the LPG today with the 5% vat price Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Oooh I didn't notice price on the pump, only the number of litres. It took over 36 litres - yes, I was running low! :Wink:

    Price given on my paperwork when I joined (which was only recently) was 56p per litre ex VAT. My account with them is at 5% so it would be around 59p per litre inc VAT.
     
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