DIY Fitting LPG tank

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    Has anybody fitted their own LPG tank? Is it difficult to do as DIY? Does anybody know what the largest size you can fit on a Renault Master chassis? I am looking at the MTH gas tank I fitted a Gasgow bottle on my last van but like the idea of freeing a locker & having the tank fixed on the chassis.
    At the moment I have been told by a dealer that the biggest size I can fit on a renault is only 20 litres:Sad: was hoping for something a bit bigger.
     
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    :Cool: Hi Kon tiki. Fitting an LPG tank isn't that difficult. Straightforwards DIY dependant on where the tank(s) are sited. With regards to size you can fit to a Kontiki? If it's anything like our's? Then the 20 litre sounds about right. How about on the roof or at the rear above the Tow bar? I have seen boxes fitted to the rear in that position. :Wink:
     
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    20 litres is slightly smaller than the standard 11 kg bottle & the cost of the MTH tanks is the same from 20 to 70 litres. I can get it fitted at the dealers before I collect the van but I'm not getting it much cheaper than if I go to MTH (do they do them cheaper at the shows :RollEyes: I could always wait), I am contemplating fitting it myself & saving about £200 but I would obviously like to get the largest size possible for the convienence.

    I wouldn't have thought fitting on the back or the roof would be practical or even safe :Wacko: It could be fitted in the garage but it would defeat the object of giving me extra storage space.

    Has anybody got a Renault Master based motorhome fitted with a LPG tank, if so what size is it?
     
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    Have a look at the pic's on my jokingly called 'website' . . . you'll see the size of tank fitted under the chassis of our van - a for DIY, I think unless you 100% sure you can tackle the whole job its best left to experts.
    Vic & Sylvia's : Photos
     
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    Sure

    I am sure it can be done, although on a personal level, it is not a task I would undertake. Oh yes, and do not weld it in place, when it is full.
     
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    Boxes fitted to the rear do not contain a combustable material, rear shunt, bang, oops:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    remove the last two letters from the address (to) for it to work
     
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    There was me thinking I could weld it straight to the chassis & then use a candle to check for leaks :Rofl1: Reminds me of the time when we lived in the USA & the exhaust had broke, the place I took it to just gas welded it back together (I moved off down the street as he was welding it right next to the petrol tank:Eeek:)

    Thanks for the pics Vic,
    I don't have a problem with attempting most jobs DIY I have an engineering background, but I am not as fit as I used to be. In fact after building my last campervan in November I decided that it's just not worth the effort. I always like to get all the information I can before tackling any job, if I can get it done for not much more than the DIY I am happy to let somebody else do all the sweating & swearing that is required & I will just make the coffee. I fitted the Gaslow bottles on my Frankia which ws simple. Mechanically I'm pretty confident electrically I read a lot before I start & double or treble check eveerything to make sure its ok.

    Olley
    I couldn't get the link to work & couldn't find any info on the site but have emailled them for info.

    I won't be picking the van up until next week but I am thinking of not having them fit the tank as it is very expensive (over £600) for a 20 litre one DIY price is around £400. Might still have to consider the Gaslow or other refillable cylinder type. Until I get the van I don't know how much space there is to fit a under floor one.

    Thanks for all the advice
     
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