Gas Bottle options

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  1. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Newbie question here:
    I will be needing gas bottles for the motorhome and according to the specifications it takes 2 x 6 litre bottles.
    Which is the best type - Red or Blue
    Any particular manufacture

    I will not get to see what is currently fitted until next Tuesday, so what tips on checking the system out :)
     
  2. sinbad1

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    You will need Red propane bottles

    When you say you will not get to see whats fitted not sure what you mean ?

    if you are buying a motorhome from a dealer and they are fitting the bottles for you then i would ask them to demonstrate all of the gas appliences to make sure they work.

    Regards
     
  3. pappajohn

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    i agree with sinbad,

    red propane, preferably Calor bottles. (exchange 'em anywhere unlike some others)

    the van may be fitted with a butane regulator, depends what the previous owner used, but they are only around £7 for a propane bottle top regulator and are easy to fit.

    it may have a bulkhead regulator which will mean changing the pigtail hose if its butane....not sure if you need to change the regulator as well. some one will know for sure.

    having said all that you can use butane if you want but it doesnt work too well in cold weather.
     
  4. sinbad1

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    Best deal for 6kg bottles ........gas included

    Click here

    Regards
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    just a suggestion......if you have to provide them try your local rubbish tip/recycling center.

    the guys sometimes sell them for a couple of quid for the coffee fund.

    a lot cheaper than going to a calor dealer and paying a large deposit which you will probably never get back unless you keep the reciept. and who keeps reciepts for years?
     
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    if you read the listing the guy doesnt know what he's got:RollEyes:

    its obviously a 6kg but the listing staes a FULL 15KG :Doh:

    think my last 15kg was £24 exchange. wish i used enough to fit gaslows:Wink:
     
  7. Kon tiki

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    Have you tried your local Freecycle group FREECYCLE UK I asked for a small red propane bottle & somebody has a 3.6kg one they no longer need. Otherwise try your local rubbish/recycling center they usually have loads of these cylinders. Often you can exchange them for a different size depending on the dealer (some will some won't)
    Don't know why you suggest Calor?? Flogas are cheaper & have free delivery FLOGAS
     
  8. sinbad1

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    Yep your right, thought this was the seller where i bought mine from :Doh:

    This is the supplier based near brum no deposit required bottle + gas picked two up for my van when i first got it

    click here even cheaper

    Regards
     
  9. 45eEver

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    Sinbad1, check the regulators (pressure reducing valves) that you will be fitting to the gas bottles.

    You may wish to choose the bottle to fit the regulator.
    If not, you will have to change regulators.
     
  10. sinbad1

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    If you read the thread the link i gave was in response to the original poster

    My system is fine and system checked for pressure and system leaks

    Regards
     
  11. 45eEver

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    Sinbad! check what sort of regulators (pressure reducing valves) you have fitted to your motorhome.

    Then get bottles to match the regulators you have.

    Otherwize, you will need to buy new regulators, or adapters.

    Sorry nI did not make my message clearer before.
     
  12. sinbad1

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    ?...........:Doh:
     
  13. geoff1947

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    Surely if you are gettin it second hand or from a dealer you should get a bottle included and they must explain the system to you!! Don't pay till they do. I swop mine at the local Calor gas depot which is cheaper than shops or sites etc. Its £18 for the new lightweight 6kg Calor Lite Propane cylinder which last for a good while if used sensibely. The Propane metal cylinders are quite heavy in comparrison and can be a struggle to get them in and out off the locker so check the access to the gas locker also!:thumb:
     
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    and around £5 if you fill it yourself with an adapter.
     
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    flogas may be cheaper but not available all over the country, calor is.
     
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    Delwood33 check what sort of regulators (pressure reducing valves) you have fitted to your motorhome.

    Then get bottles to match the regulators you have.

    Otherwize, you will need to buy new regulators, or adapters.

    Sorry nI did not make my message clearer before.
     
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    Sorry about that Sinbad.
    Thanks for drawing my attention to my error.

    The message was for Delwood33.
     
  18. pappajohn

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    wonder which bit he doesnt understand....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  19. sinbad1

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    Got his undies wrapped over:Eeek:
     
  20. dellwood33

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    So Red it is then. I have been shown the operation of the fridge, heater etc, but we did not open the gas locker. I now will check on Tuesday and query the gas and fittings if it is not red:Smile:
     
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