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  1. Andrew gill151

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    Hi all,

    I am still awaiting the delivery of my new Knaus Sky ti 700 mx motorhome, (delayed another few weeks:mad:), and wanted to get some of my essentials bought.
    The spec sheet says 2 x 11kg, however my local gas suppliers are Calor and they don't supply 11kg only 13kg, does anyone out there know if two of those will fit?

    Cheers.

    Andy
     
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    Probably not, my Hymer just took 1 x 13kg and 1 x 6kg, the 13kg straining the plastic holding catch

    We now have 2 x 11kg refillables that fit perfectly
     
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    It should come with at least one bottle
     
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    Unfortunately it doesn't come with any, I have a large selection of Calor bottles to trade in so it would have been convenient to do that, will have to find a Flowgas supplier.
     
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    How are they going to show you everything is working
     
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    A loaner apparently.
     
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    i say uk buyers should kick up a fuss and get manufacturers to make gas lockers the size of two 19kg bottles . only payed 28.88 quid for my new flogas bottle last week . far better than refillable . plus two of them filled last months .
     
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    Mine says 2 x 11 kg. I have 1 x 11 fitted and I cannot get a 13 kg beside it, so I would say as above probably not to 2 x 13 kg. when the 11 runs out I will replace it with the 13 and a 6 I have. Just for ease and cost I stick with calor.
     
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    Was thinking about fitting one 11kg Flowgas and one 13kg Calor if they will fit, that way I double my gas suppliers. however if as Zigisla says may have to rethink that.
     
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    Without measuring the locker you can't be sure, I have 2 x 13kg Alugas in my Hymer.
     
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    I thought that Alugas only went up to 11Kg. If they are 13Kg, could you give me the measurements of them when you can please.
     
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    I'll try and measure them in the morning, don't think you can get them in the UK, mine came from Belgium.
     
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    FloGas will deliver to most areas. Can't get much more convenient than that. 2 x 11kg is much easier to manage than 1 x 13 & 1 x 6kg. Not being exactly Mr. Muscle, I was surprised at how much easier the 11kg is to physically manhandle as well.
     
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    Think I will stick to 2 11kg flowgas, found a supplier within 8 miles of home.
     
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    You still have the added expense of the "contract" for your first bottle though. I already have a 13Kg (thanks to a very kind young Gentleman from Taunton;)) and a 6Kg (thanks Dealer Viscount from Bursledon). At circa £17 for the 6Kg and £22 for the 13Kg and Go Outdoors just up the road, I go for Calor. One day when I cannot manage to lift the bottles I'll change:smirk:
     
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    2x gaslow in our Hymer
     
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    I lied they 14kg.
    Dimensions are here on the Alugas site.
     
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    True.

    I managed to do a deal, so it wasn't an issue. That sounds a good price for a 13kg Calor to.
     
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    Autogas 2000 do the 14kg Alugas bottle. About £20 more than the 11kg. I was considering one when I fitted the 11kg Alugas bottle. But a bit too high for me. It does have a removable collar though.
     
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