Gas bottles

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  1. dogman

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    What would I expect to pay for a 13kg gas bottle (propane), I can hold two on the MH, only have a 7.5 kg at mo (lasted well).
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    Somewhere between £18 - £20 assuming you have a similar empty container to exchange.
     
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  3. dogman

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    No, I don't have containers so it would be a new contract.:cry:
     
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    Have a look on E,bay... lot cheaper... :thumb:
     
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    We're in the same position, I've read about people getting bottles (any size) from either recycling centres or petrol stations. Then swapping for what you want.
     
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    That's not so good!!
    You may be lucky and pick up a second hand one from THAT auction site.
    I've done it before and paid the same price for a full bottle as I would have been charged for just a refill.:thumb:
     
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    Go to your local scrapyard get your empties for nothing that's what I did. They're glad to give em away it costs them loads to get rid of em. Then just exchange at the local garage for full ones, don't know the cost as I had Alugas fitted 2 years ago.
     
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    Some of the smaller outlets may not charge you, I have an Energas one from the local DIY shop and there was no charge.
    If you were nearer you could have it, I also have a Calor one as well.
    And I also have two BPlite ones as well, one empty and one half full £40
    And I have a larger one with 1000 litres in it but it's bolted down and also it won't fit in the van:Laughing:

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  10. dogman

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    Many thanks to all, great information in just a few minutes.
    Cal
     
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    Our local tip/recyling centre will let you have an empty for £5, when you go for a refill a lot of places will only let you have the same as the empty but others will let you choose, no rhyme nor reason.....
     
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    Our local tip/centre have stopped letting you have them something to do with cameras, never had any probs changing small for large, other than camping gas like for like. Pete
     
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    Wait for this, please sit down, Calor are £25.49 just to refill a 13kg propane bottle.
    Then £34.25 to rent the bottle if you don't have one to replace.

    I bought a 10kg bottle in France for €19.90 plus €1 for the bottle.

    Spot the rip-off !

    http://www.calor.co.uk
     
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    Just changing from a caravan to a motorhome & changing our home heating system so we have 3 x 6kg Calor bottles with some propane, 1 x 12.8kg almost full Go Master (refills in Bridgwater & Yeovil), 8 x full 47kg propane cylinders - 3 Go Master, 4 Flo Gas & 1 Calor -listed on eBay but can do a better price for any Funsters who can collect in Somerset! Hope that might be of use to someone out there...
     
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    Blimey that sounds very cheap. Thought they were around the £26 mark. Reduced at Go Outdoors to about £24 i think. BUSBY:Smile:
     
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    I wonder why it is that in Spain you can exchange a bottle for around 15 euro's so we are being ripped off.

    Mike
     
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    Sorry, you are quite correct.
    I hit the wrong button on one of those pop-down menu things...:Doh::Blush:
    I did find this although it's not much use unless you live near Telford...

    EBay item number:
    331057561668
     
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    I must admit I don't support Calor's expensive pricing, I think calling it a 'rip off' is too simplistic ... in mainland Europe I believe (correct me if I'm wrong!) that a lot more properties run off bottled gas, therefore the demand will be much greater and economies of scale may come more into play, thus reducing the prices. Just an thought. :BigGrin:
     
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    now that lot would make a pretty substantial bomb :Eeek: careful who you sell them to
     
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    OK, I'll accept rip-off may be a bit unfair.
    Let me put it like this, to refill a Calor Lite at 6kg costs £22.35, the standard 6kg Calor propane is £19.99 to refill compared to €19.90 for 10kg of propane or butane in France.

    Those are the prices without my opinion.
     
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