Gas Cylinders

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  1. NickA

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    A little help needed. Planning ahead I have purchased a second 6kg gas cylinder as a spare. I have been trying to put it into the locker (equipped with two sets of strap etc) but after much time and bad language have given up - has anyone managed to get a second cylinder in, what is the knack for doing this (when my battered fingers recover) All ideas appreciated.

    If this is not possible - where is the safest alternative to carry the cylinder?

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    I take it that you have room for another bottle? .and if you have you need to slide the first bottle over to make room and then fit the second one in.then when the first bottle that you put in is empty you will have to remove the one closest to th door to get them both out
     
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    Thanks - I assumed I would be able to fit them in and simply switch the regulator - I guess that would have been too easy
     
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    I had this very problem with a previous van. Like yours, mine had a position for two cylinders. Could get the empty one out, but I couldn't get the second replacement in, even by sliding at an angle. There is apparently a slight variance is size between older and newer cylinder 'collars'. I had battered hands trying to get the second cylinder in. It kept snagging on the top of the locker. I wound up going to a dealership that sold cylinders and getting them to sort it!
     
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    All compartments are different, how about a photo, so we can understand your issue.

    Keith :cool:
     
  6. NickA

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    I think I have got to the root of the problem. I have purchase the "lite" gas bottles and they appear to be about 1/2 cm wider than the old bottles - I am going back to the dealer tomorrow, to see if they can manoeuvre them, but I suspect my obsession with reducing the weight has cost me!

    If this is correct - any suggestions as to where best (safest) to carry the spare assuming I can secure it in some way?
     
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    I too had this problem on my side by side gas locker until I realised that I had to twist the second gas cylinder around until the 'opening' on the handle (shown as a blue lines) lines up with the top edge of the locker opening.
    This effectively reduces the diagonal length of the cylinder

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    The green measurement is shorter than the red

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    Many thanks. I'll try this in daylight.
     
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    It depends on your locker.

    2 x 12kg....

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    Thank you to everyone that responded. I have now identified that two of the 'lite' cylinders do not fit in my locker (Nuevo 2009). I can resolve the problem by reverting to a standard cylinder (weight saving!). Thanks again
     
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    To be honest two full LITES are not a big weight saving on standard cylinders. Once you have a few cans o liquid refreshment, full diesel, water tank it means NOTHING.

    If you stop on your way to destination and have a good meal, weight saving gone!

    And I sell Calor Lightweights are a MYTH and selling promotion from Calor that they can not even keep up to since the re call
     
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