Gas It or Gaslow ?

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  1. mowbotman

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    I think we are going to get one or the other, but I am a bit worried about filling up the bottle on forcourts ( has we are going to get the direct fill on the bottle model) do not want to put hole in van, has anyone had any trouble filling bottles up at garages ? should I go gaslow or Gas-it ?
     
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    gaslow

    I am Gas low on my Rapido. 2 x 11kg bottles and external filler. get it professionally fitted and don't worry about hole for external filler. Its well worth it and makes filling so easy. I've never had any bother wherever I go all over France.

    Happy camping.
     
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    Don't forget Alugas while you're looking at whats available. :thumb:
     
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    gas-it is cheaper and I am very happy with the kit I bought, but you pay your money takes your choice.....very few garages will be happy with direct fill method as they will think your refilling normal bottles(without 80%cutoff) so you could find this a hassle.
    putting in an outside filler is no big deal and should not present any problems on the forcourt.:thumb:
     
  5. canopus

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    Did you mount the Gaslow filler point in the skirt to the left of the gas locker?
     
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    Hi

    We had gas low on our Elnagh and they mounted the filler in the locker so didn't have to have a hole in the body

    Best investment

    Cheers
    Gary
     
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    Dont fancy opening the gas locker door to fill. That's then a give away at the garage telling them that the gas is for domestic use and not for driving the engine.
     
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    Hi, we had gaslow for a couple of years, but changed to gas - it and got the alugas bottles from them, because the are half the weight of steel ones.:thumb: But always an external filler and no problem.

    When we sold the last van, just left the filler on the van and cap it so no one can do anything stupid. :Doh: :BigGrin: Bob.
     
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    My original question above was directed to STEVEBOY, the Rapido owner, as I'm wondering whether to go down the Gaslow route, and his vehicle layout is the same as ours :thumb:
     
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    Hi I have the 990m and our filler point is fitted on the skirt to the left of the locker,easy to fit just make sure you have a good sharp cutter and perhaps tape the area before cutting.:thumb:
     
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    Hi John

    Thought that would be the best spot. Unfortunately original owners had an external BBQ point fitted there,
    http://www.gasproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Bullfinch_Caravan_Gas_BBQ_Point.html
    so suspect we will have to think of some adaptation to cover the existing four fixing holes.:Sad:

    Incidentally did you go for the black or white gaslow filler?
     
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    I moved the black filler from inside locker made refilling gas easyer.:thumb:
     
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    We have a Rapido 983M A class with, Gaslow and the filler inside the locker. WE've had no problems filling up anywhere in UK, France, Spain or Portugal. If it is an attended station the person filling up can see it's a permanent installation they are connecting to. If it's self service the staff normally don;t know or give a stuff.
     
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    Yes don't forget Alugas......Ours is alugas...external connection..2 x 11kg...a lot lighter:thumb:...than Gaslow & Gas-it:Doh:
     
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    :Rofl1:I have had a refill adapter for above 6 yrs and never been refused or asked yet :BigGrin::Wink: never ran out of gas either :Smile:
    terry
     
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    Canopus.....Here are some photos of the external fill connection for Alugas on our Rapido...........also you will see a BBQ fitting next to it....the Black is the LPG connection..and the white is the BBQ point.

    Here is the link to a past post....look halfway down the threads for my post

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-chat/45855-gaslow-fitting.html

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    hi terry arent normal bottles unrefillable . when you exchange them they throw the unrefillable ones away.
    i have had a car refill point since 76 seems to fit most bottles .hee hee.
     
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    Mel

    As you can see our skirt panel is a lot shorter than yours. :Sad: So going to have to give it some thought as to how to get the two side by side.
     

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    Hi Alan I have same as the versions in the photo (canopus-mel) I am pretty sure you can still exchange them -- not that I have recently :thumb::Wink:
    terry
     
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    The thread seems to have gone awol here. :Laughing:

    The issue under discussion is whether a gaslow filler point can be mounted on the same small panel which already houses the BBQ point as per the picture in my previous post. :cry:

    If not has anyone got any alternative suggestions.

    Dont want to mount the gaslow filler inside the locker :thumb:
     
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