Gaslow and LPG

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  1. Aminthule

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    I'm thinking of having a Gaslow setup installed and an outside filler point. I have a couple of questions.....

    Is there standard external filler point fitting and is it compatible with LPG pumps at petrol stations? A gentleman I spoke to at a local Shell station started telling me I needed to make sure that the filler was like (there followed a long description of the nozzle/filler point design which I have forgotten).

    Is there anywhere on the web that gives a reliable list/map of LPG pumps? The only one I've found to date seems woefully incomplete/incorrect.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    There is a standard filler type in the UK....the only type.....the dutch bayonet.

    The pump nozzle handles can be different but not the actual filler.

    Europe has a few different ones and there is a new universal european fitting but it depends where you are and what they have.

    Adaptors for europe are readily available
     
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  3. Aminthule

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    Thanks Pappajohn, just so long as I can manage in the UK this first summer!
     
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    Good question and great answer.
     
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    Just a quickie, have a look at gasit before you buy exactly the same but far cheaper
     
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    Ok thanks Chaser. What are the pros and cons? Apart from price.
     
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    Same product, Gaslow fitted by appointed dealers, Gasit sold online and EBay fir DIY or fitting by your own gas fitter. I chose the latter option and had a caravan gas fitter do the installation which saved me hundreds of pounds. From memory Gasit was £350 fitted versus Gaslow at £800 from my local MH dealer
     
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    None, they are exactly the same made in the same factory, and very simple to install if you are competent at changing a gas bottle you can put these in, apart from the exterior hole.
     
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    For LPG stations take a look at mylpg.

    Gas-it as mentioned by Robert sell the Stako bottles (Polish) a lot cheaper than Gaslow (German) I think better, had them on the last van.
    I have Alugas Aluminum bottles on current van a lot lighter, I have 2 x 26 Lt (13kg), empty bottle only 7.6kg.

    If not fitting yourself make sure they put the filler hole in a sensible place like the skirt, best not to fit in the insulated bodywork as when filling the hoses are heavy and if held incorrectly can put a lot of pressure on the body.

    Cons:
    Can't think of any.
    Edit: Just thought of one, tend to use more gas as it's so...ooo cheap & easy to fill.
    Pros:
    Don't bug** your back every time you fill up.
    Get gas in any country without hassle.
    Gas is a lot cheaper.
    Installation cost soon recovered if a high gas user.
    Can transfer them to the next van (if you can be bothered).
     
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  11. Aminthule

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    Thanks Chaser, thanks Lennyhb
     
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    That must be for 2 bottles surely.
     
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    Not going to start an argument but I thought all the bottles were made in the same factory in Portugal, I know there are various things against it but I have gasit with an internal filler , never had any problem filling anywhere and it then is quite easy to fit the lot yourself, really is just screwing pipes on like changing a normal bottle
     
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    Two bottles, exterior filler and a BBQ point
     
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    if you do have the filler in the skirt -you may require a support at the skirt rear to stop any flexing of the skirt-the nozzles are heavy and once attached to the filler point hands should be removed away and the pump started. Techno100 posted a good picture of a skirt filler albeit for an underslung tank
     
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    For some reason I have had three personal messages to Lenny , here they are
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      Evening Lenny,

      Firstly i hope this message finds you well?

      I don't have enough privileges to reply on the forum but i thought i'd let you know our GAS IT and Gaslow 2 hole bottles are made in the same factory in Portugal - Ours are red, thiers are yellow that's the only difference. Gaslow don't sell any German bottles by the way.

      Our OEM specification Vapour tanks and OEM specification R67.01 gas bottles that we've been selling for 19+ years are made by Worthington / Stako, an American company based in Poland who are the the world's leading global manufacturer of pressure vessels. Our Stako bottles aren't any cheaper than the Portuguese bottles unfortunately, they work out around a 1/3 more than the gaslow and GAS IT bottles, but i'd expect that as the Stako bottles are better quality all around and they include a lot more features like a liquid phase separator which stops any liquid LPG leaving the gas bottle for one.

      I hope that clarifies things for you and allows your post to be updated and corrected.

      If you ever need any help on anything else please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop me an email at nick@gasit.co.uk

      Best wishes,

      Nick.
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      www.GAS IT.co.uk and www.fesautogas.co.uk
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      Lenny,

      I hope you don't mind but i thought i'd add the other relevant persons who were on the forum asking and mentioning GAS IT and gaslow here to the conversation as i can't put anything on the forum for some reason ( perhaps because i'm new but i'll read around and find out why?)

      Nick.

      www.GAS IT.co.uk and www.fesautogas.co.uk
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      oh and i should have mentioned earlier - if your Administrator hasn't said already told you its forum members, we offer many other different forum and club members here in the UK and Europe a discount code and they all enjoy thier own coupon discount code for using in our webshop and have for the last few years. So our already low priced are even lower using this secrete code ( for your forum member only) mhfungas
     
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    Bloody hell! I thought I'd asked a simple question, but seem to have opened the proverbial can of worms! Some Nrs like Gaslow is an expensive version of Gasit!
     
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    Yes I have had those messages, why doesn't he pay ten quid and post direct, would get a lot more respect than hassling members behind the scenes.

    Anyway I reckon my Alugas ones are superior.:)
     
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