Gaslow Dohhhhh

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Hi new van is fitted with gaslow system 2 bottles not sure if 11kg or 13kg. Now, having no experience of the system at all how many ltrs in a kg? Do you leave both bottles "open"? To fill do you just drive in and fit the "filler hose" and top up as in filling diesel? Does it top both bottles up? :Blush:
     
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    Hi Ken

    Make sure that both bottles are turned "OFF" when refilling. Both bottles will be filled at the same time. The automatic cut off valves will ensure that both bottles will be filled to their 80% capacity whether one bottle has less gas left in it than the other.
    Hope this makes sense and is of help to you, Gaslow is one of the best mods you can have fitted IMO.
     
  3. madbluemad

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    Hi Ken
    I'm sure that brisy is right however why dont you contact gaslow

    Gaslow International Ltd,
    Castle Business Park
    Pavilion Way
    Loughborough,
    Leicestershire. LE11 5GW

    Tel: +44 (0)845 4000 600
    Fax: +44 (0)845 4000 700

    email: sales@gaslow.co.uk
    Gaslow

    Cheers

    Jim :Smile:
     
  4. Gonewiththewind

    Gonewiththewind Read Only Funster

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    And to answer your second question they will be 11 Kg holding approximately 22 liters each. But as Brisey Said they are fitted with an automatic cut off, so in answer to your final question, yes just attach the nozzle and follow the instructions on the pump.
    Easy isn't it:Rofl1:
     
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    Heh Ken i hear your becoming a po$h git:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
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    Nah I'll always be a common old fart John. Not many posh folks from Parkhead. :Rofl1:
     
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    gaslow

    It might be a good idea to ask the people you bought the van from!!
     
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    Most gas pumps carry compehensive instructions
    like these, so don’t worry if you do not have this
    article to hand.
    Once I’d found the pump, it was no more difficult
    to park alongside than with a regular petrol
    pump. Remove the filler cap from the caravan,
    take the nozzle from the pump and check the
    display resets to zero (as you would a petrol
    pump).
    Here is a close-up of the filler attachment on the
    caravan. Don’t worry about the screw thread
    inside - it’s the two lugs you need to deal with.
    Air may become trapped inside the cylinder on the first filling. This could cause difficulties in lighting your appliances as, being
    lighter, it sits on top of the gas. If this happens, open the cylinder valve to atmosphere for a few seconds and vent off some gas.
    This need only be done once.
    After Your first fill, it is recommended that you should carry out a quick leak check by using a soapy water solution brushed over
    the stainless steel filling hose connections - checking to see if there are any bubbles.
    IMPORTANT: FIRST FILLING ONLY. In some rare instances it is possible that on the FIRST FILL ONLY, the 80% shutoff
    French/Italian
    Adapter Adapter
    01-4310
    Euro Adapter
    IMPORTANT:
    You will need these
    adaptors when filling
    abroad!
    IMPORTANT
    Always turn OFF
    cylinder valves
    BEFORE filling
    Line up the filler nozzle to the two lugs and then
    give it a third of a turn clockwise to seal it
    securely.
    Now I’m noticing the first major difference
    between the LPG pump and a petrol pump - you
    pull the trigger and nothing happens at first.
    there’s nothing to worry about, just keep a grip
    on the trigger and locate the small clip. Use this
    clip to keep the trigger in place.
    When the clip is holding the trigger, you can let
    go. If the clip is not engaged fully, the nozzle will
    release and a small spurt of gas will escape. This is
    nothing to worry about. Try again and use the clip
    to keep the nozzle pulled in.
    Now everything is set up securely. Double check
    that the display reads zero and you are ready to
    start dispensing gas.

    There is a big red plunger on the pump that you
    need to keep depressed to dispense LPG. If you let
    go, the gas stops. Press again and the pump
    resumes. Once your Gaslow system has received
    80 per cent capacity, the pump will stop
    automatically. You cannot fill more than that for
    safety reasons.

    After releasing the plunger, unclip the trigger and
    remove the nozzle by twisting it anti-clockwise
    one third of a turn. Be careful, as it may be very
    cold. You’ll hear a small rush of gas as the nozzle
    depressurises. This is normal. All that remains is to
    replace the nozzle, pay the cashier and try to resist
    the urge to spend all your savings on chocolate!!

    http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/pdf/Gaslow_08_14-17_Refillables.pdf
     
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    Have we lost a bit in the translation:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    Picky:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    IMPORTANT: FIRST FILLING ONLY. In some rare instances it is possible that on the FIRST FILL ONLY, the 80% shutoff
    may fail to activate. It is therefore IMPORTANT to pay attention when filling for the first time.
     
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    Thanks to all you are a great bunch :thumb: Not the first fill as they are on ex demo van and have been used. :BigGrin:
     
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    Just think of all the goodies you can buy for it Ken, I have some catalogues if you have your cheque book ready:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1:


    I'm not jealous honest:cry::cry::cry:


    :Rofl1::Laughing::Rofl1::Laughing:
     
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    Take care

    I have refillable propane gas bottles fitted in my Dethleff and I also have a Dometic fridge fitted.
    This combination has proved to be a bloody nuisance. I have been filling my bottles up at garage forecourts which advertise LPG or Auto gas.
    Dometic say in their literature that, I quote," "town gas, natural gas or auto gas Are NOT reccommended to be used". I have discolouring to the outside vent and worst of all I am suffering from strong fumes coming from the gas burner on the fridge. All the time the fridge is turned on the fumes are powerful and get into the van through the open door or window. We are afraid to keep the fridge on during the night for fear of carbon monoxide poisoning.We do have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted but it doesn't allay our fears at night.
    I have spoken to and emailed Dometic Tech. dept.and I have emailed major petroleum companys to ask "what is the difference between Auto Gas and LPG as sold at garage forecourts."
    Dometic tell me that the Auto gas is NOT the same as gas sold ready bottled.ie. Calor or Flo.
    The petroleum companies tell me that the LPG sold at the pump IS the same gas that they fill their bottles with and sell via garage forecourts and camping shop outlets. I know who I believe.
    Gaslow were very helpful and supplied me with information and a copy of a letter they had received from Dometic regarding a new gas jet design for some fridge models to help stop the problem.
    So where do I go and who do I believe.
    I would say, if you are thinking of having refillable bottles fitted then go for it, but dont use it on a Dometic fridge. If you are a reasonably heavy user then these bottles will save you pounds so go get another make of fridge.
     
  14. Tony Lee

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    Most modern appliances are suitable for either propane or butane (or a mixture) provided the regulator is set at the correct pressure. Your new van is unlikely to have problems.

    The mix of propane and butane in autogas does vary from one country to another and sometimes varies with the season so it can cause problems when the temperature drops close to freezing point.
     
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  15. Mrs Munchie

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    Hi fridge is not Dometic I think it's Thetford? anyway as I said van is 9 months old demo and fridge was running when we spent about 3 hours going over the van. Thaks again for the help and advice.
     
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    Hi Mrs,Ken Thetford is made by Dometic :thumb::BigGrin: Don't worry probably the worst thing to happen is the burner nossel may need cleaning and this is easy to spot as the flue will start blacking / sooting :thumb:
    terry
     
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    BEWARE of the big red plunger.

    last year coming from spain into france i stopped at the first motorway service area where i saw an autogas sign.

    i kept pressing the big red plunger but got no gas. disconnected & reconnected a couple of times but still no gas.

    monsieur came out from the shop & pointed to the instructions. the big red plunger is an emergency stop button. if pressed 3 times ALL the fuel pumps are shut down for 10 mins.:Doh:

    it was the longest 10 minutes of my life. the natives were not impressed.
     
  18. Munchie

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    OOOOOPS :Blush:

    Had a look at the pumps today seems strai...strai.... st..... easy :thumb:
    Have t say though Morrisons 49.9ltr local grage 58.9 :Eeek:
     
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