Gaslow external fill up point on valance

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    Not that I've had any issues, so far, with using my internally located fill up point, but I would like to relocate it onto the more than adequately sturdy valance.

    I can use all existing hose and fittings and relocate the fill up point just to the left of the label weight thingy. My only concern is the slightly curved profile of the valance.

    It must be quite a common fit. Has anyone any tips, thoughts etc before I make any big holes when we're home again?

    Many thanks, Dave.
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    Ours is mounted on a very similar surface, it is as near as flat as makes no difference on ours (y)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    That is where I fitted mine .. no probelm with curve but I used a short piece of ally angle to brace the valance.. you can see in the photo, it is covered in pipe insulation

    A 70mm cutter required.. DSCF2329.JPG DSCF2363.JPG
     
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  4. Bill_OR

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    My filler is located in the gas cupboard, like yours. I've not had any issues when filling up. I have also considered relocating the filling point to the valance but decided not to as the valances are not particularly sturdy and the filling guns at LPG points are quite heavy and you tend not to be able to support them while pressing the 'fill' button at the same time!
     
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  5. Dave and Ginny

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    Thanks for the speedy replies (y). Yes I think the same as you @Bill_OR, but sound like good advice from @scotjimland to brace it, looks an easy fix :).

    I may need to swap the position of the cylinders to get enough length from the current hose, but that looks a simple enought fix :rolleyes:.
     
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    @scotjimland has taken a very sensible "belt and braces" approach - if fitting to a valance, even a sturdy one, a bit of extra support is a really good thing, if only for peace of mind
     
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    Absolutely...and also pleased to see @scotjimland back again, always reliable and helpful advice (y).
     
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    Yep - was pleased to see the post as well (y)
     
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  9. Techno

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    Welcome back Jim

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    Mine is fitted in the plastic skirt. No bracing required or used. It's completely solid. Fitted professionally, not by me. IMG_1512.jpg


    EDIT: Welcome back Jim (y)
     
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  11. Hettie's Crew

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    I have Gaslow but used a Gasit type filler as it's neater and easier to fit in the skirt.
     

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    In what way easier? a hole is a hole and you require a bayonet adapter don't you?
     
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    Maybe I should have said "more appropriate in my case" rather than easier, indeed, "a hole is hole" though when it's going in 200mm skirt I feel a 28 mm hole is better than a 70mm one to maintain rigidity. In my skirt the small filler fits between the ribs at the rear rather than having to cut through them. This type of filler does require an adapter, but they all do unless you only fill in the UK and it's no big deal to use.
     

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    Fair argument but they will fit ribs equally well
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    If you already have it fitted in the locker you'll have a mounting bracket so you may be able to use this to give the skirt some rigidity.
     
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    Here's ours on an Exsis image.jpeg
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  17. Dave and Ginny

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    That is most certainly a modified hook up
     
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    No it's a Gas it kit I cut down an old electrical connection cover to keep the worst of the road muck out of the filler point.
    yes as said modified an electric hook up cover for it.
     
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