Gaslow - Fitting second Cylinder

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    I have a single 11kg refillable gaslow cylinder with a second 6kg calor lite which has proven to be a good set up, especially in Scotland and the Isles where re-fillable is in short supply. Not so ideal when heading over the channel. I'm thinking about altering current set up and to have a second 11kg gaslow cylinder.

    Anyone done this themselves, just wondering what is required and involved?

    Dave
     
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    Its easy enough to do but you need to make sure you have the correct Cylinder, You need to have a number one and a number two - the filler goes into the number two and there is a pipe which goes from the number two to the number one cylinder - see Gaslow's website for a more coherent explanation!
     
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    Personally I'd keep the set up you have.. it gives the most flexibility of supply.

    as you say, LPG is widely available abroad, so you don't really need two 11kg refillable bottles ..
    but it's not so widely available in Spain and some other countries, and not available at all in Morocco, so having a space to fit an exchange bottle is very handy..
     
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    Have you been talking to my wife? o_O She says the same, thinks when nothing needs doing I just look for something! I've never had trouble filling up in France, in fact the French adapter and their nozzles are easier. Did have some trouble finding it in Spain but in 'All the Aires' for Spain they now have LPG listings, so probably you and the wife are right! :whistle:
     
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    The LPG network in Spain is getting better, but depending where you are, you may have to go quiet a distance to fill up.. your wife and I would get on I think :LOL:

    on the other hand , twin tanks would last longer in Spain.. all depends whether you are touring in summer or winter ..
     
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    Looks handy, but no garage to store cylinder (he says enviously), except at home, and that's full to bursting so probably best the van doesn't have one!
     
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    The same problem if you keep the calor as you cannot exchange it in Spain or outside UK? So to me TWO refillables are the better option.
     
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    Just as I'm about to agree with my wife you throw this at me! It will be winter, about 8 weeks worth from end Feb. But then once through France we use mostly ACSI with hook up so no need to to use gas for heating. Mostly cooking, gas BBQ...but then we now have an electric 'griddle from Lidl' so, no probably gas a plenty!
     
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    We use at least 20 litres per week in Winter.
     
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    no problem.. you throw the Calor away .. did that myself when we ran out in France many years ago with a caravan.. long before LPG was on 'tap'

    Even with a large underslung tank, it's a good plan to have a back-up facility.. like a BBQ point to plug a local bottle into..

    I don't think there is a 'better' option.. . just choices.. both have advantages, it depends very much on where and when you are touring.. keep the options open is my maxim
     
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    If you plug in the BBQ point you need a regulator on the bottle.
    If you use the hose I linked to you don't.
     
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    Of course you need a regulator with a BBQ point.. thought that was a given..
    they are cheap as chips and you buy with the bottle.. I have a box of regulators from around Europe.

    My motorhome had a large LPG tank.. but no matter how big, if there is nowhere to refill it.. or it's too far to travel to do so,
    i.e. Morocco.. it will run out, that is when I used local bottles and plugged into a point on the LP side of the system.


    Back to the OP.. keep your system flexible... if you have space to store the Gaslow bottle when it runs out, . go with the hose idea.. if not, keep the system you have.
     
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    I have had a price back from Gaslow on what I need as follows:

    1 x 01-4011-67-2 11kg No.2 Refillable Cylinder £165.00
    1 x 01-4200 Connecting hose £ 54.00
    1 x 01-4331 Propane Adaptor £ 14.00 (for your easyfit ss hose)
    1 x 01-1755 Automatic Changeover £ 57.00 or 01-1630 Manual Changeover £27.00

    I would hunt around a bit to try to better these prices, how do they look? Would the numbers (01-4011-67-2) be common codes/part numbers? If they are, handy for searching the used markets.
     
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    Are you using R67 cylinders?
     
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    I dunno Andy am I? I just know the one I have is an 11kg
     
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    It is unlikely that you have an R67 bottle, therefore you don't want an R67 second bottle like the one you listed.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GASLOW-01-4011-2-11KG-Cylinder-Number-2-LEVEL-GAUGE-GAS-MOTORHOME-CARAVAN-LPG/290976574652?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=27676&meid=0bce2376169741ba9f70ff29aab51b69&pid=100009&rk=4&rkt=10&sd=151545340651

    Also you do not need a stainless steel interconnect hose. It is a complete waste of money as it only carries gas during the filling process.
    A hose like this is all you need but check how much length you need for your locker
    0.5m 0.75m or 1.0 metre
    example http://www.gasit.co.uk/index.php?_a=product&product_id=293
    The gasit POL adapter is cheaper too
    http://www.gasit.co.uk/index.php?_a=product&product_id=94

    Changeover valve http://www.gasit.co.uk/index.php?_a=product&product_id=160
     
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