Gaslow refillable

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  1. chaser

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    Has anyone got one of these, http://www.gaslowdirect.com/epages/...Path=/Shops/cyujrhdmmu67/Categories/Cylinders
    Seems a good deal to me , says most filling stations won't let you fill if you take it out of locker but what about if you fill it in the locker, is that ok? If I have one there is plenty of room in there where the other bottle was, and I wouldn't need two as I could keep it filled, it's even cheaper than the safe fill ones and looks all round better , no need for drilling holes and easy to move onto another or even take out for BBQ s and stuff.
    Does it do what it says on the tin, very tempted:thumb::thumb:
     
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    One of the big gains with refillable bottles is NOT having to lug them around any more :Laughing:
     
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    In theory Autogas stations don't allow direct bottle filling - they expect to see a filler on the outside of the vehicle. However for the last 8 years I have used a tank (horizontal) fitted in my gas locker with the filler mounted inside the locker (in other words, as far as the Autogas station is concerned, exactly what you will have). I have never been questioned and have never had any attendant come out onto the forecourt to have a look. I have filled at every type of filling station from Autogas at motorway services to Calor depots without issue. I believe that providing that a 'cylinder' isn't dragged out onto the forecourt for filling no-one will take any interest at all.

    The reason for the rule is that a forecourt attendant cannot be expected to know the difference between someone illicitly filling a cylinder & someone doing the same with a vertical tank (with its inherent 80% cut-off and other safety features).

    Go ahead - it looks to be a good deal! :Smile::Smile:
     
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    Had a 11kg bottle fitted 2 years ago and had no problem filling it in the UK and while driving through France. I just open the gas locker, fill using the direct fill on top of the bottle, ave top up £8. Terry C
     
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    I have the Alugas system fitted, same as the gaslow system, but about £100 cheaper and 11kg bottles are super light which is critical when watching your weight, I swear by this system as no more hunting for exchange places and when abroad, almost impossible to get bottles exchanged or even filled up, so this system is the bees knees, as you only have to find nearest gge that does LPG and simply top up your bottles whenever you want so always get 100% usage of the gas in the bottles, no more swapping bottles that may have gas left in them. Only problem with having filler inside of bottle cabinet is that attendant may not allow you to fill as it is illegal to fill bottles yourself, you are only allowed to fill fitted tanks like cars have, but most of the time you will get away with it, but better to have filler on outside of body maybe on the skirt near the gas locker, then it looks like you are just filling up your fitted tank, just my opinion of coarse, although I have seen it twice now, once in France and once in Spain when the attendant refused to switch on the pump when motorhomer opened the gas locker to fill up bottles via the filler which was located inside the gas locker, so I think always better to have the filler on the outside of the body maybe in the skirt so you don't touch the gas locker at all so not attracting any attention to maybe trying to fill gas bottles. Overall best system you can have fitted, maybe expensive but no more hunting out gas filling depots and lugging bottles in and out of the gas locker, and actually running out of gas when you are abroad.
    Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Well, think I'm convinced , just rang a local dealer in kidsgrove stoke and they have them in stock at £129 so better deal than ever fiver cheaper and no carriage ,probably pick one up tomorrow, get it filled while there and ready to go:BigGrin::BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    We fitted our own Gaslow system in 2007.

    Bottle, Filler, Hose, about £180. Drill to make a hole in the side of the van for the filler cap £20.

    Time, about 20mins.

    Hardest part, deciding where to drill the van body, and making the first turn of the drill. (point of no return)

    If you can change a gas bottle, you can fit a Gaslow system.
     
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    If I get the fill able bottle with the connector on top and it isn't good enough I can get the remote filler at a later date, but don't think I will need it as we don't use that much gas and will surely find somewhere to fill it, just need one that I can fill in Europe if we run out there :thumb:
     
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    I have just finished fitting my single GasLow R67 bottle, hoses, regulator and refill connection which is fitted into the MH's body skirt this required drilling a large hole (Bosch hole saw)..
    therefore, its not true to assume that "no need to drill holes" however unless there is a need to take the bottle out of the locker it will remain in there as the bottle will be filled via the refill connection:Cool:
     
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    Be aware, I don't know of anywhere that you can fill bottle without exchanging and this type of bottle is designed not to be removed for filling, you can only refill via filler fitted to into body or skirt or fitted inside gas locker Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    I'd suggest going in your motorhome so you can check it will fit and allow you to fill it too - if you have an opening height smaller than the cylinder you may find the top of the locker prevents you attaching the filler gun! :RollEyes:
     
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    No , that was my point, if you look at the bottle in the link http://www.gaslowdirect.com/epages/...Path=/Shops/cyujrhdmmu67/Categories/Cylinders
    You don't need a hole the filler is on the top of the bottle, hadn't seen one before only the safefill one, but this one seems the one for me.
     
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    Yes that is my intention, better than sending off for one, I shall be able to answer all the questions in one go then. Actually on looking at the photos they seem to be lower than a normal propane bottle without the handle thingy on the top
     
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    " top of the locker prevents you attaching the filler gun! "

    GasLow, sorry what do you mean? the refill gun does not fit directly to the bottle, yes as all bottles the dimension of the bottle must be established in order to fit the locker:Smile:
     
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    Well that might be the case in your area, there's four within an fifteen mile radius of our house, in fact we found one at a BP Station six miles away so were off there tonight to do our first fill:Smile:
     
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    If you look at the link you will see that the hose indeed does connect to the top of the bottle, never seen one before myself till last night, looks a winner:thumb:
     
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    I dont need to look at the link...I fitted mine as said in my post ...of course the refill hose attach's to the top of the bottle and the other end of the hose fits to the bayonet kit which you fit either in the locker (if space allows) or on the outside :Smile:
     
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    No ,the pump hose connects direct to the top of the bottle , no extension hose or anything else,nothing to fit, please have a look at the link:Doh:
     
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    Actually you DO need to look at the link as this is not the same Gaslow bottle that you appear to have with a length of pipe running from it to which a filler bayonet is attached. :RollEyes:

    On the link, you can clearly see that on this new alternative style Gaslow bottle the filler is attached directly to the top of the cylinder, thereby an external filler is unnecessary. I have the same type as you with a bayonet kit but if I didn't I would consider this new type as we've never ever had a problem filling our cylinder up despite our filler bayonet being mounted on a bracket in the gas locker itself.

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    no please read my first post the GasLow Bottle I referred to is the latest R67...You have installed one have you??????
     
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