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  1. shano118

    shano118

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    hi, I've been reading alot of the treads,
    At the moment our new motorhome has 2 13kg (uk bottles), now do i go for 2 11kg gaslow or just 1 .? our plans are going to europe for 1 year from july. also where in west sussex area will i find someone to fit them? also what sort of prices am i looking at?
    thanks
     
  2. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    If you search 'Gaslow' on here you should find several threads.
    Personally I belong to the 'Underslung Fixed Tank' brigade (y)
    I use the storage space thus gained for many things.

    Who mentioned 'where do you carry your spare wheel ' that's another subject lol
     
  3. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    For extended travel I suggest twin 11kg as LPG stations are not always close at hand in every country, .. so two bottles lasts longer between fills..

    I just recently fitted 2 x11kg with auto changeover.. could have saved a few pounds with a manual valve.. personal choice.

    I also fitted a remote fill point as it has been reported that some garages have refused filling when filler inside locker

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...-bottles-in-a-hymer-b644.106145/#post-1380359


    No idea on fitting costs.. but no more than two hours labour
     
  4. Lenny HB

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    I would go for a twin setup, one bottle won't last long in the winter.
     
  5. shano118

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    I've had 1 quote for around 750..
     
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    Sounds very expensive.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    We have two 11kg bottles but could probably happily manage with one as we usually have ehu in the winter. Your gas will last for ages in the summer just running fridge and water heater but in the winter you can use a bottle in a couple of days.
     
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    We bought two 6kg (11 litre) Gasit bottles complete with fittings and auto changeover valves for about £250 - fitting was about £100
    Compared with dealer price of £800 for Gaslow for the same bottles, just painted a different colour
     
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    Everyone's gas use is different, we have 2 x 13kg Alugas re-fillables one bottle lasts us less than 3 weeks in summer.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    that may have been the case with the old Gaslow bottles.. not now, the new Gaslow R67 bottles are I believe to comply with French legislation that refillable cylinders should be classifieds as tanks and should adhere to standard R67
     
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    Hi Jim
    According to the Gas-it website their bottles are also R67 (whatever that means)
    http://www.gasit.co.uk/index.php?_a=product&product_id=75
     
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    Hi Jim
    What's this R67 about then?
    Looking on the Gaslow website they describe R67 in terms of shutting off the filler at 80%, however my Gas-it bottles do this too
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    only what I've read in the Gaslow site ..

    Refillables....
    ...are they cylinders or tanks?

    The Gaslow view has always been they are cylinders
    and therefore they are manufactured to the cylinder
    standard EN1442:2006. The UK LPGA also took the
    same view and agreed with us that refillables are
    closer to a cylinder than a tank. The reason is - the
    only difference between a Gaslow and a standard
    cylinder is that ours have 2 valve holes. One is for
    the service valve which has the on/off tap and
    connects to the regulator and the other is for the
    filler valve which prevents filling over 80%. By
    doing this we have technically created a hybrid
    cylinder.

    The French however, believe that refillables should
    be classified as tanks and that we should produce
    to the tank standard R67. This regulation applies
    to specific equipment of vehicles of category M
    and N1 using liquefied petroleum gases in their
    propulsion system. We disagree, but to continue
    selling into the French market we have increased
    our range and developed a new cylinder:
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    • Multivalve with improved, mechanically accurate contents gauge.
    • Excess flow valve prevents full flow of gas if the hose ruptures.
    • Internal filter.
    • Over pressure safety device.
    • 10 year warranty (specified by the R67 standard).
    • 11kg size tested and approved to R67 standard.
    .......INTRODUCING THE
    In the UK our existing 11kg and 6kg
    cylinders will continue to be our strong
    selling cylinders as they have become a
    market leader with a proven track record
    and can be filled throughout Europe.
    However we believe now is a good time to
    address the performance of the contents
    gauge that we started fitting 5 years ago
    and which has also been adopted by our
    competitors.
    Since that time we have experienced reliability
    issues as the magnetic gauge mechanism
    is prone to sticking which results in false
    readings - therefore we have decided to
    remove it.
    However, for anyone who feels a gauge
    is important then our new R67 cylinder is
    the perfect answer as this gauge has an
    accurate, robust and dependable mechanical
    mechanism.
    R
    Gaslow International Ltd
    Castle Business Park
    Pavilion Way
    Loughborough
    Leicestershire LE11 5GW
    Tel: 0845 4000 600
    email: sales@gaslow.co.uk
    web: www.gaslow.co.uk
    6 kg Cylinder. 01-4006
    11 kg Cylinder. 01-4011-2
    11 kg R67 Cylinder.
    01-4011-67
     
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    Are they saying that they changed the spec for selling into the French market?
    Not sure how that would affect bottles sold into the UK market
    I thought R67 was more about a more accurate float type level gauge rather than a pressure gauge which is less accurate
    We decided not to spend the extra for the float gauge as we have two bottles and an auto changeover valve which ac it name suggests tells us when it's switched from the empty bottle to the full bottle
     
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    The R67 requirement ONLY relates to vehicles which use gas for propulsion NOT for domestic use which is what MHers do so the fact that they are R67 'compliant' makes no difference to us.

    Whilst I appreciate that Gaslow are producing cylinders with a higher spec than is necessary it also makes them more expensive and possibly 'scares' some people into thinking they MUST only use these and not the original/alternative makes of cylinder, it may also encourages owners to buy new cylinders and ditch perfectly safe and usable old ones ... a nice little earner for Gaslow!

    Maybe I'm being too scenical/suspicious! :rolleyes:
     
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    Its just the 18kg and 21kg ones at present but as I've already said it is NOT a requirement for domestic gas usage. Some of the gas pipes Gas-it supply are R67 compliant though - we gone one for connecting our 2 Gaslow cylinders together - we wanted a S/steel one but they didn't have any, however they did have a R67 compliant one which was quite a bit cheaper and has a 10 year life (normal rubber pipes are only 5 years max).
     
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    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    Hi Shano, welcome to the fun house! :D

    To be perfectly honest it is easy peasy to fit a refillable system if you've got some basic DIY skills and will save you an absolute packet!:)
     
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