Installing Refillable LPG bottles in a Hymer B644

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The gas locker is at the front below the passenger window (will post pics later) and as far as I can determine there is no place to fit an external fill point, my preference..

    The locker door hinges up.. complete with the plastic skirt.. so fitting there is not an option and there is no spare space at the side of the locker to fit on the body..I've concluded the only option is an internal fill point..not ideal.. but needs must.

    If you have fitted on a Hymer with the same locker, (I think they are all much the same up to around 2006 ).. would be grateful for an picture of the installation.. in particular where you fitted the fill point, and what kit you used, I think it can hold 2 x 11kg bottles.

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    Isn't there a piece of skirt between the gas locker door and the belly locker?
     
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    I see no reason why the fill point cant be in the door.
    Weather it opens sideways or vertically should not affect it.
     
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    no Andy.. the whole skirt lifts up with the door..




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    possibly an option.. but I've never liked the idea of a high pressure hose being continually flexed and also possibly being kinked and or damaged when opening/closing the locker.. so would rather fit inside..
     

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    Yes, I looked at that idea but, the lpg hose and connection to the filler is inside the cab area..

    thoughts ?
     
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    hya i have two large gaslow bottles fitted to my hymer i put the refill point on floor between bottles so to get to it lift up locker door drop flap its there nice and clean the gaslow kit came with right bracket easy to drill and bolt to floor
     
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    What about between the door & step in that small grey bit below reflector ?
     
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    thanks.. that is what I had concluded was the best way..
    I don't like the idea of a gas hose and HP connection inside the habitation..
     
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    it's just flimsy bit of plastic .. it would need to be reinforced..
     
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    Jim mine is identical and the external filler is fitted under the orange reflector on the skirt. Been there 4 years now and works perfect.
    Sorry cant take pic at moment.
     
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    has it been reinforced with a plate .. ?
     
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    p/s that was meant to read right angle bracket
     
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    Hi Jim put a bracket screwed/bolted to the side of the top of bottles and fit filler to that -Open door and filler is right in front of you
    terry
     
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    Jim,

    Athough not Gaslow refillable cylinders, my bulk tank refilling point (square brass bracket with back plate) is positioned in the aluminium skirt, adjacent to the the tank. I have seen the round Gaslow filler connection in the same place on other Hymers.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    I know where you're coming from I thought the same but its been fine for 4 year as I said and it gets a lot of use and I'm a bit heavy handed.
     
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    image.jpg Jim, I have a 2007 B544SL and the gas bottle layout seems similar to yours. The skirt is in aluminium and did flex a bit when the nozzle was connected so I stuck with Sikaflex aluminium angle to the inside of the skirt and wall of adjacent locker with another piece attached by bolts from one side to the other which formed a very rigid structure.

    Mike
     
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    Thats the same place as mine seen lots of Hymers with the filler there seems to be the most common location.
     
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