Its a Gas !

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  1. MisterED

    MisterED Read Only Funster

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    OK,
    I think I have this sussed but would just like to get a second opinion before I shell out the readies:cry:

    I have a 2006 Pilote with twin 7kg Butane connected to a manual change over valve which has a red (off) and green (on) three segment type window inside it.

    System works ok appart from freezing up last weekend in Braemar :Eeek:

    Guess I need to go to Propane, so this is what i thought;

    Intending to go to Europe for a good run this summer (Probably the same as a thousand others) so would like to be independant, my thoughts turned to GasLow.

    So the point to my question .......:RollEyes:

    Two 6kg bottles with a filler and a bracket would suffice to my knowledge.

    I am unsure if i need new hoses as the GasLow bottles are equipped with Butane fittings.

    Intend to use Outdoor Bits for my purchase, looks like the best deal about.

    Comments please ?
    Take Care
    Terry
     
  2. Jackomet

    Jackomet Read Only Funster

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    All you need are the various (3) adaptors for europe, as supplied via GasLow and if they have it yet, the new Euro adaptor.
    JK
     
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    We use 1 big gaslow tank and an ordinary propane tank as a spare which can also serve as the BBQ tank.
     
  4. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    Best move I ever made:thumb:, used to use propane but then had a chance of a couple of 6kg gas bottles, so got all the pigtails and installed it, with help from a qualified installer, after a while we decided to go for a bigger bottle so went to Johnscross, got the Funsters discount as well, when we can afford it will go the other bigger bottle, so will have two 6kg well I think thats the size for sale:Laughing:
     
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    If you want new, worth having a look here:--

    http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/

    good prices, good service, in my experience. Note though, that 6kg are out of stock at Gaslow until later in March.

    hth

    Harvey
     
  6. lebesset

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    what sort of threads do you have on the pigtails ....sounds like you have an on board regulator
    and surely with a pilote you have room for 2 proper 13Kg bottles

    try a photo or two !
     
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    internal gas tank

    Our truck came fitted with an internal LPG tank, used it for 3 weeks and the gauge has hardly moved, (will probably drop like a stone next use) cost £12 to fill it up.
    Saves all that faffing about with clanky bottles.
    Bad point is it takes up a lot of underseat storage (we don`t have a lot as it is) good point the outside gas locker is now free for wellies, hose pipes etc etc. :thumb:
     
  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Thanks for the business:Smile: well apreciated:thumb: anyone interested the Gaslow section is here

    Adaptors, pipes etc http://www.johnscrossshop.co.uk/cat...s./Gaslow-Gas-Parts-Pipes-Adaptors-Regulators

    Bottles etc http://www.johnscrossshop.co.uk/cat...Gaslow.-Lanterns./Gaslow-Refillable-Cylinders

    If you need any technical advice Darren or Glenn will happily oblige.

    Peter
     
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    At risk of teaching my granny to suck eggs could I just mention before going out and purchasing the nice big bottles - please do ascertain that the larger bottles will actually fit through the door!!! - they don't on our wagon although if you could get em in there would be plenty of room for them inside the locker. It's potty!!!
     
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  11. MisterED

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    A Couple of Photo's

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    I think this hols the regulator the bezel around the Red / Green Window is a manual selection of which side is on.
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    Two 7kg Butane I want to change to GasLow
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    This is the quick connection for the bottle which I understand with this removed the hose tail fits directly to the GasLow bottle.

    Hope this explains my system.

    Any comments?

    Take Care
    Terry
     
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    GAS and LPG systems.

    Or nearly empty ?............

    If you can go for a LPG tank system,which can be fitted underneath M/H somewhere (not inside) this will have a proper filler set into the side of the vehicle somewhere,also have a gauge in the cab (or anywhere you want) letting you know how much LPG you have !
    I have no idea how much system costs in the UK ( well over a grand i expect ) but here in Bulgaria,the same system,all brand new and fitted will cost £600 !!!!! Had mine fitted 18 months ago for the 'engine/milelage ' side of things for £450,wish i had asked for another set up for the cooker/heater etc......
    Dont forget when buying these systems,you need the passport book that comes with it stamped and a LPG sticker in the window somewhere.
    So where are you going on your next European trip ? BULGARIA ?it works out your having a FREE holiday :Cool:
    Stay at my place and i will arrange for LPG fitting...
     
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