LPG conversion questions

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  1. jomel

    jomel Read Only Funster

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    We have seen a few RV.s that we like that are running on petrol, so if we convert to LPG we have been quoted up to £3000 and a 10 day turn round.
    still ringing around and have been told that on some makes the storage bins will have to be used for the tanks. As you know we are new to this but not so dumb not to keep asking about it all and getting prices, but I wonder if anyone has had one done recently and what they paid for LPG conversion and where the tanks went on Rv say 26ft-30ft ?
    Any input would be muchly appreciated.
    Also any place that does it quickly and at a reasonable price?
     
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    I have a 35ft Damon with a slide, I had it converted to LPG 2 years ago, I paid £2,400 that included two tanks giving me 300ltrs, one is under the slide the other is on the passengers side at the rear of the axle, In my view the cost of LPG makes the RV more useable it will take some time to recoup your outlay but that is only part of the pay back when you come to sell it will be more attractive to a buyer than one with out and you will recoup some of the outlay, as I am in Kent I cant help with an installer, if you try this LPG forum they should be able to help, LPG Discussion Forum :: Index

     
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    Thank you delbert:Smile:
     
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    done a few years back one underlung tank only 70 l and one doughnut tank inside behind the barrel chair 88 l gives me around 200m range on gas suits me for what i use :thumb: c class winniebago warrior 21 ft with a 350 chevy :thumb:
     
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    Our Hurricane was converted almost 2 years ago by Dunkirk Garage at Aylsham, Norfolk. Two toroidal tanks situated one either side half way between rear wheels and tow hitch, both tanks can be filled from both sides. Total capacity of about 140 litres with a range of around 250 miles. The cost then was £ 2500 and the installation was excellent.
     
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    :Cool: I had 2 x 110 litre tanks fitted ABOVE the chassis right at the rear of our Coachmen. All we had to do was take off the rear Basement door and cut a slight bevel (re-welded) in the chassis rails:-
     
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    in believe the tanks can be fitted anywhere there is room for them but......there is a minimum distance from the bottom of the tank or any valves etc to the road.
    i think this is 14inchs but i could be wrong

    looking on an LPG convertors (for cars) website and they specificly stated they cant fit external tanks for this very reason...not 14" clearance.
     
  8. lebesset

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    the forum referred to is very good , especially listen to rossko who clearly knows as much as the rest put together , he is somewhere near swindon if I remember correctly , don't know if he would take on a RV though , i think he specialises in LR/RR


    IWEMA enterprise, LPG components

    this company used to have an agent near exeter , unfortunately he had to shut down for family reasons ,I knew him for a lot of years and he swore by iwema stuff for big V8's , you might like to contact them to see if they have another agent in your neck of the woods !

    I ran on lpg for 25 years , still a fan but diesel is better for the size vehicle I run now
     
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    :Cool: You are referring to Gordon Finlay who is not in business anymore:-

    Woolcombes, Newton Poppleford,
    Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0DF
    Tel: 07974 397227
     
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    indeed I am referring to gordon , a genuine enthusiast , started at 14 years old!
    popped in to the farm earlier this year and his mum told me about his problems , so sad to hear about it
     
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    Had my rv converted by Steve Griffiths of Anglo American at Newport, Gwent. Not the cheapest but arguably the best. Fantastic customer service, fully supports his work, and seems to get a lot of work sorting out conversions done by other firms! What he doesn't know about petrol/dual fuel rv's isn't worth knowing.
     
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    mine was done by steve griffiths. 3 70 litre tanks above the rear axle. have since fitted airbags to the rear suspension to compensate for the extra weight.

    des
     
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