LPG fillpoint location .

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  1. colinw

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    I've just bought a refillable cylinder and body mount fill kit . I planned where the filler would be sited on side of van , ordered the bits . when the bits came it says in the instructions to "avoid" locating the filler within 500mm of a window or any flue . my chosen location is above the truma boiler flue ( 250mm ) . there is no real alternative that I can see as to the right of the gas locker is a large garage door . is an in locker fill point really a problem at filling stations ? .
     
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    Mine is on the inside of the bottle locker..... not a problem, except if the wind is blowing... I have to hold the door to stop it flapping about..

    Not sure why it was put there, as there is room on the outside,,,, perhaps for looks.. :)
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply , it would certainly be easier in cupboard !
     
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    You will get the odd refusal to serve in some French garages if they see you opening the locker. Just be aware. No great problem, just more on to one that will.

    Dick
     
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    If you put it in the locker some filling stations will not allow you to fill up.
    Mine is in the skirt, I prefer it there as the filling nozzles are heavy and can put strain on the body when filling.
     
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    Strange...... All the trips and refill`s home and abroad I have never had a problem or been refused... (y) :)
     
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    Lenny , there is a skirt directly below gas locker , that may be a plan , will wait for rain to stop and have a look , from bedroom window it looks possible ( and cold and wet ! ) . Thanks .
     
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    I think the odds on being refused are very slim Mo.. .. however..

    I was refused with the RV at a French garage on the Autoroute.... .. drew up to the pump and opened the LPG tank locker door.. went to get the filling gun and an attendant came out and in her best French told me it was not for cooking gas .. only for engine.. so we left and filled up at the next services..

    So while it may never happen just be aware that it can and don't take offense.. the attendant has every right to say 'non' if you are filling bottles or a tank for domestic use..

    so having a filler on the outside will draw less attention to the fact it is not for engine use.
     
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    Ours is on the inside of the locker and we've only had a chap come and tell us we couldn't, once. However as I'd finished filling it by then, it didn't bother me.

    We've had the Gaslow system 5 years in two vans, both times with the filler inside the gas bottle locker.
     
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    Fitted mine below the skirt and have never had any problem. Had a bracket fitted to the floor underneath and the filler fits below very neatly. Even get the attendants to come and fill it for me as it's clear it's for Autogas as it says it on the filler cap. Just a tip if it's a Gaslow peel their sticker of the filler cap and it says Autogas underneath the Gaslow sticker.

    If you wanted you could fill the word Autogas in with Black paint.
     
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    Thanks , more options are available now . skirt favourite as I already have white fill point . a bracket as I think techno has fitted may be required to support it .
     
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    Photo of mine, my gas locker is inside the garage, the filler is directly below the locker.

    P1000054.jpg
     
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    Why not? Loads of people do it, just fit a blanking plug or leave the filler in place.
    Anyway I left the last ones in the van, good selling point and the cost of new ones is small compared to the cost of the van.
     
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    Fit it in the skirt..
     
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    Best place
     
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    OK , had a mooch under van , will fit in skirt , just need a longer fill hose . thanks everybody .:notworthy2:
     
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    on the skirt is fine... but how is it in practice.. ?

    is bending down low to fill , particularly on a wet day, going to be difficult if you have problems with your legs or back ?

    just a thought..
     
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    Obviously it does involve bending to fill and makes reaching up for the button on the pump a bit difficult, on my last van I used to get the boss to do the pump bit, on the new van it's a bit higher off the deck and can manage myself providing I get the van positioned right.

    Even if it causes more problems filling up I would prefer that to putting another hole through the bodywork (unless it's a PVC).
     
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