LPG Gas connection in france

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    My friend is coming over but he has lpg on his range rover with a british lpg gas connection, on the car is a male type bayonet, what does the gas filler pipe look like in france, and what type of adaptor do he need and where in England does he buy one and cost
     
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    italian cup

    tinley tech , cambs
     
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    rpi engineering or just about any campimg shop these days or look on ebay or ring 07710344320 ask for alan tell him what you need .tell him alan in cornwall gave you his number. he can do fill your own bottle kits. cheers alan.
     
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    Here is a good page....
    Gaslow: Products List

    And a better page....
    http://www.gaslow.co.uk/pages/products/list_6.htm
     
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    brian,i think you miss read the post ,mel is talking about filling the tank with auto gas i think.cant see any of the fitting required on the link you gave , i could be blind though. cheers alan.
     
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    Brian.........Alan is correct it was the vehicle connection I was looking for as he/my mate has just had a LPG conversion on his range rover to us gas instead of, or use petrol when he can not get gas......it would be cheaper miles per litre ....he had asked me would I go to a petrol station over here in France to check what was required ...meaning pump connection........I would still not know what connection was required after seeing the pump....and as I know there are many funsters with this expert knowledge as they will be running on gas for there motorhomes, knowing the funsters would help me with this query.

    BUT thank you for the information Brian as it will come in handy if I decide to change to
    re-fillable LPG 13kg gas bottles.......thank you Mel
     
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    Our gaslow fills at normal filling stations so I was thinking that the adaptor we have for France, the cone type, would work on a car.

    I may be wrong, I've just gone and had a look, the Gaslow filler has the standard UK bayonet outer plus an internal screw thread which takes the assorted converters - so the question is does a car filler have the same internal thread ?????
     
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    I've already answered the first possible error.

    Gaslow is great in my opinion. I fitted it myself in a couple of hours and it just works. Except in Spain where there are few LPG stations.

    I have a 13kg Gaslow and a small calor tank in reserve and also for the bbq.
     
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    Brian, if you are saying that your Gaslow connection on the bottle is of the male bayonet type......and you need the cap to convert to the European pump...then yes you are correct........me I can not answer either way as I do not know, so I have to take what you Alan are saying onboard...I have passed the info on to the person with r/rover who is coming over to see us in November, and he says to a thank you to you both
     
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    hi mel, brian isnt wrong its just i couldnt see the right adapter on gaslows lists i think the one your friend needs is a french cup or claw cup. the other is acme thread .if he googles autogas adaptors he will find lots . i advise he gets a euro kit best be on safe side. but alot of french garages keep them for others to use sometimes. cheers alan.
     
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    Many thanks Alan,........ I will pass the info on....

    Alan, I found these two items on the link below that Brian passed on, not sure which is the one to buy

    http://www.gaslow.co.uk/pages/products/list_6.htm

    01-4300 Italian/French fill adaptor £16.00
    •01-4310 Euro adaptor £11.50

    Mel in France
     
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    thats the ones. i did say i might be blind.ha ha.
     
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    Ok - ta - Alan, which one or is it both
     
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    i would get both as it as been known for some french garages near the german border to use the acme screw instead of the cup version.
     
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    no such thing as a french cup ; france uses the italian cup
     
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    go to a total garage that sells gpl (french name) and ask for adapture, they tend to keep all types and lend you them to fill up!
     
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    total garages charge the highest prices wherever you go ....usually 10c/litre more than the supermarkets ; one fill would pay the price of an adapter

    ps , my local total garage doesn't have ANY adaptors ...did have one , but an english guy stole it
     
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    ACME is meant to be the new euro standard filler so you'll be needed that adaptor eventually.

    Can't happen soon enough if you ask me, especially if you have an RV :Wink:
     
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    hang about
    ACME was the standard 40 years ago but has been abandoned almost everywhere in w. europe ..still some in belgium and I presume germany though
    uk uses the dutch system
    france uses the italian system
    euroconnector is going to be the new european standard ...supposedly , but I have so far seem one pump in the whole of europe ..at madrid airport
     
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