LPG on the Continent ?

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Excuse my ignorance,,

    But are the connections the same on the continent as the UK for filling road tanks with LPG.

    And the refillable gas bottle for cooking/heating can they be bought over here and used on the continent ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Tony Lee

    Tony Lee Read Only Funster

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    To be sure, you will need three different autogas adaptors - one is a bayonet fitting, another a large screw thread and the third is a concave dish shape.

    I'm told that UK refillable bottles can only be swapped in very few specialist outlets.

    I'm told it is in retaliation for not converting to Euros.
     
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    Correct:

    Bayonet: UK, Holland
    Acme Screw: Belgium
    French Claw: France, Italy, Spain
     
  4. 2escapees

    2escapees Deleted User

    Just in case you need it the French fitting also works in

    Turkey
    China
    Russia

    and I don't accept the statement about the Euro it is probably the Brit PC Brigade who chose the bayonet fitting because I have not found anywhere else who us it.
     
  5. old-mo

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    Bayonet: UK, Holland
    Acme Screw: Belgium
    French Claw: France, Italy, Spain

    Is this regarding fuelling the road tank ?
    If so what has to be changed the coupling on the fuel tank ? and if so how is that done ?

    Surely it is dangerous to undo the coupling on the road fuel tank,, is`nt it preasurised if it can be done..

    I understand the changes regarding regulators on your loose gas bottle for cooking/fridge/& heating,, but not the pro`s and cons of gas for actual running of the vehicle engine..

    Bearing in mind mine is a yanky truck with a fifth wheel,

    Thanks
    Mr Fick. :Rofl1:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Road tank or house gas makes no odds, no need to unscrew any couplings, the adaptors fit the existing filling point.. see some examples here :

    ABP Accessories - Your First Choice For Motorhome & RV Accessories - LPG FILLERS & ADAPTORS!

    shop around you may find them cheaper, also try ebay
     
  7. marymo

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    Both of the following also sell the adaptors needed.

    - Gaslow

    - **********s.com

    Regards
    Marymo
     
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