LPG Tank installer in Somerset?

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  1. jimiol

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    Hi all, 2 questions;
    Q1, does anyone know of an LPG tank installer in Somerset Taunton/Langport area. I am looking for a underslung tank chassis mounted so I can get rid of my gas bottles for a bit of extra storage space. I have asked VanBitz but they don't do the tanks they do gaslow which I am considering but I would prefer locker space.
    Q2, has someone had this done recently and could give me an idea of the likely cost please?

    Not a question. I know that many of you would do a job like this yourself and it probably is easy, but I am not sure which end of a screw driver to hold and therefore messing with gas is not an option.

    Thanks in advance Jim
     
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    Hmm

    On the naughty step for you......:Blush: he already mentioned that Vanbitz only did Gaslow.

    There must be a mobile installer who can do this, but unfortunately I don't know any. Maybe Mousy can help as I think they just had a system installed and they live not too far away in Wales
     
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    Thanks I have emailed them. I dare say if they have converted the engines to run on LPG then they would have done quite a few tanks in their time.
    So I'll see what they say.
     
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    Just make sure they fit a vapour tank, not a liquid take off, which is what they'd put in for an engine LPG conversion.
     
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    I did hear that they have stopped fitting tanks for gas usage now, they can make more money fitting the tanks as flotation devices:RollEyes:
     
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    As you can guess that would also be quite handy as I am currently living in Somerset and about to move to the West Coast of Ireland.
     
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    Instead of replacing your Gaslow system, have you instead considered having a Beeny box fitted to give you extra storage? I enquired about the cost of installing an underslung gas tank on our PVC but as it was going to be £770 we stuck with our single Gaslow bottle - I imagine a Beeny box won't be anything like as much as a fitted gas tank.:Smile:
     
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    The van is based on a 05 Ducato, its about 6 m long and already has bikes on the back and I did think about a roof top storage box but I know once something gets put in there it will stay there. I have not got gaslow just standard gas bottles but from this year onwards I intend to spend 4/5 months touring in the winter and want space and the flexibility of a re fillable tank but I am going to fall back to gaslow system if I can't get a tank.

    I might then have to shower more and wear my clothes for more than one day as I have not got much room in the van.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    Jim
     
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    A beeny box is a large 'drawer' which is built into the skirt of a MH, not a roof box:

    http://www.beenybox.co.uk/
     
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    Oh, I did not know and had not thought of that, something to consider and in a place that is accessible and useful.
     
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    Looked at the website but they are based in Camborne and its rough there:RollEyes:.

    Just in case there are few Cornish people out there, no offence intended I grew up in Portreath.
     
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    Autogas in Thirsk are experts in fitting both Alugas refillable bottles and underslung tanks. I'm not suggesting you go to Thirsk for installation (although if it were me, I would probably make the trip and stop up there for a few days) but I have spoken to them in the past and found them very helpful. They might know of a fitter nearer to you.
    http://www.autogasleisure.co.uk/index.html

    If you decide on the Gaslow route (I have that system) then as posted earlier, Vanbitz is on your doorstep in Taunton.
     
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    Thanks I will get in touch with them, as for the trip and stay I off to Ireland soon and don't really have the time.
     
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    Could your trip include a detour to Telford or have you time to go there first? I have just noticed that Dave Newell now fits underslung tanks (apologies Dave for not mentioning you earlier as I thought you only fitted bottles). Dave is a Funster and offers a discount to members.

    http://www.davenewell.co.uk/Products/Gas
     
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    Thanks Telford is doable. I will get in touch with Dave.:thumb:
     
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