New Gas Regulator Reglation?

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  1. English Springer

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    I dropped my MH off this morning for a habitation check and a few hours later was told that my gas regulator is too low and that under a new regulation that came in late last year, it now has to be above the cylinders. Needless to say this will cost to have it moved otherwise the dealer will fail the gas system. According to the mechanic all MH's with low regulators will have to have them raised or they will fail. Has anyone come across this new regulation or did I blink when it was announced?
     
  2. Lenny HB

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    Ball sh*t, it is only a recommendation. If you have a Truma bulk head regulator it is good advice, lowers the risk of ghe regulator gumming up.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Lenny. I'm not sure if I have a Truma or not so have had to bite the bullet a give the go ahead. I bought the MH from a cowboy dealer 3 yrs ago so am getting the check done by (what I think is) a more reputable dealer but its time like this that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and a sense of pessimism.
     
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    Fail what, a hab check that's not legally binding and that you yourself are paying for??? PHHFFFFFF
     
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    So let him fail it. It doesn't mean anything on a MH.
     
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    Even if the regulations have changed I would be surprised if it was retrospective.
     
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    It couldn't be above the bottles in the Hymer's locker, or I suspect many others .. simply not enough headroom.
     
  8. English Springer

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    I'm getting the impression that a lot of these dealers went on the same training course on how to get more money out of the customer, or am I too cynical:think:
     
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    I am unaware of this new regulation but most regulations are not enforced retrospectively in my experience.
     
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    No, your just catching on. :)(y)
     
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    Whoever the dealer is I think we'd like to know but I would insist that they evidence their claim
    Has to be and recommended are two very different scenarios
    One costs you whatever they feel like charging you the other only costs a pinch of salt
     
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    I assume you will not be taking your vehicle to that dealer for an MOT :(
     
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    Not 8 years ago
     
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    You've hit the nail right on the head.

    Recommends. Suggests.

    Not the same at all as Required or Must Be.
     
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    they also tried to say that stainless pipes would stop blockages before they tried to sell you a filter
     
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    Interesting article. I have a 2007 MH and had 2 x Gaslow tanks fitted 3 years ago when I bought it and would have expected that the regulator and fittings would have been fitted correctly but then again some wishful thinking.:whistle2:
     
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    who is that masked man.
     
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    Who's to say they aren't fitted correctly?

    The last time I checked the editor of the Caravan Club magazine wasn't the person who announces new gas regs.

    Also the point of that article is that someone at the NCC had decided that your regulator is less likely to become blocked if it's mounted high up. That's it. No reference to it being a safety issue. No supporting evidence for the points they did make.

    They were probably short of an article that month.
     
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    There is no regulation that I am aware of regarding regulator height. In fact all motorhomes are EXEMPT from gas regs unless rented out in the course of a business. I have yet to see a motorhome whose gas system meets the full requirements of gas regs in UK! How can a motorhome "fail" an inspection? It isn't a test like the MOT is.

    D.
     
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