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  1. jemhorn

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    picked up new MH yesterday having fun putting back in all the buts and pieces. Need to install either Gaslow or Autogas. Really fancy under slung tank but can't find anyone in the westcountry installing these. Should I bother with the tank or go for the bottle system.
     
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    How long is a piece of string ?

    Bottles - easy DIY.
    Underslung - you get a free locker.

    Functionally identical and a really good idea.
     
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    Hi jemhorn me old beauty.
    I bought and fitted Gaslow very easy anybody with DIY knowledge can, if I can anybody can!!
    If you decide to go down the Gaslow route I know a firm who will give you excellent prices. pm me.
    colyboy (east Deon)
     
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    Congratualtions on the new van !! Always a lot of fun getting things back how you like them !!

    If like us you tend to stay away on one site during winter ( or any other time come to that ) then go for the bottle option from Alugas.
    They supply with an option that allows you to witch the pig tail to a standard bottle..
    In our case that is actually a Spanish bottle with an adaptor ( and the gas man comes round once a week on the site we stay on )

    If we had an underslung tank we would have to decamp, do a round trip of about 40 miles to get a refill
     
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    Do you need either? There is a high capital cost to recover when you buy either. If you tour Europe extensively then it is worth considering for convenience. However, if you stay in the UK where obtaining bottled gas is relatively easy, it is an expense that you may not need.
     
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    Ah, but we all know that when you buy a new motorhome, it's not what you NEED, it's what you WANT. :sneaky:
     
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    I have a 55 litre underslung I just fill it 2 - 3 times a season and we use that van a lot, the bonus is I have an extra locker, it was the right choice for me but it comes down to an extent to cost vs how long you intend to keep the van and of course how much you can afford to spend
     
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    True so very true, which is so often why people that arrive in our shop at Cornish Farm, having never bought a motorhome before, often get told to "suck it and see" before buying some things.

    Obviously, if their experienced "old salts" we assume that they know "whats what" lol
     
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    Have a look at gasit similar but cheaper
    David
     
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    Best of both worlds!

    We had an underslung tank fitted by Autogas 2000 a few years back and would not now want to be without it.
    For the convenience of topping up with lpg at any time and not having to wait for an empty cylinder to exchange, not having to lift cylinders and having an extra locker an underslung tank can't be beaten imo.
    However we have also kept the original regulator setup in the gas locker, so should we be on site for an extended period we could always connect a cylinder if necessary to save moving the vehicle.
     
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    I'm a newbie and defiantly going to Spain/Portugal for 2 to 3 months shortly, I see a Gazit system as a need would you still advise "suck it and see" under those circumstances?
    I'm a Yorkshireman so don' like spending if I don't have to:whistle:
     
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    No, if your travelling around Europe in the Winter then a gas system that will allow you to "hop across" boarders would be useful.

    Just make sure that you have a list of LPG stations in Spain though, as it's no good having a tank or Gaslow bottles if you can't find anywhere to get them filled
     
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    An underslung gas tank is on my 'wish list' for the hymer,.......as others have already said, as a bonus it free's up the outside locker
     
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    Very good point but can't you back-feed a Spanish bottle via a BBQ point ?
     
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    Just to confuse the issue you pick the worst place for LPG stations ( not sure about Portugal ). You can fill in Spain but you could be a good distance away. If touring not a problem, just fill when passing one.
     
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    Freeing up the outside locker is only a bonus if you have surplus payload.

    My gas locker now has two shelves that hold numerous boxes of bits and adapters plus two warning triangles and a large torque wrench.
    Also a large double burner BBQ and legs
    25 metre extension cable
    10 metre hose pipe
    various short hoses and connectors.
     
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    Just bought one myself (y)
     
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