Rant - I HATE Calor gas with a vengence!

Discussion in 'Heating and Air-Conditioning' started by Trikeman, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Trikeman

    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    The biggest mistake I have ever made in motorhoming life is 'buying' two 6kg calorlite bottles - I just hate the things, well the TOTAL lack of support for them once sold.

    Bought two - several weeks later they were recalled, dropped them off for replacement "thanks for bringing them in Mr Trikeman". "Where's the replacements" I respectfully asked - "Oh we haven't got any replacements we have to give you two credit notes". We were going away that week "do I heat the van by setting fire to the credit notes" I asked, but left empty handed, and needless to say lost the week away.

    Anyway TWO MONTHS LATER I had a call to collect the replacements,,,,,,, well now one has run out,,,,,,, Can we get a replacement anywhere? - Can we hell.:mad:

    I hate Calor, they are absolutely useless and their support is definitely rubbish - "Sorry, there's nothing we can do - we could sell you other bottles". I wouldn't buy anything else from these shylocks.:mad:

    Right, breath and go and have a beer.

    Don't buy the products, they cannot support the 6kg Calorlites for sure.

    Trikeman.:mad:
     
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    Polly Put The Kettle On Read Only Funster

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    The supply of propane is slow as well as they are sorting out the Lites so no propanes are being filled
     
  3. JJ

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    I hate them too Mr Trikeman.

    That's why I LOVE filling my Calorlite bottle here in Portugal myself knowing I am breaking their bloody rules...

    They didn't recall my one did they?

    (Edit... damn and blast it... mine is re-called)


    JJ :cool:
     
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  4. injebreck99

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    I just had our M/H habitation service done today at my local agent, I asked him what was the situation re Calor Lite cylinders, he said he had them in stock, but now the old type iron cylinders were in short supply!
     
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    I don't know how it works where you are but I get my bottles at my local garden centre .I always had the 6 kg standard bottles until one day he found out I had a motorhome and offered me a Gas lite bottle instead no extra charge just straight swap.
    On another occasion I went in with my lite bottle to be told they didn't have any left but was offered a normal one.


    Vlad
     
  6. Manic

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    Why not change to refillable cylinder and stuff Calor!!
     
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    You should have contacted gasit , cylinders would have been on your step next morning , shove em in , nip down to shell , fill em up , bingo , no more calor
     
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    Mine came from Bath Marina.

    Just like Vlad I got a swap for no charge. (Unusual for that place!)

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Most cylinders are refillable!

    Calorlite ones are...;)

    JJ :cool:
     
  10. Manic

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    Ok ,I should have said Gas-it or Gaslow or Alugas cylinders.
     
  11. pappajohn

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    What did the recall concern ?

    Looking on their website and they are being very evasive as to the fault.

    Seems odd only 2008 to 2011 bottles are affected....between 4 and 7 years to identify a fault....bollox !
     
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    Yes, but I wouldn't like to contribute to removing the South West of England off Google maps - forever....:laughing:
    :Eeek:
     
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    I fill mine when in Portugal Calor lite that is, al6so changed onto oz gas plenty available in the north, When I get home back onto calor store the two oz gas in shed for next trip to Portugal.
     
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    Papajohn, here is the link to the recall - it was for all bottles between 2008 and 2011 I think.
    http://www.calor.co.uk/recall
     
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    Yes, thats where i looked but there is no mention of what the fault is.....very evasive.

    When a car brand has a recall its advertised what the fault is and resulting problem/danger.
    do calor think we are too thick to understand "may leak", "may crack" or "could be overfilled"
     
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    I noticed the two I had replaced had new valves on, dont know if thats where the fault was.

    Eric
     
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    Thats probably it Eric....but it wouldnt have been hard to include the info on the recall web page.
     
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    Is there an easy to use alternative to Calorlite propane bottles?
     
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    I was told that it was corrosion of the cylinder itself at the base.
     
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    We gave up on calor lite. We use Safefill. Bottles cost approx £150 to buy, but then you just fill them up at a garage that sells gas. Ours are fibre glass and you can see how much is in them. So much cheaper, soon pays for itself.
     
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