Re-fillable gas bottle installation NE Scotland

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  1. ChrisMac

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    Brand new at this game but we picked up new MH last Saturday and really looking forward to getting out and about. Some great info. and advice on here We're heading off to Europe in Sept. for several months and I'm looking to install re-fillable gas bottler i.e gaslow or similar. Anyone know of installers in NE or even anywhere in Scotland. Local dealer quote was over 700 quid for install and supply for 2 6kg bottles!!!! maybe thats just what the price is?? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Welcome to the madhouse:)

    How DIY competent are you? You can get DIY kits for less than half that price and fit them in an afternoon.
     
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    (y)Thanks. Not DIY competent at all, if i did it i'd be expecting the MH to go BANG but i do know a few people who are pretty good,that's a route I could go down..
     
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    Excellent, thanks for that. Was looking on Gasit website, they had a 6 and 11kg diy kit that didn't have the external fill (no need to make a hole in the MH body). Stating it's UK and EU compliant. I'd be a bit concerned about not being allowed to fuel up if the garage attendants saw me opening the gas bottle door??
     
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    Have a look here. This will give you an idea of the price of the kit.



    edit.....you beat me to it(y)
     
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    Might be an idea to check on the prices further South. You could stop off on the way down, just a thought. Good Luck (y)
     
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    I just bought the gasit system with external filler point from Gumtree for £190. Had only been used for one trip and the guy tore the roof of his MH, hence the sale. Keep your eyes open on Gumtree, Ebay and Preloved. You just might get lucky.
     
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    Hi @ChrisMac if you get stuck give me a pm... I'm up Inverness way in June for a meet and if you had the gear sorted I'm sure I could fit the stuff for you...
    Some prefer the external fill and you can get a bracket to install fill point in the locker.. whatever you prefer. ..
    I intend been up that way a few days before the meet at Inverness anyway..
    Just let me know
    Ta Andy. ..
     
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    Thanks folks. @andy63, thanks for that offer, much appreciated. We'll be going up that direction ourselves quite a lot to see family so may well be in touch about that.
     
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    Another possibility for you is Perthshire caravans near errol on the A90 between Dundee and Perth. They fitted a gaslow system for me at reasonable cost.

    I had it transferred to our second van and the dealer put the filler inside the locker, rather than in the skirt. I have opened it and refilled without any issues in many places in UK and abroad.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave. Went there a few timeswhen we were looking at MH's. I'llget a quote from them i think. Good to know about no issues with the inside filler (y)
     
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    Have you considered fitting a tank and haveing gas locker free for storage
    I wish we had
     
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    Wow, some great advice, thanks to you all. Think I'll have a look at the diy option and rope in someone who has a better idea than me, I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    Opted for the twin 6kg Gasit set up manual changeover, with internal locker fill. Still to be installed but hopefully get it done this week so we can give the MH a proper test. Thanks again.
     
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    Can't fault that decision , we have just one 6kg gasit, otherwise the same, took maybe an hour to fit and most of that was deciding where to put the filler.
     
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