refillable gas bottles installation

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Welsh girl, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,630
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Location:
    living the dream.
    We have just had one 6kg Gaslow bottle fitted with a filler in the door, couldn't fit 2 in unfortunately due to the size of the locker.
    We had 2x6kg calor in there but David at marquis said the locker wouldn't accommodate 2.
    We asked for assistance for the first time filling, it's easy when you are shown isn't it, got a fright when releasing the trigger at the gas station, didn't expect the whoosh of gas when releasing the trigger, we know what to expect next time.
    It was satisfying seeing the same amount of gas going in for less than half the price of the calor bottles.
    We have sold the empty one and we are going to use the other full caller before selling that one and then start using the Gaslow.
    One problem did occur in that the gauge didn't register at first so decided to mention to David in the morning of that problem but when in returning back to the campsite hey ho, the gauge then showed full so somehow the road trip must have jogged it into working.
    Big outlay in the beginning but hope to save more as time goes on, nice to know we can refill at any time though.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. flatpackchicken

    flatpackchicken Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    880
    Location:
    BICESTER OXFORDSHIRE
    No more worrying about finding gas bottle replacement now especially when abroad, you have got the message nice one and it will be worth every penny spent especially the convienece factor, just top up at any LPG gge in the WORLD really :Wink:, I have this same type of system and was able to top up in Sweden, Norway, Belgium on my last trip, did not give gas another thought really just topped up when I see the gauge going down SIMPLES.:RollEyes: Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
  3. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,560
    Likes Received:
    11,121
    Location:
    Taunton Somerset
    I don't think that unless you have bulk LPG available to dispense (test and demonstrate) that you should sell Gaslow.

    Just my opinion

    Eddie
     
  4. yorkieman

    yorkieman Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    Yorkshire (nr. Leeds)
    This sounds interesting.

    I didn't realise there was a valid alternative to Calor. Being able to just fill up with LPG sounds cool.

    Where do you go to get your MH converted over?
     
  5. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,260
    Likes Received:
    34,534
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Alugas available from Dave Newell in Telford or Autogas 2000 in Thirsk.
     
  6. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,475
    Likes Received:
    25,166
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Rings alarm bells. Yes it's permitted but having a steel pipe regularly flexing is not the best option.

    Do yourself a favour and read the document below, especially the door mounted filler part and make sure they have done the job properly.


    http://www.gaslow.co.uk/pdf/Filling-Instructions-2012.pdf
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,475
    Likes Received:
    25,166
    Location:
    Macclesfield
  8. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,630
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Location:
    living the dream.
    They drilled a 70mm hole through the door so the door doesn't have to be open to refill, Terry not confident to drill hole but the actual fitting looked easy.
    Cost £80 for fitting but they tested for leaks, I know many of you say that's a rip off but we at least don't.
     
  9. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,630
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Location:
    living the dream.
    Would have had it done with them but too far from east Sussex, would have had my discount too.
     
  10. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,260
    Likes Received:
    34,534
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Dave is a long way from us as well but we worked it into a trip in the van - actually the first one in this van. We did the same last week when we had a rear view camera fitted. We stayed at Severn Valley Gorge site (5 minutes away) first time and Shrewsbury Showground (half an hour away) last week.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. DiggerJon

    DiggerJon Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    4,431
    Location:
    Dorchester, Dorset
    Fitting gas bottles

    Honestly, for a total incompetent like me, I managed to fit a Gasit system in about an hour and tested it for leaks with the aerosol supplied. I sourced bottle to regulator steel braided hoses from eBay at a considerable saving. Cost of filling 2 6kg bottles about £18 rather than £20 for a Calor refill for one. Highly recommended!
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page