Refillable Gas System

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  1. Baycott

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    Hi all,
    When we eventually collect our new MotorHome I intend to fit a refillable gas system.
    Can you good people give me an idea of how much a 2 x 6 or 7 kg bottle system should cost if I fit it myself?
    Would also like to know the best place to buy it as there seem to be quite a few now.
    TIA
    John.
     
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  2. Bill_OR

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    John, not answering your actual question but ... we've had a single bottle Gaslow system for 3 years now and have never got to the point when we wished we had a 2nd bottle.
     
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    If you look up Gaslow or Alugas etc on Google, everything is priced up. When we bought our present van I asked the dealer if he would fit Gaslow, which he did at no extra cost.
    The most economical use of re-fillable systems could be to have the 6kg re-fillable bottle with a single exchangeable bottle as back-up, from whichever country you are spending your time in.
    Alan
     
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    I would agree in principal Bill unless you spend a lot of time in Spain.

    Eddie

    edit: GasIt probably the cheapest. http://www.gasit.co.uk/
     
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  5. Baycott

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    Thanks for that Bill.
    I will wait untill I actually have the van to see if I can get a 13kg bottle in there in which case I will just have the one.
    As a matter of interest what size bottle is in yours?
     
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    @Baycott - John - mine is the 13Kg bottle and I opted for the dealer to do the installation prior to me collecting the MH as it just seemed a lower risk approach.
    Note what Eddie & Alan have said though - different styles of motorhoming may need different bottle configs.
     
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    @Baycott - John, correction - mine is an 11Kg bottle, not 13Kg.
    Bill
     
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  8. Baycott

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    I may well buy the system Bill and ask the dealer to install It FOC during the PDI. (y)
     
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    We use two Gaslow bottles, which I fitted my self which were very easy to fit. Since buying ours there are alloy bottles out there and if they were around then I would have bought them, We travel around Europe and have NEVER had trouble obtaining refills. Spain in particular has loads of filling stations and there seems to be a new one each week.

    colyboy
     
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    I've recently fitted 2 6kg Gasit bottles with in locker fill point. Easy to install, just have to make sure everything's well tightened up. Helpful local lpg garage tightened everything that was needed. Heading to Europe for a year soon, haven't tested it fully but sitting in a cosy MH in horrendous weather in NE Scotland right now courtesy of the gas.
     
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    I have 2 x 11kg Gaslow fitted, had it transferred from my previous Rapido, no more lugging bottles in and out, refill when it indicates it has changed bottles or if I'm going on an extended trip line to make sure they are both full. Travel to France quite a lot and never had a problem finding GPL.

    Wouldn't be without it.
     
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    We finished one 6kg bottle and started a second during a two week trip to Scotland over Easter and we are frugal with heating etc. it was mainly used for cooking and the fridge. We weren't anywhere near a refilling point.
     
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    Just fitted a Gas It twin 11kg kit with exterior filler. 80% protection worked at first fill, but gauges both read empty. Bottles appear to be heavy enough to have gas in them though. There is a wee note stuck to the bottle stating that the gauge isn't accurate, and reading empty when full proves that !!!!
    Have filler adapter for France when we head on Thursday . Yippppeeeee!
     
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  14. Baycott

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    Do you mind saying what the total cost was to give me a guide?
     
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    1 x 6kg Gasit being fitted this week with external filler point, will put a second one in when calor cyl runs out.
     
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    My bottles I fitted did the same but after a 10 mile trip both gauges work fine.
    Cost of my kit from Gasit was £360 with a French adapter delivered.
     
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    Hi,
    I am thinking of having a refillable system fitted to my motorhome. However I am thinking of going down the under slung tank method. Not many of you seem to have done this is there a reason why not?
    I would like to go this route as I would get a large outside locker freed up.
    I am just interested in the pro s and cons of this so would appreciate your thoughts.
    Thanks Glenn.
     
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    makes sense if you need the extra space
     
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    Can you swap under slung tanks if you change MHs?
     
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    I think it's much more of a job than just swapping couple of bottles.
     
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