Refillable gaz bottles in France

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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    I thought I would put this on the MHF forum for a couple of reasons.

    This is a advert from a magazine I receive from my motorhome dealer, who is also part of the large consortium "MASTERS" who cover all of France and sell motorhomes....who have produced this magazine.

    It shows two yellow bottles with a link pipe.....very similar to the GASLOW advert ..but of course without the Gaslow name on the bottles.

    The way I read it....as it is in French and not that easy to understand as it talks about a special offer of the month at the top of page the gaz gauge, so maybe Frankie could have a look and tell me where I go wrong.

    It say's you can buy a kit delivered (not fitted) with one bottle(one would think it is the small one don't forget we are in France) with a adaptor ...so you can fill up your gaz in other European countries and if you have 15 or 25% left in your old bottle you do not have to exchange before go to UK, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, MOROCCO, and so wasting gas that was left in your old bottle.

    The way I read it ...if is ok for the French to fill/refill your gas bottle in other countries, SO IT MUST BE OK IN FRANCE..... as it must be safe.

    Also many appliances on motorhomes say not to use re-fill able gas..you in- validate your warranty..but here is a major major dealership in France advertising the use of and selling refillable gas bottles.

    Also looking at the advert the way I read it as it does not come with a gauge...OR A EXTERIOR FILLING KIT it seems to be the bare essentials...one small bottle one European adaptor...it means you can fill inside your gas cabinet OR take the bottle out to refill!!!! because is says you can leave them permanent in the vehicle ??

    Also look at the PRICE for one bottle(I would think a small one) and 1 refillable adaptor to fill,... 699 euros take away price !!!! WHAT !!! come one.....this is a English seller http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GASLOW-RE...Accessories&hash=item4cfde29b58#ht_608wt_1037

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    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Just a follow on to the prices of above photo

    1 bottle large

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaslow-11..._Accessories&hash=item45fa6593c7#ht_500wt_820

    two 2 large bottles and fitting kit

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWIN-GAS-...ccessories&hash=item3cc1b9098c#ht_1460wt_1037

    Mel

    two large bottles

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorhome...ing-gas-LPG-/170775440894?pt=UK_SportingGoods
     
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    NOW since I put the previous thread on about refillable gas in France...I have just received another magazine, this time from DESTINEA....they are an another large company in France with lots of dealerships/agents...just like MASTERS..all over France...and low and behold they are now selling refillable gas bottles!!!!...IN FRANCE.......called....... guess what....GASLOW????...the price is for 1 bottle and fittings... NOT fitted...what is the world coming tooooo, the French are now using generators ....there are more and more genies on the scene, since the generators have come down in price in France......AND NOW REFILLABLE GAS!!!???
    These two items used to be TABOO in France..only a few years ago..or was it only when you could not buy,.... or maybe too expensive to buy in France....???:Wink:
    And why would these two big French Motorhome companies want to sell refillable gas bottles,....if you can not get them refilled in France?????:Doh: so I for one am glad they have decided to sell refillable gas bottles...it may help to put the myth to bed about getting LPG gas refilled

    Mel:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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    I think the question is not 'can they be refilled' but,'can they be refilled on the forecourt'
    Have filling stations removed those signs saying that filling gas bottles on forecourt is not allowed ?
    Or,do these companies selling refillable bottles in France advise you to have a filler point
    'sur la carosserie'?
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    Mike... if you look at the first advert....it is just selling you a bottle and a filler connection nothing about exterior filling connection on the body panels....so do you fill your gas inside your compartment......or take the bottle out to fill !!
    The second advert does show an Gaslow exterior filler fitting kit.....
    Do the attendants think that people are refilling normal propane bottles that are not meant to be refilled by the public.......................not knowing the Alum and Gaslow have inbuilt safety shut off device made for the purpose of refilling??:Doh:

    Mel
     
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    I don't think the attendants know anything !! I think that they have been told that if they see
    somebody opening a gas locker and putting a filler hose into it then they should take whatever action the management have prescribed vis a vis the 'filling of bottles on the forecourt'. Usually they are either too busy to notice or can't be bothered to do it.But,the possibility is always there.
    That's one reason why I opted for 'Fixed tank'. :BigGrin:
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    Sorry Mel .. I just saw the thread. Will take some time later to have a look ... don't feel like translating right now:Blush::Blush::Blush:... I 'll have a go tomorrow ...promissed!:Wink:

    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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