Safefill

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  1. Biged

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    Anyone on here use safefill gas bottles?

    Can see advantages with them, not least that you can see the gas :thumb: Can you connect to a gaslow type filling system?

    Bottles look to be a similar price. Advice please.
     
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    Safefill bottles have (as far as I am aware) to be filled independently, not through a filler on the side of the van.

    The other thing to check is the bottle size. Safefill are larger than other equivalents so may not fit in the locker.
     
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    Think you will find that filling them may be a problem. Information on a previous post, if you do a search for it. The overall consensus was a no if i remember correctly.

    Just go for a gasit system (same as gaslow just different colour bottle and a lot cheaper).
     
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    I've had one for a couple of years and have found it ok, filling it can be a bit awkward in the locker and when abroad find that when using the fill adaptor it does tend to leak abit round the sealing washer. Tends to be a bit of a bind having to keep taking the supply hose off the cylinder to fill and would say that in hindsight i would go down the Gaslow or Gasit path if i was to do it again. PS never had a problem filling at any place here or abroad YET!!!!! :Smile:
     
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    We bought a safefill bottle for our last van, and overall it was better than the standard exchange bottles. As mentioned above, filling it is not quite as straightforward as you might think, but understand that the part you fit the hose to has been elongated a bit, making it easier. As Graham says, it was a tight fit in the locker too. Good to be able to see how much gas you have though, and of course you benefit from the economy of LPG. Never had any problems being allowed to fill it at petrol stations.

    Sorry, don't know if the bottle can connect to an external filler. I suspect not.

    We now have Gaslow, which came with our current van, and I agree it is easier to use. However it would have cost us quite a bit more than the Safefill bottle at the time.

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    I have two safefill cylinders and got told no! you cant fill them. Big sign NO CYCLINDERS TO BE FILLED. So now fill them at a 24hr self-service outlet that is unmanned. but still BIG SIGN. So a good idea but at the moment a bit of a waste of money.
    Steve
     
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    Hi.
    Had two,no problem taking off the pipe to fill,just filled up the empty one,as i had already switched bottles ? :Doh:. Ours were the Red ones,put them on the internet about 22.20 hrs,got a phone call next morning at 09.15 hrs,they left the yard at 11.00 hrs,i could have sold them all day.
    While in France,no problem filling them,new M/h. has under slung tank as standard. One plus is,you can take the empty cylinder when home to your local cylinder filler upper,in the back of your car while out shopping/visiting etc.
    If they rock your boat..... Get 'em bought.
    Tea Bag:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Gasit

    Hi i am in the same situation in Portugal at the moment running on calor, when i get back going to look into gasit or some other system,
    if you chaps that have fitted gas systems with hindsight, what system would you now fit if you had it to do again and why.

    Laurie ash.
     
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    Hi.
    Had Gaslow system in the locker A/Sleeper,underlung tank on the timberland,then Safefill when we went back c/vanning,all ok,but,the new motor has u/slung tank with readout in cab,filler on the side,to me the best way.
    There is a company in Thirsk,"Alu-gas 2000 ??",that appear to be very competitive,i know they are helpful,as they were going to fit their system to a new A/s Broadway we had bought,but Marquis said it would invalidate the warranty........ Fitted as standard now ?????
    Just my slant on the gas systems,all ok,but in the end it's whatever suit/fits you and the van.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Thanks for the advice folks :thumb:

    I decided on the Gasit system and it arrived this morning :BigGrin:
     
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