Storing with gas bottles removed

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  1. G4GMO

    G4GMO Read Only Funster

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    We currently store our m/h at a recognised Cassoa site which insists the gas bottles are removed. I wouldn't normally have an issue with this but I'm finding it difficult to lift them in/out. Am thinking of having a gas tank fitted. Obviously this means the gas bottles will not be stored on board :BigGrin:

    As this is a recognised safe way to fuel a vehicle I can't see how the storage site could have any objections. Especially as the tank would not be removable.

    Does anyone have any opinions or experience of this. Obviously my next task is to ask them.
     
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    Hi Mate
    I personaly would find that a bind too, I would go for the underslung tank and NOT ask the question, the rules are, All Gas Bottles must be removed, you wont have any to remove:thumb: keep it simple and act daft it works for me every time:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Blimey with the engine LPG and domestic LPG plus the BBQ gas I must have nearer 500 litres on board.

    Glad I'm not being asked to carry that around.

    Next they will be asking you to drain your fuel tanks:Doh::cry:
     
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    Just a thought while the conversation is on external LPG Tanks.

    What do you guys do when you use Eurostar/Ferries?

    Do you empty the LPG tanks/Do they inspect them?
     
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    My recollection is that Eurostar won't take you if LPG is the main fuel for the vehicle but don't worry about that used for heating and cooking. Illogical or what. I noted they put us in the last carriage on Eurostar - so they can leave you behind if trouble ensues :Rofl1: - they also asked us not to cook whilst travelling :Rofl1:
    Ferries - they couldn't care less as long as it's turned off and never look anyway.
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    Domestic OK but switch off.

    I wonder if Eurotunnel would ever know if you don't inform the DVLA about it being fueled by LPG?
     
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    Is this an indoor site? - I recall being asked the same for a site at Willingham near Cambridge when I said I had a fixed tank they didn't know how to deal with it.

    At present we are on a CASSOA outdoor site with our latest van that has bottles and no mention has been made of removing them.
    Keith
     
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    our storage site also says hat all gas bottles are to be removed, I am with geo on this a tank is not a bottle, even i know that and i am thick, so i wouldn't ask the question:Smile:
     
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    Storing with gas bottles

    Well I did ask them and they said that I can keep the bottles on board as the camper is stored outside. Removing the bottles was only required where the caravan/motorhome was stored inside.

    So for now I will stick to bottles unless my usage increases to make a tank installation or gaslow installation worthwhile.
     
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    As long as the lpg tank is for domestic use only it is ok on Eurostar but it has to be turned OFF and be no more than 80% full.

    Regards Pat
     
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    All LPG powered vehicles have to have the fact clearly indicated, by law, normally by a disc on the windscreen. Eurostar do inspect vehciles and the gas filler connection (which must be on the external body of the vehicle) would be a bit of a giveaway.
     
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    I recall a capacity limit as well, but maybe they have dropped that restriction
     
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    Hi John
    You may have insurance problems if you do that. Lets say you had a bad accident (Touch Wood You Dont) and LPG was an issue. If you havent declared it your insurance may be invalid

    Jim :Smile:
     
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    Considering the recent fire in the tunnel I don't think I'd like to take a primed bomb on board. whether they check or not:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I can understand the tunnel being careful about gas, but also as part of the fire regulations they won't let you use your own toilet:Eeek: I realise my high fibre diet contributes to my chronic flatulence but I don't know how the tunnel people know about it:Blush:
    The toilets on the train are cleaned daily (I believe it is a day in April) so are not a very attractive proposition at most times:Sad:
     

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