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  1. Tony Santara

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    our's is a 1993 c class winniebago (minnie winnie) 28 foot when we bought it about 2 years ago it was all complete and running but tired looking,
    in the first year we had the yank elecs converted to uk,
    we have had a full respray,and new decal stripes to my design not typical winnebago ones,
    a set of dually wheel simulators,a rear dirt skirt,
    inside has been completely reupholstered including window pelmets,and curtains,
    we have had a new fridge fitted by me supplied by Stateside,
    the Ford 460 petrol engine is running like a dream now since a full service performed by yours truly
    which has also been converted to lpg
     
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  2. Suzy

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    Tony,

    Where did you get the respray done?
     
  3. Jim

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    How do you find the LPG? I know that if I am going to keep my RV I need to get a conversion, but I just love my 8.1 Vortec, it sounds great and pulls like an intercity train. I'm not saying I wouldn't swop it for a nice Cummins or Cat, but I do like it, even though the MPG is dismal. I know the LPG hits you in the wallet but is there a performance hit with the LPG?
     
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    Hi Suzy
    found a local commercial vehicle paint sprayer near home
    it was done in 2 pack paint
    he is based in Middlewich Cheshire
     
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    In fairness Jim I have to say that we never noticed a performance dip when on LPG. I thought it was fab! but wouldn't swop it for my Cat!
     
  6. Tony Santara

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    Hi Jim
    Its a must as far i can see theres a slight drop in pulling power on steeper hills but of no great concern other than that it goes like the wind
    it cost me 1600 quid at Autogas Northwest for the job done
    with 2 x 300 litre tanks slung under the back end between the chassis rails
    went down to Norfolk couple of weeks ago round trip 70 quid
     
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    Tony,

    I'm going now your making me jealous, I can't get to the end of the M6 on £70.00 :Err:
     
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    Not only that Suzy i found a domestic gas supplier that sells lpg at 38p a litre :Wink:
     
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    :Eek!: 2 x 300 litre tanks? How on earth did you fit them? Having said that. The Winnie does have quite a big space under there. :Wink:

    :Embarrassed: My old Coachmen only had 2 x 110 litre tanks. Slung ABOVE the chassis rails at the rear.
     
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    Thats all I could fit 2x100litre tanks.

    Olley
     
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    I am having he Jeep converted to LPG next week. 15K a year minimum will get my money back in the first year

    With the RV i would need to keep it 2 plus years before i benefit (Will I keep it that long?:wub:)

    A good guide to see your saving http://www.gaspoweruk.co.uk/index.htm

    I have been quoted £2000 to £2500 by 4 companies for the RV with the newest stystem:Wink:
     
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    Hi John thats a super little calculator on that link thanks.:Smile:

    Olley
     
  13. Tony Santara

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    sorry

    I have to apologise to everyone for giving out duff info

    its actualy 2 x 150 tanks =300 in total :Embarrassed::Embarrassed:

    for those who are debating the benefits of lpg it can only help your resale value
     
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    :Cool: I totally agree. Just as a point of interest? On the 1988 Coachmen Classic 32ft, Chevrolet P30, 454 7400cc, which was always vastly overloaded with Airbags sagging even with 90psi all round. We used to get 8 to 9 mpg on Petrol and 7 to 8mpg on LPG. :Wink:
     
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    Do you think that calculator is right Olley, it calculated that i would save a £1000 year even if I was only doing 5000miles a year. (based on 8mg)

    If that's right I might make a return quicker that I thought
     
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    :Eek!: According to the Calculation I saved £4602.83 on my 1988 Coachmen. :Tongue:
     
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    Hi Guys,

    My thoughts on lpg are well known, I personally think it is a waste of money to convert an RV unless you are going to keep it for a long time and do a lot of miles. As this is against the normal use of a MH let alone an RV it seems a lot of money down the drain to me.

    With regards to resale value, I never saw any difference in sales prices when looking for my RV. Perhaps it just gives you an additional item to mention in the ad but no more than that.

    There is of course the feel good factor of costing less to drive those few miles and that of course if worth a great deal of money.

    I have also heard that the V10 engine does not have a good lpg conversion, even being told to not go down the route of converting it! But that is only hearsay and if you have a V10 would urge you to check it out for yourself. Not exactly sure, but something to do with having to use two kits and mate them together and the inevitable problems that would ensue from that.

    I have just checked the Devon Gas Power calculator and it is correct and gives almost identical information to my Excel spreadsheet that I published on other forums:

    www.swi.org.uk

    Scroll down to the bottom of the web site and click on LPG Spreadsheet.

    Regards

    Chris
     
  18. fordy

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    But think of the environmental saving LPG is a hole lot cleaner than petrol and better for your engine less servicing cheaper and you fill good when filling up.

    FORDY:Laughing:
     
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    :Cool: My own sentiments exactly. :Wink:
     
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    it works for me in every way
    i calculated the money i'm saving on trips will soon outway the cost of fitting
    not to mention service cost
    then there is the environment :Smile::Smile:
     

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