Alugas v Gaslow

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  1. Nigel&Debbie

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    What are the pro and cons of each?

    Any views gratefully received
     
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    We have a Gaslow system which is fine ,can't say much more than that, does what it says on the tin ! Which ever one you choose ,shop around you can save upto £30 plus on gaslow cylinders. Google hamilton gas:thumb:
     
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    +1
    Very happy with it and it came with the van
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    +2 very happy with gas low but I want a second bottle hopping to sort out at Newark show
     
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    Weight.....both about the same...same connections just the alugas being aluminium are lighter,a lot lighter, and most motorhomes struggle with payload...overloading

    we have two 11kg Alugas....I don't think there is a much difference in cost now between the two...alugas and gaslow

    Mel
     
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    I've Alugas, cylinders considerably lighter than the steel type (Gaslow/Gasit etc) which is a plus if payload an issue, system components cheaper than Gaslow, external filler smaller and more discreet.
     
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    We have the Alugas fitted by Dave Newell, chose it because its so light compared to Gaslow and even though we have a massive payload we do get close so every little helps as they say. Apart from the weight don't think theres any difference, whichever you choose make sure you have an outside filler fitted.:thumb:
     
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    I have 2x11kg Alugas. Went for them rather than Gaslow/Gasit because of lower weight.
     
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    Funster discount off Dave. He can fit at shows. If at his premises day ticket for blist hills museums saves a few bob and makes a nice day of it.
     
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    I was in a local dealers recently and saw numerous Safefill propane bottles for sale at £149 each. They are made of plastic and fibreglass and can hold 11kg of gas. They can be filled up at any filling station according to the leaflet. If I was considering going off my Calor Lite bottles then I would go for 2 of them. They would be far lighter than the gaslow bottles and could be filled up abroad using the continental adaptors. For further info tel 01782 414526.
     
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    I don't think the difference in weight is too much to get excited about. The saving per cylinder is approx 5kg.........roughly equal to 6 litres of diesel.

    If weight is really a major issue you could carry a little less fuel, or less food, or simply lose 5kg of body weight :Eek!:

    It's not high on my list of things to worry about. (you did ask :Wink:)
     
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    I should check out the safefill site as there our very few outlets who allow you to fill up these bottles, certainly non of the autogas sites will allow this and they are the bulk of the petrol station providers .I believe they are also a bit of a no no abroad as well but I'm sure others might have a bit more knowledge on this one.Check out the autogas web site ,a of couple of videos on there explaining filling
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    We have gasit system self fitted in less than hour. Identical to gaslow but cylinders are red not yellow and at least 25% cheaper. Worth a look at www.gasit.co.uk
    :thumb:
     
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    Stay on here long enough and you see the same questions coming round :BigGrin:
     
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    Now thats a bit harsh Sid the last one was only last week.:Rofl1:
     
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    Very harsh I have learnt more usefull things on this group in 1 month than in last 2 years researching on net
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    .........you read it tho, and a variety of different opinions, love it!

    If we're boring you, read summit else.

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    I hope so I joined this group due to simple facts
    Like minded people with a passion for motorhomes and travel
    And wildly different opinions and ideas some good funny or just plain daft
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    For info:- 11Kg Gasit bottle (with gauge) £133 including delivery

    11Kg Gaslow bottle (with gauge) from Hamilton's £120 including delivery.
     
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