Filling gas tank

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  1. big dave

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    Just changed motorhomes the new one has a 55litre gas tank my query is do I have
    to turn the gas off when filling the tank .
     
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    Yes,
     
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    No it is not necessary to valve a tank off.
    Bottles yes but even then very many people don't
     
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    The reason this is often recommended is that some regulators have a safety device that, when subject to the very slight extra pressure when filling, auto-restrict or close their outlet. Never happened to me & I've never shut-off when filling.
     
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    A tank has a snorkel device preventing liquid gas getting to the regulator, hence why it is not necessary to close any valves for filling.
    The valve is on the tank and people simply do not crawl under their van to shut it for filling.
     
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    You shouldn't need to turn the gas off. I don't on mine. our fridge will automatically change its power source and will switch from 12v to gas when you turn the ignition off, but there is a 15 minute delay before it lights. Plenty of time to fill the lpg tank, also, for safety, the fridge should be on the opposite side to the lpg fill point.
     
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    I was told by dealers in Thirsk that it wasnt essential to turn valves off on the bottles just good house keeping to do so though - make of that what you will :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: BTW i never turn the gas off but i do close the valves on the bottles (y) House keeping is good, i dont like it but who does :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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