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In my new to me van is a space for 2 x11 kilo gas bottles
There is one 6 kilo calor fitted but I have 2x6 kilo gaslow bottles that I want to fit in is place that I removed from my last van.
The gaslow filler point has been fitted to the outside of the van so must have at one point had them installed
Do I just take the calor out and put my bottles in?
I notice on the regulator there are two exit points
Do I just screw them to that
Can anyone advise please
 

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In a word, yes.
I just did exactly that with my latest van, with a gasit system. Previous ( tight wad!) owner had removed the bottles but left the external filler. I just bought 2 new bottles and the hoses, connected it all up and bobs your mothers brother!
 
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Go onto the Gaslow website and you will find a picture of a twin bottle setup. Assuming that you salvaged all of the hoses from your old van, along with the bottles, then you should be able to see where to connect up. If the regulator has two outlets (on the pressure side) then your two bottles will screw onto them and the free long hose connects to the filler.
 

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In a word, yes.
I just did exactly that with my latest van, with a gasit system. Previous ( tight wad!) owner had removed the bottles but left the external filler. I just bought 2 new bottles and the hoses, connected it all up and bobs your mothers brother!
Oi o_O ... I object to being stuck in the 'tightwad group' for doing the same as your van's previous owner and moving our bottles from camper to camper! :( You're lucky he left the filler as they can be change for just a cover instead of leaving the gubbings! :rolleyes:

Ruddy freeloaders ... just want everything for nothing! :D

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
I thought it was one of the 'advertised' benefits of a gaslow or similar system, in that you can move it to your next van with relative little cost - so blame them not the users ....... :whistle:
 

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
In my new to me van is a space for 2 x11 kilo gas bottles
There is one 6 kilo calor fitted but I have 2x6 kilo gaslow bottles that I want to fit in is place that I removed from my last van.
The gaslow filler point has been fitted to the outside of the van so must have at one point had them installed
Do I just take the calor out and put my bottles in?
I notice on the regulator there are two exit points
Do I just screw them to that
Can anyone advise please

or just get one 11kg cylinder and sell your two smaller ones? would one 11kg cylinder be lighter than two 6kg cylinders?
 
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or just get one 11kg cylinder and sell your two smaller ones? would one 11kg cylinder be lighter than two 6kg cylinders?
She didn’t say weight was an issue so what’s the point?she already has twin cylinders and paid for.(y)(y)(y)
 

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The benefit of 2 x 6kg (approx 24 litres) is that when one runs out she knows and can look to refill, with just 1 x 11kg (approx 22 litres) it's anybody's guess how much is left in it! Only advantage is that by putting in 1 x 11kg she's free up a bit of space in the locker but I doubt that's an issue.

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Is this the right regulator to attach the gaalow bottles to or do I need another.? I've included a pic of bottles to be attached to it as you can see all hoses are present on the bottles.
I've asked a garage if they can do it for me but they can't fit me in for 2 weeks and we away Thursday for 3 days.
 

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Looks like it should be ok just connect your automatic changeover valve to it and give it a go.(y)(y)(y)
The regulator could do with being a little higher but that can wait until you have more time.
 
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Just contacted Gaslow and asked them if the regulator was the correct one and Jackie told me which one to connect to to so all good and they are working correctly, thanks for all the advice!!!
 
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Just contacted Gaslow and asked them if the regulator was the correct one and Jackie told me which one to connect to to so all good and they are working correctly, thanks for all the advice!!!
Well done you (y)(y)(y)
 

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The regulator could do with being a little higher but that can wait until you have more time.
So long as the pipes loop downwards from the bottle to the regulator it'll be fine where it is - I wouldn't attempt to move it as it will mean messing about with the original copper pipework of the camper and I can't see any problem with it as it is.

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So long as the pipes loop downwards from the bottle to the regulator it'll be fine where it is - I wouldn't attempt to move it as it will mean messing about with the original copper pipework of the camper and I can't see any problem with it as it is.
I don’t agree as with the refillable system you won’t need to disconnect the tails what happens when the loop fills with residue?(y)
 

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I don’t agree as with the refillable system you won’t need to disconnect the tails what happens when the loop fills with residue?(y)
Yeah, like that really happens! There would have to be a hell of a lot of residue to cause that ... never found any in our system and we've had it for 10 years now.
 
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When the tube gets blocked at the bottom of the loop you either don’t get gas or the pressure is likely to carry some gunk into the regulator, there have been folk on here in the past reporting faulty regulators don’t know if that was due to gunk or not?
But for a small job raising the regulator it may save a lot of hassle.
 

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I would agree with @Speve get the regulator as high as possible, yes that regulator will work, if it was me I would fit a truma drive safe regulator and rupture protection hoses, so you can drive with it On. (y)

Looking at your photo @Welsh girl Trish it looks like the original regulator was up higher going by the holes above, they probably had a problem and put that one on. Bob.

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When the tube gets blocked at the bottom of the loop you either don’t get gas or the pressure is likely to carry some gunk into the regulator, there have been folk on here in the past reporting faulty regulators don’t know if that was due to gunk or not?
But for a small job raising the regulator it may save a lot of hassle.
If the tube gets blocked at the bottom of the loop it doesn't matter where the loop part is ... it would then still get blocked. Any 'gunk' would still be at the bottom of the loop so nowhere near the reg anyway.

It may be a small job but may not be a cheap job as I doubt the OP would do it herself, so could cost £50/£60 for someone to do it for the sake of it, I'd rather buy a spare reg instead which would be cheaper and give me a back-up one for if it was ever needed - I've never had issues with a regulator in all the years we've been using MHs, the last 10 with a refillable system, some with lower located regs.
 

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I would agree with @Speve get the regulator as high as possible, yes that regulator will work, if it was me I would fit a truma drive safe regulator and rupture protection hoses, so you can drive with it On. (y)
I have to be honest and say we have just the standard reg and steel braided hoses, no 'drive safe' ones at all, we rarely turn our gas off now as it's well protected within our steel box so unless there was a major accident it would be very unlikely to be affected and how often do we hear of major accidents with MHs compared to other vehicles? In a coachbuilt I might be more likely to turn it off depending on the location of the locker.

Looking at your photo @Welsh girl Trish it looks like the original regulator was up higher going by the holes above, they probably had a problem and put that one on. Bob.
Yes, it does look like that doesn't it ... I suspect that the original one was a Truma which when it was joined to the existing piping would have sat higher than the new one. It could be that an earlier previous owner had a more expensive/extensive set-up (eg changeover system) and decided to take it with him/her to their new camper and fitted the smaller one in its place, which is what the person that the OP bought the camper off has been using, therefore the original may not have failed.
 
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If the tube gets blocked at the bottom of the loop it doesn't matter where the loop part is ... it would then still get blocked. Any 'gunk' would still be at the bottom of the loop so nowhere near the reg anyway
Well I didn’t comment to get an argument and certainly only trying to help so as you seem to know better I will leave this thread to you(y)(y)(y)
 

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Well I didn’t comment to get an argument and certainly only trying to help so as you seem to know better I will leave this thread to you(y)(y)(y)
Why mention an argument? o_O No argument from me ... just different opinion based on physics! :D2

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Just looking at the above photo again, it's actually not a MH but a trailer that's been smashed to bits, although the MH in front does have some damage to the rear panel which I assume was caused by the trailer being 'pushed' into it due to someone rear-ending it.
 

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