Gaslow filler location. (1 Viewer)

Oct 15, 2011
4,235
11,522
Not Glasgow
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18,482
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Carthago chic eline
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Since 2011
The dealer is fitting a Gaslow system to our new to us van, so I asked where the fill point would be,he told me they would mount it on the locker door. I asked if they could put it inside to which he replied that they weren't allowed to do that anymore, I fitted mine inside as I had read of hose problems when mounting it on the door.
 
Feb 18, 2017
4,212
8,157
Greenwich, London, UK
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47,382
MH
Hymer MLT 570
Exp
1986
You want it on the same side as the diesel filler cap
Ideally you want it about waist height (Above knee, below shoulder)

Mine was professionally fitted, in the locker door.
Not caused any issues yet ......
 
Sep 3, 2012
7,639
26,278
Cheshire
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22,759
MH
C Class Elddis 175
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8+ years
If its fitted in the door ,( which by the way is not gaslow approved) make sure they use a long hose ( that cannot kink)and you don't open and close the door when filling as this could lead to cracking of the hoses,which should be of the stainless steel braided type. DO NOT accept rubber hoses. (y)
Ps
It's not very professional to fit in the floor, just an easy option.
 
Feb 18, 2017
4,212
8,157
Greenwich, London, UK
Funster No
47,382
MH
Hymer MLT 570
Exp
1986
If its fitted in the door ,( which by the way is not gaslow approved) make sure they use a long hose ( that cannot kink)and you don't open and close the door when filling as this could lead to cracking of the hoses,which should be of the stainless steel braided type. DO NOT accept rubber hoses. (y)
Ps
It's not very professional to fit in the floor, just an easy option.
FYI
Mine is fitted with along braided stainless steel internal hose, by a company that has a number of users on this very forum.....
 

Realist

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Nov 4, 2018
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If it's on the door you may find some garages may refuse you to fill as it's not a normal fill point location.

I would get it fitted as said above by the diesel fill point, it's not hard for a proper installer to do.

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suavecarve

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Aug 18, 2009
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Our preference was to put in on the skirting on the off side whilst the diesel and adblue are on the near side.

Purely because the gas cupboard is that side and we tend to fill up abroad and this helps with ease of access.

The Bullfinch for "BBQ" is on the nearside with habitation door
 

Basildog

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Feb 21, 2018
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The dealer is fitting a Gaslow system to our new to us van, so I asked where the fill point would be,he told me they would mount it on the locker door. I asked if they could put it inside to which he replied that they weren't allowed to do that anymore, I fitted mine inside as I had read of hose problems when mounting it on the door.
Unfortunately many installers go for the easy option which is normally the door .
Personally we avoid the door if at all possible and would rather mount on a bracket in the locker if there’s no other option , did exactly that on a Karmann coach built yesterday.
 
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Basildog

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If its fitted in the door ,( which by the way is not gaslow approved) make sure they use a long hose ( that cannot kink)and you don't open and close the door when filling as this could lead to cracking of the hoses,which should be of the stainless steel braided type. DO NOT accept rubber hoses. (y)
Ps
It's not very professional to fit in the floor, just an easy option.
Several different types of hoses available, don’t confuse stainless steel hoses with braided ones .
Personally I’d recommend rubber over stainless steel if fitted in a door as the stainless steel hoses eventually harden and rupture when subjected to constant flexing and bending in a door .
We’ve had a couple of them ruptured here on our LPG pump ⚠️
The codes of practice specify that the filler be fitted to a fixed non moveable location.
 
Nov 4, 2011
6,024
40,413
Uk
Funster No
18,763
MH
A class
Exp
2001
The dealer is fitting a Gaslow system to our new to us van, so I asked where the fill point would be,he told me they would mount it on the locker door. I asked if they could put it inside to which he replied that they weren't allowed to do that anymore, I fitted mine inside as I had read of hose problems when mounting it on the door.
Your the customer paying, so tell them where you want it, because the door is not ideal.
 

Basildog

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Feb 21, 2018
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You want it on the same side as the diesel filler cap
Ideally you want it about waist height (Above knee, below shoulder)

Mine was professionally fitted, in the locker door.
Not caused any issues yet ......
Not caused any issues until the day it does 😂
Mounting the filler needs more careful consideration than most people would think of,minimum distances from windows, vents , flues , exhaust, etc .
One manufacturer actually mounts the filler next to a fridge vent ⚠️

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Jul 6, 2009
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Water leak gets you wet, electrical leak fries you, gas leak could mean you are the next man on the moon. Basildog is spot on.
 
Jun 14, 2014
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3,191
Coventry
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31,965
MH
IH N680CFL
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Since2014
Not caused any issues until the day it does 😂
Mounting the filler needs more careful consideration than most people would think of,minimum distances from windows, vents , flues , exhaust, etc .
One manufacturer actually mounts the filler next to a fridge vent ⚠️
The main issue I have as someone that is Gas Safe Registered is that a customer will use someone gas safe registered to do a job thinking they have done the right thing in using a qualified person. They have to a degree and you can't blame the customer.

The unbelievable levels in competence that you see daily does make you wonder how those qualifications were gained
 
Sep 7, 2020
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Knaus Sun Ti
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Recent
Several different types of hoses available, don’t confuse stainless steel hoses with braided ones .
Personally I’d recommend rubber over stainless steel if fitted in a door as the stainless steel hoses eventually harden and rupture when subjected to constant flexing and bending in a door .
We’ve had a couple of them ruptured here on our LPG pump ⚠️
The codes of practice specify that the filler be fitted to a fixed non moveable location.
Gas it only supply thermoplastic pipe with the ends not attached. Easy enough to work with and have been no trouble in the 2 years I've used it using a decent pipe cutter and some care when tightening up on the olives but presumably you wouldn't agree as you haven't mentioned it as one of the options? Mine was originally fitted inside the locker on my last MH but the new (to me) one already had a Gaslow filler in the door so not much I could do about that. The length is perfect so as not to cause hardly any bending/flexing and I have put an L fitting on the door and it all seems fine with the fills I've done so far.
 
Jul 4, 2018
1,260
1,648
Bristol
Funster No
54,738
MH
Weinsberg
Exp
A few years.
I understand the possible leaks that may arise with the filler in the door. Mine was fitted there by previous owner so I kept it. I check it every time I open the door. It has a large loop that never pulls tight with the inlet on the hinge side of the door. As I say I understand the perils of the pipe but as it is an inlet pipe and in my case only used 2 or 3 times a year, surely any problem will be on filling and that would be evident on the forecourt, not on every day gas usage?

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Aug 6, 2013
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Unfortunately many installers go for the easy option which is normally the door .
Personally we avoid the door if at all possible and would rather mount on a bracket in the locker if there’s no other option , did exactly that on a Karmann coach built yesterday.
That's where mine is. The perfect location (IMO) (y)
 

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