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Hi chaps
We have finally purchased a MoHo after many months of shopping around, a new to us Mobilvetta Kea P67, 2021 Reg, it has 2x 6kg Gaslow cylinders fitted, can I swap these out for two 11kg ones and connect to the existing pig tails or do the 11kg bottles use a larger size
Cheers
 
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madkoka
May 17, 2022
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Great thanks locker can take two 11kg the ones in there look lost
 
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Disclaimer: not an expert!

But I did see a thread about the height of the regulator when fitting taller bottles. I’ll see if I can find it, or maybe someone more gas-savvy can tell us what’s what.

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pappajohn

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Disclaimer: not an expert!

But I did see a thread about the height of the regulator when fitting taller bottles. I’ll see if I can find it, or maybe someone more gas-savvy can tell us what’s what.
Yep, regulator needs to be higher than the bottle top.
It probably is but if the small bottles were factory fit then it may be lower.
 

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Gaslow sell the parts to directly attach a regulator to the bottle outlet so I would think anything level with the outlet or above is good
 
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My 14kg Alugas ones leave only a small fall back from the regulator to the bottles so I have fitted a filter next to the regulator. The filter intercepts any oily condensates that form in the pipe and prevents them from reaching the regulator.
Gaslow sell the parts to directly attach a regulator to the bottle outlet so I would think anything level with the outlet or above is good
A bottle top regulator does not have a length of pipe between bottle and regulator. I believe that condensates form in the pipes and hence the need for the pipes to run downhill from the regulator back to the bottle to stop the oily stuff getting into the regulator.
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ps A bottle top regulator is above the gas outlet not level with it.

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Basildog

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Lots of petrol stations stopping selling LPG as EV’s become more common.
Here’s my take on the reality of the LPG pump availability.

MFG (motor fuels group ) who run approximately 900 petrol forecourts announced that they were withdrawing from the LPG market, what that means in reality is the 57 forecourts they have with LPG will stop selling it by 2024 .

Pretty insignificant really .

Yes the LPG market has changed significantly over the last couple of decades, very few cars are now LPG powered , this decline began in the early 2000s .

BP pulled out of the LPG market in 2015 / 16 followed by Shell in 2020 when they wound up Autogas a joint venture with Calor.

There are still independent BP and Shell franchises that have LPG.

The good news is that more Leisure businesses are actually now installing new LPG pumps as the Leisure industry has seen a massive increase in refillable LPG tanks / cylinders.

So whilst their has been a significant decline in the number of LPG pumps overall, it’s certainly never going to completely disappear and in fact with Leisure vehicles it’s a completely different market as it’s small volumes and often infrequently refilled , once you get used to planning ahead it’s not a problem at all , especially with the way Calor have been with regards to cylinder shortage for the last few years.

We have our own LPG pump onsite and stock a massive selection of refillable LPG tanks and cylinders along with leisure vehicle gas regulators etc .



 
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Here’s my take on the reality of the LPG pump availability.

MFG (motor fuels group ) who run approximately 900 petrol forecourts announced that they were withdrawing from the LPG market, what that means in reality is the 57 forecourts they have with LPG will stop selling it by 2024 .

Pretty insignificant really .

Yes the LPG market has changed significantly over the last couple of decades, very few cars are now LPG powered , this decline began in the early 2000s .

BP pulled out of the LPG market in 2015 / 16 followed by Shell in 2020 when they wound up Autogas a joint venture with Calor.

There are still independent BP and Shell franchises that have LPG.

The good news is that more Leisure businesses are actually now installing new LPG pumps as the Leisure industry has seen a massive increase in refillable LPG tanks / cylinders.

So whilst their has been a significant decline in the number of LPG pumps overall, it’s certainly never going to completely disappear and in fact with Leisure vehicles it’s a completely different market as it’s small volumes and often infrequently refilled , once you get used to planning ahead it’s not a problem at all , especially with the way Calor have been with regards to cylinder shortage for the last few years.

We have our own LPG pump onsite and stock a massive selection of refillable LPG tanks and cylinders along with leisure vehicle gas regulators etc .



Thanks useful info.
 

Williamhenry

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Hi chaps
We have finally purchased a MoHo after many months of shopping around, a new to us Mobilvetta Kea P67, 2021 Reg, it has 2x 6kg Gaslow cylinders fitted, can I swap these out for two 11kg ones and connect to the existing pig tails or do the 11kg bottles use a larger size
Cheers
Mobilvetta specify in the handbook that you can only use 6kg cylinders.
 

Nanniemate

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Still dropping clangers and making it up as I go along
We actually have one customer that had 3 underslung LPG tanks fitted on her new Fiat Ducato pvc , we didn’t fit them , just tidied up the mess 😂
See you soon you gpt to sort mine out yet
 

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Can anyone confirm for me and potentially help me answer my question please

1 X 11kg gaslow cylinder weighs 11kg empty and holds around 23 litres of lpg when full (80%) - so a total of around 24kg

1 X 6kg gaslow cylinder weighs 6kg empty and holds around 12 litres of lpg when full (80%) - so a total of around 16kg

The two combined equate to around 40kg when full and hold @35 litres of lpg

My question is, is there an equivalent underslung tank that can hold the same amount or more lpg at a less total weight?

Im considering whether it's worth changing from cylinders to an underslung tank - bearing in mind that my cylinders will need replacing in a couple of years time.
 
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Can anyone confirm for me and potentially help me answer my question please

1 X 11kg gaslow cylinder weighs 11kg empty and holds around 23 litres of lpg when full (80%) - so a total of around 24kg

1 X 6kg gaslow cylinder weighs 6kg empty and holds around 12 litres of lpg when full (80%) - so a total of around 16kg

The two combined equate to around 40kg when full and hold @35 litres of lpg

My question is, is there an equivalent underslung tank that can hold the same amount or more lpg at a less total weight?

Im considering whether it's worth changing from cylinders to an underslung tank - bearing in mind that my cylinders will need replacing in a couple of years time.

Alugas are lighter than Gaslow. 14kg Alugas weighs 10kg empty/24kg full and holds 27.57 litres of propane. I think you may have slightly overestimated your capacities, 1kg of propane is 1.969 litres, 11x1.969=21.66 litres.

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