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LPG fill point where? Not a inside or outside question.

Jan 27, 2018
166
79
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido &Bongone
Not a inside or outside question. On my 604 the obvious place is in the skirt between the Hab door and gas locker. Is the skirt strong enough? Does it need a plate behind skirt? where have you fitted yours? Another place suggested was the towbar, rear face or side facing. This would be at least 3m to the locker, needing a connector. Any comments. Yes inside the locker would be easy.
 
Jun 16, 2017
63
74
Bridlington
Funster No
49,041
MH
Bessacarr 424
Exp
Newbie
A578B4D2-118E-4E7A-B503-13FCA6BFABB8.jpeg E5C7196C-E36E-41AB-9DA8-D2000166B07B.jpeg Inside can cause issues with attendant on forecourt stations, if you check your skirt I’m pretty sure you will see strengthening struts I have put mine along side to avoid flexing when filling it works perfect for me
 
Jun 23, 2011
214
183
Pedreguer, Spain
Funster No
17,017
MH
Low profile
Exp
Since 2011
Dave Newell fitted my LPG filler here on my Rapido 646. No strengthening needed, ABS is strong enough here.

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Dec 9, 2013
123
40
Herts
Funster No
29,329
MH
RAPIDO 7066F
Exp
Since 2008
Our LPG is in the gas locker door. Plus one ordinary tank. Just in case we are unable to find a LPG station.
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
21,890
27,368
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Ours is in the skirt without any support but the skirt is aluminum.
Techno fitted a bracket from the filler to the chassis on his Rapido..
 
Sep 25, 2009
525
382
south yorkshire
Funster No
8,624
MH
coachbuilt
Exp
since 2004. Tugger 10 years on and off
Mine's fitted in skirt just below gas locker. Rapido 785f.No need for strengthening

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Feb 7, 2012
1,141
840
Lancashire
Funster No
19,721
MH
It's perfect
Exp
Since 2012
So really it is an inside outside question.....my thoughts

Would never want a long filler hose....from the towbar ?????

Locker door.................loosening whenopening and closing
Inside .............................risk of being refused when opening

In the skirt...................overcomes ALL of above.......why not
 
Jun 24, 2019
542
795
Funster No
61,896
MH
Dethleffs Globebus
Exp
2000
Remember to paint or use sealant to fit the gaslow point hole edge as the aluminium will oxidise and the paint will bubble over time if left unprotected.

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Nov 15, 2009
103
196
Funster No
9,338
MH
Mobilvetta K-Yacht 85
Exp
Since 2007
I plan this in the new year, I will be fitting filler in the gas locker and see how I get on. Can always move it into the skirt at a later date if I have any problems and will be easier to move to another van in the future.
 
Dec 2, 2019
139
173
Amersham
Funster No
67,145
MH
van conversion
Exp
I'm a newbie
When I did mine, I made backing plates of 9mm ply glued at the back, sandwiching the body panel. For the gas, ehu and water fill up, it helps with flexing of the body panel.

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the1andonly
Jan 27, 2018
166
79
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido &Bongone
Thanks for the resurection.
I have fitted mine in the locker, with the intention of keeping options open.
The only problems so far have been with a large Shell shield interferring with the locker whilst rotating. I've used a 90 degree bracket in the cupboard. The silver grey plastic is quite flimsy. To the right of the locker is the cab
 
Jul 29, 2013
5,125
5,177
Salisbury
Funster No
27,215
MH
Hymer B678DL A class
Exp
since 2011
In the skirt ours is alloy and it is very rigid but only used the small black type you have a job to even see it in my picture
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Sep 12, 2016
1,661
2,735
Chesterfield England Tellus 3
Funster No
45,091
MH
Lunar Roadstar 800
Exp
10000 miles and 300 nights in 3 years
Our filler is on the top of our Gas Locker door great as I find bending difficult

Had it inspected when fitted the gas fitter had no problems

filled up all over Europe without any problems
 
Apr 27, 2008
8,546
6,164
Eastbourne East Sussex
Funster No
2,327
MH
A Class
Exp
Since 1972
Mine is in the body next to the gas locker door. All pipework within the locker which is wider than the door.

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