LPG MATTERS

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  1. Triple7

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    I'm about to head off to the Continent on my first extended trip and I am looking for some (very basic) guidance about filling the Lpg tank. When I bought the van last October it had about a half tank so I've never had to fill it.

    1. What adapters will I need?
    2 Is all adapter quality the same or is there a recommended brand(s)?
    3. Is filling more complicated than petrol? (does it shut off when the tank is full or just explode ;-))
    4. Which country is cheapest? I'm not in a hurry so I will probably have the choice of France Spain and Portugal.


    Any advice, suggestions or links would be appreciated!
     
  2. Viennese

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    It's all cheap abroad. You don't say exactly where you are going but there are 3 different adaptors available as a set from Autogas which should be sufficient for most places.

    I have always found it easier filling up in Europe than in UK. And it stops when it's full! It does not explode!

    You may find this useful, as provision is patchy in some countries. Do your research before you go!
     
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    If you've never filled an LPG tank before just be prepared for the release of residual gas when you disconnect the hose.

    Had I not been aware of this (saw a vid on youtube) I may well have poo'd my pants!

    Can't find the vid I saw but this one will show you what I mean - scroll forward to about the 4 min mark to see what I mean.

     
  5. The Old Man

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    It is an area that had concerned me as well.

    At the recent NEC show Eddie VanBitz spent a lot of time with me explaining all aspects of this.

    If he's close enough, take a drive over and fill there with help and assistance.
     
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    If you download these 2 apps you can check prices to get the best one near you.

    FillLPG Beta - we use this in the uk
    My LPG.eu mobile - for most of Europe

    When you're looking for stations just make sure that they are pumped LPG as this also lists some of the bottled gas venues.
     
  7. Triple7

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    Great thanks for the info.
     
  8. Triple7

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    I'm heading south from St Malo so unfortunately won't benefit from Belgian prices...... In Bruges? Let's see how many film titles we can slip into this thread lol
     
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    That's a very useful link; reassuring :) Thanks
     
  10. Triple7

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    I never thought there might be an app. Thanks.

    By the way on a totally different topic. I was on the roof of the van this morning and discovered the plastic moulding which routes the sat dish cable is coming unstuck. Can anybody recommend a sealant? Thanks
     
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    I'm glad it's not just me then. It's probably a bit far to travel and I won't need gas for a while but thanks for the suggestion.
     
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