New Gas-it 2031 cylinders, what are they? (1 Viewer)

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Aug 19, 2013
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I have an account with Flogas for their LPG auto supply pumps from when I had an underfloor tank in my previous (stolen) camper. My local Flogas supplier is just a half-mile from home, so I thought it would be sensible to change to their bottles instead of my new 6kg Calor cylinders. They refused to sell me any new 6kg cylinders because of the very shortage I was hoping to circumvent. That's taking it a bit far. So I'm thinking of fitting a 6kg Gas-it refillable which are on offer at the mo. They're on offer before they restock with the new 2031 cyinders. What are they? Anyone know?
 
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No idea, but I'd definitely go with refillable bottles of some sort.

Personally I'm a fan of a large refillable GasLow with a small Calor back up, but each to their own.

If a new model of bottle is due, then I'd be inclined to wait for it to arrive, otherwise at some point in the distant future your van will be fitted with the 'old' bottles, which will never be a good selling point

The 'old' bottles may cause refilling issues later when people say "oooh, I've not seen one those old ones in years, no, I'm not refilling that, more than my jobsworth ........."
 

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I have an account with Flogas for their LPG auto supply pumps from when I had an underfloor tank in my previous (stolen) camper. My local Flogas supplier is just a half-mile from home, so I thought it would be sensible to change to their bottles instead of my new 6kg Calor cylinders. They refused to sell me any new 6kg cylinders because of the very shortage I was hoping to circumvent. That's taking it a bit far. So I'm thinking of fitting a 6kg Gas-it refillable which are on offer at the mo. They're on offer before they restock with the new 2031 cyinders. What are they? Anyone know?

A link would give us an idea of what you want us to give you an answer on.
 
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Aug 19, 2013
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True. Trouble is, I can't find any information on them, which is why I was asking
 
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Gasit cylinders have a 10 year life before they require re certifying. Perhaps the ones on offer have less than 10 years.

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Mar 23, 2012
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That's alright, I'll be 90 by then, don't think I'll still be camping. And there's 25% off now!
I think I'd be tempted to go for the reduced ones too. Even if you sold the van in a few years time I doubt the type of refillable fitted is going to affect the resale value a great deal.
 
Aug 10, 2012
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Flogas in Cambridge won’t refill bottles!
I have Gaslow bottles and they won’t touch them 🙃
 

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I have an account with Flogas for their LPG auto supply pumps from when I had an underfloor tank in my previous (stolen) camper. My local Flogas supplier is just a half-mile from home, so I thought it would be sensible to change to their bottles instead of my new 6kg Calor cylinders. They refused to sell me any new 6kg cylinders because of the very shortage I was hoping to circumvent. That's taking it a bit far. So I'm thinking of fitting a 6kg Gas-it refillable which are on offer at the mo. They're on offer before they restock with the new 2031 cyinders. What are they? Anyone know?
A shame that you live so far away, I have a 13kg flogas butane bottle (empty) that might have helped as a bartering tool for the propane ones
 
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True. Trouble is, I can't find any information on them, which is why I was asking
You could do us all a favour by ringing Gas-it and asking them what the difference is. ;)
It might be only a minor change and insignificant to users.

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May 7, 2016
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Gasit cylinders have a 10 year life before they require re certifying. Perhaps the ones on offer have less than 10 years.
I think you are right. The 2031 cylinders are probably last years and customers paying full price would expect to get 10 years from now. If I were buying a second hand refillable the first thing I would want to know is the expiry date, not worth the effort of installing if it has only 2 or 3 years to go.
 

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I think you are right. The 2031 cylinders are probably last years and customers paying full price would expect to get 10 years from now. If I were buying a second hand refillable the first thing I would want to know is the expiry date, not worth the effort of installing if it has only 2 or 3 years to go.
Agreed, but if 9 years to go, then it sounds a good deal. (y)
 
Mar 23, 2012
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I think you are right. The 2031 cylinders are probably last years and customers paying full price would expect to get 10 years from now. If I were buying a second hand refillable the first thing I would want to know is the expiry date, not worth the effort of installing if it has only 2 or 3 years to go.
But how likely is it that you would want to sell a refillable bottles. I see a purchase with 9 years at least to go as a fit it and use it one not as a sellable item thats going to have a huge value.
I suspect that the next lot released will probably only have an extra year on anyway so if you're paying 75% of the price for 90% of the life it sounds a good deal.

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May 7, 2016
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But how likely is it that you would want to sell a refillable bottles. I see a purchase with 9 years at least to go as a fit it and use it one not as a sellable item thats going to have a huge value.
I suspect that the next lot released will probably only have an extra year on anyway so if you're paying 75% of the price for 90% of the life it sounds a good deal.
I wouldn’t buy with selling in mind either. I was referring to the second hand ones that pop up from time to time in sales ads and thinking these look a far better proposition.
 

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