Refillable LPG

Jeroen van den Oever

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I’ve been reading about LPG tanks mounted between floors and are refillable to boot.

Had anyone got experience of those? Any issues with Eurotunnel? Refilling in Europe?

We've only used lightweight gas bottles - this option sounds cheaper and very convenient...
 

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Can't go on the tunnel with and LPG tank, whether it's for driving the vehicle or anything else. The refillable bottles are OK because they can be turned off in the usual manner and their capacity is pretty finite.
 

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Can't go on the tunnel with and LPG tank, whether it's for driving the vehicle or anything else. The refillable bottles are OK because they can be turned off in the usual manner and their capacity is pretty finite.
Where did that come from? Funsters (and some normal people) do it on a daily basis.
 
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Thanks all.

Found the Eurotunnel page too... Seems fixed tanks can only go to 80%... Bit of an issue if you’ve just refilled (and how do you accurately refil to 80% (n) Never mind releasing 20% from full :tmi:)

I think I’ll investigate Gaslow et al (y)

Plenty of LPG refilling availability in Europe by the looks of it (y)
 

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all gas bottles have to be turned of in the tunnel underslung tank is just a bit harder to do advantage of an underslung tank is it frees up the gas locker space for more junk
 

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We have an underslung tank and after just over 5 weeks in Spain it is showing a little under half full although we only use it for cooking as the water heater is diesel /electric.

Other owners of our MH report no problems with the channel tunnel - they just ask you to turn off the tank using the valve at the tank outlet.

The system is very quick and easy to refill at garages with LPG and I have a gauge on the dashboard which tells me how much gas we have left which is a convenient feature.

However, retrofitting one is probably going to be more expensive than the gaslow system but it does free up storage space.
 

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Underslung LPG tanks are the definitely the way to go for convenience. With the tank plus 2 X 13 KG bottles we manage without buying local gas and all the problems that causes, ie, foreign regulators for even the longest trips of 6 months and more. If any van I have bought has not had a tank, its the first thing I have fitted. Many think that Gaslow refillable bottles do the same job, cheaper, but by the time you have bought all the paraphernalia to fit them correctly, there is little in it, with little gained if you only have a small gas locker. There have also been reports of some garages checking the system and refusing to allow the filling of refillable s.
 
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We fitted the Autogas bottle and have to say its been great, we have managed to fill up in France and Norway with no issues.
 
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@Snowbird sounds like good advice.

@Techno100 Our motorhome-to-be has a double floor - can an "underslung" be put in between the floors?

Sounds like "underslung" is the way to go - I don't want hassles when refilling it, and I want to be able to Channel Tunnel it, so if there is a mechanism to fill up to 80% that would be fantastic.

I also like the idea of larger tanks so worry is taken out of any longer holidays we take abroad, and the freeing up of a cupboard :p
 
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