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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 22:33
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I picked up gas today at a Simply station (attached to a supermarket).

It was 24/7 and I'd used my card to authorise payment but didn't realise I'd to press a button to say which set of pumps I was on. The chap came over n helped me out.

But then he started getting quite antsy n saying No cooking. He indicated it was illegal, saying 'Police say No'.

Of course by that time I already had my gas so I'm OK for a while. But the from what I'm making of this thread it's not illegal, it's just that certain providers have decided they're not going to any more.

Is there a particular provider that *is* still allowing it?

My filler is in the skirt.

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I think it a matter of some stations refused, we've been refused once

Like you our filler is in the skirt, but we at the time kept the adaptors in the locker and had opened it to get one out

I think it's because there was a fire once, but not on a reputable gaslow system, some sort of adaption to fill direct into the bottle, dodgy at best

I don't think you'll have much trouble

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We have never had any problem with Total staions in France - may be worth looking for sch places when you need to fill up.....

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Have left Italy now and filled bottle in Austria.
Tried a few garages and in one,an english speaking gent told us that AGIP have told their stations to refuse non engine gas refils accross Italy.
Bit of a bugger really, have always had a separate German 11kg bottle and would have got the 2nd Gaslow bottle before we left this time, but never got round to it. Is Italy now no go for refills? We also have a skirt refill.
Never had this problem before anywhere, thankfully weather was clement but if not we could have ripped through the bottle and then what? We were going to to further south in Italy but changed our plans.
We need to hear from those who have managed to fill up,in Italy recently. What do gaslow say.
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Don't worry too much, as mentioned before try and stick to the smaller outlets off the autostrada and you should be ok.

I filled at a little ELP garage 1 SEP between Parma and St Illario d,enza on way down to Ancona no problems. N44.77418 E10.41111 there's another one just outside the village of Cade on same road which I,ve used before but haven,t got the coords to hand.

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Never had a problem as we have an underslung tank that takes about 50 ltrs, so they assume we are using it for the engine..

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I think this is quite recent. they obviously cannot tell what your use is if you have external filler. but apart from the rv conversion to gas how many motorhomes run on gpl.

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I think this has to be a more recent issue. when we tried to fill we were not on an autostrada and second station confirmed that they would not fill a vehicle that used it for cooking purposes. lines have been drawn in the sands me thinks.

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I thought in Italy it was due to varying tax rates on LPG, and Italy has the weird (to me) system where tax on LPG for road use is less than the tax rate for LPG used for heating etc. Therefore it is illegal for garages to supply LPG for anything other than road fuel. I must emphasize this is only a vague recollection


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Never had a problem as we have an underslung tank that takes about 50 ltrs, so they assume we are using it for the engine..

ray.

How can they know when you start filling how much you will fill? And when pump stops at 12lt the Gaslow is full and it is too late to stop you.

I should like to hear from those who have been refused how long it took from parking brake on to somebody stopping the pump.

Or is the system suchthat you have to request them to start the pump?

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I haven´t read all of the thread and sorry if I am getting my knickers in a twist, but we have 2 types of gas in Germany LPG and Erdgas. I believe Erdgas is not for cooking .

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