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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 31-01-2016, 16:06 Thread Starter
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Nah!! It's wishful thinking.

Don't forget to buy your adapter before going to France. No more worries about running out of gas, incompatible bottles, nasty foreign regulators etc!!

http://www.autogasshop.co.uk/autogas...dapter-2-p.asp

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Was going to go for this set but they are out of stock.They shouid be stocked up soon though!

http://www.lpgshop.co.uk/uk-bayonet-...-adapters-set/
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Hi, I am considering a Gaslow for our new MH at the moment, wondering whether to go for two Gaslow cylinders or one with a Calor backup as it will only be used when Gaslow runs out, but hopefully this shouldn't be often as it's easy to top up when filling with diesel? any preferences or advice guys?
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Hi CB , I have one gaslow and a spare calor lite bottle. It ony gets used very occasionally when I run out on site. Quite adquate, and I haven't changed the calor bottle in 2 years!

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Hi, I am considering a Gaslow for our new MH at the moment, wondering whether to go for two Gaslow cylinders or one with a Calor backup as it will only be used when Gaslow runs out, but hopefully this shouldn't be often as it's easy to top up when filling with diesel? any preferences or advice guys?
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I decided on one Gaslow 11kg and retaining the Calor as back-up.[ It would be an easy change-over as we still have the old 37Mb regulator which screws directly into either bottle]

However in 5 years we have never had to resort to the Calor, although in the Pyrenees last Summer we did make a 25km detour to fill rather than use the Calor.

It really depends on where you are touring and for how long. When I decided on the one Gaslow there were few LPG stations in Spain for example(more now) and my thinking was that if we used all the Gaslow and the Calor we could still replace the Calor with a local supermarket cylinder, but with two empty Gaslows there would have been more of a problem, if a long way from LPG.

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We've used an 11kg Gaslow cylinder and a back-up 6kg Calor bottle for a few years but after a seven week holiday in France last summer we decided to get a second 11kg Gaslow.

We emptied the Gaslow a couple of times during the holiday and finding a GPL supplier wasn't as easy as we'd hoped.

After faffing about with narrow access lanes, the filler on the 'wrong' side and having to turn the MH round and then turn back again to go and pay and general messing about we invested in the second cylinder.

If you're a bit strapped for cash or weight issues then the smaller 6kg bottle is okay but as I get older I want as much as possible to be easy and uncomplicated so we bought the new Gaslow.

If push comes to shove you can always sell the cylinder/s and more or less get your money back and they will of course be easily moved to a newer MH should you sell the present one.
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We have a 28 litre (net) tank in the trailer, and based on our consumption when away with that, we have bought an 80 litre (net) tank for the Mercedes.

If you are happy with a smaller reserve, then the Gaslow bottles are fine, but I prefer to know that I have plenty of gas in reserve should I decide to stay in one spot away from service stations.

62p a litre at BP on the A14 at Kettering this morning.

Keith: Easy to fit a second filler point, we have three on the trailer

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This might help with the decision - and could be handy for others who are not aware of it.

Download the POIs onto your phone or tablet and show them in Maps.Me. No further problem locating service stations.

Go to "LPG Stations" the select the country, and download the POIs.

http://www.mylpg.eu/

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We have the alugas set up purely as they were more convenient for us and better looking (Yellow ugh) and the auto change over, however all I do is turn the one bottle on then when we move use the other on just remembering to keep an eye on levels when I am abroad especially Spain as per the lack of lpg stations .
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Hi, I am considering a Gaslow for our new MH at the moment, wondering whether to go for two Gaslow cylinders or one with a Calor backup as it will only be used when Gaslow runs out, but hopefully this shouldn't be often as it's easy to top up when filling with diesel? any preferences or advice guys?
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We went for two 11kg gaslow bottles with autochanger.
Its no hardship to check the level gauges every now and then.
And I will make sure the lpg is full when I start my travels,and
fill whenever I see lpg just to be safe!
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Hi, I am considering a Gaslow for our new MH at the moment, wondering whether to go for two Gaslow cylinders or one with a Calor backup as it will only be used when Gaslow runs out, but hopefully this shouldn't be often as it's easy to top up when filling with diesel? any preferences or advice guys?
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We have one 11kg Gaslow and also carry a spare bottle in case we run out. During the winter we carry a Calor and when abroad we carry a Camping Gaz; the rational being that we are more likely to be in Britain when we have high gas usage and therefore we need the bigger Calor bottle. During the summer we can get away with the smaller Camping Gaz bottle and it is easy to change as we will be abroad.

Having a Camping Gaz bottle means that I can easily use it to for outside cooking.
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