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under slung gas tank problem

Just a note of caution for anyone who has, or is thinking of fitting an under slung gas tank. We has one fitted by the van converter as a standard optional extra when our van was new. We did have a major fault with it within weeks of taking delivery (posted on the old site 5 years ago so I won't bore you with it again) but after that went along quite happily till the van was 4 years old and happened to notice that the tank was looking a bit 'scabby'. Took it to our local Autogas place and discovered that when it had been originally supplied and fttted it had not been fully corrosion protected, which is an extra layer of gunk that has to be painted on, but just had the standard coating so the metal was almost corroded through in a couple of places. Our tank was beyond cleaning and coating after only 4 years so we had to have a new gas tank fitted.
Apart from being thoroughly cheesed off with the van converter for fitting it without the full corrosion protection we were just glad that we had found the problem before the metal corroded through.
So moral of the story - if you have an under slung gas tank, or are having one fitted, double check the level of corrosion protection that has been applied.

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Doesn't help that it's tucked away out of site all it's life, stone chips and whatever whacking it, even with the coating you mention Chris, I'd be wanting to have a good look at MOT time while it's up in the air.
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Hi Chris,
Long time no speak. How's John.
Just thinking after your post, our Gaslow bottles are also getting on a bit. They have a 15 year lifespan before they have to be inspected/changed out.
Last met you at Brin Herb before you were heading to Yorkshire but followed your thread about your van engine problems.
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It won't be long until a wee while now.
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Hi Chris,
Long time no speak. How's John.
Just thinking after your post, our Gaslow bottles are also getting on a bit. They have a 15 year lifespan before they have to be inspected/changed out.
Last met you at Brin Herb before you were heading to Yorkshire but followed your thread about your van engine problems.
Cheers,
Alan, Lesley and Speed the cat.
Ah happy times in a field
Though the panel van has been useful for days out and carrying various things (sofas, fridges, anvils) my heart belongs to the Hymer A class vans. Would love a B544 but my courage and driving skill are not up to getting one down the alleyway to our house - sadly

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