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I an seriously considering refillable gas bottles. As i am only able to fit in two 6kg bottles in my gas locker. I have a solar system with a couple of leisure batteries and an inverter if i do need any mains power in an emergency. I also tend to save a few quid as i dont use the EHU so i now use extra gas for heating and powering the fridge a lot more. Trouble is i am torn between Gasit and Gaslow Although the Gasit ones are much cheaper the kits do not seem to come with some of the pigtails needed to plumb it all in. Also when i read up on the Gaslow kit i read that they have more stringent safety features than Gasit when it comes to use in the EU. The EU use with the extra safety features has me leaning more towards the Gaslow kits. Am i being daft or should i go with the cheaper gasit ones?
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Gasit does have all the gear you need Mick, I ordered a full 2 x 11kg kit, they have also recently upgraded a lot of there kit to supersede EU regs, if unsure of what they have give them a ring, they are very knowledgable, also they have a good few videos on YouTube of how to do it all if you are unclear of the procedure.
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I an seriously considering refillable gas bottles. As i am only able to fit in two 6kg bottles in my gas locker. I have a solar system with a couple of leisure batteries and an inverter if i do need any mains power in an emergency. I also tend to save a few quid as i dont use the EHU so i now use extra gas for heating and powering the fridge a lot more. Trouble is i am torn between Gasit and Gaslow Although the Gasit ones are much cheaper the kits do not seem to come with some of the pigtails needed to plumb it all in. Also when i read up on the Gaslow kit i read that they have more stringent safety features than Gasit when it comes to use in the EU. The EU use with the extra safety features has me leaning more towards the Gaslow kits. Am i being daft or should i go with the cheaper gasit ones?
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Mick if the kits do not have pigtails that are suitable then you can buy all of the parts separately, details here: https://www.gasit.co.uk/gasit-vapour...-products.html

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We have gaslow

Iíd never go back

Itís brilliant

And much cheaper

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Disadvantages are that its a little noisy on startup, but once its been on for a while its the same as gas heating.
A LITTLE noisy???? I was parked alongside my mates MH a while ago for a couple of nights. When his Webasto started up it was a Tornado (aircraft) taking off on full re-heat!!

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A LITTLE noisy???? I was parked alongside my mates MH a while ago for a couple of nights. When his Webasto started up it was a Tornado (aircraft) taking off on full re-heat!!

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Tornado? Told you a million times not to exaggerate..... Newer models are a lot quieter these days. Trick is to leave it on, treat it like your home central heating. Lots of people make the mistake of turning it off a night to 'save diesel'. If you set the thermostat to a comfortable level and leave it on, then it will tick over at the same noise level as gas heating. If you don't and you only put it on in the morning then its going to have to work hard (noisily) to get it up to heat. If we are wintering we have it on when travelling therefore the van is warm when we stop so no startup noise. Ours has a timer so if we are out for the day we can have it come on at a sociable time, late afternoon, for when we get back. Our next trip is to The Lakes in mid February so I expect it will be on most of the time. I don't know how much gas is used to heat a motorhome, but the diesel heaters reckon to use about 100ml of diesel an hour, so at round about 13p an hour to run seems pretty good value to me, but each to their own.


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We have had Gaslow for 6 years now and are sooo glad we had it fitted. We have a 6kg and an 11kg bottle fitted. We have never had an issue at any petrol station we have used either in the UK or Europe and at around £5.50 to fill the 6kg bottle I save on average approx. £21 on each 6kg fill as opposed to a Calor bottle from a dealer , so it has more than paid for itself.

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We fitted an under slung tank to our old Hymer. Brilliant!
The Fifth Wheeler has a factory fitted one. Would not go back to bottles.
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Why not Pat? What's the big difference?
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