Join Date: Mar 2010
My Motorhome: Pilote Reference P716
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We tried to fill up our Gaslow bottles at E'Leclerc in Boulogne early one morning this year and after attaching the nozzle to the adapter and pressing the big green button – nothing happened.
I removed the nozzle and tried again – same result.
Presumed the pump wasn't working or hadn't been switched on we decided to try elsewhere.
All of a sudden there was a woman approaching from the darkened pay booth asking us what the heck was wrong.
By then I'd shut the gas door, filler inside, and she asked where my gas filler was.
I opened up the door, she removed the filler cap, attached the nozzle, pressed the green button - and of course, it started filling.
She went back to the booth mumbling about 'Les Rosbifs' and we continued filling up.
The point I'm making, beside us feeling a bit silly, is that neither she nor any other attendant at home or abroad has made any reference to our internal filler point and we have never been told we can't fill up in over seven years of having a Gaslow system.
The initial outlay might seem high but with no more swearing at scraped knuckles, no effort lifting bottles in and out, no more toes squashed from dropping the damned things and also having to source different types of bottles in different countries it's an investment that can't be justified just in monetary terms.
If push comes to shove and you, heaven forbid, pack up Motorhoming 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.
We rarely use hook up and gas is used 24/7 for the Fridge/freezer, heating, hot water for washing up and showers, cooking each day and what we 'save' in not paying for EHU is spent on the cheaper gas option.
Everyone uses their Motorhome in a different way and what suits us may not suit you but I feel our investment in a refillable gas system has improved and made much easier the way we holiday throughout the year.