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My thoughts on refillable gas

Thought I would share this with you guys, hope it is of help to someone. I'm not associated with GasIt (or any other refillable solution) but it's been so much easier (and cheaper) since we changed!


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Got it already, I think a lot of us have Mike, we ain´t silly

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Agree.

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For once I agree with you

I did a little video too.

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I just watched the video in the OPs post, just a couple of points for anyone contemplating a DIY job.

Firstly it did not look like the "gas locker" was sealed from the habitation area, but could be wrong on that, and secondly, the filler point would be out of sight of the pump attendant and may cause them to refuse to fill, in the UK at least, finally the gas gauge is about as reliable as a chocolate watch, so a 2 bottle set up is still best, a large 11kg one and a small 6kg one as back up is the best way, saves space, weight and cost, and Gas-it is a bit cheaper than Gaslow but uses the same industry standard parts.
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I used refillable all the time when running a MH. Since swapping to a caravan I have pondered over whether to do the same, Two factors are influencing my lack of doing so after three years.

1. I now use VASTLY less gas. The last 9 week foreign trip it was just over 3kg in total. Doubtless due to always being on ACSI and EHU and rarely using the cooker. We now have a single portable induction hob, simply brilliant bits of kit, wouldn’t be without it now. No more standing over a gas cooker in 30° heat, it sits outside on the table
2. The ever decreasing number of places where refillable can be topped up.

For any MH user who wild camps a lot refillables are an utter “no brainier” IF you remember to top up whenever you can (or of course run a twin cylinder set up)

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I calculate that Gaslow for us is far more expensive than Calor in the long term....which is probably true for the majority.

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hi all

i did think about installing 2 small gaslow bottles but glad i did not in the end

we have been in portugal for allmost 3 months now and my 6kg bottle shows almost full but i do expect it to run out shortly

luckily filling the bottles is not a problem here and i still have a second full bottle


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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.
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