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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 17-09-2004, 12:36 Thread Starter
 
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Never Lift a gas bottle out again.

A godsend for disabled motorhome users,the prospect never having to take out a gas bottle to get a refil again.
The new refilable cylinders that are available avoid this problem completely, all you need do is top them up at a LPG station, may it be in the UK or Europe.

I had a twin cylinder system fitted to mine, the price difference is clear as well; used to cost me around 12 for a calor refil but now with these i pay around about 4.50!

Big difference.I used the services of www.leisuregasservices.co.uk, who came to my home and installed the system. Certainly takes the hassle of carrying a heavy cylinder again!
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That good bit of good news looks like the future for us all hopefully.
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Re: Never Lift a gas bottle out again.

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Big difference.I used the services of www.leisuregasservices.co.uk, who came to my home and installed the system. Certainly takes the hassle of carrying a heavy cylinder again!

If you don't mind me asking, what was the cost of the installation?

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Price

They work out at 40 installation, but they are very flexible, there based in the midlands but i understand that others travel to the base where it is fitted, so therefore no mileage costs which is fair enough. It took about an hour and a half.Obviously milleage is worked out from your location, best to contact them.
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Brownhills are selling the complete kit ie. 2x 11 kg bottles and all the fittings needed for 250 DIY
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Thats all well and good if your competent to play with gas and drill a hole into the side of your vehicle, which personally is the reason why opted for the services of Leisure Gas Services. Also this hype about regulations that i have read, states along the lines that the use of these systems is permited if permanetly and proffesional installed(does this mean by some one qualified and with the right qualifications?)Who knows!
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You don't have to be Corgi registered to work on the gas installation of a motorhome (or Caravan).

So if someone earns his living from installing gas 'systems' (and doing any other work on motorhomes) he's a professional isn't he?

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Isn't part of the ACOPS training courses, specific to leisure vehicles and gas installation?

Not a professional?
I would say a professional is someone who has the experience, knowledge and qualifications to install such a system, rather than somebody that switches between; say 3 other types of jobs and installs as a backburner.
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Gas Bottles

I had a 23Kg gas bottle fitted by M.T.H. Autogas last May, at a cost of 245.00 with 3 continental adapters, I went to his workshop, and was driving away in less than an hour, I had 2 x 7Kg bottles, and when wild camping with heating, cooking, and water heater a 7kg was only lasting around 5-7 days, depending how cold it was, and at 12.50 for a refill a littly costly, after Richard Cecil fitted the 23Kg bottle, he took me to the local garage to show me the filling method, and to fill up this 23Kg bottle cost me 10.65. the cost to fill up at one of the "Big" stores would have cost me around 9.00.
On holiday in France and Belgium, after 3 weeks I went into a garage to fill up with autogas, I didn't look at the gauge, it cost me 4.60 Euro. OK the heating was not used a lot, but over a 4 month holiday with a shower most nights and hot water boiler on for 2-3 hours a day, I think it was money well spent,
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