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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #1
Shell in GB now removing LPG Autogas from their stations. I'm wondering is it still worth fitting refillable tanks :/ - I was going to fit an underslung to our new van but not so sure now.


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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #2
That’s a pain. I’m only after getting an under slung LPG tank fitted. The stations are few and far between in southern Ireland but I have found that if I make it my business to fill every time I pass one I’m ok.

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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #3
Was considering it myself but dont think I'll bother. Pity as it's cheaper to fill and readily available in mainland Europe

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I have been thinking about it for a while but on hindsight have never run out of gas In the summer I carry a 13kg and a 6 kg and in the winter 2 x 13kg and the 6kg. In the winter I have never had to resort to the 6kg

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It's not really about running out, its the convenience. Fill up with diesel and fill with LPG at the same time, very handy and don't have to wait until a bottle goes empty to change it. Also no lugging bottles about....

Hmm.. I'll have to give it some thought.

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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #6
would safefill be an option,as you can take it out and maybe get cylinder supplier to fill it maybe,then best of both worlds


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Safefill seems good and a craic'er recently purchased some............ I just remembered who it was :) - I'll see how they are getting on with it.


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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #8
Totally agree Ally but convenience is also about being able to get the gas easily. Its a no brainer if you spend a lot of time on mainland Eurooe

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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #10
We have an underslung tank on our van, fitted mainly as a space saving measure inside the van. It is a 25kg tank and we probably only ever have to fill it once or twice a year. There are still enough places selling it that it's not too much hassle getting it. Though we do live in Dublin which helps.

The second reason we got it was that it would be easier to fill on the continent but have found that this is not always a good thing. As most of the gas sold on the continent is butane we have had a couple of cold nights (below about 5degrees) back home in the winter when the butane then wouldn't work for the heater.
We now usually fill it before heading abroad and will comfortably do 3-4weeks constant use on about a third of a tank.

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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #11
We use both we just change adaptors and use the same pipe , we haven’t started using refill yet, so we are still on our gas lite bottles,

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I've read somewhere that the safefill bottles aren't allowed on ferries as they are made from glassfibre and not metal.

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Quote by Bexley two

I've read somewhere that the safefill bottles aren't allowed on ferries as they are made from glassfibre and not metal.


Who'll check. 😁🤫


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Posted: 01.07.2020  ·  #14
The ferry company might, Eurotunnel definitely will

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Posted: Yesterday at 08:41  ·  #15
Wouldn’t they melt in a fire can’t see them being that safe


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Posted: Yesterday at 09:05  ·  #16
In the safefill bottle video did the pump cut off automaticly ? Was it at the 80% full mark ? I thought you would put a mark at the 80% full level and fill to that mark.


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