We decided to switch our regular gas bottle system to a refillable gas bottle system and it is definitely one of the best upgrades we have made to our motorhome as it saves us time and money.
We have had this system in our motorhome for around 6 months now and we have used it all over the UK and Europe and we thoroughly recommend that anyone with a motorhome or camper consider this option.
Continue reading this post to find out more about the Gaslow refillable LPG system for motorhomes, campervans & caravans
How does the refillable gas bottle system work?
A motorhome refillable LPG system is a nearly full-circle system in which the driver of a motorhome or other vehicle has the capability to fill up their own tank with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at any time. The motorhome’s fuel tank will not need to be replaced and there is no need for engine modifications.
This refuelling can be done at lots of fuel stations across the UK and Europe at anytime and it will cost around £1 per gallon equivalent thus making it more affordable for the consumer.
We have created a YouTube video to show you exactly how the Gaslow refillable system works. Please watch the video below.
What are the benefits of a refillable gas system?
There are many benefits to using refillable LPG bottles rather than disposable ones. For starters, they are much more cost effective in the long run. You will also find that they are much more convenient, as you can simply refill them when they run out rather than having to purchase new ones.
Additionally, refillable bottles tend to be made of higher quality materials, which means that they will last longer and are less likely to break. Finally, by using refillable LPG bottles, you are helping to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill each year.
- More cost effective in the long run
- LPG is more accessible at fuel stations than gas bottles are currently
- There are hundreds of Gaslow dealers all over the UK and Europe so it is an easily accessible system to have fitted
- Removes the requirement to lift and handle the gas bottles into the van
- You can get underslung refillable gas bottles which can create more space in your motorhome or camper
- We can keep topping up our gas bottles at fuel stations whenever we come across one with LPG and so we run less of a risk of running out of gas than we would with gas bottles where you generally use them until they’re empty before you would replace them
- You can by a gauge for the refillable gas bottles so that you can see exactly how much gas you have left
Where can you fit a refillable gas system
There are many different ways that you can install a refillable gas system in your motorhome. You will need to determine where you want the tank to be located and then follow the instructions for installation. It is important to make sure that you follow all of the safety precautions when installing any type of gas system in your vehicle.
We placed ours to directly swap out in our gas locker, but you can also get underslung gas containers that will be placed under the body of your motorhome, meaning you can regain some space back.
How much does a Gaslow refillable system cost?
We had our Gaslow system supplied and fitted by a local motorhome servicing company to us and it cost us £700. As we mentioned before though, this has been a much more cost effective option for us in the long run than replacing gas bottles.
It’s a good idea to check out the Gaslow dealer map that they have on their website, find local dealers to you, and ring around for pricing to try and find the best price and to find a dealer that you trust – Dealer Map – Official Gaslow Website for LPG Refillable Cylinders & Components (gaslowdirect.com)
Who are Gaslow?
Gaslow is a company that specialises in providing a range of natural gas services, including installation, service and maintenance. They provide an assortment of services to both residential and commercial customers. Projects can range from basic installation to building an entire system from scratch. Gaslow has been in business since 1976, so they have had many years of experience in the industry. They are licensed and insured for work on natural gas systems.
Gaslow offers various projects ranging from installations to complete construction work involving natural gas systems – all with certified technicians and insurance coverage for your peace of mind!
Where to find LPG refillable gas service pumps
Not every fuel station supplies LPG refillable gas so you do need to have a look around where to find it, but someone has very kindly put an app & website together so make it super easy, while the UK it can be a little harder, LPG is very much widely used in Europe and is a lot more readily available
Link to website – https://www.mylpg.eu/
Refillable Gas System Adaptors
Once you have your gas system fitted to your motorhome, campervan or caravan it will come with a standard connection and this will work in all UK service points but if you are thinking of heading over to Europe you will need some adaptors, these can be purchased when buying your system or you can buy them from Amazon using the link below
The adaptors work by just screwing into your standard one, then working exactly the same by clamping on and filling up as normal, you can watch the youtube video above to see how exactly it works in France.
Things To Know
What’s the difference between Butane, Propane and Autogas?
They are all hydrocarbon gases, which means they are made of hydrogen and carbon. Butane is made up of four carbons, propane has three carbons and autogas typically has two carbons.
Butane is a gas at room temperature and pressure, while propane is a liquid. Autogas is usually a mixture of propane and butane.
Butane is not commonly used as a fuel, because it has a low boiling point and can therefore easily evaporate. Propane is the most common hydrocarbon gas used as a fuel, because it has a higher boiling point and is therefore less likely to evaporate. Autogas is also used as a fuel, but it is not as common as propane.
Do you need a professional to fit your refillable LPG bottle?
No, You can fit it yourself but If you have a refillable LPG bottle, you will need to have it tested by a professional. This is because the gas needs to be stored in a special container that can withstand the high pressure of the gas. A professional will also be able to ensure that your bottle is properly sealed so that there is no risk of gas leaking out.
What is Autogas?
Autogas is a type of LPG that is specifically designed for use in vehicles. It is a mixture of butane and propane, and it is used as a fuel in many different types of vehicles including cars, vans, buses and trucks. Autogas is often used as an alternative to petrol or diesel, and it can be used in both petrol and diesel engines. Autogas is cheaper than petrol or diesel, and it is also more environmentally friendly.
What are the benefits of using Autogas?
Autogas is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to petrol or diesel. It can be used in both petrol and diesel engines, and it is suitable for use in a wide range of vehicles. Autogas is also less likely to cause engine damage than petrol or diesel, and it produces fewer harmful emissions.
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