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Message posted by abowles5006/6/2020 at 4:19pm
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Hi. We re due to pick up our new motorhome in July. The dealer has suggested Safegill gas bottles, as this are much lighter we are thinking of buying them. Enigma motorhome novices we arenít sure on 1). How easy is it to find places to fill up 2) do you have to take them out of MH to fill them. Concerned so would appreciate any help. Thanks

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Places to fill in the UK are steadily reducing in numbers. Do a Google search ofLPG filling stations near you. or where you intend travelling.

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Message posted by billy06/6/2020 at 7:18pm
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Unless you plan on taking extended trips abroad then easier just to stick with Calor bottles I would have thought?

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You don't want safe fill in a motorhome, some garages don't like them and don't let you fill them because they can't distinguish between them and somebody filling something up they shouldn't.

You need a system with a fixed filling point on the side of the van or in the gas locker. So go for a gasit or gaslow system. We've got a gaslow twin 6kg system and never had any problem filling up. There is (or was) an app called 'Fill LPG' with all the garages and prices.

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i dont see any reason why you cant fit an external filler AND use safefill cylinders ..

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We have a Safefil bottle and we have never had an issue getting it filled anywhere in the UK. Besides garages there are other places where the bottle can be refilled. I am guessing that those with the negative posts have never purchased a Safefil bottle for their own use. BTW you can but adaptors to refill the bottles on the continent.

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We have used a 10kg 19.5lt Safefill LPG bottle for last 2 years and we would never go back to steel bottles. The benefits are :- it's lightweight, you can see how much gas is in the bottle and they are very easy and cheaper to fill than steel bottles. After 4 refills you will have returned the initial cost. My wife can easily fill it.
We refill ours at Morrisons, but there are lots of other outlets that allow you to refill bottles, but Morrisons are cheaper.

http://www.safefill.co.uk/refilling-retailers.html

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No never owned one, just what I've read about them 👍

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Quote: Originally posted by birdman101 on 06/6/2020
Places to fill in the UK are steadily reducing in numbers. Do a Google search ofLPG filling stations near you. or where you intend travelling.



sorry don't agree with that statement morrisons and asda have taken up the slack from shell and bp pulling out, but again Shell and BP have not removed their pumps in areas where their well used ie motorways.

I believe a lot of scare mongering goes on about gas refill stations the coverage is not good in all areas but then as people who travel that should not be a problem, this is an area where the clubs could be proactive for their members but use the excuse of cost and insurance, having a local ski lake just put in a gas pump for its boats and is now filling cars and motorhomes the cost and insurance is not that high and the lake assures me they more than cover themselves.

But then I,m not a club member anymore because they are not really looking after a membership.
   

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Message posted by David Klyne07/6/2020 at 8:51pm
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Annie

I still think you need to answer a couple of questions as to why you might need a Safefill or similar cylinder. If you are always going to be using sites with EHU the need for a refillable system is often not required. On the other hand if you are going to be spending a lot of time off grid or on Continental Aires a refillable system could be an advantage. I would just question whether Safefill is the best option? In a motorhome you really need a specially designed system which is permanently fixed and perhaps Gaslow or GasIt would be better systems. Or alternatively an underslung tank might be an alternative. These are often fitted to van conversions to save space and them of course you can use the existing gas locker as extra storage!

David

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Message posted by mark5207/6/2020 at 9:35pm
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I use this map to find & fill our 2 x 10kg safefill cylinders, ring them to check if they let you fill cylinders before going
https://www.filllpg.co.uk/?page=lpg.php

Message posted by neil and lena15/6/2020 at 10:11pm
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I have 2 x 10 kg safefill in my Pilote motorhome and have never had any problems finding somewhere to refill them here in the UK , I've also filled them abroad in France , Portugal and Spain only once being refused .


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