What Gas?

johnthomo replied on 16/09/2018 11:45

Posted on 16/09/2018 11:45

We're taking delivery of our first Motorhome on 26th and the options of different types of gas are not as simple as I thought. Propane, Butane, refillable? The dealership are pushing the refillable option at nearly £500 for a 11kg and a 6kg bottle. I understand the convenience. However, that's £380 more expensive than the exchangeable option. I'd really appreciate some experienced advice please.    

richardandros replied on 18/09/2018 05:34

Posted on 17/09/2018 16:49 by Dorset Diver

That sounds like the sort of story I would expect from a certain vociferous SF advocate.  l will take it with a large pinch of salt 😀

Posted on 18/09/2018 05:34

Here we go again.  Nothing to do with Merve, this forum or the Club. 

Dorset Diver replied on 18/09/2018 07:02

Posted on 18/09/2018 05:34 by richardandros

Here we go again.  Nothing to do with Merve, this forum or the Club. 

Posted on 18/09/2018 07:02

Pleased to hear it, so why all the secrecy?  If the story is true there can be no repercussions.  

Moderator Comment - Please can we stick to the original question by the OP and not get sidetracked by side issues.

EasyT replied on 18/09/2018 16:50

Posted on 17/09/2018 16:33 by BoleroBoy

I can't see a MHer choosing Safefil over a 'fixed filler' system as there is a risk that the stand alone bottle (SF) won't be permitted, whereas there is rarely an issue with fixed filler type systems.

also, the MHer always has his MH with hime when filling on holiday, doesn't he?.....so,why a removable refillable? 

Posted on 18/09/2018 16:50

Makes sense to me BB

hitchglitch replied on 18/09/2018 18:12

Posted on 17/09/2018 21:15 by hitchglitch

Most important that you think carefully about how much gas you will use. Motorhoming in Europe in the summer with hook-up on every site you will use tiny amounts of gas. We have an LPG tank and I used around 3kg in 5 weeks. 

So, if that’s the case then forget about large investments in Safefill or anything else and buy a refillable cylinder. The best in the UK are Gas Light as they are - the lightest, transparent (so you can see the level) and have clip-on gas attachment. HOWEVER, the main stockist is Homebase and who knows how long they will be around!

Posted on 18/09/2018 18:12

Correction, I meant “exchange” cylinder not “refillable” if you are on EHU in summer and using little gas.

redface replied on 18/09/2018 20:26

Posted on 18/09/2018 20:26

"also, the MHer always has his MH with hime when filling on holiday, doesn't he?....."

No.

I have helped a M'her out by disconnecting his cylinder, putting it in my car and driving down to the nearest LPG station in Portugal to get it refilled,  as a matter of convenience to him - he did however cook a damned good meal on his gas BBQ afterwards.

This particular LPG station preferred to fill empty cylinders rather than those in a MH where he could not be certain of how much needed to go in.

dakota1970 replied on 12/01/2019 17:42

Posted on 12/01/2019 17:42

I would go for refillable, we paid £139.00 for our safefill after 8 fills your saving has paid for the bottle,

current Morrison price £1.11 per kilo

calor propane £3.80 per kilo

 

that is £16.69 every time you fill 6 kilo's

DSB replied on 13/01/2019 13:10

Posted on 13/01/2019 13:10

For me as a caravanner, the biggest issue is weight.  If I want a certain size, I will go for the lightest, even if only a coule of ounces!  These days, because of the user payoad and the 'flimsy' nature of many vans, lighest is best, as far as I'm concerned.  If Im looking for 6kg, I'm going for calor-lite..... it is still available if you already have a bottle!

David

fatbelly replied on 13/01/2019 17:06

Posted on 13/01/2019 17:06

Hi John Thommo,

We also have a new motorhome and we were very surprised to find that we only use one 6kg bottle of propane every 7 months or so. We always use EHU for our fridge & heating but use the gas bottle for cooking & barbecuing. There is only the 2 of us but we do cook meals on the hob and oven to the same degree as we do at home. Our friends who have a older MH which uses gas for the heating and fridge say a gas bottle lasts them a lot less than our 7 months

EasyT replied on 13/01/2019 17:15

Posted on 13/01/2019 17:06 by fatbelly

Hi John Thommo,

We also have a new motorhome and we were very surprised to find that we only use one 6kg bottle of propane every 7 months or so. We always use EHU for our fridge & heating but use the gas bottle for cooking & barbecuing. There is only the 2 of us but we do cook meals on the hob and oven to the same degree as we do at home. Our friends who have a older MH which uses gas for the heating and fridge say a gas bottle lasts them a lot less than our 7 months

Posted on 13/01/2019 17:15

Not surprise at all FB We use EHU on all sites. Electric for heating and use under 6kg of gas for cooking over 4 months a year