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I'm tinkering with having an LPG conversion and wondered if anyone has had it done, or is thinking of having it done?

The figures on miles per pence compared to petrol or even diesel are staggering.

Any info would be appreciated.
 
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It needs a fair few miles to make up the costs.

There is no guarantee that the Goverment will not increase the Tax for this form of road fuel (they are all for green fuel as long as they dont lose revenue.

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I don't know if you are aware and I don't know if it applies nationally but my local outlet has had an increase in autogas from 38p to 42p per litre, thats an increase of over 10% in a couple of weeks, I wonder if this is a start of a trend?

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Hi,

Do your maths and go for it. I'm thinking of converting a panel van and going total LPG. One tank for everything: engine, water, heating, cooking.

Haven't found simmilar examples yet, and this worries me. Have I gone mad or what? Such a simple idea and am I the only one, or there is something wrong with it.

Cons
1. It will cost you.
2. Extra tank takes some space.

Pros
1. You will stop thinking how much is it going to be going to Italy.
2. You will love paying at a gas station.
3. When comes to selling your MH should attract more buyers.
4. Another option is to move it to another MH.
 
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Converted a land rover to LPG and it was the best thing ever done, ran a lot better after some teething problems.

Not only Auto LPG that has gone up in price, we are all on LPG for heating on the farm and that has gone up 6p a litre in the last few months and we have a bulk contract with Calor. Nothing sinister just oil prices affecting all fuels at the moment I think Wink

If I had a petrol MH I would not hesitate to convert it, just make sure you do your homework and get a reputable experienced firm to do the conversion, there are a lot of LPG cowboys out there!! Wink

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I have been running a couple of Merc Sprinter minibuses on LPG after experimenting with a Renault Traffic about 6 years ago. You do lose a bit of go needing a bit more on the loud pedal. I have a Hymer with a bulk gas tank, there is a difference in the construction and drawing off of fuel.
TB Turbos, Lancaster or Tartarini, Yorks. of Flo-gas will give you the definitive answer.
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The beauty of running a vehicle on lpg is that you can choose what to run on - petrol or lpg, at the flick of a switch. So you've immediately increased your cruising range, if nothing else.

You can't (as far as I know) run the vehicle and feed domestic appliances from the same gas tank (Bigfoot alluded to this in his post), so it looks as though you'll need two tanks.

Good luck with your project. Keep us up-to-date with how you get on.

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There are dual Tanks available, they have different take of points.

Another point is Euro Tunnel have some safety rulings re domestic gas tank size if its a dual Tank it will rule out using Eurotunnel.

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That's interesting, George. It's the take-off point that's different, isn't it? (Top for gas to appliances; bottom for liquid to engine)

If that's the case, why not one tank with [u:d70500ed34]two[/u:d70500ed34] take-off points for the two purposes, top [u:d70500ed34]and[/u:d70500ed34] bottom?

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I Have seen and heard of dual usage tanks, I have not got a link to any, there have been a few sold on ebay.

By dual I did mean single Tank Dual purpose, Not dual as in 2 seperate tanks.

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