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Which refillable gas system?
Morning all, we are shortly due to take delivery of our new motorhome, and have decided to purchase a refillable gas system. Like many others on these boards, we have been considering the Gaslow System, however yesterday we were speaking with a representative from M.T.H Gas Systems (Alugas) which seemed to be a crediable and favourable alternative option. Price including installation was simular to that of Gaslow, however the bottles were half the weight (6.3 kg empty weight) of the steel Gaslow ones.
Further more the rep claimed that these bottles being aluminum have a greater heat conductivity-5 times more efficient than steel. The system comes with a 80% cut off valve, liquid protection tube and will provide gas without impurities due to their constant cleanness.
As usual your thoughts and input would be greatly appreciated on this matter.
Many thanks in advance
We have a fixed 60 ltr on-board tank. It lasts ages and frees up the gas locker for other bits and pieces.
I also have talked to MTH about fitting the Alugas cylinders.
I would have preferred the under chassis tank but the guy said that due to my 'van being a low slung model the gas tank size would be limited, we would most probably be able to carry more gas in twin Alugas cylinders.
He also informed me, and showed me, that the 80% cut off valve is a brass affair rather than the plastic jobby on the Gaslowe cylinders.
The Alugas cylinders are of continental dimensions so are slightly slimmer but taller than the equivalent Calor cylinder. So they should be a better fit for all continental made 'vans,...allegedly.