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LPG tanks

Postby Bessie the camper » 04 Jan 2010, 20:58

Hello ive got an LPG tank where the spare wheel goes but its only 45litres i was thinking about moving the tank for a larger one somewhere else and can i run off the tank for the cooker, fridge and heater im just thinkin of ideas at the mo only had the van 3 months :ok
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Re: LPG tanks

Postby kevtherev » 04 Jan 2010, 21:09

not possible I'm afraid the leisure gas must remain separate to the go go gas

you could use the toroidal tank for leisure... it would last for ...years
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Re: LPG tanks

Postby Ian Hulley » 05 Jan 2010, 10:10

kevtherev wrote:not possible I'm afraid the leisure gas must remain separate to the go go gas


What about the big 'under the bed' tanks with the leisure take-off ? Are they now against regs ?

http://www.gasure.co.uk/tanks.htm

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Re: LPG tanks

Postby toolsntat » 05 Jan 2010, 12:09

Ian Hulley wrote:
kevtherev wrote:not possible I'm afraid the leisure gas must remain separate to the go go gas


What about the big 'under the bed' tanks with the leisure take-off ? Are they now against regs ?

http://www.gasure.co.uk/tanks.htm

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This sounds ominous as future plans involved just such a set up (leisure & motion) but with us retaining the water tank under the seat :? :?

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Re: LPG tanks

Postby kevtherev » 05 Jan 2010, 21:52

I thought that the leisure tank and road fuel tank have to be separate Ian. revenue man etc
there are smaller leisure tanks like they fit to a westy which is underslung

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Re: LPG tanks

Postby steve8090 » 06 Jan 2010, 08:56

kevtherev wrote:not possible I'm afraid the leisure gas must remain separate to the go go gas

you could use the toroidal tank for leisure... it would last for ...years


Sorry Kev but you can't. motor gas tanks cannot be used as leisure tanks.

A company in the midlands used to make a dual tank, and as I've explained many times these tank fill to 80% and that goes for motor and leisure but the valvework is different between the two, the motor tank draws liquid from the base of the tank whereas the leisure tank draws from the top 20% vapour layer. These dual tanks were made to the correct 67-01 standard but the 60ltr tank was a whopping 425mm high, the only place this would fit was on a bare conversion opposite the sliding door with custom cupboards built over it, you can still find them on ebay but they take up far too much space, this is why we plumbed for the seperate tank option, motor gas inside as the type 25 does not have an adequate ground clearance for an exterior motor gas tank due to the standard but we can fit a leisure tank to the exterior as this rule does not apply to leisure bottles, however a modicum of common sense on ground clearance and tank positioning is essential, our leisure tank is a modern replacement for the Westfalia underslung tank and will fit all petrol or diesel.
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Re: LPG tanks

Postby Donald360 » 15 Jan 2010, 15:13

What is the legal position for an old conversion that has...

a) 2 underslung cylindrical tanks (plus a toroidal at the spare wheel location).
b) Leisure and 'go-go' from same multi-tank set up

No way could I afford a complete new system.

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