Gas fitting, change or not in an older Motorhome?

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Gas fitting, change or not in an older Motorhome?

Postby little MAC » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:31 am

What are the gas requirement changes (if needed) for an older 1986 motorhome? We have purchased this recently and I see the bottle compartment is under the seat/bed at back. It does have a vent for outside. We will get it all checked but thought I'd ask here if anyone has had to redo the whole setup of gas in an older Motorhome. Thanks

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Re: Gas fitting, change or not in an older Motorhome?

Postby NeilV » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:22 pm

little MAC wrote:What are the gas requirement changes (if needed) for an older 1986 motorhome? We have purchased this recently and I see the bottle compartment is under the seat/bed at back. It does have a vent for outside. We will get it all checked but thought I'd ask here if anyone has had to redo the whole setup of gas in an older Motorhome. Thanks



AFAIK legally if you change nothing it's still valid (if installed according to the regs at the time - none :-T ) BUT if you change ANYTHING (and I'd get any rubber hoses checked very carefully myself :shock: ) then you're legally required to get a gas fitter to do the work, and he's legally required to report any 'dangerous' installation.

AFAIK (again my understanding as a DIY'r NOT "gasman") is that your bottle under the bad is now considered dangerous... so could be pricy to even get the hoses checked! :roll:
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Re: Gas fitting, change or not in an older Motorhome?

Postby little MAC » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks NeilV for your reply,
Would feel safer getting it checked. Like you said the hoses at least!


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