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Thank you to Chris Rigby & Lodge Farm Leisure for sending us the Safefill Gas Bottle Euroconnectors
Hi this is a big shout out, a BIG thank you to Chris Rigby, and his family, and the rest of his team at Lodge Farm Leisure!
What Chris did after and his team what they did for us after making this motorhome of ours completely ready… with all the habitation checks and all the leaks and problems…
We had originally we set off to go to Europe, starting off in Spain, and one thing they did wonderfully for us is part of the conversion to make us much more off-gridable was to fit - instead of the usual swap over gas bottles that you probably used to with Calor gas and things like that - was this fantastic safe fill, seven kilogram bottle which enables us to refill this at auto gas stations!
And it's a fiberglass bottle!
So it's about this heavy full as an metal one is empty, there's a huge saving there so that was one thing now… as we start to get toward Andorra… the temperatures start to drop really quite low, because it is winter!
And we had to call Chris, because we've just been to an auto gas station in Spain and the adaptors don't work!!!
The piece that you put on there, all those sort of lever pump handle doesn't go onto this bottle, so he said, “Well yes, you're in Spain you need to get an adapter for that!”
Oh my goodness! And of course we never told him we were coming to Spain… so literally that night, he dropped everything and I mean EVERYTHING to get us what we needed!
And what he mailed us was these fantastic three adaptors!
What this means now is of course, with a good adaptor that's good for Spain, amongst a couple of other countries, you sent us the whole kit that comes with this so that we know anywhere in Europe, and pretty much globally, can refill this bottle at every auto gas station!
Now these things don't come cheap… and I thought that was gonna be a problem for me all right, however what we did discover is that when you’re done with the gas bottle “Calor gas” whatever swap overs it was costing around 18 to 20 euros.
And we found out that Repsol, which is one of the probably biggest producers in Spain, it’s costing 18 euros plus to swap over!
While this bottle cost 175 pounds, okay that's a lot of money for a bottle however, every time we fill it it costs about 4 pounds 50, so within about 20 fills of this we are now in profit of what we would have been doing if we've continued with the swap bottle as well as having to find places that do it.
So, now we can fill it whenever we want on the cheap and we can run the whole vehicle off gas, when when we need and we can do it in Spain thanks to Chris and his team for sending over the adapters we so very much needed!!!
So Chris, thank you SO MUCH for pulling out all the stops! Thank you for SO MUCH for caring enough, as your company does, about everything you do to give us what we needed to make this baby off-gridable… the ways it’s supposed to be!
Thank you and bye for now!
Miles & Tamra