Spare Bottle / Emergency Refuel / Roadside-Refill kits & instructions???

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Spare Bottle / Emergency Refuel / Roadside-Refill kits & instructions???

#1 Post by KILO_11 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:08 pm

Hello! I searched the forum and couldn't find an answer to my question. My apologies if this has already been addressed. Thanks in advance for your time and expertise!

I am extremely new to LPG and have recently acquired a vehicle that I hope to take on a long road trip that will include remote routes. I have always kept a few liters of gasoline with all of my vehicles just in case of emergencies. However, I've been trying to google some sort of roadside refill pump/decant kit for an LPG vehicle and am not finding much info at all - just a handful of youtube videos, most of which seem to be in Hindi. It seems to be very difficult to search for vehicle-based technical content versus camping/industrial/appliance LPG applications.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-g44eL9a1c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ikXECGdvo

Does anyone know of any good emergency refill kits or gear available on alixpress or similar dealer? I realize it may just end up being an adapter to equalize pressure between a bottle and the vehicle's tank, but even those I'm not able to find.

Also, advice on how/where to mount spare bottles, how to refill the vehicle's tank with such a device, etc - info seems to be very scarce!

I'd feel much safer embarking on a trip knowing I had several kilometers of emergency fuel on board if the tank is ever empty. Thanks again for your time and expertise!

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Re: Spare Bottle / Emergency Refuel / Roadside-Refill kits & instructions???

#2 Post by Gilbertd » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:13 pm

As soon as you connect a cylinder to your tank,the pressures will equalise and nothing will flow. The pressure will be higher on the container that is warmer so that is why some (although nothing like all) gas is transferred in the first video. Cold tank on vehicle, hot cylinder sitting in the sun. You do need a pump of some sort so the second video is much more realistic and you'd be able to transfer all the contents of the cylinder.

But ow much further do you think you'd be able to drive on the limited amount you can carry in cylinders? Fitting a second, possibly removable, tank to give you the extra range or just run until you run out then run on petrol would be far simpler.
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Re: Spare Bottle / Emergency Refuel / Roadside-Refill kits & instructions???

#3 Post by KILO_11 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:47 am

All great info, thank you! As far as fitting the second tank Please let me know if I’m picturing this correctly - a cylinder mounted somewhere on the back and a hose I would attach to the vehicle’s fuel port (where the LPG is normally filled). I would then leave it attached while driving. Is that correct? If not, please clarify.

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#4 Post by Brian_H » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:09 am

You put the tank somewhere suitable and link the existing filler using t pieces on the inlet and outlets. Outlets need to have one way t pieces fitted so that they can't back fill tanks though.

Might help to know what vehicle this is, and where you are in the world too?

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#5 Post by Brian_H » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:54 pm

You might also find this website worth a read, to get a better understanding regarding the transfer between tanks and bottles.
http://www.diy-lpg.co.uk/articles/files ... olume.html
http://www.diy-lpg.co.uk/articles/files/fill-er-up.html

And this
http://www.diy-lpg.co.uk/articles/files ... ometh.html

I'd suspect from what you've said, that your aren't in the UK so the rules wherever you are may/will be different if any exist regarding what you can fill from.

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