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bailey senator series 5 gas issues



 
 
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Old January 31st 07, 09:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default bailey senator series 5 gas issues

hi hope someone can shed a little light on this.
we are picking up our van on saturday and have been told by dealer
that we need 2 gas bottless because of automatic change over and also
that van is set up to only take propane.
is this correct?
we have only got butane and dont really want to take 2 bottles for the
sake of it.
thanks for your help.

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Old January 31st 07, 09:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"debg" wrote in message
oups.com...
hi hope someone can shed a little light on this.
we are picking up our van on saturday and have been told by dealer
that we need 2 gas bottless because of automatic change over and also
that van is set up to only take propane.
is this correct?
we have only got butane and dont really want to take 2 bottles for the
sake of it.
thanks for your help.


Check your order and what is specified in the broachure as well.
If what is stated there is what you have been told you will have to
negociate a change to your order ot take it.
If not in line with order/broachure tell him to supply what is.

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Old January 31st 07, 09:43 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default bailey senator series 5 gas issues

"debg" wrote in message
oups.com...
hi hope someone can shed a little light on this.
we are picking up our van on saturday and have been told by dealer
that we need 2 gas bottless because of automatic change over and also
that van is set up to only take propane.
is this correct?
we have only got butane and dont really want to take 2 bottles for the
sake of it.
thanks for your help.

I wouldn't be surprised if this were the truth, but not the whole truth.

The current mandated fixed regulator/auto changeover used in most
installations will work with either propane or butane at the same unified
pressure (and the appliances should work with either).

However, the 'pigtail' or hose to connect to the cylinder will be specific
to the cylinder connection, and as no doubt you know, this is different for
propane and butane.

I therefore suspect that Bailey or your dealer have chosen to supply propane
pigtails. These should be replaceable if you can source butane ones. (Though
I'm surprised your dealer hasn't offered to swap if I'm correct, as most
dealers stock them).

As far as the changeover valve is concerned, it is conventional to use two
cylinders, but the input should be manually switchable, allowing temporary
removal of an 'out-of-use' or empty cylinder, and mine is supplied with a
blanking nut to replace the pigtail on the unused side, which would allow
longer-term use with only a single cylinder.

Worth checking the facts.
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Old February 1st 07, 05:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default bailey senator series 5 gas issues

We bought a new Senator S5 last year. NO pigtails where supplied with the
van we has to buy our own.
We bought 2 of each as we use the Red bottles in the winter but prefer Blue
for the summer.
Our change over valve came with a 'Blanking' cap so that 1 bottle can be
used.
So basicaly your dealer is talk out of his back end :-)


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Old February 1st 07, 09:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Adam Strawson
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Default bailey senator series 5 gas issues

Just to confirm other responses based on our Series 5 Senator Carolina
....

- The regulator works with either Butane or Propane
- All you need is the right "pigtail" rubber pipe [or whatever its
proper name is]. Our dealer asked us which sort we needed.
- You can certainly run with just one bottle and I'm 90% sure you can
even use 1 Butane and 1 Propane.

Adam.
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Old February 3rd 07, 06:56 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"Adam Strawson" wrote in message
...
Just to confirm other responses based on our Series 5 Senator Carolina
...

- The regulator works with either Butane or Propane
- All you need is the right "pigtail" rubber pipe [or whatever its
proper name is]. Our dealer asked us which sort we needed.
- You can certainly run with just one bottle and I'm 90% sure you can
even use 1 Butane and 1 Propane.

Adam.

I agree with everything above based on what my dealer told me. He asked
whether I wanted butane or propane when I bought the van - and we initially
were going to have one of each before being sensible and going for
2xpropane.


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Old February 3rd 07, 08:33 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Dave Fawthrop
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Default bailey senator series 5 gas issues

On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 06:56:31 GMT, "TTT" wrote:

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|"Adam Strawson" wrote in message
.. .
| Just to confirm other responses based on our Series 5 Senator Carolina
| ...
|
| - The regulator works with either Butane or Propane
| - All you need is the right "pigtail" rubber pipe [or whatever its
| proper name is]. Our dealer asked us which sort we needed.
| - You can certainly run with just one bottle and I'm 90% sure you can
| even use 1 Butane and 1 Propane.
|
| Adam.
|I agree with everything above based on what my dealer told me. He asked
|whether I wanted butane or propane when I bought the van - and we initially
|were going to have one of each before being sensible and going for
|2xpropane.

Propane for us, it works when the weather is freezing as today.
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Dave Fawthrop dave hyphenologist co uk Butane v Propane.
Butane gives about 15% more cups of tea per bottle. Butane gives
about 5% more cups of tea per GBP. Propane works in winter near
freezing point. All UK Propane bottles have the same fitting.
Autogas is cheap, you need a built in tank, tax *WILL* increase.
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Old February 3rd 07, 09:45 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"Dave Fawthrop" wrote in message

Propane for us, it works when the weather is freezing as today.
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Agree.
I use it all year, saves messing with changing regulators/connections etc.
Also all sizes/makes use same connection in propane.

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