Caravan Gas Cylinders

Written by Stuart Craig on 13th November 2018

When not in use, your caravan’s gas cylinders should always be “shut off” at the shut off valve.

They should also be secured with designated retaining straps and the gas dispersal holes or “drop vents” located in the floor of the gas locker should always be kept clear.

Above: A secure gas bottle in an upright position.

Should you need to remove the cylinder, it should always be stored and transported in the upright position otherwise there is a real increased risk of explosion.

Above: This shows the gas tape “shut off” valve/ This is how you close a bottle.

This advice was brought to you by our affinity partners the Mobile Caravan Engineers Association (MCEA) and the Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association (CaSSOA).

First established in 2005, the MCEA is proud to be the UK’s largest network of independent service engineers. Their members deliver hard work, a quality service and convenient mobile servicing and repairs at homes, storage sites and pitches.

We are pleased to be working with the MCEA as their exclusive insurance and warranty partner, offering special discounts to their customers.

Please visit www.mcea.co.uk for more information.

Since 1999 CaSSOA have provided secure, accredited storage sites for caravans and motorhomes. All of their approved storage sites are independently assessed and equipped with security features, access and amenities to ensure the highest levels of protection against theft.

Please visit www.cassoa.co.uk for more information.

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