Oily or soiled controllers

Problems with oily or soiled gas are common abroad, although this problem occurs occasionally in Germany in connection with gas from fuel stations for vehicle tanks or also tank cylinders.

Unfortunately there is no way of recognising the quality of the gas you purchase, when swapping the cylinders or filling your tank/cylinder at the fuel station. Continue reading

Regular inspection of the gas system in camping vehicles

How often does the gas system in a caravan or motorcaravan need to be inspected?

In Germany the gas system needs to be checked regularly every 2 years by a liquid gas expert (DVFG, TÜV, DEKRA). This is documented in a testing certificate (G607) and a test plate is attached to the outside of the vehicle.

Both the gas pressure controller and the gas hoses need to be replaced at the latest 10 years after the production date.