What should have been 4 days ended up in 1 month before this project was finished. (They had a good reason as the owner had hart issues…..but he is ok now). This company is experienced in USA vehicles and build in our new LPG installation. People living in the USA will think what? LPG is for cooking.. Why would you even want this? Well, here’s the reason; Fuel prices: Gas €1,67/L —— LP Gas €0,83/L (in Belgium and Luxembourg even € €0,43! Example: Driving from our house in the Netherlands to Barcelona Spain and back is approx. 3000KM (186 miles). With regular Gas Thats €1.431,- With LP Gas it’s below €700. The costs for such an installation is €2.700 but will pay back within one year. (Depending on how much miles/km you travel). We can travel approx. 800km (497 miles) on the 2 tanks and have 2 LPG flue gas ducts 1 on each side of the coach which seemed like a smart add on.
1 EURO =1,066 DOLLAR – – – – – – 1 GALLON = 3,79 LITER – – – – – – 1 MILE = 1,6 KILOMETER
This is an IMPCO 300 system. At first we preferred the IMPCO 425 series, as this system is able to release more flow (LP Gas) into the carburetor and is therefore a better choice on moments where you will need some extra power. (as in the mountains), but.. the 425 arm that is connected with the carburetor needs to much space under the motor hood. The motor hood would have to be lifted about 4cm to make it fit. (The man said yes to the power but the wife said no to the new interior design). The 300 system fits perfectly and the hood is closed so nothing had to change in the front. In the back I had to flip the water tank and reconnect the hoses to make the 110L tank fit.
Since i’m not a big fan of driving in to the mountains the choice for the smaller 300 system was easy made. It runs like the sun, supplies plenty of engine power and is very safe. This doesn’t mean that the 300 system isn’t capable of climbing. I know GMC owners with a 300 system and they are driving it in to the mountains every year. Another great improvement is that filling up the 2 LPGas tanks takes only a few minutes. Try that with the original GMC connected gas tanks where you have to release the fill nozzle all the time to let the gas flow in the 2nd tank.
So this is how it looks now under the future permanent bed. 1x 110L and 1x 160L tank. The bed is our next project -after the window valences/boxes for the wooden mini blinds. The space we had planned for the drawers is not 70 cm deep but only 35cm. That is not a big storage space but hey we can drive back home with the lower fuel costs if we need anything…..