The Safefill cylinder was designed to be safe and easy to refill.
All the issues identified by the industry were looked into and Safefill developed a product that’s so easy to use; has no complicated hoses or attachments that could be incorrectly used; has an integral Overfill Protection Device (OPD); a secondary back-check valve in case you forget to close the valve and tamper-proof fittings that mean gas can only come out of the cylinder when it is attached to an appliance or regulator. All three bottles from Safefill are also significantly lighter than standard LPG cylinders.
There are no complicated extras to buy or fit as Safefill comes as a complete, one-size-fits all solution. The Safefill translucent bottle allows you to see how much gas is left - so no more estimating, and the automatic overfill protection device means it’s impossible to fill beyond 80%, ensuring complete safety. The other advantage of a Safefill bottle, is that you are the owner. You can only "rent" a Calor bottle, and you never own it, ensuring that you cannot sell it on. Whereas, whenever you have finished with your Safefill bottle, you can sell it on, and that helps to repay for itself. You can fill from empty or just top up before leaving on that weekend away.
All that is required is a standard Propane screw-type regulator, or a Propane pigtail. The bottle has the same POL union fittings as the standard Calor bottles. Firstly, the initial cost is a lot less. From £200 you get a Safefill bottle that is almost identical to a Calor bottle. This means that your regulator or gas hoses do NOT need replacing or updating. For some, other re-fillable gas systems to be fitted, special hoses, changeover heads, a filling kit, and adapters have to be fitted onto the vehicle. These systems should also be fitted by a Qualified Engineer, meaning Labour costs have to be considered.
Also, when your Safefill bottle is empty, you remove the bottle from the vehicle, and take it to the closest petrol station or LPG supplier. However, in a built in system, you can not remove the bottle. Instead, the vehicle has to be taken to the petrol station or LPG supplier. This means that before you have to fill up your bottle, you have to drain your water system, put away your awning, and pack up etc.
No adapter is needed for filling in the UK or Netherlands, but like every other system, adaptors are needed for filling elsewhere in Europe.
There is a specific one for just Spain, which costs £25.
An Acme adapter is for Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This one costs £20.
The Dish adapter can be used in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This one is also £20.
Below is a map of Europe showing where each adapter can be used.
We also have a LPG autogas rig, so we can fill your bottles, and we can also show you how easy they are to refill in person.
Below is our video which is on YouTube which shows how to fill the bottles.
A comprehensive list of LPG filling stations in the UK can be found at FillLPG.co.uk or by downloading the FillLPG app for Android phones. This is very useful as the general public can update the information with prices, ensuring that the details are up to date.
We would also recommend 'SAFEFILL INFO & REFILL STATIONS' Facebook Group who have very up to date information about refill points, etc.