Hi from Teolo, Italy - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-31-2011, 06:25 PM   #29
Senior Member
Roger C H's Avatar
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Posts: 2,155
Rereading the posts, I notice that you use LPG for fuel.

Two questions:

1. I rode in a Renault in Argentina that used LPG. When he filled up, we all had to leave the car. Does that apply in Europe also?

2. Doesn't LPG cause your engine to be derated re power?

Yes, Brazil is a beautiful country. Rio de Janerio has got to be the most beautiful city in the world.

A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #30
Junior Member
Name: Fabio
Trailer: Italcaravan M3/2 1967
Posts: 12
Hi Roger,

to 1: nowadays one can stay in the care while filling lpg, same happens with methane (CNG-compressed natural gas), but every european country has is own legislation on it, e.g. in Germany there's afaik only self service and you have to press a security-button for the whole filling process, boring. The adapters are mainly of two types, "dutch (italian) and german".

to 2: The HP's in the car's papers remain the same, for newer vehicles there's a circulation tax reduction for lower pollution. The engine works with lesser noise on LPG and there's only a slight power reduction, with carburettor, with ignition there's none. In Italy you can drive also with smog traffic reduction, even with my old watercooled 26 dogyears old Volkswagen.

Foud a shelter for my egg, yesterday, for free!!

Kind regards, Fabio.

Rolf Dobelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #31
WtMtJim's Avatar
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2010 16 ft Casita Freedom Deluxe
Posts: 80
Originally Posted by Rolf Dobelli View Post
What about this? Il treno di Vetto Vetto's train.
A Fiat 500! I love it! And we debate whether or not we need a big, 1/2 ton V8 truck to pull our fiberglass eggs! We Americans are devoted to wretched excess.
WtMtJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 05:36 AM   #32
Senior Member
Alf S.'s Avatar
Name: Alfred
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2010 Nissan Frontier
Posts: 3,653
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Hi: All... Back in the 80's I drove and sold LPG powered Dodge trucks. Chrysler now owned in part by Fiat mfg'd pickups and full sized 5&8 pass. vans with a factory installed LPG system.
The HP. was the same but performance suffered slightly. They had to use hardened intake and exhaust valves as LPG is a dry fuel so no lubrication for the valves. Two tanks replaced the regular gas tank and a side aux. tank was added. I could drive 800km's on all tanks.
No regulations to vacate the vehicle while being refueled and a LPG station directory was supplied too. All tax incentives to own one are gone now but LPG is still about 1/2 the price of gasoline. Taxis, Police and large fleets still use LPG!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. The new fiat 500(Built in Mexico) is available in Canada $15,995./$18,500.& $19,500. All sold out I think.
Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 04:45 PM   #33
Junior Member
Name: Fabio
Trailer: Italcaravan M3/2 1967
Posts: 12
Hi all. Sorry, I know it's a bit off topic, but I can't resist sharing this link.
Fiat D 600 Multipla & Eriba Puck | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Kind regards

Rolf Dobelli is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailer in Italy Chris Z General Chat 3 09-25-2009 04:55 PM
Lander Rally - Arezzo (Tuscany) Italy miss susy Camping, Campout Reports 16 01-16-2009 02:58 PM
New year in Italy robirob Camping, Campout Reports 3 05-16-2008 08:32 PM
A Easter in Italy robirob Camping, Campout Reports 4 04-07-2008 12:44 PM
Easter's rally in Italy robirob General Chat 27 04-16-2007 08:07 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.