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This is interesting, my 490 Evolution has a nose cone packed with 2x9kg gas bottles and a Webasto diesel water heater with no separation whatsoever. (as delivered in 2014).

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Sunland Australia RV Pty Ltd — Patriot Caravans with Fitted Front Storage Box

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What are the defects?

Affected models have holes in the vertical dividers between sections of the external storage compartment where LPG cylinders are kept. It is a requirement of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5601.2 Gas installations, Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes that the cylinder compartment is separated from the general storage area by a vertical divider that is sealed to the sides and floor of the compartment.

What are the hazards?

Gas may leak into the other sections of the storage compartment, posing a possible fire risk.

What should consumers do?

 

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More interesting is that our October 2014 UEV-490 has the Webasto heater in the front boot, and the 2x 4kg LPG bottles in their own separate compartments located in front of the front boot. 
So I'll post up a photo tomorrow morning. However, do you have a photo of your set up Dave?

Cheers, Filbee56  

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I'll take a shot in the morning and post it up. 

Yes I have seen pictures here of the add on LPG compartment but assumed this was a relatively recent optional extra. 

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I believe our 2014 490 is the same Filbee56

Cheers Dave

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Our 2013 UEV490 does not have the LPG cylinders in a storage box.  This a later modification tp presumably protect the cylinders from stone impact.  After close to 100,000K on rough roads our cylinders don't seem to be badly affected.  Must be protected by the drwbar and Stone Stomper.
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With gas removedIMG_1448 (1).jpg

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Hello Dave (spill), 
I've honestly not heard nor seen LPG bottles stored in the front boot as depicted by your photo. Where your LPG bottles are cradled is where our Honda 2.0KVA generator lives.

I'd be guessing that there could be an issue if the bottles started to leak, and the LPG (heavier than air) couldn't escape from its contained in the front boot (with both doors closed). In this situation, there is very little opportunity for the LPG to escape.  
In short, your situation appears to be a similar situation as the ACCC Recall. 

Personally, I'd be consulting with the experts to make a determination - one way or the other.  

Other than the suspect storage, no doubt the LPG bottle needs to be removed from its cradle and positioned (on the ground) close to the kitchen burner (hot plates) when required, and not remain in-situ for use??!!  Or, a very long LPG hose is required!? 

Our 490 is exactly the same model as the photo put up by DTKK. 

Cheers for now, Filbee56 





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