How does the gas / LPG work? How do I fill up the LPG?

Modified on Mon, 08 May 2023 at 04:36 PM

We supply all motorhomes with an LPG system that can be filled up in Petrol Stations that sell LPG. We use 12kg bottles with an Autogas connector. These are refillable with propane gas and must not be exchanged.

Re-filling the LPG is the hirers responsibility and we advise to always be conscious of how much gas you have left as LPG is not always readily available. For more information, please see: How long will the gas / LPG last?

Spaceships will not be responsible for locating fill up points on your trip. We do have information and advice here to help with this. The easiest way to find out where fill up points are located is by going to this will show the closest LPG stations to you and allow you to call ahead as some stations have stopped doing LPG.

That site is updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee that LPG stations will always have a supply of LPG. We recommend that you use the link above and call ahead to check with any station to ensure they do have supply in stock.

It is much easier in Europe to find LPG as it is more commonplace. We suggest using for Europe however we do not recommend in the UK.

The nearest most convenient (on Motorways/next to main connecting roads) LPG fill up point near to our branches are the following:


East of Spaceships Branch Towards London (around Heathrow airport)

Esso Herds Garage - 404 Staines Road West, Ashford, TW15 1RZ - (Confirmed LPG is available 21/04/21),-0.4446076

West of spaceships branch towards Wales

B Wilikins - Longmoor Farm, Park Lane, Finchampstead Wokingham, RG40 4PT (Confirmed LPG available 21/04/21),-0.8868823

South of spaceships branch towards Brighton

BP Moto Pease Pottage MWSA - Brighton Road RH11 9YA (confirmed LPG available 21/04/21),-0.19788259

North of spaceships branch towards the Midlands

BP Cowley Service Station - 44-56 Oxford Road, OX4 2DT (Confirmed LPG Available 21/24/21),-1.2181945


West of Spaceships Branch and towards Glasgow (Closest)

Morrisons Petrol Station- 2 Linkston Way, Bathgate, EH48 7XN  (also next to a Morrisons which has everything you may need)

East of Spaceships Branch and in Edinburgh

Almondvale Roundabout, Livingston EH54 6GB


Gulf - A907, Auld Brig Road, FK10 2PF


1 Edinburgh Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6DN


Garthdee Rd, Aberdeen AB10 7QA

Fort William
BP - MRH Road to the Isles, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Invernesshire, PH33 6TJ


Oban Rd, Lochgilphead PA31 8NG

Isle of Skye

Gulf - The Co-op. petrol station - A87, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AB

Ullapool (LAST STATION ON NC500)

Lochbroom Garage Services Station, Morefield Industrial Estate, Morefield, ULLAPOOLIV26 2SR


Darby Service Station

Dundalk Rd, Dunleer, Co. Louth, Ireland


Nevinstown, Swords, Dublin, Ireland

Circle KFilling Stn 

 43 Warrenpoint Rd, Newry BT34 3EB

Maxol Cherryhill: 

756 Newtownards Rd, Dundonald, Belfast, NI,  B16 0LA

Maxol/Spar Vivo Mountsandel: 

14/16 Knocklynn Rd, Coleraine BT52 1WT

Callaghans Maxol: 

N13 Burt, Co Donegal


- You refill the bottle, the LPG bottle does not get replaced.

- When in Scotland fill up the LPG in Edinburgh/Glasgow. There is very limited LPG supply in the highlands.

- If you're still getting no gas in the motorhome, it may be due to the valve on the bottle being shut. Turn valve anti clockwise on the top of the bottle.

Please look below on how to fill up the LPG - please note this may not be exactly the same but it is the same principle everywhere. If you aren't sure please ask an attendant.

How to refuel with LPG

Refuelling with Autogas LPG is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Connect

  • Push nozzle over the lugs on the filler valve
  • Turn barrel 90 degrees clockwise
  • Pull the lever and latch securely into place

Keep your hands away from the barrel once you pull the lever

2. Dispense

  • Simply push and hold the button until your tank is full

3. Disconnect

  • Squeeze back the lever
  • Release will cause a small bit of gas to come out – this is normal
  • Turn barrel anti-clockwise and replace to the holder


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