Gas Tank / Heater

Getting rid of on-board Butane or Propane bottles have some more very clear advantages for your camper van.

Space is a precious commodity

Alongside our propex blown air heaters, we now offer an underslung LPG vapour tank with or without a BBQ hook-up point to fit onto your VW T5/T6 camper van. An on board gas tank for VW T5 or T6 can save valuable space and is much safer than on board tanks.

Space is a precious commodity inside your van conversion. Storing your gas outside underneath your van not only saves space inside your vehicle, but allows you to quickly and easily refill the tank at your local petrol station. Our local station charges just 0.72 per litre for LPG.*

Advantages of our underslung LPG tank

Getting rid of on-board butane or propane bottles and replacing with an underslung LPG tank has its many advantages:

  • Significantly reduce the cost of gas
  • Save valuable internal space (and pack more kit for your trip!)
  • Quick and easy fill-ups on many petrol station forecourts
  • On-board level indicator, so no need to carry a space bottle
  • No more freezing butane – LPG goes to -42°C
  • Reduced amount of gas drop out holes required, meaning less holes in your van
  • It’s safer as reduced amounts of gas run and connect inside your vehicle
  • Installed in line with UKLPG CoP11 and NCC CoP306

Controls and safety measures

Controlled from inside the camper van, our propex underslung gas container uses a handy on-board level indicator to tell you how much is in the tank so you wont need to use up even more space carrying a spare bottle “just in case”.

Before any fitting can take place, certain requirements must be ascertained. Tanks and fill points must retain a certain ground clearance and be able to withstand a high impact and pull force. (So bear this in mind before lowering your camper too much!)

If you have any questions or would like to talk about the specifics, please do get in touch with us.

Ensure you have a VW fuel tank you can rely on

An under van gas tank from Summit Motorhomes ensures each journey is as safe as possible and that you can make use of all the extra storage space for your trip. Our underslung gas tank installation is carried out by our professional team with over 20 years of combined motorhome and campervan knowledge.

For more information about our underslung gas tanks in Bristol or any other of our products and services for campervans and motorhomes, get in touch with us today by calling 0117 961 0937 or emailing

Pricing for underslung gas tank:

T5/6 15 litre Underslung tank with BBQ point – £840.00 inc. VAT

T5/6 Underslung tank with BBQ point and Gas heater-  £1650 inc. VAT

Mercedes Sprinter or VW Crafter 25 litre Underslung gas tank with BBQ point – £960 inc. VAT

*Correct at time of publishing.

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Arnie Palmer
30. June, 2021.
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Richard Cadden
26. May, 2021.
I spoke to Lee at Summit in February 2021 seeking advice for a VW van conversion. He took time to show me round the workshop and some existing conversions in progress. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship was very evident and the passion and willingness to offer advice helped us decide on Summit. We sourced our van following Lee’s advice and booked the Porth conversion with its upgrade and some extras for April/May. The result is a classy Motorhome finished to a high spec with every detail exactly how we wanted and how it was described. We are so pleased and can’t recommend Summit enough. Thank you Lee and team.
Andy Child
11. May, 2021.
I took my van to Summit for a full conversion and was astounded by the attention to detail and quality of the build. Driving it is an absolute pleasure, with the van getting complements wherever we go. The guys really know their stuff and were happy to help with any queries that I had. They also took the time to keep me updated with the progress of the build. I would not hesitate to recommend Lee, Andy and the guys to anyone wanting a conversion. Top notch service and build - once again many thanks. One happy camper 😁
Clare Denning
19. April, 2021.
Fantastic service from start to finish. Summit were the third company we contacted to help with our T5 camper conversion. As soon as we met Lee and the rest of the team we knew we had found the right company. They are very knowledgeable and had plenty of ideas to tailor our camper to our needs. The finished product looks and feels quality with exceptional attention to detail. Their after sales service is great, they encourage you to call if you have any problems or questions as we did on our maiden voyage. ( not because there was a problem with the van but because we were the ones with ‘All the gear and no idea’ )🙈 😂 We are over the moon with our T5 conversion and definitely recommend Summit Motorhomes. Thanks guys 👍 Clare and Gary Denning
15. April, 2021.
I went to Summit after another company completely ripped me off. The customer service from start to finish was 5 stars and that's before I even see my van. My van which I collected today is unreal and the attention to detail is like going from a Robin Reliant to a Ferrari. Would highly recommend this company and I will definitely be using them for any further upgrades. Thank you to Lee and all the team 💪🏼 my van has been turning heads all day and that's without seeing the inside 😍
Brian Larkin
27. March, 2021.
I am a VW van converter based in Essex and have been looking for quality poptops to fit to my conversions. Storm pop tops were brought to my attention via Instagram and a dialogue was started with Lee & Andy. Fast forward a few weeks and I was on my way to their Bristol HQ for an install to a customers van and a training day. Absolutely first class set up, clinically clean workshop with evidence all round that these guys take huge pride in their products and work. My van was treated with the utmost care during the install and I was made to feel really welcome. All other vehicles on the premises were also being cared for meticulously whilst having work carried out which is reassuring to see. The Storm pop tops themselves are a top class product, and clearly the result of many years industry experience. They are beautifully built premium product with clever design features- and the subtle Storm logo on the canvas just finishes the whole package off! After sales support and communication is first class- it’s very apparent that the Storm team are out to build relationships and I have been made to feel like part of the family. Highly recommended- so good I’ve just fitted one to my own van!!! Check them out.
Lizzie Hart
18. January, 2021.
Lee and the team at Summit have gone above and beyond to build us our dream camper. We travelled all over the UK looking for the quality and finish we wanted and nothing came close to what is available at Summit. If you can think of it Lee will build it. The after sales service is also amazing they are always on hand for any questions you may have. Thank you Summit we cant wait to have many adventures in our new camper.
Julie Marshall
29. November, 2020.
Was so impressed with Summit Motorhomes, I had had advice from friends with vans who have had pop tops fitted by other companies and they haven’t been happy so I knew to stay well clear of those other companies. From the moment I have spoken to Summit I’ve had a great experience. The customer care has been brilliant all the way through and the pop top that was fitted on my van is amazing! I will be definitely be recommending to all my friends with vans. The finish is superb and I couldn’t be happier. Really professional and friendly team. Highly recommend.
scott thomas
13. November, 2020.
Purchase a t5 swb 12mm birch plywood floor from these guys very reasonable price for a floor that fits perfectly! Not just cut but contoured edges finishes it nicely Genuine people 👍🏻 Workshop looked busy and tidy.. I would recommend
George Cooper
29. October, 2020.
Just picked up our Caddy Maxi which was in for insulation, carpet lining, flooring and LED lights. We couldn't be happier with the job, which is done to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend and will be going back for further upgrades in the future.


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Siston Common
Bristol, BS30 5LU

0117 961 0937

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