camping gaz

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  1. alan'n'bev

    alan'n'bev Read Only Funster

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    i have camping gaz bottles in the campervan 904's are these avaliable in france as a refill or am i best changing now before we go on tues, 2 are empty 1 nearly empty and what do they cost price here from casey's @ otley £14.99 each any advice welcome:Smile:
     
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    i'm sure the french are very big on camping gaz so it shouldnt be a problem and will most likely be a lot cheaper than here.:thumb:

    someone will be able to confirm.
     
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    Confirmed....

    Available at most campsites, but usually much cheaper to exchange at the supermarkets, such as Intermarche or Champion or Carrefor and Le Clerc.


    Nomadic:thumb:
     
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    thanks we are coming over tues 17 days first trip,so we will wait till we get there the 1 with the bit in will make us a cuppa on the morning of the crossing so will change all 3.
    we have a cadac as well but thats calor 7kg bottle that full so no problems there.
    can any one confirm the price of the 904 bottles i think these ar the med size ones,we also have a generator 950 watt and 240 ehu and 12 volt so we are well powered up:Smile:
     
  5. Peter James

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    I use the 907 - next size up to yours refills and usually get these from Brownhills for £19. (I try to buy from Brownhills whenever I can because I have made use of their free viewing facilites to look at motorhomes without ever buying one, as I prefer to convert my own van)
    When I have had to get them anywhere else in England they have been slightly more expensive than Brownhills. The cheapest I have got them is in Albir near Benidorm for 10 Euros - but these Spanish ones are not sealed and weigh about a pound lighter than the genuine Camping Gaz filled ones from Brownhills.
    PS - I also saw them widely available in France!
     
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    You can also get them in the DIY superstores as well ,their equivelent to B&Q,:thumb: dont know about price tho.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Why not get French gas bottles ?Elfi or Twinnies work out much cheaper than GAZ , get them from most Supermarket Petrol Stations, no contract, usually they come with a free regulator too .:thumb::thumb:
     
  8. alan'n'bev

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    gaz bottles

    I will look at them when we get across the water need three 1 for hob and hot water and another for fridge 1 spare, i can only use the 904's as the space were they are stored is only shallow i think they were made for them so see what they have when we get there:thanks2:
     
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    I have been wondering about something like that. I have always only used Camping Gaz because I started off with it as I only had a small vehicle, and Camping Gaz was available, and probably the most self contained and space saving set up? easy to put in and take out of a small car or van. (I just have 2 gas rings fitted to 2 cylinders, and 2 spare cylinders, all 907) But it does not work well at low temperatures, and the gas seems the most expensive as you say. Now I have a van with plenty of room, so do more cooking than I used to, perhaps I should change to something else. But What? You mention French gas bottles, but most of my time is in the UK.
     
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    peter james , even the rip off 6Kg calor propanes are much cheaper to use than camping gas [ and work down to -30C ], rule of thumb the bigger the bottle , the lower the price per kilo ; as you are mostly in the uk no good suggesting french gas at half the price of calor !
    wouldn't suggest elfi or twinni anyway as they are rip of prices as in uk

    and I wondered about how much gas was in a spanish 907 , so I weighed it
    exactly the same as you get in france , 2.75 Kg

    sounds like someone had used yours for a bit , then put it back on the shelf :RollEyes: , has been known ! where did you get it in albir ? the DIY near the football ground?
     
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    price

    so does anyone know the prices of the french camping gaz bottle cheers
    alan n bev
     
  12. Peter James

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    Thanks for the info :thumb:

    Yes they were from the big DIY store near Mercadonna - I think that is the football ground end. But I should have said - I bought 2 exchange 907 cylinders, they were both unsealed and both a pound light. So I guessed they refill the cylinders themselves and are a bit tight with the gas. But at 10 Euro each I was still happy with them :thumb:
     
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    The 907 ones I saw in France worked out about the same as Brownhills here in Newark (£19). Brownhills cylinders are a pound cheaper than the Yeomans camping shop.

    But, like the diesel in France, I think it depends a lot where you buy them.
     
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    best in could find on google was a 2005 price of €16 for a 904.....not much help was it :Blush:
     
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