Campsite close to Madrid

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  1. Aussielyn

    Aussielyn Read Only Funster

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    Hello All

    Like so many people whose feeds I have read, I am new to motorhome camping in europe. I have to visit someone in Madrid from 17 - 25 August and am looking for the closest campsite to Madrid. Also, I am an Australian with a German motorhome, therefore German camping gas tanks. Will I have problems getting these filled? I know that last year we couldn't get them filled in France.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    This motorhome aire is in Madrid ..
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=207590977793691629247.00048b73088765d92420e&msa=0&ll=40.396111,-3.61918&spn=0.008334,0.013797

    LPG stations are few and far between in Spain.. see location map
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=218062938126361983489.00045c0c2ec92a3f46ca4&msa=0

    You can buy LPG tank adapters from Gaslow (just Google) .. a picture would help identify which one you specifically need for your tank.. or identify from the aforementioned supplier's site
     
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    Many thanks

    Many thanks for your help. Greatly appreciated. I have ordered a book from Vicarious books entitled the Aires (or maybe called something else in Spain) of Spain and Portugal. Hopefully it will enlighten me. I don't suppose there is a website that lists Aires in Spain?

    Thanks also for the info on the gas. It is actually cooking gas that I need to fill up with. I do have adaptors for each country. Learnt that the hard way last year in France. So hopefully, all will be well. I am actually very green about this whole motorhome situation but hopefully I will get better at it.
     
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    Autogas/LPG/GPL as supplied at filling stations for LPG powered vehicles is what you fill your 'cooking' gas tank with .. there are no filling stations specifically for cooking gas.

    Best site I know for aires in Spain is http://www.lapaca.org/areas/espana.php

    edit.. perhaps I have misunderstood.. are you referring to German bottled gas .. not a fixed tank?

    If so, then you cannot refill them.. you will need to buy Spanish bottles and a new regulator .. available from most petrol stations who also have regulators.
     
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    Yes German Motorhome with German Gas tanks

    Yes I am referring to German bottled Gas - I don't have a gas tank. Thank you for your help I thought that that might be the case. I will just buy an extra bottle when I get over there. I do have adaptors.

    Lyn
     
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    Except they will now not supply her unless she can produce a Spanish certificate for the whole gas system.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I wasn't aware of that Brian.. is this recent legislation.. ?

    I know it can be difficult without an empty bottle.. but these are easily acquired.. I picked up two from the camp site office .. no charge, then exchanged at the local service station..
     
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    Repsol sell gas, it is in silver containers shaped like beer kegs unless things have changed you do not need a cert to get gas from them, also some of the garages on the more common routes in spain sell that gas you can get all over europe usually in the small 2.5/3kg size - camping gaz, it is also sold in local diy/hardware shops. You can usually get the empty orange gas bottles from any of the big carboot/weekly markets
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Brian ... after reading I recall the thread ..

    buying bottles 'officially' has always been a problem without an address in Spain .. this makes it doubly difficult .. .. but as I mentioned, easy to get on the black market ..

    Same as the UK, it's a lot cheaper to buy a an empty Calor bottle at a boot sale or pick one up at a council recycling centre ..
     
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    Hi lads
    Go to any Rastro in Spain and you should be able to buy either silver or red butane or propane empty gas bottles for no more than 10euros take them to any garage selling gas and you can exchange for full ones no problem
    regards
    David :thumb:
     
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