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  1. Marvic

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    How many gas bottles .can you take in moterhome on ferrys and what type of gas is best for france and spain.
     
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    Most ferries it is 47kg of gas max of 3 cylinders that must be adequately secured.
    Every country has it's own gas bottles and they are not interchangeable, re-fillable cylinders are the best option if traveling through various countries, depends how much gas you use.
     
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  3. Marvic

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    Thanks lenny. Will be going for about 7 to 8 weeks . Will be useing electric sparingly if metered . Will be anewbie touring with moterhome.:cool: by the way we have looked at your photos of france2014 . Great .
     
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    Going for that time probably worth investing in at least one re-fillable if not a couple. In September when the heating is not used much we use about 0.6 -0.7 kg a day, we don't use sites and like a hot shower every morning.
     
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    Hi Marvic , I've just done a 6 week tour of France and used just over 2 11kg bottles of gas ( refillable system ) . I have a solar panel and only used hook up once to charge mains only items . I could have saved some gas by using the included electric hook up on some Aires but I couldn't be bothered to get the cable out !
    The fridge had to work overtime with the heat and we used lots of hot water for showers and cooked in the van ( hob only ) .
    Good luck and enjoy your trip (y)
     
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    I'm sure there are regs.but in 8yrs no one has ever asked anything about gas on ferries-so,you could probably carry as many as you like (that is not a recommendation,but my own personal observation)-but they are heavy :)
    The best bet is either refillable bottles (Gaslow or other) or,our preference,a fixed tank. We have a 40ltr tank and can refill at any garage selling LPG (GPL) .
     
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    You can get free bottles from Supermarket Chains (we use Super U) in France, you need only pay for the gas. You will then need to buy a French regulator from a Brick o Mat or some such. It is then simply a matter of finding the nearest Super U (there are hundreds) when you need a refill.
    We have a tee piece with a Calor regulator and a French one piped together, we simply swap between them.
     
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    my lpg tank is 200 litres,, do i have to go with less then??
     
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    That's about a 100kg so the answer is yes, max is 47kg.
     
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    Two 6 kgs last us about 8 weeks in Spain in the winter. Think most is used on heating. BUSBY.
     
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    I've not seen ferries give a limit especially where it is used for propulsion too. Only that it must be turned off.
    http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/f...can-i-take-my-lpg-/-lng-vehicle-on-your-ferry

    Of course LPG driven vehicles are NOT allowed on the tunnel and they do quote 50kg of mixed cylinders or 47kg single cylinder.
     
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    DFDS & P&O both say 47 kg, max of 3 cyclinders don't know about when used for propulsion.
     
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    Thank you all for the imfr re ga s bottles. My ipad packed up .so could not reply sooner.
     
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    Brilliant..thanks
     
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