Gas Bottles??

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Going end of Feb, beginning of March to Spain/France/Portugal, etc. for a few months.

    At the moment I have a twin bottle (UK) set up,,, with hand change valve..

    Can I use a Spanish bottle along side a uk bottle with a hand change over valve, ( I have a Spanish adaptor/regulator) or would I be better of getting a single Gaslow bottle? and would this just need a gaslow regulator and also work in conjunction with the hand changeover valve..

    Think I have confused myself,,, so dont know what you will make of this question.:RollEyes:

    Thanks.:thumb:
     
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    I do this but with a French bottle and Uk bottle, works for me.

    I could'nt recoup the cost of a Gaslow setup.

    Oh Like the Harley

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    I worried a lot about gas for a recent 9 week trip to France / Spain, and took 1 13kg and 2 6kg cylinders (Propane) - I did not really want to get involved with continental cylinders.

    In practice the 13kg lasted all but 2 days of the 9 weeks, so needn't have worried at all! At that rate of consumption my 3 bottles would have lasted around 16 weeks.

    I guess a lot depends on how you use gas, and whether you have hook ups or not, we did most, but by no means all, of the time and did not often need heating.
     
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    Thanks for the reply`s,, :thumb:

    Our main heating is a big blown air system and I should imagine gulps the gas,, we do have a "Deloghi 800w oil filled) so providing it is not that cold should be ok,, :thumb:

    After 44 yrs marriage,, she still dont know how to drive an oven & gas hob,, so wont use much there, :boxing::Rofl1:
     
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    Can be confusing.

    With Gaslow there is no problem filling in France. On my recent thread you will find a Google map by Olley of Autogas stations in Spain and some verifications from users. They are some distance from each other and depending on where you are staying could involve a lengthy drive.

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/conti...-filled-fixed-tank-gaslow-spain-recently.html

    It's worth thinking about your potential consumption - although very variable from one motorhomer to another.

    Looking in to it I found that in deepest winter - skiing people who left the heating on night and day were using around 26Kg a week to ten days.

    In the RV in Jan/Feb/March in Spain using gas for the heating, water heating, large fridge/freezer and showering everyday we used 13 Kg every two weeks (electric amperage was too low to be useful apart from some background (700 watt) heating.

    On a six-month winter tour of the French Alps, Italy and Sicily in our small van with some very cold nights and mainly wild camping we used 11 Kg every 34 days - we also have a gas genny to charge the battery.

    Bottle gas is available in Spain. Butane is widely available and there is no difficulty getting a bottle. Propane bottles of the Repsol/CEPSA type require some paperwork unless you can get an empty bottle at a market - then you need the appropriate adaptor. You can exchange propane bottles at garages in some areas but often cannot and can only find them at agency shops who organise truck deliveries to the villages.

    These bottles are 13Kg - will they fit in your locker?

    Just some thoughts - no real answers:Sad:

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    Gas bottles

    Hi

    Noticed on my last Spanish run that there is a New(er) smaller Repsol bottle which Might be usefull for Eurohomes?. On the r-v I carry a 13kg repsol (Source; benidorm Market) and use an Extendastay the Regulator cost about 10e?. Bulk gas is available, but in SPAIN can still be difficult to obtain, Olley`s Gas Stations location "map" can now (i think) be downloaded as poi`s for satnav?. I have used at least 2 of them myself one at Valencia (access a bit awkward) and one near Alicante (access much Better), in fact I could probably have driven in with the "toad" still on.

    pete
     
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    Re-fill in Spain.

    I have several friends who take only Calor bottles to Spain & Portugal and get them filled over there. May not be to Calor's liking but I understand that if you ask around (including the gas delivery drivers) you can easily be directed to a re-fill station at very low cost. Sunty.
     
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