Gas Question

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  1. Kevingrc

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    Hi folks, thinking about when we go to europe, if we take two 6 kg bottles of gas and mainly have EHU and only use gas for cooking how long would they last, approximately of course, thanks Kevin
     
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    Hi Kevin
    I can't give you exact figures but going from experience we used to do a lot of cooking in our caravan we spent about 6-7 weeks away per year and didn't even use one bottle, since getting the MH we swapped over to lightweight propane gas canisters and these have a gauge on them, sorry I can't help further
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    It's a bit like a piece of string question Kevin. However, I've got two 6kg cylinders and toured France, Switzerland and Italy last year for 3 weeks and only used one cylinder and we didn't scrimp. Mind you, that was staying on sites and EHU mostly.

    It depends on whether you bash the gas for the fridge and cooking etc when off grid.

    You are right to raise this though because of the unavailability of UK type 6kg gas cyl's over there.

    Others will follow my post and give other helpful estimates.
    James
     
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    We brought an adaptor from bull finch gas that fits intermarch bottles in case we ran out of gas, but 5 weeks last October in France 2 x 6 kg bottles lasted us
     
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    Thanks everyone, most helpful, was considering gasit bottles but I don't think we'll be lucky enough to be away long enough to need them,
     
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    We have two 6kg bottles and used approx 9kg in 3 weeks in Europe last summer without any EHU and had an issue with the fridge which used more gas than normal. Just used gas for cooking, heating water and the fridge.
     
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    By the way Wingman you were right, I needn't of panicked about the purchase of our Majestic 155, we are over the moon with it, sat in it now in Snowdonia right now, cheers pal, Kevin
     
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    if you were only using gas for cooking then 2x6kg would last 6 months + but use it for hot water and fridge more like 3 months. and if heating as well.......not long
     
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    PHWELL!! How's about that @Kevingrc .
    I'm so pleased that YOU are pleased and thanks for the feedback.
    Nothing worse than 'recommending' a van and the new owners don't like it!

    I had a look around the vans at the Peterborough show and the 155 was better than most, in terms of features and value.

    I'm jealous that you're out in it. My next sortie is up to Norfolk in a few weeks time, so she's sitting on my front at the moment.

    Regards both
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    We are pretty frugal with gas but we couldn't get 3 weeks on one 6kg bottle let alone 6 weeks when using our fridge and cooker on our European trips. I guess that the EHU makes a big difference but we have never needed it on the continent and the extra price of lecky appears to exceed the cost of gas.
     
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    We don't use sites or EHU and find that on average we use about 1litre of gas a day for cooking and the fridge, with the occasional bit of heating thrown in for good measure! If you are using EHU for the fridge and also take an electric ring/hob with you too, along with electric kettle, toaster etc, your gas will last a loooooonnnnggggggggg time!
     
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    Not much help for your question but maybe add some perspective. We have 2 x 11kg bottles and Alde heating. When we were away over the new year with no EHU we used a bottle and a half in about a week. It was bloody cold out though (y)
     
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    Hi Matty, we're not worried about price of gas v leccy but just wondering if we will have enough gas with 2 bottles otherwise we'll have to sort something else out, cheers pal.
     
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    I would suggest 12 days per bottle in warm conditions if you are heating water in a kettle, cooking one simple meal a day, using a fridge and do not have EHU. Others will use more gas.

    How long are you going for and what is the weather expected to be like?

    If on EHU for most of the time, as suggested above, take a portable hob so you'll use very little gas.
     
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    Hi Matty, duration is uncertain at the moment, many things affect this, hope weather will be hot and intend to be on EHU all the time if available and I'll be amazed if I get one cooked meal a day, cheers
     
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    Get a portable electric hob for most of your cooking and a portable gas hob so that you can sit outside and boil water for your coffee making. As above, your gas bottles will last for months if on ehu.

    Out of interest, what will you use on hookup?
     
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    We had 4 weeks in Europe last year and used some gas for cooker but ran the fridge on gas most of the time and gas for water heater. We used a camping gaz 907 bottle on the BBQ and cal or propane 11 or is it 13 Kgs and had plenty left when we got home. Sometimes on EHU but about half not.

    A 907 might be a good way to go initially for the BBQ as you can of course exchange those abroad for a full one. Keep the van gas for the fridge cooker and water, if it's summertime and you should be ok.
     
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    I bought a french bottle last year 'Butagas Le Cube' so don't have to worry about running out. Also backup camping gaz bottle but these little sods cost a fortune for refills! but are easily obtained in most super marches. Your 2 cylinders should easily cover 2 to 3 weeks with fridge set on low.
     
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    Hi
    Interesting Thread, Consumption depends on too many variables to be accurate. However The last winter we had in Spain (2008-9) I seem to recall having about a week to 10days out of an 11kg propane (10E Exchange / refill). I cooked outside almost exclusively on a Beuclare BBQ. the heating when needed was a 2Kw Fan heater, in the evenings. And an occasional "boost" with the Gas unit in a cold snap. The camp-sites where, many of them, Changing over to metered electricity, at that time?, largely due to people wasting fuel by leaving heaters on in unattended awnings!!!.

    Pete
     
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    Hi Pete seems to me that your using a hell of a lot of gas, I used to use them exchange refills spent 100s of pounds doing it too then a friend to me about a place at thirsk I had a 22ltr bottle fitted £300 Ive had that money back four fold last time that I to fill up 5 weeks ago and I use my van a lot away almost every W/end 10.25p 18ltrs local garage. get refillable save money. happy motoring
     
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