how much gas

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  1. robiebee

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    hi all we are going to france/germany for 4/5 weeks shortly and was wondering if 2x6kgs gas cylinders will last or would it be better with 1x6 and 1x13kgs bearing in mind our weight is tight and we will be mainly stopping on aires etc any info much appreciated :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi
    If weight is tight, why not take one 6 kg and get a French bottle and regulater, over there, you only have to change the gas pipe from one to the other, that's what we did , not by design but because we ran out over there, so will take it with us next time and just use French gas, cheaper too:Smile:
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    Hi Robbie. In my humble opinion, you should be ok. We had 2 full 6kgs on 24 May and the first one ran out yesterday. The next one will easily last us until we return on 21 June, and beyond in fact. Obviously, we don't do big stews, unless we are on an aire and use the slow cooker which is electric, but we have fries, salads, baguettes, soup and, in fact, whatever we like. Just go for it. :BigGrin:

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    All depends on the weather. If its hot we live on salads and the B.B.Q. If its not we tend to use cooker more. BUSBY:Smile:
     
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    the biggest consumer of gas will be the fridge especially if you use aires with no hookup.
     
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    I have 2 x 11kg bottles and they average out about 3 weeks each so I can get by for 6 weeks, although it all depends on what size fridge you have as well, I have a big fridge and big freezer compartment as well so it eats more gas than normal fridge????? so you have to bear in mind this. I have no heating on gas at all, only the gas rings, oven, water heater, and fridge, and I have just got by on 22 days wild camping no ehu, so fridge running all the time on gas except when driving, and have done just over 2000mls in three weeks, and normal cooking every night, and i put into 1 of the 11kg bottles 19.78ltrs (holds 21ltrs 11kg) on the 22nd day out, so I would imagine that you would be just about ok with your present set up as I don't think you will be using any heating. Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    thanks to all who replied about my query ref gas i think ill chance it with 2x6kgs if we run out ill have to buy a french or german cylinder hey ho :cry::cry:
     
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    probably better to take the one 11kg then if you do run out you wont have to store the empty english cylinder as youll have room for a french one
    we just did 24 days abroad and used around 11kg we did cook a fair bit and were on hook up about half the time but it was cold and we used heater a few nights hopefully it will be warmer for you
     
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    Not sure how old you Autotrail is but if you have a fixed gas regulator, in lieu of a bottle mounted one, you don't want to buy a continental bottle with a regulator because it won't work very well.

    One way of using a foreign bottle, with dedicated regulator, is to have a tee off fitted in the pipework after your fixed regulator so you can bypass it.
     
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    As it is summer the heating will not be used hardly at all.. Heating the water.. well if its just to do the washing up or have a wash your self boil a kettle.. not point in heating 10 litres of water when a couple will do nicely..

    We used to carry 2 x 6k bottles and stay away for 6 to 8 weeks.. Now we just have the one 11k bottle and still have not come close to running out in our summer jaunts .. ( different matter when we do winter ones cos of the heating ! )
     
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    get a pigtail to 21.8lh gas thread then get a french bottle as soon as you arrive . just use the one uk bottle as a spare if the french one runs out . but exchange it as soon as you can. thety sell all sorts of adaptors to allow their bottles if you are stuck . possibly cheaper than here.
     
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    Hi

    Have a read of my article about gas usage.... the fridge uses more than you think....

    Russell
     
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    Hi ,I only have room for 2 x 6kg in the van gas locker, so i take a camping gaz 907 (available over there) which I use for the barbeque and we try to cook as much as poss on it, leaving main gas bottles for fridge and water heating / boiling kettle. Works for me.
    It also depends on how many times you are at campsites or aires on ehu. We mostly use aires and only the odd campsite for ehu and showers.
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    QUOTE=vwalan;789257]get a pigtail to 21.8lh gas thread then get a french bottle as soon as you arrive . just use the one uk bottle as a spare if the french one runs out . but exchange it as soon as you can. thety sell all sorts of adaptors to allow their bottles if you are stuck . possibly cheaper than here.[/QUOTE]

    help please Alan! We are in France now and our propane shortly going to run out.

    We don't have any adaptors or pigtails I don't speak French how do you find out which one you need , they sold alongside the bottles inthe service stations or do you have to find a regulator in supermarkets like leclerc or places like that?
     
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