Is 6.5Kg re-fillable big enough for Europe

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  1. RidersofRohan

    RidersofRohan Funster

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    My PVC has a small gas cupboard and can only take a 6.5Kg cylinder. I am thinking of installing a Gas-it system using a refillable replacement of the same size with the inlet pipe running down underneath the van to a inlet attached to the under skirt of the van.

    Does anyone have this exact set up?

    Is the inlet position too low?
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    If touring in Europe will I find I have to frequently refill the tank and will I struggle to find LPG and the tour will turn into a constant searching for gas every few days.
     
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    Can you fit an underslung gas tank? Depends on how much gas you use, so bit difficult to judge.
     
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    i have a Gasit system with refil pipe coming out the bottom / rear of the gas locker and the filler mounted in the vehicle side skirt below the floor. no problem

    on the amount of gas that will entirely depend on time of year, type of sites or not. in the cooler months the heating will eat up the gas and in the summer the fridge if you are not on hook up. so thats not an easy calculation.
     
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    Gas consumption will depend on so many things.

    What time of year will you be travelling?

    Where will you be travelling?

    Do you use an electric hook-up? (and could have a small auxiliary heater)

    We travel south (France and Spain) any time from late spring to early autumn. Our van can also only accommodate a single cylinder of gas, and whilst if would take an 11kg bottle we only in fact use a 6kg Calorlite bottle. And it comfortably lasts five or six weeks. But we do use hook-ups, and travel when it's warm.

    Thinking about getting a refillable set-up for our new PVC however.

    Mike
     
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    Plenty of LPG stations in Europe, 6.5 kg a bit small, but you can top up when ever time you pass an LPG pump.
     
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    @RidersofRohan Don't forget the refillable cylinders don't have a collar on the top like calor or similar so you may be able to fit a larger cylinder 11kg look on the Gasit website for sizes they seem to be cheaper than most especially if you fit yourself I fitted a twin Gasit 11 kg system to our Exsis without any trouble
     
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    Thanks.
    Many good points.
    i suppose I am hoping to be able to travel one day in three and only use a site maybe twice a week for clothes washing / waste disposal etc and therefore only have access to electricity then. Rest of time fridge when not travelling would be on gas and similar for heating and cooking.
    Suppose I am asking if we travel on day three, day six, day nine will I need to fill up on day 6 and if so would it become a nerve wracking experience trying to find lpg in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Italy knowing that I might run out by day 9 (if you see what I mean).
     
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    Thanks I have plenty of headroom, but I have cut out the diameter of a 11kg cylinder in cardboard and it is too tight. I think 11kg would work in capacity terms but would need to go to an underslung tank for anything bigger than 6.5kg. Which would be very expensive I think.
     
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    @RidersofRohan Would be worth looking into there are lots of people on here that have done it,don't think it would be as expensive as you think.Gasit do them take a look on their website www.gasit.co.uk
     
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