LPG Eurotunnel

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  1. glenstu

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    Hi, would like some advice please. Going on the Eurotunnel shortly. Finding lots of useful information on this site. Thank you very much. Have got 2 full fixed 6 kg bottles that's all the cupboard holds. Is it ok to take an extra 6 kg bottle and carry it inside the motorhome? :Smile:
     
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    Dunno, but we've just done 5 weeks and didn't make much inroad into our 11g tank. You don't use much just for cooking and a bit of hot water.
     
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    Thanks for the info does that include running a fridge?
     
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    We have always taken a spare French 15kg bottle with us without any problem.

    The regulations say you can take up to 50kg.

    As Brian said, though, you might be surprised how little you use.
     
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    A lot of the time we were on hookup so it was on electric. We do like good hot showers so end up on campsites a lot. Pretty expensive showers I guess.

    We have one Gaslow 11kg tank, so just about no problem on LPG supply.

    The other side of the storey, that tank lasts about 3 days without hookup in the winter. The central heating is the killer, obviously.
     
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    We have 2 x 11 kg Gaslow bottles and rarely, if ever, hook up. In summer, in France and Italy, we have not used one full bottle yet on a trip (usually 2 -3 weeks) and LPG is for cooking, fridge and hot water - and a bit of barbecuing). In May we spent 3 weeks in Scotland without hookup and used just over 1 bottle - 26 litres I think - for cooking, fridge, hot water and quite a bit of heating (it was 'parky' up there most of the time).

    Abroad, we use aires more than campsites so rely on the van's shower too.
     
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    French Gas Bottle

    Is there an equivalent 6kg French gas bottle and roughly how much do they cost, please
     
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    We bought one last year while there, you have to have a French regulator as well , the whole thing was about £25 , I think, but you just hook it up to rubber pipe and away you go, refills are far cheaper, we still have it and will take it back with us this year
     
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    Thank you for that. I think that's the answer. It sounds from your experiences that I will have enough gas anyway and if I do run out will buy a French one.
     
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