Gas advice needed

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  1. MichelleRyall

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    Off to France and Holland for 9 days. The gas is not usually a problem but we are only staying 3 nights at a campsite near Amsterdam with hook up. The rest will be gas only..the problem is we have two 6kg Calor Lites and one is about half full, the other has a bit out of it ( daughter went camping) not sure if they will last. I have a couple of friends who have vans and am hoping they may not be using theirs and we can maybe borrow one. Any other ideas? I will be looking for Aires with hook up as well. Thanks
     
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    weigh the bottles then look on the bottles themselves for the tare weight . take that off the weight on the scales . you will then know how much gas you have .
    some use bathroom scales . i use a parcel scale old fashioned spring balance . if i,m carefull i can weigh them in my gas locker with out removing anything .
     
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    Cheers, a friend up the road has a spare full one so we will take that and our fullest one. Should be ok now I reckon. :)
     
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    if you have the full one look on the bottle for the tare weight and weigh it .
    its interesting some times just to see how much is in a full one .
    but given you time on the trip i doubt you would use one full.
     
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    I heard that as a rough rule of thumb a fridge will use 1/2 kg of gas running overnight, presuming that you'll be using MH during the day and fridge is running off battery power.
     
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    As rule of thumb for us 10 days from 6kg gas off hookup. Size of fridge freezer can reduce this.
     
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    Unless you are using gas heating for on full for six days I can not see how you will use even one 6kg cylinder.
    You could run a fridge for weeks on a 6kg, months in fact.
    Think about what you have used the existing cylinder for and how many nights.
    Should give you an idea.
     
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    I'd be amazed if you use the single 6kg bottle. I'm still on the full bottle I put in before last summers 2 weeks away. 8 weeks in total. 2 weeks off grid. Enjoy your break(y)
     
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    Thanks everyone, it's more hubby panicking than me lol. He worries about his beer in the fridge ::bigsmile:
     
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    Should be fine for 9 days, 14 kg lasts us 21/22 days with hot water every morning for showers occasional heating when in the mountains.
     
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    As a general rule of thumb we use approx 1 litre a day, so very roughly half a kg, we don't use sites so our fridge is on gas except when we're travelling and we cook and heat with gas too. For 9 days in Holland and France you'll be more than likely fine with just one bottle ... probably on half of it will get used!
     
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    Tare / empty weight of a Calor light bottle is normally 4.6 kilos
    If this helps you.
    Cliff
     
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