Gas in France - Pas de Calor

Duffer

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Hi,

I know you can't get Calor in France, but I've read on line that Le Cube (which seems to be a popular and widely available gas?) has the same fitting as Calor. Is this true?

I believe I'm taking enough gas (2 x 6kg bottles) but just in case I have the heating on too much and I run out it would be nice to know in advance what I can use.

I don't want to fit GasLow or similar as I may be changing the van after this trip and I know the dealer won't give extra for anything over the normal spec, and I don't want the hassle of fitting and moving refillable systems.

If I run out I suppose I could always visit a dealer and buy a new tail, but can anyone give the definitive answer please - is there a 6kg size bottle (pref propane) that fits a calor tail?

Thanks
 
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It's a clip-on device but there is an adapter available, just a simple screw on thing that you can easily store away. I carry a couple with me for different bottles. I've even got one for a Campinggaz if I'm really stuck. Easier than changing the tails

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It's a clip-on device but there is an adapter available, just a simple screw on thing that you can easily store away. I carry a couple with me for different bottles. I've even got one for a Campinggaz if I'm really stuck. Easier than changing the tails
Oh good, that sounds promising. Could you let me know the name or distributor and I'll try and hunt it down?

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I`ve got a French bottle if you want it I will dig it out, but I think it`s butane, I bought it a few years ago when we ran out whilst travelling about, I`m only in Warsop I see you may not be far away from me, let me know it you want it
 

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Duffer

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I`ve got a French bottle if you want it I will dig it out, but I think it`s butane, I bought it a few years ago when we ran out whilst travelling about, I`m only in Warsop I see you may not be far away from me, let me know it you want it
That's kind, but I don't have room to take another bottle with me. If I can hunt down an adapter then I've got it just in case and hopefully won't need it. All the ones I found on-line so far refer to connecting to butane tails, not propane.
 
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You could always convert to an underslung tank, then you got no problems you get gas anywhere

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You could always convert to an underslung tank, then you got no problems you get gas anywhere
Unless you go to the islands in Scotland (and possibly elsewhere). I know someone who went on an extended trip and was without gas for three weeks. Also, I'm possibly selling the van soon so don't want the hassle and expense.
 
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Hi @Duffer
They use a clip on valve or regulator, your calor pig tail will not fit but you can get an adaptor to convert it. :)
Or you could change the pig tail for a butane hose. (y) Bob.

https://gasproducts.co.uk/gas-regul...connectors/propane-pol-to-butane-adaptor.html

https://gasproducts.co.uk/gas-regul...s/gaslow-27mm-clip-on-adaptor-side-entry.html
That was really useful thanks, I'd hunted on-line but didn't find anything. I've ordered it and hopefully it'll be here early next week.
 
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Oh good, that sounds promising. Could you let me know the name or distributor and I'll try and hunt it down?

Thanks
Many dealers carry them, Gaslow list them, just try your local dealer. About £10-14. I'll try to find some links.

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Many dealers carry them, Gaslow list them, just try your local dealer. About £10-14. I'll try to find some links.
That's OK - bobandjanie sent me a link and I've ordered them. Many thanks for your help.
 
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