Question about gas bottle connections

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by The Ciderfarian, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. The Ciderfarian

    The Ciderfarian

    Sep 9, 2014
    Somewhere in France
    Sorry to be such a numpty but I hope someone can explain (slowly, using small words)
    I have my gas running from a UK gas bottle/uk regulator, 37mbar
    I will be needing to switch permenantly to French gas bottles.
    Do I keep the uk regulator and put some kind of adaptor onthe end to fit the French bottles OR do I switch over to a French regulator, which brings me nicely to part 2 of my question.
    If I need to buy a French regulator, are they 37 mbar so therefore a straightforward swap.I think any of the big diy stores will stock them.
    If I need an adaptor where can I buy one of these?
    Thanks for your help
  2. Larby

    Larby Funster

    Jun 17, 2012
    North Essex
    l found to my joy that the standard regulator which fits the 4.5kg Calor bottle also fits most French bottles
    I now have 2 x 10kg butane which cost 20€50 plus 1€ deposit from Intermarche. Total Gaz also fit, the 15 kg at 34€ also fits but is 5€ deposit.
    Most newer Motorhomes have a fixed regulator which requires a pigtail to connect bottle (21.8 LH thread) to the regulator. If you use a separate regulator, then the Calor one mentioned will connect.
    Hope this was helpful and now you can concentrate on the trip.
    Bon Voyage

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