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Post by Tarmactommy on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?
wave Hi can anyone please help, we have just purchased our first autosleeper pollensa, i have been given 2 propane gas bottles which are full, can i use thease or does it have to be butane, it is all new to us Thank's. confused3
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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:02 pm

Quick none teckie answer yes, propane better in the winter, no doubt one of the forum members will provide you with the full spec on both gases.
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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Paulmold on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:55 pm

Defo go with propane. Butane won't vapourise below 5 degrees whereas propane will suit all year round.

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Oddsnends on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:30 pm

You may need a Propane regulator (red) if the previous owner ran on Butane (blue).

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by mikethebike on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:52 pm

You have done well. That's 30 pound of gas without the bottle prices.

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Paulmold on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:56 pm

Oddsnends wrote:You may need a Propane regulator (red) if the previous owner ran on Butane (blue).

and buy one with a thumb-wheel/handwheel for tightening so you won't need a spanner.

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Jaytee on Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:02 pm

I will go against the grain here hugegrins In the caravan I use butane in the summer as is cheaper to run as has higher calorific value etc and then propane in the winter allthumbz

BUT if you have two propane bottles then stick with propane up!

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Traficlady on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:54 am

I don't know what "higher calorific value" means but I think propane butns hotter and lasts longer than a bottle of butane.

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by Paulmold on Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:56 am

Probably last equal time as propane comes in 6kg (or smaller 3.9 kg bottles) and butane comes in 7kg (or smaller 4.5 kg bottles). I think 'higher calorific value' means butane is burns hotter so things boil quicker.

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Re: Motorhome Gas - Propane or Butane?

Post by mikethebike on Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:17 am

In an earlier life i had the same as Jaytee. However i used the  Butane all the year round without any trouble , as I remember,going to  Propane when it ran out.

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