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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:17 pm

i am a little concerned about the relatively low storage capacity of the LPG....the new Broadway it appears has a 20ltr capacity but that's a little misleading due to the specific gravity of LPG.
It appears that it will hold perhaps 12kg of Gas with no option to carry additional bottles!

Being a long time caravanner, it bothers me that I may run out if I'm sited for several months and perhaps cannot easily drive away to refill!
I will no doubt find my concerns groundless but just as a tentative query.......is it practical to fit an additional under slung container or perhaps a larger one?

Ray:scratch head:
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Post by nimbus on Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:38 pm

Unless you're using the gas for heating I doubt that you'll run out in two months. An option would be to plug a regulated cylinder to the external barbecue point, as long as you could secure it to the van.
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Post by Bobskate on Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:59 pm

Incidentally I notice in the current edition of MMM that BP are to cease supply of LPG at many of their sites. Lack of demand. Dave Williams of AS is quoted as saying there are plenty of other outlets. Maybe I am reassured......but maybe part of me thinks I should be a little bit worried........
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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:32 pm

Mmm, didn't know that you could do that...

Cheers Ray
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Post by artheytrate on Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:14 pm

nimbus wrote:Unless you're using the gas for heating I doubt that you'll run out in two months. An option would be to plug a regulated cylinder to the external barbecue point, as long as you could secure it to the van.
I've seen quite a few abroad doing this, and our tank is the same holding approx 20 litres. On our last 6 week trip to Benidorm in Oct-Nov 2015 we still had half a tank of LPG when we got back home, as we were on hook up, but if we had ran out I would have bought a Spanish gas bottle and regulator.

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Post by ScribesWtr on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:01 pm

If you do go down the gas BBQ point connection route, make sure that you fit a proper regulator to the gas bottle and also a sound high pressure gas hose.  Not really recommended though. I would have thought that a drive out once in a while to an LPG pump would be the best solution.  Otherwise, why have a motorhome rather than a caravan?
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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:17 pm

Oh; it's not because I resent the drive out, far from it but I have seen the odd case of a M H being parked in positions where it's difficult to get out, however that has to be the owners foolishness perhaps!
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Post by harrysp on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:14 am

After a month in Benidorm we moved on to another Spanish site and bought gas. Although we did have hook up in Benidorm, we had 3 nights on aires on way out using heating and we still only needed 4 litres to fill the tank. We're new to a tank too, but the convenience of being able to fill it is better we feel than the bottle system. Having been to fill it again this week, the guage would appear to be reasonably accurate.

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Post by Quilter on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:11 am

Libraryman2 wrote:i am a little concerned about the relatively low storage capacity of the LPG....the new Broadway it appears has a 20ltr capacity but that's a little misleading due to the specific gravity of LPG.
It appears that it will hold perhaps 12kg of Gas with no option to carry additional bottles!

How " new" Ray ?

Our 2014 Broadway took 17.5 litres last time we filled it in Spain and it was not empty.  We usually keep it topped up and it takes about 5-6 litres per top up.

LPG outlets in Spain are increasing in number almost daily, partly because ambulance services are using them for propulsion. Repsol have developed " drop in " units that can be fitted very quickly, in a separate area from the fuel pumps. There is a very useful app ( MyLPG: for both Android and Apple) which gives you an up to date location map of all European outlets. When you use one you are encouraged to click on the link to say you have done so which gives other users reassurance that the outlet is still available.   You are also encouraged to add new stations.
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Post by Libraryman2 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:43 am

How " new" Ray ?


On order Quilter, due hopefully in 8 weeks
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Post by safariboy on Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:42 pm

Gaslow sell a fitting that enable you to connect a bottle to the LPG filler point (You then do not use a regulator of course)  
If you fill up in Spain remember you need a spanish adaptor and and it is a good idea to use gloves when removing the adaptor as liquid LPG is released.
Spanish LPG pumps can be a little difficult to get working but the staff are usually very helpful.
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Post by Jansellsbond on Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:24 pm

We have recently refilled our Broadway LPG tank which had run out completely (fridge light blinking) and could only squeeze in 16.26. litres at the filing station.  A full tank had lasted us 8 days, mostly without hookup and with the heating on much of the time as it was a cold wet trip to Holland. We have also been down the barbecue outlet route in another van but it is a little unreliable.  The fridge seemed to be the most sensitive gas appliance and would often cut out when using this unconventional route.
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Post by safariboy on Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:43 pm

It is possible to connect a cylinder to the LPG inlet.  You need the special hose from Gaslow and an adaptor for the cylinder. (NOT a regulator - the normal van regulator works here unlike when you use the BBQ point)
See the Gaslow web site.
As I understand it however the internal cylinder will empty before the external cylinder is used.

I assume that as Gaslow sell it it is safe?
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Post by Libraryman2 on Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:12 pm

Hi and thanks for all the advice, I'm currently looking into fitting an extra tank or a larger one, I'm sure that it's o.k. to draw from a spare bottle but to be fair, it's my last option, naturally I'll see how it goes before making a decision but I am hoping that the view suggesting that it won't be an issue prevail :)
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Post by nessie on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:47 pm

Perhaps the gas tank needs checking for correct fitting re the angle of rotation which can affect the amount the pump can add before auto cut off resulting in less than 20 litre useable capacity(80% of a 25 litre LPG tank) 

There is a useful discussion on tank capacity on page 4 of this forum - see link below

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