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Post by mcubbin on Wed May 23, 2018 3:53 pm

I am taking my Clubman to Europe this summer, I have the two 7kg calor gas bottles, could anyone give me an idea of how long they are likely to last ? Two of us, occasional EHU, but mostly 100w solar panel and lpg, hoping not to need too much in the way of heating as we are heading south, France and Spain, so a couple of quick showers and a bit of cooking. Not had the van long so have no idea how much we are likely to use over three weeks.
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Re: Lpg consumption

Post by RogerThat on Wed May 23, 2018 4:29 pm

A single 6KG cylinder lasted just over a year on the old van (every year!)

My new van has a 20L under-slung tank and I've refilled it three times this year alone - I have no idea how that works confused3
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Post by mcubbin on Wed May 23, 2018 6:10 pm

I always find that if I think I have plenty of anything I use it faster.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed May 23, 2018 6:16 pm

RogerThat wrote:A single 6KG cylinder lasted just over a year on the old van (every year!)

My new van has a 20L under-slung tank and I've refilled it three times this year alone - I have no idea how that works confused3
20 litres is approximately equal to 1.5 6kg bottles so to have already filled 3 times this year points to something amiss.

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Post by RogerThat on Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm

I think I was overzealous in keeping the heating on at 8C throughout winter tap_fingers
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Post by Wizard on Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:52 pm

It's the fridge that will use gas heavily. On summer trips I usually make a 6kg last ten days or so if I have the fridge running and kettle on throughout day. On our old van a 10kg would last two weeks with a little over. I use refillable cylinders so don't have to worry but would take a Camping Gaz 907 (2.7kg) if I thought I might run out as refills available throughout Europe.
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Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:11 am

I'm far too stingy to use Camping Gaz. The prices are absolutely eye watering. (Around £5 per litre compared to 56p at the Autogas pump!!!!   Is this correct - it's outrageous if it is!!)

We used to use one of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with an Intermarche own brand gas bottle that they used to sell (and probably still do) for one Euro plus the cost of the gas.

Dead easy to use. Just screw onto the Intermarche bottle and it converts it (in effect) to a Calor bottle. For £5.40 it would be worth having, if only in case of emergency.

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Post by bikeralw on Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:06 am

It'll be interesting to read the OP's actual use on their return, as their rate of use should be similar to ours.
We left on a month long trip this spring, spending maybe every third day on EHU.
We started with two full 6kg bottles and used about  three quarters of the first one. As has been said, in summertime the fridge will use most gas.
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Post by Peter Brown on Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:50 am

I reckon 6kg for a month for fridge, water heater and cooking using hookup for 50% of time so two weeks continuous use.

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Just back after 10 nights away without electric. Usually cook every day but not much cooking done in the heat so cooker only used for kettle and fridge probably working overtime, water heater on for approximately 1 hour morning and afternoon. We filled tank en route first day and just refilled before arriving home. Tank took 8.89 litres @ 54.7 per litre.

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Post by groundhog on Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:30 pm

Much the same, we used to leave for three weeks with two full 7kg bottles and in Southern France using the fridge mainly on gas would come back with one used and the other just started. That has been average on previous vans as well as the Worcester.

Now switched to gasit refillables so it doesn't really matter how much we use and the gas is much cheaper as well!
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Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:38 pm

And another agreement with Paul's figures.

In the summer and with that sort of usage, about one litre per day seems a reasonable estimate.
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Post by bikeralw on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:05 pm

Reading this thread again I find it's a bit confusing.
Those with gas bottles, myself included, talk in kilograms, whereas for those with on-board tanks it's litres.
Can we say 1kg of propane is more or less 2 litres?
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Post by Gromit on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:42 pm

bikeralw wrote:Reading this thread again I find it's a bit confusing.
Those with gas bottles, myself included, talk in kilograms, whereas for those with on-board tanks it's litres.
Can we say 1kg of propane is more or less 2 litres?
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1.96 litres to be horribly pedantic Al - which is near enough 2 litres for me.  up!

If it's butane 1kg equals 1.72 litres, but I guess most of us stick to propane, winter and summer?
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:45 pm

bikeralw wrote:Reading this thread again I find it's a bit confusing.
Those with gas bottles, myself included, talk in kilograms, whereas for those with on-board tanks it's litres.
Can we say 1kg of propane is more or less 2 litres?
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I refer to earlier post in this thread..

"20 litres is approximately equal to 1.5 6kg bottles"

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Post by bikeralw on Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Cheers Paul, I noticed that, but my brain likes to reduce maths down to the lowest common denominator!
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Post by matts vw on Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:49 pm

I tend to use one 6kg bottle on a three week holiday, with just a few nights with hook up

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Post by inspiredron on Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:25 pm

And I regularly use about 4 to 5 kg of propane in a summer month with lots of oven use, lots of general cooking but mainly on EHU so little water heating or fridge.

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