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Post by Peter styles Thu May 19, 2022 3:20 pm

Does anyone know how much gas is still available when the red light shows. I have been on a site with no electric for 6 days and the fridge is still running and now on the 6th day of not using any more gas I find I can still light the oven? Is this monitor totally inaccurate?
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Post by Dbvwt Thu May 19, 2022 3:52 pm

Inaccurate but reliability inaccurate if that makes sense! As a rule, most of us still have at least half a tank left when the red light comes on. You just have to get to know your gauge.
I still worry after 3 years even though I know it’s nowhere near empty smile!
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Post by Peter styles Thu May 19, 2022 4:04 pm

Thanks very much, that is helpful to know🙂
What a pain as we have not been very comfortable for the last few nights and obviously we could have carried on using our gas! Will do so in future
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Post by Dbvwt Thu May 19, 2022 4:14 pm

Being an anorak, I did a rough estimate based on the garage receipt a couple of years ago how long I could go off grid with my typical usage (fridge on 24/7, plenty of cooking including the oven and 25 minutes heating the water in the morning).
It worked out at around 13 days.
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Post by Paulmold Thu May 19, 2022 5:12 pm

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Post by Dbvwt Thu May 19, 2022 5:37 pm

Interesting guide and I’m not questioning it for one second but I know for a fact that I have much more than 4 or 5 litres left in my tank when the red light comes on. 
I always fill up when the red light comes on and I have never got anywhere near 15 litres in (based on a total capacity of 20 litres).
All our vans are a bit different and you really have to do the calculations for your own van, the one thing that we all agree on is that when the red light comes on, we still have some gas left smile!


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Post by babian Thu May 19, 2022 8:03 pm

Red light on....means for us 9--10 Lts will fill it back up.
So how much is left in tank??? Not sure but about the same if the above is correct.
You'll be ok. No way near empty !!!!!???? Enjoy your roast tea or lasagne and chips.
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Post by Glenny54 Thu May 19, 2022 8:31 pm

Peter styles wrote:Thanks very much, that is helpful to know🙂
What a pain as we have not been very comfortable for the last few nights and obviously we could have carried on using our gas! Will do so in future
We left Peterborough's motorhome show the other week,the red light was on when I filled up I put 13 litres in so I still had 7 left.
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Post by pstallwood Sat May 21, 2022 8:32 am

I start to get worried when I get down to 3 green lights. Last time this happened I got just over 6 litres in.

Why can't we have accurate gauges for water, gas and vehicle fuel?

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Post by rgermain Sat May 21, 2022 9:14 am

pstallwood wrote:I start to get worried when I get down to 3 green lights. Last time this happened I got just over 6 litres in.

Why can't we have accurate gauges for water, gas and vehicle fuel?
You soon get to know when to empty or top up, just takes time.

Our waste water always shows 3/4full even with the tap open.

Good job the fuel gauge does not suffer same problems.
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