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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 25-07-2020, 21:40 Thread Starter
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Just back from crossing a few provinces in the van. After all your advice I managed to change an empty Butane bottle for a spare Protane bottle, full of course lol. Another motorhome dealer that I have used many times I visited on my travels and they said stick with propane as many of you suggested. So i have onboard a back up bottle and when it is necessary to use it then I hope I can get another replacement as I look at a few Repsol stops and find none to date. Fingers crossed, at least we didnt run out of gas at Murcia.
Any idea a standard bottle should last just using it for the frig/freezer and two gas ring hob when stationary as 12v on when travelling?
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A single small bottle lasted us more than three weeks using as you described. That was before we changed to AutoGas (GPL as it is here). We had done a 3 week trip using 12v as you described and gas only got fridge / freezer and 3 burner hob. I had even taken a small Camping Gas plus adaptor "just in case", came back still on first cylinder, with se one untouched and CampingGaz not even unpacked....

That was in July and August in Southern France and Northern Spain and not using EHU at all.......
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Close to a month, I should think. It's the water heater that sucks gas........so wash in warm Spanish water !
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One thing also ask, if I may.
I thought I saw it mentioned that LPG bottles should not be laid down only upright. Any thoughts on that one would be helpful as although its upright at the moment in the vans garage, it would be better laid down until I can make a sturdy upright holding on it?
I am on the move with the house hopefully, so pretty full back there.
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Upright for use certainly. So that no liquid might get through the regulator.

I don't see any reason not to store then lying down, though I may be wrong.

Yes wrong. Two seconds on Mr Google brought this up: https://www.flogas.co.uk/business-lp...ling-cylinders

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Erneboy, many thanks indeed for the link.

"Don’t use gas cylinders in the horizontal position. They could leak, which can be very serious. Always ensure the cylinder is in a stable, upright position."

It will not be in use, just a reserve bottle. Be safe I guess is the answer huh

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If you read the first line on how to store gas bottles safely you will see this: Always store gas cylinders in the upright (vertical) position. Never store them horizontally (this could cause a leak).

I had already covered upright for use which I knew for certain, then I searched, found the link and posted it because it gave specific advice for storage.

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