Join Date: Feb 2018
My Motorhome: Chausson Sweet Maxi
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Trying to change from Propane gas in van to Butane
Mainly I guess from Spanish touring motorhomes as I have run out of onboard Propane gas twice and found it very hard to find a Repsol garage to renew it, but eventually did. So I thought I would convert to Butane gas, so I knew the regulator would need changing but Butane is everywhere in Repsol garages. On viewing I spotted another regulator attached to the gas bottle storage place on the ceiling. Realising, very little, but I know Propane is better in cold weather and has more pressure this other regulator 30 mbar 1.5kg/h model type 424RV for controlling LPG i guess. I looked it up on Youtube and it said these are okay on butane or propane gas, so I thought right i just need a Butane bottle and regulator for it. Armed with limited knowledge I went to a motorcaravan dealer etc today who said in Spain this is all correct and you can just change the propane bottle anytime for a butane gas bottle.
So my question to all that may know, is this okay and safe before I try it soon. They had propane bottles they thought but on checking they only had empty ones. So the first thinking alternative was carry a spare propane and have more time to source another but really need to change to Butane, they are everywhere. Both bottles are red/orange unlike UK I think Butane is blue.