At the moment in my Adria I use 2 x Calorlite 6Kg Propane bottles. I can just about manage to lift these in and out of the gas locker which is midships under the bed.
What are my options for use in France, Spain & Portugal?
Last year in my VW I took a Campingaz bottle & pigtail with me for use in France. (Normally use Calor Propane 3.9Kg) I could do that again, it will be expensive - but is it as easily available in Spain & Portugal as it is in France?
Help! Thank you.
Forgot to add.
LPG is everywhere in France and Portugal and in Spain you just need to look a little harder
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As you have the pigtails
Take one calor bottle out and leave at home
Take the full one BUT
Buy a french bottle asap and use in France
Do the same in Spain
Using your Calor as emergency/reserve
Yes Fixed LPG is best but not for one trip
Get a refillable system like this one a bit pricey but for me it was more the convienence... but refilling is cheap ...one refillable bottle and keep a full Caralite as a reserve ...to keep looking for bottles and regulators for different countries on arrival could be expensive and a pain .
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Can't help with the camping Gaz know as you its plentiful in France have seen it in Portugal supermarkets never noticed any in Spain but not been looking
i always have a problem filling my LPG gasit system .... and in UK many fuel stations staff are jobswurfs and wont help. but it is a great deal cheaper than exchanging bottles.
Quite apart from the huge cost involved, I don't want to fit a reflllable system as I drive an LPG/Petrol car so I know how difficult it is over here to find LPG without going miles out of my way.
I doubt I could lift anything much heavier than my Calorlites in and out of the locker. They weigh 10.5 Kg when full.
The Gas It 6KG seems to weigh over 12Kgs when full, maybe I could manage that, however it's too far from the locker to the side of the van to have an outside filler so it would be a case of disconnecting and lifting it out to fill - I didn't think garages allowed that?
I could fit one Le Cube in if I leave one of my Calors at home - but as I will only be travelling through France this time then it seems a bit pointless.
Having Googled a bit, I think Campingaz 907 bottles are available in Spain and Portugal so that seems the best option. I already have the necessary pigtail from my trip to France last year.
i think there are light weight bottles.... maybe they are the yellow ones? can anyone else comment on this for OP ? Maybe roamingrog knows
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