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    When i bought the MH it already has a refillable LPG tank and I was quite surprised at to how little I seem to use. The first time I went to the garage to fill up as soon as i bought is I didnt know how much was in it cost me 24p

    Ive since refilled many times but never found/seen a gauge anywhere to tell me what the level is or if its low . Is there such a thing.
    It on a Truma UK403 system with led panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landoboguy View Post
    When i bought the MH it already has a refillable LPG tank and I was quite surprised at to how little I seem to use. The first time I went to the garage to fill up as soon as i bought is I didnt know how much was in it cost me 24p

    Ive since refilled many times but never found/seen a gauge anywhere to tell me what the level is or if its low . Is there such a thing.
    It on a Truma UK403 system with led panel.

    Thanks
    If there is a gauge, they are notoriously inaccurate, so don't rely on it.
    We have a twin refillable bottle set up and I don't use the auto change over. I keep the second cylinder turned off, so that when cylinder one runs out, I know, and then, I switch over and find a refill for cylinder no one.
    Mostly, I refill before this happens

    Over time, you will get to know how long your gas will last
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    Yes

    "Grath" is correct..
    We do the same..
    But if you have only 1 tank..
    We use about 1 litre a day in the summer.
    So no heating but Fridge on LPG when we are stood so 18 hours a day...
    Just fill up as you see fit even if an "expensive area" LPG is still excellent value !

    PS The gauges are bloody useless ( and that is being polite ! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmanx View Post
    "Grath" is correct..
    We do the same..
    But if you have only 1 tank..
    We use about 1 litre a day in the summer.
    So no heating but Fridge on LPG when we are stood so 18 hours a day...
    Just fill up as you see fit even if an "expensive area" LPG is still excellent value !

    PS The gauges are bloody useless ( and that is being polite ! )
    Thanks for confirming.
    It does depend on fridges and vans.
    With our previous van, we could just about last for three weeks on one 11kg cylinder and that was wilding abroad in hot weather.
    Our present van lasts just over two weeks. Our cooking has not changed so it must be the boiler or/and fridge.
    We do heat the water for daily showers and cook hot food every day
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    We have a Gas It twin 11kg four hole system, we have no changeover valve but prefer to have them plumbed as one tank. In the kitchen, we have this 9 LED Display ( Switched ) & 0-95 ohm sender unit for GAS IT Tanks & GAS IT Plus bottles - GAS IT Leisure Gas Bottles, Gas Cylincers and Gas Tanks - Catering, Motorhome, Campervan, Caravan, Farrier and Road Repair Refillable Gas Solutions. which we find satisfyingly accurate, and it takes the worry out of if we have enough gas or not.
    I never have to lift bottles, or wonder where the spanner is in the middle of the night, in fact the only time I ever have to even open the gas cupboard is to show somebody the set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grath View Post
    If there is a gauge, they are notoriously inaccurate, so don't rely on it.
    We have a twin refillable bottle set up and I don't use the auto change over. I keep the second cylinder turned off, so that when cylinder one runs out, I know, and then, I switch over and find a refill for cylinder no one.
    Mostly, I refill before this happens

    Over time, you will get to know how long your gas will last
    I second that

    Or, rather, third it - sorry, didn't notice jagmanx's post
    Last edited by John H; 05-11-2018 at 13:10.
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    I do exactly what Grath does and it works fine for me and in over 18 months I have never run out of gas.
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    Just to add

    We shower with hot water at least once a day.
    We do not use the oven..with 2 x 11kg tanks we can last a month (or more) very easily.. In the summer !

    Obviously heating the van would increase consumption but in Autumn and Spring I suggest only minimally as MoHos are not huge volumes of air

    If it is cold we will sometimes go for EHU and use a fan heater

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    Great answers thanks.

    hmmm, well now Im thinking I may be empty, Ive had the heater running and am getting an error on the truma, which they advise is no flame and check blockages etc, but I just assumed the gas level would be fine as it used so little in the past, down to the garage I go. Ill post the answer here.
    Oh the error was E212H in case anyone else searches it

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    Quote Originally Posted by landoboguy View Post
    When i bought the MH it already has a refillable LPG tank and I was quite surprised at to how little I seem to use. The first time I went to the garage to fill up as soon as i bought is I didnt know how much was in it cost me 24p

    Ive since refilled many times but never found/seen a gauge anywhere to tell me what the level is or if its low . Is there such a thing.
    It on a Truma UK403 system with led panel.

    Thanks
    Is it a refillable tank or a refillable cylinder (which is what most posters appear to assume)?
    If a tank, you may need to check whether it has, or could be fitted with, a gauge and sender unit.
    The latest generation of Gaslow refillale cylinders is equipped with gauges that I have found to be extremely reliable. The previous generation had clip-on gauges, which were subject to a variety of issues.
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