13kg Gas , How Long will It Last ?

jeffmossy

Rally Organiser
I am planning ahead for a long trip to Portugal / Spain , I will be taking 3 x 13kg bottles of gas . My question is if I only used the fridge freezer from the gas supply and nothing else , how long would 1 bottle last ? . Thanks
 

jeffmossy

Rally Organiser
3 or 4 weeks ? Maybe more
as you imply
No cooking
No hot water
No heating
That's what I was thinking , some days if we do get some winter sun ,then I could use electricity through the invertor so that should save on gas . We have diesel heating and can use a separate gas cooker or the microwave or BBQ , so don't need the gas bottles to power anything else .
 

grath

Full Member
Jeff, we have twin 11kg Gaslow and each 11kg will last us two weeks, some times a little longer
This is summer use, with fridge working hard. We cook a full evening meal, several pots and often a warm breakfast. Two showers per day and water heater mostly on
I would say you have min of 5 weeks and probably 6 weeks.
Why not get one refillable?
 

maingate

Full Member
What model fridge do you have. Some of the AES ones can switch to solar power when your batteries are topped up. You would need to do a bit of a Mod but it should not be difficult.
 

jagmanx

Full Member
Why not use Local gas...
Leave room on the locker for a spanish portugese bottle.
Yes you need pigtails..
Buy and use a local bottle and swap it out as needed..So your uk bottles are reserves.
I like re-fillable but many on wildcamping have suggested this.
And or use local bottles with bbq..
Certainly use local wine to overcome any probs !
 

jeffmossy

Rally Organiser
What model fridge do you have. Some of the AES ones can switch to solar power when your batteries are topped up. You would need to do a bit of a Mod but it should not be difficult.
It is a Dometic RM8501 fridge / freezer , it does have a S+ connection but when I connect the solar nothing happens , so I presume it is not wired to be used or it is broke
 

jeffmossy

Rally Organiser
Why not use Local gas...
Leave room on the locker for a spanish portugese bottle.
Yes you need pigtails..
Buy and use a local bottle and swap it out as needed..So your uk bottles are reserves.
I like re-fillable but many on wildcamping have suggested this.
And or use local bottles with bbq..
Certainly use local wine to overcome any probs !
I have decided I don't want to start a collection of different bottles and I just cant be bothered running around looking for LPG stations , I have enough power on board for cooking , tv , heating ect , so I can use the gas only for the fridge / freezer . If I can make a bottle last 4 weeks then I will be happy
 

jagmanx

Full Member
Fridges use a certain amount of power..so I think making it work off solar is no great advantage...yes use solar as you can for cooking..we do not but a Remoska seems the "go to" electric cooking solution.
And also camp fires and "Dutch uncle" sorry oven....or cap even.
 

daygoboy

Free Member
3 X 13kg bottles will last 99 days, that's at 18.6g/h.
Only RM8501 fridge usage, for 24hrs/day.
A bottle a month to be on safe side.
I didn't have anything else to do whilst the ads were on the TV. !
 

V1nny

Full Member
I’m in Portugal just now and I’m on my 5th 7kg calor gas bottle in 7 weeks away. I’ve run the fridge on gas almost constantly plus used gas to cook, boil kettles, and heat water.

It might be an idea to test your bottles before you leave. I brought 7 bottles with me but one of them won’t thread onto the pigtail so I can’t use it. I’m hoping the sixth bottle will see me over the channel.
 

grath

Full Member
I just cant be bothered running around looking for LPG stations ,
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Jeff, there are lots of LPG (GPL) stations in Portugal, you won't have to go off route far
I think I have read that you retire soon, so wouldn't it be a good idea to bite the bullet and get refillable.
You will then be set up to go nearly anywhere and have no gas worries
Just think how much those three bottles have cost you and what you will save with refillable.
For us it is the convenience
 

Millie Master

Full Member
Surely isn't this the perfect time to buy and install a refillable system?

I have a 7.5kg or 14.5 ltr Safefill cylinder fitted in my self build that I have also designed in an exterior wall refilling point and am now able to travel both far and wide refilling at any stockists as and when I need to do so.
Doing so doesn't only ensure a greater freedom of movement but it also very significantly reduces the weight.
 
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