Motorhomes are more popular than ever before as increasing numbers of people have begun to recognise the benefits of the staycation. While caravans in the past were uncomfortable, cold, and poky, the latest versions are stylish and smart, giving you all the freedom you need to go on holiday whenever you like.
If you’re new to caravanning, you may not be familiar yet with using LPG gas (liquefied petroleum gas). However, it’s certainly the best way to make your caravanning experience more comfortable. It’s a flexible and convenient way to heat your motorhome and to cook and refrigerate food while you’re on the road.
So, what should you know about LPG gas for caravans? Read on to learn more.
All You Need To Know About LPG For Caravanners
Normally, LPG gas for caravans will be supplied in a pressurised container, known as a cylinder or gas bottle. Although the stored fuel is a liquid, when it’s released it turns into a gas, and it’s fed to whichever appliance it’s fuelling.
It’s important to deliver the gas to the appliance at an appropriate pressure, but this is achieved by utilising a pressure-reducing regulator. You can use either propane or butane gas to power your caravan.
Is Butane Or Propane The Right Gas For Me?
In the summer, butane is the best choice for your motorhome. It’s suitable for use indoors all through the year, but it can only be used outdoors in the summer as it has a high freezing point. There are several different butane caravan gas bottle size options to pick from so you can find the right cylinder to suit your trip duration and the types of appliances you’ll be using.
Propane gas, on the other hand, is suitable for use outdoors all through the year. That makes it ideal for any touring caravanner who is keen to make the best use of their motorhome no matter what the weather is like. Again, there are many different sizes of propane cylinders to choose from, so you can be confident your needs will be met.
How Are LPG Bottles Stored?
For maximum comfort and convenience, you should make sure to have gas in ready supply so you won’t accidentally run out. However, you must store your gas cylinders correctly, whether you’re in transit, at your destination, or between trips.
You should always store your gas cylinders in an upright position and in an area that is well-ventilated. They must be secured while you’re travelling, and should be turned off and disconnected when in storage between trips.
When you aren’t using LPG-powered appliances, you should switch them off, and regularly check your cylinders to ensure they’re upright and don’t have any leaks. If you’re using butane, you must keep it stored in a location where the temperature is over 4°C. Make sure you also check the policy for your chosen caravan site regarding the storage of gas bottles before travelling.
Why Buy From Us?
We’re proud to supply a wide range of LPG gas cylinders for all your caravanning needs. Not only do we supply Flogas 47kg, 11kg, and 6kg propane bottles for cooking and heating your static caravan, but we also supply butane gas in 13kg, 4.5kg, and 7kg cylinders. We’re unbeatable on price and, thanks to our customer delight guarantee, you can be confident that we’ll always meet your expectations. Our countless positive customer reviews stand testament to the quality of service that we provide.
We supply gas cylinders as new or on a refill/exchange basis, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more and to get a quote.