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Uses for Calor Gas in Caravans & Calor Gas Heaters

There are plenty of uses for Calor gas, especially in caravans. Here, we explain the benefits of stocking up on some Calor gas before you head out on your next camping trip.

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Using Calor Gas for Caravans

Gas has plenty of uses during camping trips; it’s the source of many a barbecue, lamp, and heater. It’s important to practice good gas safety at all times, however. Your gas installations should be regularly checked for safety by qualified, Gas Safe Registered technicians – this isn’t a necessity for motorhomes, camper vans, or caravans but, in the interests of your personal wellbeing, it is recommended.

Always err on the side of caution; check for leaks and ensure all connections are secure before turning your appliance on. Keep the gas in your vehicle near floor vents to lower the risk of explosions, and make sure that those vents are clear of debris or snow.

Getting a Gas Regulator

In order to use your appliances, you will need to be able to control the flow of gas into them, and this is managed by a regulator. You will want to be sure that your regulator fits your cylinder to prevent against expensive and dangerous leaks.

Choosing the Best Camping Stove

Once you’ve got your gas sorted, you’ll want to be able to use it with camping appliances, but how do you know which camping stove to buy and bring with you? We’ve collected some advice to help you make your camping trip a great success.

Your choice of camping stove should depend on how you are going to use it. For example, if you are journeying out on a romantic weekend camp with your partner, then buying a huge stove with all the bells and whistles might prove a bit of a chore to get out and put away during mealtimes. In this case, your journey would be better suited by a small, light stove.

On the other hand, if you’re venturing out with a huge group and you know that the cooking is going to be your responsibility, then you might want to think again about buying a big super stove.

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When choosing a stove, you’ll want to look out for the burn time and the boil time. Knowing these will enable you to choose a stove that makes efficient use of your gas supplies. A stove with a long burn time and a quick boil time is an efficient stove; the burn time is the length of time it takes to get through an amount of fuel, and the boil time is how long it takes to heat up and start cooking. The less fuel it uses to cook and reach boil time, the better.

You should also make sure that the stove you purchase runs on the type of gas that you’ll be taking with you. Stoves may run on propane, butane, kerosene or paraffin, and you’ll want to avoid taking up room in your van by filling it with a different gas for each appliance. We sell plenty of BBQ gas, so speak to us about your requirements and we’ll help you find what you need.


A Great Camping Kettle

Much like the stove, there is a lot of variation on what makes a great camping kettle, although the question of choosing the perfect kettle for your trip is more important when you’re backpacking since weight is less of a worry in a caravan.

The best kettles are typically made from aluminium because it is light, cheap, and the rate of heat transfer allows for reasonably quick boils (important for being efficient with your gas).

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Heaters for Caravans

A winter camping trip can be very successful; there are fewer people about, more space and more privacy, but it all comes at a cost – it’s cold. Taking a portable gas heater with you can make those evenings cooking up a quick meal under the stars that little bit warmer.

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Affordable Caravan Calor Gas Bottles

If you are new to caravanning and need to install some gas, then you will have to buy your first bottle(s), regulators, and accompanying equipment, but following this first purchase, you should aim to refill your bottles with gas from a trusted supplier as this will be cheaper for you.

We supply refillable gas bottles and camping gas, so speak to us about gas before you head out on your next camping trip.