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Troglodyte

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Hi ,do you guys carry 2 907 gas bottles when travelling? its just I can’t see how you would manage the gas effectively without the use of 2 bottle.
I also have a gas BBQ on board that uses the same gas bottle, so effectively always have a spare.
 
cliffhanger01

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Our gas ran out on our last trip... and we were in the NZ back country - so glad we had a backup backpacking gas stove - it just lasted the two days there until we got back to a town and filled up at a petrol station. How are prices in the UK? Here it was about NZ$11.00 (5.5GBP) Cheers Cliff

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chockswahay

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The prices here are shocking :eek: Near £40
 
cliffhanger01

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are you able to fill in butane at a petrol station in NZ?

Out here the prices are exorbitant - anywhere from 30+ when exchanged for an empty cylinder.
Hi - Yes, most petrol stations have a gas filling facility and it cost about NZ$11 (or halve that for GBP).
Cheers Cliff
 
kurienp

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Hi - Yes, most petrol stations have a gas filling facility and it cost about NZ$11 (or halve that for GBP).
Cheers Cliff
We also have petrol stations with gas, but it is propane. are you sure you are filling in butane or propane?
 
Ozzy Pete

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This year we took a spare for the first time and didn’t need it. Mainly we cook outside in our Awning room using single gas canisters. In the 3 weeks we were away we used 6 canisters for all our meals. We mainly stay on ACSI sites which have electricity included and certainly would have used more if not connected to mains electricity.
In 7 years we have only had 2 907 gas refills but we had Covid in that where we didn’t go on long holidays.
 
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We’ve covered 10,000 miles with around 70 nights camping in our first year and only recently had to change the bottle. We do go to the pub or have a fish supper if we’re at Keswick, Whitby etc. Bottle a year isn’t bad ? I wouldn’t like to lug a spare bottle around on the off chance that we run out, not in UK anyway.
 
chockswahay

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I really don’t think that gas use can be measured in days or months….. it’s a simple law of physics……… use the gas and it will run out one day……

We do use a lot of gas, but then we use it every time we go away….. for all meals at all times and kettle use on top of that. We did carry a spare around Ireland for 4 weeks and also around France for 4 weeks however in each case we discovered that we had used just over half a cylinder (just weigh the cylinder with an accurate scale). Unless we go away for more than 6 weeks at a time we won’t bother to carry a spare in the future.

At this point I will confess to feeling quite smug at having established a safe and practical method of filling the 907’s myself so all I need to do is top up and set off in the knowledge that I start with a full cylinder….. and its less than one quarter of the price of a cylinder swap :thumb
 
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chockswahay

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Tricky business?
Not for me……. However……. Whilst it is possible I have to say that I can not recommend or advocate what you may read in the following thread. I take NO RESPONSIBILITY for anyone else!

 
The Blue Merle

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907 bottle will last around 50days if you cook each night and make around 4cuppas a day.
Again only a guild as depends on what you cook.
 
Lambeth Cali

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We just got our 3rd bottle in 13 years. I make coffee on it, and usually cook on camping stove outside in the sun unless it’s binning it down!
Just 1 bottle for us.
 

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