Gas services are vital sources of heating and cooking for caravans and motorhomes – especially in the winter months. Here are the fundamental considerations all caravanners and motorhomers should be aware of.
What sort of gas should you use?
The most commonly used varieties of LPG for leisure use are propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10). These are gases at normal temperatures and pressures, but can be liquefied by the application of a relatively low pressure. Because a small volume of liquid equals a very large volume of gas (l to 274 for propane, l to 233 for butane) a small pressurised cylinder can contain a significant amount of 'energy' for your caravan appliances.