9kg gas bottle

Submitted: Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:36
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G"day all,
I had a look through the archives, but couldn't find an answer that suited.
My question is, my wife an I are heading off for 8 weeks, we have a 9kg gas bottle on the camp trailer, if we boiled the billy twice a day and cooked a basic meal once a day, that's all we need to use in relation to gas, roughly how long would we get out of a gas fill, as in days.. No how long is a piece of string please.. Already know that answer. (Twice as long as half it's length ). Thanks everyone. Cheers Odog
PS.. Can't wait for the 4x4 show in Queanbeyan tomorrow .. Woo... Hoo!
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:42

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:42
We got 3 months out of a bottle that size last year on our trip. We use open fire a bit as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:47

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:47
Thanks Tony.
Pretty sure for the most of this trip, there are not many places to have a fire, in two minds whether to even take the camp oven.. See how things pack in.. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:28

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:28
Odog,

No excuse not to take the camp oven mate:-)

I use an old frypan, a pot stand and a pile of heatbeads.
Good control of heat required to cook with.

I also have a gas burner attachment I can place on top (baking and roasting) or underneath (stews, etc.) for the Hillbilly, but rarely need to employ it.

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Reply By: Hoyks - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:44

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:44
With that sort of usage a 9kg bottle would last a fair while.

To check the gas level, after you make your tea, pour a little hot water down the side of the cylinder and feel line where it stops being warm to rather cool. This will show the gas level (LPG cools as turns to gas) and give you a good indication of how quickly you are going through the gas so that you plan ahead to re-fill.

I'd guess that you will probably still have gas when you get home though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:59

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 15:59
Thanks Hoyks,
Be good if it did go the distance, might take the portable burner with a couple of cans, just to be sure. Cheers
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:31

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:31
Judged on our usage in a van for roughly the same amount of cooking, you might well make it home on that 9kg of gas. As mentioned, you can check the level with the hot water trick, half way through your trip.
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:48

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:48
We have 8.5s on the van and use them for the bbq, hot water, oven sometimes and grill and one bottle last 5 to 6 weeks, so you will bolt it in.
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Reply By: MEMBER Bushbum - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:50

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 16:50
The wife and I did a trip to South Aust from Brisbane last year and we were away for 44 days and with similar usage to what you propose did not empty a 4kg bottle but came very close.
The idea of a small stove and a couple of cans of gas is to me quite a sound idea and it takes up little space but gives great piece of mind.
Travel safely and enjoy.
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Reply By: Nutta - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:52

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:52
8-9 kg would @#$% it in!
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Reply By: happytravelers - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 22:41

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 22:41
Did a 6 week trip in the camper trailer last year with a 4 half kg bottle which lasted the distance. I wouldn't worry too much about it as you can get a bottle filled/exchanged almost anywhere.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 22:35

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 22:35
One lasts us around three months just cooking in the caravan, mainly burners but oven occasionally. That includes boiling kettles for bathing. If we use the HWS and shower we go through one faster of course.

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