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Old 17-04-2012, 19:06
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are you sure its the same gas bottle and not been swapped for a more empty one by say someone from another caravan, not nesersery an owner but by maybe someone renting a caravan, as i have hered of this happening on some parks.
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Old 17-04-2012, 19:21
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Sounds an awful lot to me! we used 2 bottles last year!!! an believe me when I say I am the coldest person I know! even in summer I have heating on in the evening. I would be thinking the same way as cornish rattler
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Old 17-04-2012, 19:25
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when we first got our van we were promised new gas bottles... got there the following week and asked " have you done the gas bottles?"..... yes they had put 2 new ones. we got to van and both were empty!! someone had knicked them...... so the site obviously gave us 2 more and now they are well and truly chained up........
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Old 17-04-2012, 22:22
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Originally Posted by Scampi View Post
We started using our van right at the beginning of March last year (when temperatures were still struggling to get above freezing), and we used it almost every weekend and some full weeks right through to New Year - we used 3 bottles in that time, and we don't believe in being cold (and I cook a lot a the caravan)!
Same for us..... we do use oil filled rads too if its not quite cold enough for the heating, because when CH is on it does get really warm. We are on our third bottle and its still about half full.

Something seems wrong to me, using that much gas in a week.
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Old 18-04-2012, 23:52
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Sounds a lot to me too.

We have used our van for 15 nights since the season began and we are on a meter and have central heating. I have calculated that we have used about 16 worth of gas (that's if they haven't put it up again lol). We have had the central heating on a lot too.

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Old 19-04-2012, 07:50
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Slightly off topic as we do not have CH, however we had our 1st season last year, perhaps only had abour 15-20 short visits. Towards the end of the season the regulator showed 1 bottle as being empty so switched to the other. Initial thoughts were that is great only 1 bottle a season. Didn't order a new one till we started the new season, when the guy turned up to replace it he said still plenty of gas in the one we thought was empty..... result.... so not even a full bottle for the time we used it. Have now also bought a couple of oil filled rads as the panel rads only heat up but do not heat the room... oiled filled rads do the job!
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