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Help Required On Gas Connector Elddis Crusader 2012


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Hi, just purchased a 2012 Elddis Crusader and I am unable to connect the gas to the butane. I have a7kg bottle with push on regulator. The caravan has a link pipe with a union on the end. The easiest thing would be to probable chop the end off of the pipe and push it in to the regulator and secure with jubilee clips, but surely there must be son either method. Any advice would be appreciated.

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With a caravan of that age, unless it has been modified since new, there would be a bulkhead regulator.

 

The regulator would normally be connected to the bottle by means of the appropriate pigtail.

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You need to get the correct pigtail and adapter for the push on cylinder.

You will have a bulkhead regulator, what you suggest about cutting off one end of the pipe you have and securing with jubilee clips to the regulator is illegal and downright dangerous.

 

Get the correct items, do NOT mess about with LPG.

 

If you do not know what you are doing, which you do not seem to, get a mobile engineer to sort it out for you.

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Many recent caravans have an external BBQ outlet connection - it's not intended as an input connector but some use it for that.

 

As above, get proper advice and connectors - it's not rocket science to connect a 7kg butane to a fixed bulkhead regulator.

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It could be a good time to switch to propane so you can use the caravan in cold conditions, I think you must have a pigtail (pipe) which looks like this one below, this couples to the bulkhead regulator and to a propane bottle

 

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Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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It could be a good time to switch to propane so you can use the caravan in cold conditions, I think you must have a pigtail (pipe) which looks like this one below, this couples to the bulkhead regulator and to a propane bottle

 

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Or simply carry two pigtails so that butane, offering better calorific value and 7kg can be used during for most of the year and propane if out and about in the colder months.

 

The standard (not CalorLite®) red 6kg propane and the blue 7kg butane bottles are in the same exchange group and a butane refill is about £2 dearer than propane which represents better value pound for pound. Probably a good plan for those who use more than one bottle per year and tour in the depths of winter though.

 

Remember too that pigtails generally have a recommended five year usable life from the date stamped on them.

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