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Caravan Gas Regulators. Caravanning for beginners. Let’s take a deep breath. Now, this isn’t the most technically in-depth article about gas regulators. I really don’t know my mbar from my olive and nut. However, I do know different bottles need different adapters. If you need to know the basics, read on my friend and see if I can refrain from indulging myself in any gas related jokes. (Spoiler alert – I can)

Since 2004 caravans and most motorhomes have 30mb fixed bulkhead Caravan Gas Regulators – this allows butane or propane to be used. This means the regulator is taken care for you. You then need a gas pipe to run from the bulkhead regulator to your gas bottle of choice. Depending on what bottle you choose, you’ll need a specific adapter, I’m sorry to break this to you, but manufacturers use different adapters. For example, Calor and Gaslight use different adapters.

Confusingly (to me at least) these adapters are sometimes called regulators. So, they are regulators, but if using in caravan / motorhome, their use is actually as an adapter, even though it’s also a regulator (sorry). I guess you actually end up with two regulators, one bolted to the caravan and the other attached to your bottle.

Standards

Of course, manufacturers of bottles have different adapters ( Caravan Gas Regulators ). It’s no different to the mobile phone industry. Android and iOS use different USB connectors to charge their phones. Mandy has a Samsung, I have an iPhone, we need two chargers. Calor and Gaslight use different adapters and Camping Gaz uses another as well.

Which Caravan Gas Regulators is Best? Butane or Propane

It’s really a personal choice. We’ve always used Propane, but Butane is equally as effective most of the time. Here’s a few pointers that will help you make up your mind if you’re in any doubt, and let’s face it, who isn’t?

Butane

  • Can be cheaper than propane Caravan Gas Regulators.
  • More efficient; about 12% more energy by volume 
  • Not suitable for harsh cold weathers
  • Less pressure

Propane

  • Better for extreme weather, winter use.
  • Higher pressure.
  • More commonly used in caravans and motorhomes.

Caravan Gas Regulators – Confusion

Like many caravanners, I was confused about regulators. The term regulator seems to be used for the bulkhead regulator as well as the adapter that goes onto the bottle. This whole gas malarkey needs a rethink, or at least rebranding!
So, in doing research for this article, I’ve found out that in fact, the regulator, in modern caravans is attached to the bulkhead (or in the gas cupboard if you don’t have a front locker like us.) But back in the mists of time, the regulator was the bit at the end of the gas pipe that attached to the bottle.  The caravan/motorhome itself didn’t have a regulator.
Where you don’t have a bulkhead regulator,  or you don’t have an external BBQ point, you need a regulator that is basically an adapter, so it fits right on to your bottle. Clear?

Adapter Types

I could also have used the title “Regulator Types”

Calor Butane

Here are some butane adapters / Caravan Gas Regulators. All the items below are Amazon affiliate links. If you’re not familiar with them, should you purchase something by clicking on the link (you don’t have to purchase even if you click, of course) we’ll get a little commission. It just helps fund the website. The cost is the same to you. (Thanks)

Bestseller No. 1
CALOR GAS Butane 21mm Clip On Regulator, Blue, One Size
392 Reviews
CALOR GAS Butane 21mm Clip On Regulator, Blue, One Size*
  • to fit butane gas cylinders with a 21mm valve
  • to fit calor 15,12,and 7kg Blue butane cylinders
  • other brand that are fitted with a 21mm valve please check prior to purchase there are more than 1 size fitting
  • EN16129
SaleBestseller No. 2
Silverline Butane Clip-On Regulator 1.5kg/hr Calor/Flogas Yellow (940053), 21 mm*
  • Attaches to butane cylinders with 20mm clip-on valve
  • H.50 hose nozzle for standard 8mm gas hose
  • Operating pressure 29mbar & 1.5kg/hr max flow rate
  • Compatible with Calor gas 7kg & 15kg and Flogas Yellow 4.5kg, 7kg & 13kg
Bestseller No. 3
21mm Clip On Butane Regulator
81 Reviews
21mm Clip On Butane Regulator*
  • 21 mm clip on Butane controllers
  • Item supplied made by various manufacturers – TPA/IGT
  • Use on your blue Calor bottles
SaleBestseller No. 4
Tezla 21mm Clip On Gas Adaptor to Butane Pigtail 109 Male Outlet
38 Reviews
Tezla 21mm Clip On Gas Adaptor to Butane Pigtail 109 Male Outlet*
  • 7kg or 15kg butane cylinders which have a 21mm clip-on outlet
  • connects to a butane nut end of a gas pigtail
  • also connects to some propane cylinders which require a 21mm connection
  • Ensure that it is a 21mm adaptor that you need as you can get 20mm and 27mm adaptors for other cylinders,
  • if in doubt check the gas cylinbder’s manufacturers website

Caravan Gas Regulators Calor Propane

Propane bottles use different regulators. Why not? Why should they make life easier for us when there’s money to be made….

SaleBestseller No. 1
PROPANE GAS REGULATOR 37mbar STANDARD SCREW TYPE 1.5 kg/h Fits Calor/Flogas
7 Reviews
PROPANE GAS REGULATOR 37mbar STANDARD SCREW TYPE 1.5 kg/h Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • 37mbar PROPANE GAS REGULATOR STANDARD SCREW IN TYPE
  • FITS CALOR GAS 47kg 19kg 13kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS FLOGAS 47kg 19kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS RED CYLINDERS
  • there are 7 diferent cylinder fittings in the uk please check this is the correct one prior to purchase
  • INFO Outlet pressure: 37 mbar max Cylinder connection standard propane screw Outlet 8mm nozzle
  • Rating 1.5 kg per hr REGULATOR MIGHT HAVE A BRASS OR SILVER COLOURED NUT
Bestseller No. 2
PROPANE Gas Regulator 37Mbar Standard Screw Type 1.5 Kg/H Fits Calor/Flogas | R37P Screw On Propane Gas Cylinder/LPG Bottle Regulator Pol 37mbar Type 694p*
  • R37P SCREW ON PROPANE GAS CYLINDER / LPG BOTTLE REGULATOR POL 37mbar TYPE 694P
  • 1 x LPG Gas Regulator as shown
  • Catering Parts UK part number: GBR 17
  • Inlet Connection: POL | Input Pressure: 1-16bar | Output Pressure: 37mbar | Output Rating: 1.5Kg/h | Type Of Gas: PROPANE
  • Diaphram Type: 694P
Bestseller No. 3
Propane Gas Regulator 37mbar BBQ Camping Carvaning Plumber
957 Reviews
Propane Gas Regulator 37mbar BBQ Camping Carvaning Plumber*
  • 37mbar 1.5kg/h Propane Screw On Regulator
  • 37mbar 1.5kg/h Propane Screw On Regulator
  • 37mbar 1.5kg/h Propane Screw On Regulator
Bestseller No. 4
CALOR GAS Brand 37Mbar Screw on Propane Gas Regulator Screw On Type 5 Year Warranty
527 Reviews
CALOR GAS Brand 37Mbar Screw on Propane Gas Regulator Screw On Type 5 Year Warranty*
  • CALOR GAS BRAND For Screw In POL Propane Cylinders
  • 37mbar Propane screw on 1.5 kg/h regulator EN16129
  • Low pressure Propane screw on gas regulator brought to you by the Calor Essentials range featuring designed for use in both domestic and industrial settings.
  • FITS: CALOR GAS 47kg 19kg 13kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS FLOGAS 47kg 19kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS
  • Regulator gas type Propane

Patio Gas

SaleBestseller No. 1
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits Calor/Flogas
4,171 Reviews
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • please check the fitting size carefully as there are 7 different cylinder fittings
  • PATIO / BBQ REGULATOR HOSE KIT & 2 MIKALOR STAINLESS BAND HOSE CLIPS
  • PLEASE READ CARFULLY THIS KIT WILL ONLY FIT THE FOLLOWING CYLINDERS 27mm clip on GREEN Patio gas cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas , Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas and any other 27mm clip on propane cylinders please see pictures in photo gallery
  • THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT STANDARD PROPANE SCREW ON GAS CYLINDERS OR ANY BUTANE CYLINDER
Bestseller No. 2
Huddersfield Gas 37mbar 27MM Clip On Patio Gas Regulator
127 Reviews
Huddersfield Gas 37mbar 27MM Clip On Patio Gas Regulator*
  • Patio Gas Clip On Regulator Brought To You By Huddersfield Gas And Made For Use With Patio Gas Bottles. Features Include A 27Mm Clipon Connection And An Easytouse On/Off Lever Which Will Clearly Indicate When Your Gas Is Switched On Or Off
  • Fits: Calor Gas 13Kg & 5Kg Green Patio Gas Cylinder , Flogas 11Kg Patio Gas & 9Kg Leisure Gas Cylinders , Bp Green 27Mm Clip On Cylinder
  • Ce 008521 & En 16129 Approved, Regulator Type Clip On Regulator , Regulator Operating Pressure 37 Mbar
  • Regulator Gas Type Propane , Compatible Bottles 13Kg 11Kg 5Kg Patio Gas , Reinforced Diaphragm Yes
  • Capacity Kg/Hr 1.5, Regulator Inlet 27Mm Clipon, Regulator Outlet 8Mm Nozzle
Bestseller No. 3
PATIO GAS/BBQ REGULATOR 27mm Clip On 37mbar, 1.5kgh Fits Calor Gas/Flogas
27 Reviews
PATIO GAS/BBQ REGULATOR 27mm Clip On 37mbar, 1.5kgh Fits Calor Gas/Flogas*
  • PATIO GAS REGULATOR 27MM CLIP ON TYPE
  • To fit 27mm clip on Patio cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas Bp green 27mm propane cylinder
  • there are 7 diferent gas cylinder fittings in the uk please check you heve the correct one prior to purchase
  • Outlet pressure: 37 mbar max Cylinder connection 27mm clip on propane 8mm nozzle
  • Rating 1.5 kg per hr EN 16129 APPROVED
Bestseller No. 4
Igt Patio Gas Regulator With Pressure Gauge 27Mm Clip On 5 Year Warranty
151 Reviews
Igt Patio Gas Regulator With Pressure Gauge 27Mm Clip On 5 Year Warranty*
  • 27Mm Clip On Patio Gas Regulator With Pressure Gauge
  • Required 7″ Clearance around the valve
  • fits green patio gas cylinders with the required 7″ clearance

Gaslight

Now gaslight, this is the system we’re moving to due to the lightness of the bottle and the easy of which it attaches to the caravan (no spanner needed).

SaleBestseller No. 1
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits Calor/Flogas
4,171 Reviews
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • please check the fitting size carefully as there are 7 different cylinder fittings
  • PATIO / BBQ REGULATOR HOSE KIT & 2 MIKALOR STAINLESS BAND HOSE CLIPS
  • PLEASE READ CARFULLY THIS KIT WILL ONLY FIT THE FOLLOWING CYLINDERS 27mm clip on GREEN Patio gas cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas , Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas and any other 27mm clip on propane cylinders please see pictures in photo gallery
  • THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT STANDARD PROPANE SCREW ON GAS CYLINDERS OR ANY BUTANE CYLINDER
Bestseller No. 2
Huddersfield Gas 37mbar 27MM Clip On Patio Gas Regulator
127 Reviews
Huddersfield Gas 37mbar 27MM Clip On Patio Gas Regulator*
  • Patio Gas Clip On Regulator Brought To You By Huddersfield Gas And Made For Use With Patio Gas Bottles. Features Include A 27Mm Clipon Connection And An Easytouse On/Off Lever Which Will Clearly Indicate When Your Gas Is Switched On Or Off
  • Fits: Calor Gas 13Kg & 5Kg Green Patio Gas Cylinder , Flogas 11Kg Patio Gas & 9Kg Leisure Gas Cylinders , Bp Green 27Mm Clip On Cylinder
  • Ce 008521 & En 16129 Approved, Regulator Type Clip On Regulator , Regulator Operating Pressure 37 Mbar
  • Regulator Gas Type Propane , Compatible Bottles 13Kg 11Kg 5Kg Patio Gas , Reinforced Diaphragm Yes
  • Capacity Kg/Hr 1.5, Regulator Inlet 27Mm Clipon, Regulator Outlet 8Mm Nozzle
Bestseller No. 3
PATIO GAS/BBQ REGULATOR 27mm Clip On 37mbar, 1.5kgh Fits Calor Gas/Flogas
27 Reviews
PATIO GAS/BBQ REGULATOR 27mm Clip On 37mbar, 1.5kgh Fits Calor Gas/Flogas*
  • PATIO GAS REGULATOR 27MM CLIP ON TYPE
  • To fit 27mm clip on Patio cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas Bp green 27mm propane cylinder
  • there are 7 diferent gas cylinder fittings in the uk please check you heve the correct one prior to purchase
  • Outlet pressure: 37 mbar max Cylinder connection 27mm clip on propane 8mm nozzle
  • Rating 1.5 kg per hr EN 16129 APPROVED
SaleBestseller No. 4
CALOR GAS Brand 27Mm Pato Gas Regulator 2Mt Hose/Pipe & 2 Clips
322 Reviews
CALOR GAS Brand 27Mm Pato Gas Regulator 2Mt Hose/Pipe & 2 Clips*
  • Calor Gas Branded
  • if its not a Calor Gas Branded items you receive see pictures please return it
  • 2mt High Pressure 8mm i/d Hose , 2 X Hose clips , 1 X Calor gas Brand Patio gas 27mm clip on regulator
  • Patio gas clip on regulator brought to you by Calor Essentials and made for use with Patio Gas bottles. Features include a 27mm Clip-on connection and an easy-to-use on/off lever which will clearly indicate when your gas is switched on or off
  • FITS : CALOR GAS 13kg,5kg GREEN PATIO CYLINDERS , FLOGAS 9kg, 11kg GREEN PATIO CYLINDERS

Camping Gaz Regulator

The last Caravan Gas Regulatorsis from Camping Gaz. These are useful if you’re travelling to Europe, as with so many things, the UK has to be different, so why would we make life easy by following Europe, we wouldn’t of course…So this, along with Miles not Kilometres, different size number plates, you get the picture…

SaleBestseller No. 1
Camping gas Type 30Mbar Gas Regulator With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits 907 904 901
2,473 Reviews
Camping gas Type 30Mbar Gas Regulator With 2M Hose + 2 Clips Fits 907 904 901*
  • PLEASE READ CARFULLY THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT THE CV470 CANISTERS THAT ARE ADVERTISED AS FREQUENTLY PURCHESED TOGETHER
  • Camping Gas Style Regulator + 2mt HOSE & 2 Stainless band CLIPS
  • Regulator will only fit Camping gas cylinder sizes 907,904 & 901 ONLY See pictures
  • 1 X CAMPING GAS STYLE REGULATOR EN 16129 29 or 30mbar Butane WITH GAS TAP , 2 x hose clips , 2mt High Pressure 8mm Hose BS3212/2
  • CYLINDER NOT INCLUDED
Bestseller No. 3
catering Parts UK Camping gas Type 30Mbar Gas Regulator With 1M Hose + 2 Clips Fits 907 904 901 for CAMPINGAZ Gas Cylinders*
  • 1 x Gas Regulator, 1 metre of Orange 8mm bore Gas Hose & 2 Clips
  • Complete set of parts of everything required to connect to the 901, 904 & 907 campingaz butane cylinders
  • THE GAS BOTTLES ARE NOT INCLUDED, SHOWN FOR INFORMATION ONLY*
  • Includes the regulator, 1 metre of 8mm gas hosing and jubilee clips to secure the hose
  • Output Pressure: 30mbar | Output Rating: 1Kg/h | Type Of Gas: BUTANE | EN 16129 Approved
Bestseller No. 4
Hg Camping Gas Type 29Mbar Gas Regulator With 1M Hose + 2 Clips Fits 907 904 901
45 Reviews
Hg Camping Gas Type 29Mbar Gas Regulator With 1M Hose + 2 Clips Fits 907 904 901*
  • Camping Gas Style Regulator 1Mt Hose & 2 Clips , To Fit Camping Gas Cylinders 907,904 & 901
  • Made In Italy
  • In The Kit: 1 X Camping Gas Style Regulator , Ce 0085Cl0287, 29Mbar Butane, With Gas Tap, 2 X Hose Clips, 2Mt High Pressure 8Mm Hose, Bs3212/2,
  • En 16129 ,

The reason we’re changing (back) to gaslight is detailed in my gas rant below. I’ll have a brief look at Calor, Gaslight and Safefill and discuss why I’m choosing Gaslight.

*Last update on 2024-07-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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