Caravan Gas Regulators

If like me, gas in the caravan is a mystery, then knowing a little more about gas regulators and adapters might be of help. Get to know your Butane from your Propane.

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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 Brand Butane Gas Regulator For 21Mm Cylinders 5 Year Warranty*
  • CALOR GAS APPROVED WITH A 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Butane 21mm clip on regulator
  • Low pressure Butane gas regulator for use with portable heaters range with 21mm Clip-on inlet connection, and effortless on/off lever to clearly indicate when your gas is switched on or off.
  • FITS: CALOR GAS 15kg 13kg 12kg 7kg CYLINDERS , FLOGAS 13kg 7kg 4.5kg GOLD/YELLOW CYLINDERS (NOT BLUE) ,
  • Compatible Calor bottle: 15kg Butane , 12kg Butane, 7kg Butane , will also fit any cylinder that needs a 21mm regulator
SaleBestseller No. 2
CALOR GAS Butane 21mm Clip On Regulator, Blue, One Size*
  • Calor Gas Regulator Butane
  • Blue
  • Samsung
  • On Adaptor
Bestseller No. 3
21mm Clip on Butane Regulator, for use with calor 7kg and 15kg bottles*
  • Capacity 1kg (2.2lbs)/hr.
  • Max inlet pressure: 7.5 bar.
  • Operating pressure: 28-29 mbar.
  • Nozzle outlet compatible with 8 mm pipe.
  • Conforms with EN 12864-2001 standard.
Bestseller No. 4
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

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….

Bestseller No. 1
CALOR GAS Brand 37Mbar Screw on Propane Gas Regulator 2Mt Hose & 2 Clips 5 Year Warranty*
  • Calor Gas Brand Propane Regulator For Screw In POL Propane Cylinders
  • 1 X 37mbar Propane screw on 1.5 kg/h regulator , 2mt High Pressure 8mm i/d Hose , 2 X Hose clips
  • Low pressure Propane screw on gas regulator brought to you by the Calor Essentials range featuring a a 37 mbar connection and 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 type: Low pressure propane regulator
SaleBestseller No. 2
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Mikalor Stainless Band Hose Clips Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • PATIO / BBQ REGULATOR HOSE KIT & 2 MIKALOR STAINLESS BAND HOSE CLIPS
  • To fit 27mm clip on Patio cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas , Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas and any other 27mm clip on propane cylinders
  • THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT STANDARD PROPANE SCREW ON GAS CYLINDERS
  • Regulator shipped might be either one of the two in the pictures
Bestseller No. 3
CONTINENTAL Propane Gas Regulator 37Mbar Standard Screw Type 1.5 Kg/H Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • 37mbar PROPANE GAS REGULATOR STANDARD SCREW IN TYPE
  • Outlet pressure: 37 mbar max , Cylinder connection standard propane screw , Outlet 8mm nozzle , Rating 1.5 kg per hr ,
  • This regulator can be used on any brand of screw in type propane cylinder
  • Ideal for use with Bbq, Patio heater, Cookers, Caravans & camping stoves.
  • FITS: CALOR GAS 47kg 19kg 13kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS , FLOGAS 47kg 19kg 11kg 6kg 3.9kg CYLINDERS
Bestseller No. 4
CALOR GAS Brand Butane Gas Regulator For 21Mm Cylinders 5 Year Warranty*
  • CALOR GAS APPROVED WITH A 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Butane 21mm clip on regulator
  • Low pressure Butane gas regulator for use with portable heaters range with 21mm Clip-on inlet connection, and effortless on/off lever to clearly indicate when your gas is switched on or off.
  • FITS: CALOR GAS 15kg 13kg 12kg 7kg CYLINDERS , FLOGAS 13kg 7kg 4.5kg GOLD/YELLOW CYLINDERS (NOT BLUE) ,
  • Compatible Calor bottle: 15kg Butane , 12kg Butane, 7kg Butane , will also fit any cylinder that needs a 21mm regulator

Patio Gas

Bestseller No. 1
CALOR GAS Brand 37Mbar 27Mm Patio Gas Regulator 5 Year Warranty*
  • Calor Gas Branded Product
  • 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 GAS CYLINDER , FLOGAS 11kg PATIO GAS & 9kg LEISURE GAS CYLINDERS, BP GREEN 27mm CLIP ON CYLINDER ,
  • Regulator gas type Propane, Regulator outlet 8mm Nozzle
SaleBestseller No. 2
Patio Gas Regulator 27Mm Clip On With 2M Hose + 2 Mikalor Stainless Band Hose Clips Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • PATIO / BBQ REGULATOR HOSE KIT & 2 MIKALOR STAINLESS BAND HOSE CLIPS
  • To fit 27mm clip on Patio cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas , Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas and any other 27mm clip on propane cylinders
  • THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT STANDARD PROPANE SCREW ON GAS CYLINDERS
  • Regulator shipped might be either one of the two in the pictures
Bestseller No. 3
CALOR GAS Brand 27Mm Clip on Pato Gas Regulator 2Mt Hose/Pipe & 2 Clips 5 Year Warranty*
  • Calor Gas Branded With a 5 Year Warranty
  • 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
Bestseller No. 4
Calor Gas Brand Replacement Universal Bbq Hose/Pipe & 27Mm Patio Regulator Kit*
  • Calor Gas Brand
  • A complete universal BBQ kit providing all you need to get Most BBQ'S up and running.
  • 1m x 8mm hose, 1 Patio Gas clip-on regulator , 1x UNF and 1x LH BBQ fittings.
  • REGULATOR FITS : CALOR GAS 13kg & 5kg GREEN PATIO GAS CYLINDER, FLOGAS 11kg PATIO GAS & 9kg LEISURE GAS CYLINDERS. BP GREEN 27mm CLIP ON CYLINDER
  • Compatible Calor bottle : 13kg Patio gas, 5kg Patio gas THIS KIT WILL NOT FIT RED PROPANE CYLINDERS

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 Mikalor Stainless Band Hose Clips Fits Calor/Flogas*
  • PATIO / BBQ REGULATOR HOSE KIT & 2 MIKALOR STAINLESS BAND HOSE CLIPS
  • To fit 27mm clip on Patio cylinders Calor gas 13kg and 5kg green patio gas , Flogas 11kg and 9kg green patio gas and any other 27mm clip on propane cylinders
  • THIS REGULATOR WILL NOT FIT STANDARD PROPANE SCREW ON GAS CYLINDERS
  • Regulator shipped might be either one of the two in the pictures
Bestseller No. 2
CALOR GAS Brand 37Mbar 27Mm Patio Gas Regulator 5 Year Warranty*
  • Calor Gas Branded Product
  • 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 GAS CYLINDER , FLOGAS 11kg PATIO GAS & 9kg LEISURE GAS CYLINDERS, BP GREEN 27mm CLIP ON CYLINDER ,
  • Regulator gas type Propane, Regulator outlet 8mm Nozzle
Bestseller No. 3
CALOR GAS Brand 27Mm Clip on Pato Gas Regulator 2Mt Hose/Pipe & 2 Clips 5 Year Warranty*
  • Calor Gas Branded With a 5 Year Warranty
  • 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
Bestseller No. 4
Grillstream LeisureGrow 27mm Clip on Propane Regulator*
  • Designed for Propane 27mm Switch-On Cylinder Valves
  • Easy Clip-On installation and removal
  • Max Inlet Pressure: 16 bar
  • Nominal Outlet Pressure: 37 mbar
  • Suitable for connection to 8mm inside diameter hose

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…

Bestseller No. 1
Campingaz Type 30Mbar Gas Regulator With 2M Hose + 2 Stainless Band Hose Clips Fits 907 904 901*
  • 2mt HOSE & 2 CLIPS
  • To fit Camping gaz cylinders 907,904 & 901
  • 1 X CAMPING GAZ STYLE REGULATOR EN 16129 29 or 30mbar Butane WITH GAS TAP , 2 x hose clips , 2mt High Pressure 8mm Hose BS3212/2
Bestseller No. 2
Continental Campingaz Type 30Mbar Gas Regulator With 1M Hose + 2 STAINLESS BAND Clips Fits 907 904 901*
  • 1mt HOSE & 2 CLIPS
  • To fit Camping gaz cylinders 907,904 & 901
  • 1 X CAMPING GAZ STYLE REGULATOR EN 16129 29 or 30mbar Butane WITH GAS TAP 2 x hose clips, 1mt High Pressure 8mm Hose , BS3212/2
Bestseller No. 3
Camping Gaz Regulator for Camping Gaz 907 904 & 901 Gas Bottles*
  • Regulator to fit Campingaz refillable cylinders
  • Male screw thread connection
  • Hand wheel on/off controll
  • 28mbr low pressure
Bestseller No. 4
Calor Brand Campingaz Gas Regulator 29Mbar 5 Year Warranty Fits 907, 904 & 901*
  • CALOR GAS BRAND WITH A 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Campingaz 29mbar regulator
  • Low pressure Butane Campingaz regulator brought to you by the Calor Essentials range created for use with Campingaz 901,904, & 907 cylinders only.
  • Regulator gas type Butane

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 2020-06-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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