Originally Posted by latogato
I have been told that getting your LPG cylinders filled around the world is a challenge at best. I have heard that exchange programs are more common than filling stations.
of circumnavigatiing: DO NOT listen to advice from cruisers!!!
There is NO problem getting your gas tanks filled
for at least your first 17,000 nms. Thats as far as we have got so far.
Never need to swap. you would have to buy a new bottle to swap anyway as each country/company has their own.
We are still using the same fittings. They remain the same till Europe
and then I guess we go to the harware store buy a different $5 fitting and change over, or buy a new $30 bottle and a new $5 fitting.
Propane V's Butane: Shove either in a standard bottle! Let all the previous gas out before filling with the new gas.
we have needed to decant gas from a 14kg bottle into our 4.5kg bottles with a jury rig attachement (no smaoking!) but then we found there was a place to take them and they did them cheaper with the regular fittings!
You will find that the rest of the world more often used gas for cooking
so virtually every country is ready for you!
Gas lasts so long that one specific difficult area is normally transited beffore th gas runs out
of Circumnavigating: Have fun!
PS We bought a new steel
tank recently as one is expiring and we just lacquered it