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Eber123

Eber123

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Grand California 600
Hello,

On the 07/07/2021 we collected our Grand California 600 and run into one problem after the other. It was so bad that we were one step away to give the GC back to VW (about this saga I put up some posts).

But we liked the Grand California and even with so many problems there were a few advantages. So the VW dealer and we continued to "battle on".

Saturday we came back from a trip to Germany (leaving Ireland 21/10) spend 7x nights in the camper and drove 2,755 km. During one night we had -1 and the other just +1 degree.
Long story short - everything went well. All the work the VW dealer (and a few Volkswagen specialists) spent working on our camper paid finally off.

This week Friday the VW dealer would like to upgrade the Camper Control Unit to the latest software version (from last Friday). If that works well for a few weeks, we install the car alarm again. Also I will get new tyres (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, courtesy from VW Ireland).

For the moment it looks good and we are happy (we should have been at this point on the 07/07/2021 when we collected the camper). Now I have a few questions and items that I am curious which I hope some people from the forum can help me with. I haven't looked into this earlier because we were busy with the repairs.

So here it goes:

Kitchen tap / pump
I will replace the VW tap and pump. I believe they contribute to the issues we still have with the water flow in the camper. I am looking for a tap that has a mounting hole of 27mm, max height of 40mm, waterproof switch. The pump should be a wee bit more powerful than the old one. The original pump has 19 l max throughput I would like to get one with at 21 l or 22 l. I don't believe that this little bit more on pressure will cause problems to the pipes but will increase the water pressure a wee bit.
If somebody have changed the tap and the pump could you let me know what you have used please?

Camper battery
This is a small mystery to me. Here is what I believe to have understood:
  • The alternator charges the car battery and the camper battery
  • If the car battery is full the camper battery will be charges to a max of 80% by the alternator
  • Solar panel will charge the camper battery up to 100% (even when driving?)
  • If the camper is connected to power the camper battery will be charged to 100%
  • The button on the dashboard will "force" the alternator to charge the camper battery up to 100%
After we drove 3,5 hours on the motorway in Germany / Belgium, at the first stop I checked the camper battery and it was only at 80%.

Wetroom sink
During our small journey it turned out that my wife does not like the sink in the bathroom (but I do). So you guest it right, it had to go. Now I have another spare part in the garage.
Nevertheless have you ever seen an option of the VW bathroom sink in half the size? If you have please let me know.

Propane gas
During the short trip we used the warm water boiler twice a day and the heating twice for a few hours (on the timer) and for boiling water (we didn't cook). I believe that this little use already used up a bit more than 30% of the propane gas in one cylinder. I thought that was a bit much. What is your experience of the usage?

LED lights
The VW dealer mentioned that the lights will adjust themselves when driving on the right side. I don't know how that could happen. We drove a lot during the dark on small country roads and nobody flashed their lights at us. So it seems it was ok. Do you know a bit more about the LED light settings?

Spare wheel holder
I toying with the idea to get a spare wheel holder for the left back door. Has somebody already installed such a holder and how did it worked out?

Storage
I don't believe that there is a lot of storage available in the GC 600. There are only the 2x small drawers and one cupboard above the kitchen.
I suggested to my wife that we store food and other items we need on the daily biases on the top of the top bed and bigger items in the back (not to much because it will be in the way to get at the cupboards).
How have you organized the storage in the GC 600?

DVB-T aerial
My wife would like to get a small TV into the camper, but without a good aerial it doesn't make sense. Have you installed one and how did you do it? I try to find a company who can do this for me (I am not that good in DiY). Also why they are working on this there needs to be a 12 V connector beside the aerial connector for the TV. If you know a company in the greater Dublin area who can advice me and install this, please let me know.

We lost a lot of time during the summer, so I hope we will catch up a wee bit before Christmas.

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

On the 07/07/2021 we collected our Grand California 600 and run into one problem after the other. It was so bad that we were one step away to give the GC back to VW (about this saga I put up some posts).

But we liked the Grand California and even with so many problems there were a few advantages. So the VW dealer and we continued to "battle on".

Saturday we came back from a trip to Germany (leaving Ireland 21/10) spend 7x nights in the camper and drove 2,755 km. During one night we had -1 and the other just +1 degree.
Long story short - everything went well. All the work the VW dealer (and a few Volkswagen specialists) spent working on our camper paid finally off.

This week Friday the VW dealer would like to upgrade the Camper Control Unit to the latest software version (from last Friday). If that works well for a few weeks, we install the car alarm again. Also I will get new tyres (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, courtesy from VW Ireland).

For the moment it looks good and we are happy (we should have been at this point on the 07/07/2021 when we collected the camper). Now I have a few questions and items that I am curious which I hope some people from the forum can help me with. I haven't looked into this earlier because we were busy with the repairs.

So here it goes:

Kitchen tap / pump
I will replace the VW tap and pump. I believe they contribute to the issues we still have with the water flow in the camper. I am looking for a tap that has a mounting hole of 27mm, max height of 40mm, waterproof switch. The pump should be a wee bit more powerful than the old one. The original pump has 19 l max throughput I would like to get one with at 21 l or 22 l. I don't believe that this little bit more on pressure will cause problems to the pipes but will increase the water pressure a wee bit.
If somebody have changed the tap and the pump could you let me know what you have used please?

Camper battery
This is a small mystery to me. Here is what I believe to have understood:
  • The alternator charges the car battery and the camper battery
  • If the car battery is full the camper battery will be charges to a max of 80% by the alternator
  • Solar panel will charge the camper battery up to 100% (even when driving?)
  • If the camper is connected to power the camper battery will be charged to 100%
  • The button on the dashboard will "force" the alternator to charge the camper battery up to 100%
After we drove 3,5 hours on the motorway in Germany / Belgium, at the first stop I checked the camper battery and it was only at 80%.

Wetroom sink
During our small journey it turned out that my wife does not like the sink in the bathroom (but I do). So you guest it right, it had to go. Now I have another spare part in the garage.
Nevertheless have you ever seen an option of the VW bathroom sink in half the size? If you have please let me know.

Propane gas
During the short trip we used the warm water boiler twice a day and the heating twice for a few hours (on the timer) and for boiling water (we didn't cook). I believe that this little use already used up a bit more than 30% of the propane gas in one cylinder. I thought that was a bit much. What is your experience of the usage?

LED lights
The VW dealer mentioned that the lights will adjust themselves when driving on the right side. I don't know how that could happen. We drove a lot during the dark on small country roads and nobody flashed their lights at us. So it seems it was ok. Do you know a bit more about the LED light settings?

Spare wheel holder
I toying with the idea to get a spare wheel holder for the left back door. Has somebody already installed such a holder and how did it worked out?

Storage
I don't believe that there is a lot of storage available in the GC 600. There are only the 2x small drawers and one cupboard above the kitchen.
I suggested to my wife that we store food and other items we need on the daily biases on the top of the top bed and bigger items in the back (not to much because it will be in the way to get at the cupboards).
How have you organized the storage in the GC 600?

DVB-T aerial
My wife would like to get a small TV into the camper, but without a good aerial it doesn't make sense. Have you installed one and how did you do it? I try to find a company who can do this for me (I am not that good in DiY). Also why they are working on this there needs to be a 12 V connector beside the aerial connector for the TV. If you know a company in the greater Dublin area who can advice me and install this, please let me know.

We lost a lot of time during the summer, so I hope we will catch up a wee bit before Christmas.

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
I’m glad your trip went well and the GC played it part right. :thumb
 
I can answering only question battery and driving. Is same my Gc, can driving 10 minute or 10 hour, car will make camping battery maximum 80%.
Must using main electric power or solar panel make 100%.
Is not technical problem - is normal operation I am believe.
 
Hello,

On the 07/07/2021 we collected our Grand California 600 and run into one problem after the other. It was so bad that we were one step away to give the GC back to VW (about this saga I put up some posts).

But we liked the Grand California and even with so many problems there were a few advantages. So the VW dealer and we continued to "battle on".

Saturday we came back from a trip to Germany (leaving Ireland 21/10) spend 7x nights in the camper and drove 2,755 km. During one night we had -1 and the other just +1 degree.
Long story short - everything went well. All the work the VW dealer (and a few Volkswagen specialists) spent working on our camper paid finally off.

This week Friday the VW dealer would like to upgrade the Camper Control Unit to the latest software version (from last Friday). If that works well for a few weeks, we install the car alarm again. Also I will get new tyres (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, courtesy from VW Ireland).

For the moment it looks good and we are happy (we should have been at this point on the 07/07/2021 when we collected the camper). Now I have a few questions and items that I am curious which I hope some people from the forum can help me with. I haven't looked into this earlier because we were busy with the repairs.

So here it goes:

Kitchen tap / pump
I will replace the VW tap and pump. I believe they contribute to the issues we still have with the water flow in the camper. I am looking for a tap that has a mounting hole of 27mm, max height of 40mm, waterproof switch. The pump should be a wee bit more powerful than the old one. The original pump has 19 l max throughput I would like to get one with at 21 l or 22 l. I don't believe that this little bit more on pressure will cause problems to the pipes but will increase the water pressure a wee bit.
If somebody have changed the tap and the pump could you let me know what you have used please?

Camper battery
This is a small mystery to me. Here is what I believe to have understood:
  • The alternator charges the car battery and the camper battery
  • If the car battery is full the camper battery will be charges to a max of 80% by the alternator
  • Solar panel will charge the camper battery up to 100% (even when driving?)
  • If the camper is connected to power the camper battery will be charged to 100%
  • The button on the dashboard will "force" the alternator to charge the camper battery up to 100%
After we drove 3,5 hours on the motorway in Germany / Belgium, at the first stop I checked the camper battery and it was only at 80%.

Wetroom sink
During our small journey it turned out that my wife does not like the sink in the bathroom (but I do). So you guest it right, it had to go. Now I have another spare part in the garage.
Nevertheless have you ever seen an option of the VW bathroom sink in half the size? If you have please let me know.

Propane gas
During the short trip we used the warm water boiler twice a day and the heating twice for a few hours (on the timer) and for boiling water (we didn't cook). I believe that this little use already used up a bit more than 30% of the propane gas in one cylinder. I thought that was a bit much. What is your experience of the usage?

LED lights
The VW dealer mentioned that the lights will adjust themselves when driving on the right side. I don't know how that could happen. We drove a lot during the dark on small country roads and nobody flashed their lights at us. So it seems it was ok. Do you know a bit more about the LED light settings?

Spare wheel holder
I toying with the idea to get a spare wheel holder for the left back door. Has somebody already installed such a holder and how did it worked out?

Storage
I don't believe that there is a lot of storage available in the GC 600. There are only the 2x small drawers and one cupboard above the kitchen.
I suggested to my wife that we store food and other items we need on the daily biases on the top of the top bed and bigger items in the back (not to much because it will be in the way to get at the cupboards).
How have you organized the storage in the GC 600?

DVB-T aerial
My wife would like to get a small TV into the camper, but without a good aerial it doesn't make sense. Have you installed one and how did you do it? I try to find a company who can do this for me (I am not that good in DiY). Also why they are working on this there needs to be a 12 V connector beside the aerial connector for the TV. If you know a company in the greater Dublin area who can advice me and install this, please let me know.

We lost a lot of time during the summer, so I hope we will catch up a wee bit before Christmas.

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
Wohoo! glad it all went well. :thumb

Cannot answer any of your questions though sadly, but I am sure you will get answers/have already got some.
 
It's nice to see that your perseverance finally paid off.

Given the storage situation, you could look into getting a mini beamer as an alternative to a TV.
 
It's nice to see that your perseverance finally paid off.

Given the storage situation, you could look into getting a mini beamer as an alternative to a TV.
Hello pluc99,

thank you for your comment.

I think inside storage in a challenge with the GC 600. I would have loved two or three more (small) drawers. I believe some people have installed some extra drawers in the boot, under the bed but I don't think this is a solution for us, because we want to keep this space open to transport the foldable bikes.

With the TV I think the challenges are:
  • Install the outside aerial, drill a hole, bring the cable into the camper and ensure that the hole is properly water tide again.
  • Bring the TV cable close to the back seats without damaging the wet room or the wall covers of the camper
  • Install and get 12 V power for the aerial amplifier
  • Get an extra 12 V socket somewhere close to the back seats for the TV
If that is done the last steps are easy. A beamer is an option, but only for streaming. If we want to watch TV the beamer might not help us.

We had so many problems with the camper that I don't want to create extra ones in choosing the wrong company and end up with more problems. On the other side the wife would love to get TV in...:headbang.

Happy East Enders Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

On the 07/07/2021 we collected our Grand California 600 and run into one problem after the other. It was so bad that we were one step away to give the GC back to VW (about this saga I put up some posts).

But we liked the Grand California and even with so many problems there were a few advantages. So the VW dealer and we continued to "battle on".

Saturday we came back from a trip to Germany (leaving Ireland 21/10) spend 7x nights in the camper and drove 2,755 km. During one night we had -1 and the other just +1 degree.
Long story short - everything went well. All the work the VW dealer (and a few Volkswagen specialists) spent working on our camper paid finally off.

This week Friday the VW dealer would like to upgrade the Camper Control Unit to the latest software version (from last Friday). If that works well for a few weeks, we install the car alarm again. Also I will get new tyres (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, courtesy from VW Ireland).

For the moment it looks good and we are happy (we should have been at this point on the 07/07/2021 when we collected the camper). Now I have a few questions and items that I am curious which I hope some people from the forum can help me with. I haven't looked into this earlier because we were busy with the repairs.

So here it goes:

Kitchen tap / pump
I will replace the VW tap and pump. I believe they contribute to the issues we still have with the water flow in the camper. I am looking for a tap that has a mounting hole of 27mm, max height of 40mm, waterproof switch. The pump should be a wee bit more powerful than the old one. The original pump has 19 l max throughput I would like to get one with at 21 l or 22 l. I don't believe that this little bit more on pressure will cause problems to the pipes but will increase the water pressure a wee bit.
If somebody have changed the tap and the pump could you let me know what you have used please?

Camper battery
This is a small mystery to me. Here is what I believe to have understood:
  • The alternator charges the car battery and the camper battery
  • If the car battery is full the camper battery will be charges to a max of 80% by the alternator
  • Solar panel will charge the camper battery up to 100% (even when driving?)
  • If the camper is connected to power the camper battery will be charged to 100%
  • The button on the dashboard will "force" the alternator to charge the camper battery up to 100%
After we drove 3,5 hours on the motorway in Germany / Belgium, at the first stop I checked the camper battery and it was only at 80%.

Wetroom sink
During our small journey it turned out that my wife does not like the sink in the bathroom (but I do). So you guest it right, it had to go. Now I have another spare part in the garage.
Nevertheless have you ever seen an option of the VW bathroom sink in half the size? If you have please let me know.

Propane gas
During the short trip we used the warm water boiler twice a day and the heating twice for a few hours (on the timer) and for boiling water (we didn't cook). I believe that this little use already used up a bit more than 30% of the propane gas in one cylinder. I thought that was a bit much. What is your experience of the usage?

LED lights
The VW dealer mentioned that the lights will adjust themselves when driving on the right side. I don't know how that could happen. We drove a lot during the dark on small country roads and nobody flashed their lights at us. So it seems it was ok. Do you know a bit more about the LED light settings?

Spare wheel holder
I toying with the idea to get a spare wheel holder for the left back door. Has somebody already installed such a holder and how did it worked out?

Storage
I don't believe that there is a lot of storage available in the GC 600. There are only the 2x small drawers and one cupboard above the kitchen.
I suggested to my wife that we store food and other items we need on the daily biases on the top of the top bed and bigger items in the back (not to much because it will be in the way to get at the cupboards).
How have you organized the storage in the GC 600?

DVB-T aerial
My wife would like to get a small TV into the camper, but without a good aerial it doesn't make sense. Have you installed one and how did you do it? I try to find a company who can do this for me (I am not that good in DiY). Also why they are working on this there needs to be a 12 V connector beside the aerial connector for the TV. If you know a company in the greater Dublin area who can advice me and install this, please let me know.

We lost a lot of time during the summer, so I hope we will catch up a wee bit before Christmas.

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
I have expanded and expand more later. Uses the sink like this, free choice. Uses Crafter original spare wheel attachment and it works just fine.

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Hello Sven Ole,

Thank you for your info.

Like in your picture this is how our sink in the wet room is looking at the moment. My wife prefers this, I don't. For me it is rather small and if I use it I splash a lot of water just only washing my hands. Maybe I am to clumsy. :)

About the spare wheel. Did your GC 600 came with a spare wheel or did you buy the parts and got it installed in order to get the spare wheel in place under the vehicle? I was reading somewhere that the VW parts to hold the spare wheel under the vehicle cost about EUR 500.00, or so. But you are right, it would be the obvious place for it. Have I said that it looked more "cool" if the spare wheel is on a holder on the left side of the back door. :happy

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Be nice to see a picture with a rear door mounted spare wheel. But even under is better then none. Iv no spare just a pump and bottle of something. Hopefully never need to use it.
 
Hello Sven Ole,

Thank you for your info.

Like in your picture this is how our sink in the wet room is looking at the moment. My wife prefers this, I don't. For me it is rather small and if I use it I splash a lot of water just only washing my hands. Maybe I am to clumsy. :)

About the spare wheel. Did your GC 600 came with a spare wheel or did you buy the parts and got it installed in order to get the spare wheel in place under the vehicle? I was reading somewhere that the VW parts to hold the spare wheel under the vehicle cost about EUR 500.00, or so. But you are right, it would be the obvious place for it. Have I said that it looked more "cool" if the spare wheel is on a holder on the left side of the back door. :happy

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard

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As you can see, I have expanded the sink for testing, it works and it is expanded in width 2 cm more. Both washing variants can be used. Used Crafter parts you will find an affordable elevator for wheels (ebey). VW has not priced it high in Norway. The weight with wheels increases 30kg. Good luck.
 
Hello,

For the spare wheel holder I had something like this in mind:

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For longer tours I would love to have a full spare wheel with me. I think this looks cool (well not the ladder) but you know what I mean.

Happy Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

Here are some more pictures:

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This part is from a Germany company, that means ridicules expensive.

Happy spare wheel Grand California,
Eberhard
 
I'm fairly sure @Jester had a spare wheel supplied and fitted by the dealer prior to collecting his GC (underneath, not on the back doors)
 
I'm fairly sure @Jester had a spare wheel supplied and fitted by the dealer prior to collecting his GC (underneath, not on the back doors)
Hi Mr T,
Yes I did it is under slung it’s a crafter accessory think it’s a 16” wheel but larger tyre to make it the same rolling circumference as 17”
Not sure I would want all the weight on the back door. However I still carry the glue for emergencies
Don’t forget if you order the spare wheel and rack you’ll also need the jack and everything that goes with it.
 
Hi Mr T,
Yes I did it is under slung it’s a crafter accessory think it’s a 16” wheel but larger tyre to make it the same rolling circumference as 17”
Not sure I would want all the weight on the back door. However I still carry the glue for emergencies
Don’t forget if you order the spare wheel and rack you’ll also need the jack and everything that goes with it.
Have ridden with spare wheels in stand for many years with my old California Coac, get it away. Everything that hangs on the outside is in the way.
 
Well Sven Ole,

That is a fair point.

Also I have to think about the wait. I am not too worried that the holder will damage the door. It will be fixed to the two hinges and the door. So that should be ok. But the weight of the spare wheel and the holder might be a bit to much seeing the bigger picture. Especially I am toying with the idea to get a 2nd AGM battery installed.

Later in November or beginning of December we go to Donegal for 2x nights. When the camper is prepared for traveling I will drive to a weighbridge to find out if we manage to stay under 3.5 t or not. Than I can decide if there is room for the 2nd battery and maybe the spare tyre holder.

Hopefully not so heavy Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Well Sven Ole,

That is a fair point.

Also I have to think about the wait. I am not too worried that the holder will damage the door. It will be fixed to the two hinges and the door. So that should be ok. But the weight of the spare wheel and the holder might be a bit to much seeing the bigger picture. Especially I am toying with the idea to get a 2nd AGM battery installed.

Later in November or beginning of December we go to Donegal for 2x nights. When the camper is prepared for traveling I will drive to a weighbridge to find out if we manage to stay under 3.5 t or not. Than I can decide if there is room for the 2nd battery and maybe the spare tyre holder.

Hopefully not so heavy Grand California,
Eberhard
Don’t forget the Jack and other bits.
 
Hi @Eber123 ,
LED lights
The VW dealer mentioned that the lights will adjust themselves when driving on the right side. I don't know how that could happen. We drove a lot during the dark on small country roads and nobody flashed their lights at us. So it seems it was ok. Do you know a bit more about the LED light
settings?
In our Crafter you change the LED lights to work f driving on the left to driving on the right by a setting in the control unit (the main one for media, vehicle settings etc)
Can’t give you anymore info at present as we’re in Portugal atm and our Boxdrive is in Cork but will be back there week after next so let me know if you still need some help then.

Fantastic lights aren’t they? (By the way we’ve two new Crafter LED lamp assemblies for sale if anyone’s interested. Long story…)
 
Hello @knwldgeseker,

Thank you for the information.

I checked the settings before we left, but I couldn't find anything there. The camper is with the VW dealer at the moment, but believe I can collect it on Monday. I will have than another look.

Happy bright Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

Just a short update about the ongoing saga, which I hope from the bottom of my heart that we reached the end of it.

In close cooperation with my VW dealer (which was really brilliant) and the car alarm company (which was equally brilliant) we managed after 4x months to get our Grand California 600 in the way we wanted it, but mainly without any issues.

The new tyres were installed today (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate) and as far as I know, everything is working now.

What is left to do is:

1.) Get the tap and the waterpump exchanged against something more reliable (tap) and powerful (water pump)

2.) Research and get a refillable gas system installed in the camper

But even beside all the trouble and never ending story of issues we like the Grand California and hope now that we really can enjoy it even more and that the camper is reliable as we need it.

Kind regards,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

Just a short update about the ongoing saga, which I hope from the bottom of my heart that we reached the end of it.

In close cooperation with my VW dealer (which was really brilliant) and the car alarm company (which was equally brilliant) we managed after 4x months to get our Grand California 600 in the way we wanted it, but mainly without any issues.

The new tyres were installed today (Michelin Agilis CrossClimate) and as far as I know, everything is working now.

What is left to do is:

1.) Get the tap and the waterpump exchanged against something more reliable (tap) and powerful (water pump)

2.) Research and get a refillable gas system installed in the camper

But even beside all the trouble and never ending story of issues we like the Grand California and hope now that we really can enjoy it even more and that the camper is reliable as we need it.

Kind regards,
Eberhard
Congratulations Eberhard, so pleased your at the end of the saga. Now it’s all about the enjoyment.

Although I haven’t yet had any issues with the tap or pump I’m waiting! Would love to know your options when you find one.

Re gas I had installed Gaslow although I could have x2 11kg I actually had x1 11kg and x1 6kg cylinder. And after 6.5 months of use ie away for 3 months last year and 3.5 months this year I still have just under half left of the 11kg cylinder. This system is great for europe

Happy days.

Will
 
Congratulations Eberhard, so pleased your at the end of the saga. Now it’s all about the enjoyment.

Although I haven’t yet had any issues with the tap or pump I’m waiting! Would love to know your options when you find one.

Re gas I had installed Gaslow although I could have x2 11kg I actually had x1 11kg and x1 6kg cylinder. And after 6.5 months of use ie away for 3 months last year and 3.5 months this year I still have just under half left of the 11kg cylinder. This system is great for europe

Happy days.

Will
Hello,

Thank you for the info.

I have no experience of how much gas might be used in the camper. In the T6 Ocean we had the 2.8 kg bottle which did last, as it seems, forever (well, it was just used for cooking).
In the GC 600 we already used up one 11 kg bottle even though we used the heating only for 4 or 5 nights and for 2x weeks, or so, warm water for shower.
I thought I was reading somewhere that heating and warm water will use up the 2x bottles of 11 kg gas within 2x weeks.
One side I just don't want to run out of gas, on the other side I don't want to drive around unused weight in form of gas cylinders.

It seems that there are a lot of camper vans and motor homes with gas heating / cooking / cooling, but about the gas supply, refill, storage, usage is not a lot I could find.

Well, there is a bit time until next year so I keep searching.

Happy warm Grand California,
Eberhard
 
Hello,

Thank you for the info.

I have no experience of how much gas might be used in the camper. In the T6 Ocean we had the 2.8 kg bottle which did last, as it seems, forever (well, it was just used for cooking).
In the GC 600 we already used up one 11 kg bottle even though we used the heating only for 4 or 5 nights and for 2x weeks, or so, warm water for shower.
I thought I was reading somewhere that heating and warm water will use up the 2x bottles of 11 kg gas within 2x weeks.
One side I just don't want to run out of gas, on the other side I don't want to drive around unused weight in form of gas cylinders.

It seems that there are a lot of camper vans and motor homes with gas heating / cooking / cooling, but about the gas supply, refill, storage, usage is not a lot I could find.

Well, there is a bit time until next year so I keep searching.

Happy warm Grand California,
Eberhard

Are you sure the bottle was full in the first place? I use a level gauge and it took me approx 30 days of use to go through 2/3rd of a bottle.
 
Are you sure the bottle was full in the first place? I use a level gauge and it took me approx 30 days of use to go through 2/3rd of a bottle.
Hello,

Yes, I bought 2x 11 kg cylinders and both seems to had the same weight at the time (well, at least to me). Now I have 29% left from the first cylinder.

I will use the heater a wee bit more, just to see how much it uses. At the moment it seems a lot. But that what try to figure out in the coming weeks / month.

Regards,
Eberhard
 
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