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My boyfriend and I are currently a month into a 3-4 month trip in Europe and are finding it quite challenging to find suitable gas refills for our van. The gas runs both the cooktop and the fridge. We have a Campingaz R907 cylinder and are out of gas in Poland, en route to Romania, Bulgaria and Montenegro where we plan to spend most of the next 2 months. We will pass through the eastern parts of Slovakia and Hungary today/tomorrow.

We were under the impression that Campingaz was easily available throughout Europe, but that doesn’t seem to be in case in any of the countries we plan to be in in the immediate future. We are wondering what our options are as Is it possible to:

  • buy a different brand of gas cylinder that will fit the regulator we have (15mm screw in)?

  • change the regulator to one that is going to be more conducive to the gas cylinders that are available in the countries we are heading to? If this is possible, can we do this ourselves? Can anyone suggest names of stores from which we could buy the required equipment please?

  • Is the burner made by campingaz? if so, it might be calibrated to burn efficiently with a mix that should be 80% butane, 20% propane. If you can't refill with the same mix and only find 100% propane, there could be combustion issues where more harmful byproducts are released in your camper. – Gabriel C. Aug 24 '18 at 20:02
  • Welcome Boucledor! Thanks for coming here with your important and detailed question! I edited it by splitting it up into paragraphs to make it easier to read. I hope you find what you need! – Sue Aug 24 '18 at 23:31
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Your bottle will just contain LPG. The problem you may have is the connector for filling up. This is non standard across countries and so you may require an adapter.

adapters: https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/gas-cylinder-adapter.html

stations in romania: https://www.mylpg.eu/stations/romania/

how to refill: https://youtu.be/eyRwM2WJm6I

more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYjFiJbfxWg

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Try this Camping Gaz store locator for Poland: http://www.campingaz.com/PL/t-retailerlocator.aspx. It might help (and you can use Google Translate if needed.

  • Thank you for your suggestion but we have already looked on that website. The stores that pop up for Poland only sell the canisters, not the bottles. – Boucledor Aug 24 '18 at 12:52

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