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Battery & Gas Saving Tips
Posted: 5 May 2017 9:27 AM
Subject: Battery & Gas Saving Tips

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Posts: 144
Location: Southampton Bessacar E745

Hi All,
Just thought I would start a handy tip thread.
I know there are probably others but you can never have too many good tips.
To save battery power and gas on the heating of the kettle.
We carry a gallon water container to fill kettle. Much quicker than the tap and uses no battery.
Also we carry a thermos flask that we put the excess water from the kettle in after it has boiled.
We then fill the kettle with this water first meaning that we are not boiling from cold every time.

Hope this was useful .

Posted: 17 May 2017 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: Battery & Gas Saving Tips
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Posts: 29
Location: Norwich

How about being ahead of the game....
I know that I am going to have to make a mug of coffee for me, and a mug of tea for the wife.
I know how much water I need for those items, and that, plus a tiny drop, is all that needs to go in the kettle.

This not only saves wasted hot water, but is also quicker to boil, and when she wants tea, quicker is always better.

Posted: 17 May 2017 11:04 AM
Subject: RE: Battery & Gas Saving Tips
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Posts: 3758
Location: Vanless in Hampshire

I carry a thermos flask jug. Any hot water left over can be put into this for further use. I always boil kettle prior to leaving a site, and fill flask, we then have hot water for a cup of coffee on route. Saves having to get out out of van to put the gas on.
Posted: 23 June 2018 9:40 AM
Subject: RE: Battery & Gas Saving Tips
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I am new to this site can’t beleive what I am reading here bet these people never wash up in their van or use their toilet or shower
Boiling a kettle has minor impact on your gas and battery power
When we are away in Europe one 6 kg gas bottle will last over 6 weeks including all cooking and tea making
Each to his own??
Chill out and enjoy the wonderful life of motorhoming !!

Edited by Janal 2018-06-23 9:46 AM
Posted: 23 June 2018 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: Battery & Gas Saving Tips

Location: Vanless in Evesham.

For over fifty years we never took any gas or battery savings actions beyond common sense maintenance and usage as we just used each van as it was intended to be used, loo, shower, washing up and all, and we never had any problems?
Just make sure your batteries are in good condition and your gas adequate for the trip.
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