The word ‘propane’ basically refers to LP gas – liquid petroleum gas (also known as LPG). This gas has become the main form of energy for stoves worldwide – save for the poorer households that still use lumber and similar energy sources, and the other exceptions which make use of electricity. Propane is advertised as one of the cleaner fossil fuels and its relative abundance has made it a very cheap energy source. In fact, it is the go-to energy source for outdoors-related adventures, whether it is traditional camping or travelling in recreational vehicles.
The use of propane in recreational vehicles, whether they are fully-fledged Class A motorhomes or simpler campervans, has made life easier on many levels. Whilst you would normally associate the use of LP gas with cooking, actually, this gas does so much more than just cooking your meals. In fact, nowadays, the propane gas systems of a modern recreational vehicle can heat up your water (you can now have hot showers even whilst camping!), freeze your food in the fridge, warm up the inside of the RV (for the colder nights) and even provide electricity through the use of generators.
If you think that you won’t be able to make use of the advantages of the newer gas systems unless you buy one of the newer motorhomes, you might be mistaken. In fact, most older homes can be fitted with these gas systems that would allow you the experiences described above. The fitting of gas systems comes with the taking of periodic mobile gas certificate, however, in order to ensure that there are no abnormalities with the systems. The usual gas certificate looks into the state of the gas systems, such as the proper functioning of the appliances, the presence of rust, or the presence of any potential leaks. Also examined is the proper functioning of the gas alarm – this is to ensure the shutdown of the systems when the oxygen levels are too low, or there is a risk of fire. Of course, whilst the probability of a fire occurring is quite low when it comes to propane, you still want to make sure that there is enough ventilation, and that your motorhome is up to standard, hence the need for regular testing.As was mentioned at the start, propane can be found almost anywhere, which means that the locations you will be travelling to will certainly have stations for refilling. This means that you can stock with two or three gas cylinders for the journey (less or more depending on the number of travellers, of course) without worrying about running out of gas whilst halfway through the trip! For more information, please log on to http://www.gascertificates.com.au/caravan-gas-certificate.