Thursday, 23 September 2021

Which Gas Regulator , 5 of the most popular

If you've  purchased your new gas stove or cooker and now it's time to choose your gas and regulator we have a few tips to help you through the process.  

Your new gas appliance will usually need butane gas , this can be either Campingaz or Calor Gas they are both Butane  , the pro's and con's of either ... Calor can be a little cheaper to buy and can be a little more accessible here in the UK - Campingaz is great for when space is a consideration , their cylinders are available in 3 sizes and are a little more compact. Campingaz can be a little harder to get hold of here in the UK but much more widely available in Europe. 

Once you have chosen your gas it's time to select your regulator , here at IBEX Camping we have a great range of Gas Regulators for both campers and caravanners. Our main supplier is Contintental  Product Engineering based in Norfolk. Each carries the important EN16129 Approved. 

The most popular gas Regulators are the Continental R716-CG designed for use with Campingaz 901 , 904 and 907 gas cylinders 

The Continental R37SN Screw Fit Propane Regulator designed for use with calor and Flogas 3.9, 6, 11, 13, 15 and 47kg propane gas Cylinders 

The Continental R29b Bolt on Butane regulator designed to fit 4.5kg Calor Butane Cylinders 

For Caravaners we find the following regulators popular 

The Continental RC027P Clip on Propane Regultor designed for use with Calor Patio Gas 5 and 13kg Gas Cylinders and Flogas 10kg Gaslight Cylinders 

The Continental RC021B Clip on 21mm Butane Gas Regulator designed to be used with Calor 7 and 15kg Calor And Flogas 7 and 13kg Butane (Yellow Cylinders Only) 

Alway follow your manufacturers instructions and guidance, the team @ IBEX Camping are always happy to help if you have any questions or need a little advice. 

Can use disposible gas with my gas stove that requires refillable gas? the answer is yes , we now stock a IGT Gas regulatorA500i  that allows the use of screw fit disposible gas with your camping stove or appliance , it's worth remembering though that this isn't the most economical way to run your appliance.  Disposible gas canisters tend to hold around 400g making them a little costly for larger gas appliances. 

The most important thing to remember is that it's your chosen gas cylinder (must be compatible with your appliance) that determines your gas regulator. 

Don't forget your Gas hose and Jubilee Clips ... most camping gas appliances aren't supplied with these but they are readily avilable.  A gas spanner is really handy too for the Butane R29B and Propane R37SN 

Thank you for reading this post , our family team of experienced campers are always happy to offer a little advice! Shop @ IBEX Camping

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

3 Great Features of the Coleman® MacKenzie 6 Tent

We are delighted to be receiving our first 2021 shipment of the 
Ideal for family camping or couples , the Coleman® MacKenzie 6 features Coleman's Patented Blackout Bedroom too! 

The Coleman® MacKenzie 6 is one of our most popular Hire tents and we've pitched many times for customers so we thought we'd let you know 3 of our favourite features .... 


With it's partial Steel Frame , the Coleman® MacKenzie 6 is very stable, with the steel poles allowing for optimum use and headheight in the main living area of the tent , which is vis a vis style , the bedrooms sit either side of the central living space


For a 6 Person Tent , the Coleman® MacKenzie 6 has a great pitch size of just 600 x 320cm making it #pitchperfect for most standard campsite pitches throughout the UK. 


The Eyebrow canopy over the door is ideal for when the weather is a little wet , this feature stops the rain rolling off the roof and into the doorway! Great for a little sunshine shade too! 

Just a little something we noticed when pitching .... it is only the main bedroom area that features full blackout , the second smaller bedroom has blackout fabric on the sides but the roof and the top of the sides are a lighter fabric as it sits in the living area. 

Thank you for reading this post , our family team of experienced campers are always happy to offer a little advice! 

Friday, 19 February 2021

What's New - Coleman Valdes Air Tent

We're delighted to share that our first shipment of 2021 tents is arriving from Coleman next week.  In this first shipment we'll be taking delivery of the Coleman Valdes 4XL Deluxe and the Valdes 6XL Deluxe , introduced in 2020 and extremely popular , especially the Valdes 4Xl Deluxe in 2020. 

We have also discoverd this week that the original Coleman Valdes Air Tent Range is being put on hold for 2021 , these great family tents were the first inflatable tent we added to our range and didn't disappoint.  We pitched them many times for our hire customers too! 

For 2021 Coleman are concentrating on The Valdes Deluxe range has a couple of new features that will takes the Valdes range to the next level ... so what's changed.... 

Both Models now feature a fully infllatable frame , gone have the fibreglass awning poles. 

The awning area is now fully enclosed , allowing you to create a dual zone living space , great for keeping the main living area of the tent free from muddy shoes and outdoor gear! 

The Side door features an eyebrow canopy , this is the only fibreglass pole on these new versions, a little but extremely useful feature - allows the door to be more easily used on wetter days and a little sun protection on warmer ones too! 

The Coleman Valdes 4XL Deluxe while having the same dimensions as the original Valdes 4 tent has extended living space thanks to the covered awning area , with a doorway too!

While the Valdes 6XL Deluxe is a little shorter 665cm compared to 740cm in total, we are still waiting to pitch but feel that this will probably feel like a much more in proportion version of the Valdes 6XL plus it makes the tent a little more Pitch Friendly too!

Thank you for reading this post , our family team of experienced campers are always happy to offer a little advice!

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