Can I Use a LPG Tank Conversion to Fuel My Catering Van?

by Jim

Hi,I am new here and would like to know if it possible to use a LPG tank conversion (like the ones for cars) to fuel my catering van?



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Dec 07, 2016
LPG Tanks instead of bottles
by: Anonymous

Hi just wondered if this topic still plausible to install tanks to your vehicle/trailer and be able to gas up from a garage instead of bottles?..


Aug 17, 2014
by: Mack

I have done a bit of investigating into this myself and as I understand it, your vehicle LPG fuel tank has the 'take-off' at the bottom of the tank, as it is using the _liquefied_ petroleum gas (bit of an oxymoron I know) whereas your cooking appliances require propane in its gaseous state so LPG bottles have the take off at the top (for this reason).

For that reason I think you will need separate tanks for the vehicle fuel and the 'catering' fuel.

I haven't yet found a definitive answer on any differences in the fuel itself (i.e. if vehicle LPG is somehow not 'food safe'). If you have anything to add from your own research, I would be interested to hear it.

Hope this helps

Jul 05, 2012
Catering Van Conversion LPG
by: David

Hi Jim,

I don’t think it will be a problem to have your catering van converted to run on LPG fuel, this is probably a straightforward conversion like any other type of vehicle as long as you have the space to store the LPG tanks.

Also, as far as I’m aware this can only be carried out on a petrol engine and not a diesel. This type of conversions is not that cheap and prices range from any ware between £1500-£2000pounds + so consider if it’s worth the extra expense.


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