US propane in a European NCV3 James Cook

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US propane in a European NCV3 James Cook

Beitrag von admin » 12.01.2020 11:01

The 3rd Generation James Cook uses gas only for the stove. As butane is not available in the USA and Canada, you have to use propane. The stove runs with propane as well.

The plastic container is too small for any reasonable sized propane canister
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The only thing that we found that fits in are the Coleman 1lbs canisters. You can get them everywhere, prices sometimes as low as 3 USD.
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You need an adapter (grill-adapter/steak saver) from the small Coleman thread to the thread of the bigger US bottles.
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Then you need a second adapter from US to German.
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This is how the entire setup looks
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together with the Coleman canister, the entire thing is pretty tall and at first it seems, that it doesn't fit in the white plastic container. But you can make it happen. The lid of the container has a little notch right in the middle. When the highest point of the regulator is exactly in the middle, you can close the lid and tighten the two screws. You have to fight the orange rubber hose, who is not your friend in this process.
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Re: US propane in a European NCV3 James Cook

Beitrag von James 4 FUN » 12.01.2020 14:26

VERY very clear explanation with the pictures!
Thank you very much Peter!
Hans, living in Norway owning a 2007 James Cook V6 automat 3880kg. NCV3

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Re: US propane in a European NCV3 James Cook

Beitrag von eppyranch » 30.01.2020 06:08

Peter
maybe just remove the plastic bucket and leave the metal container in the cupboard will it fit?
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Re: US propane in a European NCV3 James Cook

Beitrag von admin » 30.01.2020 12:22

That would fit, even with larger bottles, but you loose an important security feature. The plastic container is gas tight and has an opening in the bottom, so leaked gas can exit the van.


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James Cook 319 CDI 7G-Tronic (NCV3) EZ 2012 3,5t
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