The Caravan Gas Man

We have the proven experience and current industry knowledge you need to ensure the job is done right the first time.

Gas Safety Certificates

Selling your caravan? Purchased an unregistered one? Or moving to Queensland from interstate? We can inspect your van and provide the Gas Safety Certificate required for registration.

Gas Appliance Repair

We can repair existing cooktops, ovens, hot water systems, and the like.

Safety Checks

Heading on holidays? Not used your caravan in a while? Have everything inspected so you can have peace of mind on your holiday.

Install External Bayonet

Want to run your external BBQ directly from your main gas line? We can install an external bayonet outlet to make your next cook-up that much easier.

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Important Information for All Clients We specialise in the servicing and repair of a variety of gas appliances in vehicles such as motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, fifth-wheelers, and the like. However, there are individuals that offer both Gas Certificates and general Road Worthy Certificates (RWC), but are not qualified or willing to do the repairs that may be required.

A few questions that you should ask any Gas Fitter whilst on the phone, and before they commence any work on your van, include:

  • Are you a fully licensed Gas Fitter?
  • If there is something wrong, can you and will you fix it?
  • Are you allowed to fix it? (i.e. are you a fully licensed Gas Fitter)

If they answer “No” to any of these questions, save your money and call a real Gas Fitter. Call Caravan Gas Man!

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Our Services We specialise in the servicing and repair of a variety of gas appliances in vehicles such as motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, fifth-wheelers, and the like. Contact us today to discuss our full range of services

Gas Safety Certificates

Service Existing Gas Appliances

Identify Gas Appliances Faults

Repair Gas Appliances

Install External Gas Bayonet Outlets

Pre-Holiday Safety Checks

Important Information You Should Know We've put together a list of some of the most important things every caravan owner should know and keep up-to-date with.
Gas System Compliance Plates are required to be fitted to any gas installation when the “Install” work has been completed. This has been a requirement since July 2011. It is not required when a Gas Safety Certificate is issued, with no actual installation work being done.

Testing a gas system is not installation work.

Please read the Safety Alert issued by the Victorian State Government here.
Every gas powered appliance in your caravan should have its own shut-off valve. This valve should be clearly visible and accessible. Each appliance should be connected to the main copper pipe running along the exterior of your caravan, by means of a branch pipe that enters your caravan right where the appliance is located. Avoid using flexible hoses, as they’re not the safest and have a relatively shorter lifespan. In addition to this, ensure that your gas powered appliances are securely fastened to the fixed surfaces of your caravan, to avoid movements that can weaken the junctions or joineries.
Every gas powered appliance has its own ventilation requirement (usually met by most modern designs). In addition to this, your caravan will also need some basic ventilation, which depends on its size and the total gas consumed by all its appliances. Get in touch with us to confirm that this ventilation requirement is met by your caravan. This is both a safety precaution and a legal requirement.
Correct installation of the gas cylinder is a crucial first step in ensuring your caravan’s gas system is setup safely, and is particularly important on older caravans. The gas cylinder should be installed outside the caravan, or placed in a separate cylinder bin with a vent. On no account should this bin be used for additional storage purposes, and on no account should cylinders be placed inside your caravan. Any LPG gas leakage can be extremely dangerous. The usual practice is to mount the cylinder in front of the caravan, on its A-frame, facing the towing vehicle.
The size of the copper pipe used depends on the size of your caravan, as well as the number of appliances that the gas system will have to power. We will use our experience to make a precise recommendation, but to get a general idea, large caravans usually need 3/8” pipes, while smaller caravans (less than 6m long) can make do with 5/16” pipes.

While installing the copper pipe, care is taken to ensure it is well protected from the elements, and well supported by means of rust-proof metal clips. These clips are fixed at regular intervals, typically every 600mm of horizontal length of the pipe.

The regulator should be fixed adjacent to the cylinder, in a vertical orientation with its vent pointing downwards, and (since 2010) slightly higher than the top of the cylinder. Note that the outlet pressure of the regulator is designed to be less than 3kPa.
Refillable gas cylinders for use with appliances such as barbeques and gas heaters must only be filled if they have a current, legible test mark of a certified gas cylinder test station which is not more than 10 years old.

Gas cylinder filling stations should only fill gas cylinders that have a current (not more than 10 years old) legible test mark from a certified gas cylinder test station. If a gas filling station, as part of a cylinder exchange, accepts any cylinder that is not appropriately marked, they will have to either:

  • ensure the cylinder is inspected and test station-marked in accordance with the appropriate Australian standard before filling or refilling, or
  • dispose of the cylinder.

Reasons To Hire A Professional Think your caravan should be your next DIY project? Here are some reasons why you should always hire an industry professional:
  • Adhere to all industry legal and safety requirements
  • Ensure ventilation requirements are met for all gas appliances
  • Confirm correct copper pipe size for your caravan and its appliances
  • Check correct outlet pressure
  • Confirm all authorised appliances carry the correct safety labels
  • Ensure all appliances comply with required safety criteria

Any Questions? Contact us today and we'd be happy to answer them!

Pride in delivering quality workmanship, superior service and getting it right the first time is why the majority of work comes from referrals and repeat business.

Adam Cullen OWNER

Adam Cullen
Owner Operator

Fully Insured
Qld Licence No: 25713

Meet Our Team Experienced, Dedicated, Trustworthy

Whilst Caravan Gas Man is a new name in the industry, the man and experience behind it is not. Adam has been in the industry for over 30 years, with 25 years spent specialising in caravans and the like.

Trust the experience.

Gallery Some of the more common fittings you may or may not have on your caravan or motorhome.
PIGTAIL O-RINGS

Flexible pigtails (hoses between the cylinder and regulator) should be inspected periodically for evidence of damage.

GAS COMPLIANCE PLATES

These only need to be fitted or re-engraved when installation work is done.

TEST POINTS

Introduced in 2004, there are a variety of styles.

REGULATORS

Multiple styles available.

REGULATORS THAT AREN'T LEGAL

Since 1999/2000, Australian Standards requires a 2-stage over-pressure protection style regulator, and cannot be connected directly to the cylinder.

EXTERNAL BAYONET OUTLETS

These fittings can be fitted to the outside of your vehicle so you can plug in a BBQ for cooking outside. They are permanently piped in to your original system, and so eliminate the need for a separate cylinder.