The Coleman Thread

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Yeah the green 200A is pretty rare and this one is in good shape. The Powerhouse looks like it could not have been run more than once and the case looks like it just came out of the box. The lamps are users for me. The lamps are cheap but the shades - even reproductions - get expensive. I don't think the aluminum funnels were ever used and all have the felt filter.

And the jerry can is the bonus. Good enough for the US Marines good enough for me. I need to make a dedicated powder cure oven to be able to powder coat these.
 
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Hey fellas I've posted on here before regarding old stoves and lanterns and stuff, but this might be an out of line post. Just thought you died in the wool campers might have an opinion and technically the popup camper in question is a Coleman ... For the last few years I've been looking for a camping solution to pull behind my Cruisers. I have a low mile 89 FJ62 converted to a new H55F manual and a 96 FZJ80. For years I've towed all manner of campers up to 28ft with my trust Ford Super Duty. Bought a larger popup camper with a 14.5ft box and it was a high wall (3,000lbs plus and that's dry weight) a couple years back hoping to pull that with my cruisers but it's a losing proposition. There's some pretty big hills between Phoenix and the much cooler north country up I-17. After lots of searching I finally found this gem a 2006 Fleetwood Yuma. It's a 9.5ft box, about 14ft overall, with no AC, no hot water heater, but it does have a furnace and a water pump. Just wanted something simple and light. It's 1500lbs dry weight. Can't wait to try it hooked to my FJ62. If that'll pull it then the much more modern inline six in the 80 series should pull it okay. Any predictions?

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have now had a chance to pull this with my 80 series and it makes a BIG difference over the FJ62. Not winning any races but I think it'll get me there.
 

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I have a question, I found a lantern and metal case for sale like the one in the upper left corner of this photo that I copied from Koffer on this thread. It is in much poorer shape than the one pictured. They are asking $39.00 for the pair. Thoughts?

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I have a question, I found a lantern and metal case for sale like the one in the upper left corner of this photo that I copied from Koffer on this thread. It is in much poorer shape than the one pictured. They are asking $39.00 for the pair. Thoughts?

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I would offer 30, but probably go for the 39. I’m a sucker for those cases.
 

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Well I went back to buy it, I was very excited to get it. Looked at it over again. The rust on the bottom of the box was really bad. So bad I could put my thumb through it if I tried hard enough. So I opted not to get it. Thanks for all your input.

Love this thread. I'm up to three stoves 413G, 425F, and a 426D. I have four lanterns (2) 220J's and (2) 288's. Everything works except one of the 220J's, and I think that has a blockage in the air tube.
 
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Hey everyone! Just scored a SUPER clean 220J, from 1977. I put new mantles in it, oiled the pump, and it fired right up! I got it out again tonight, and had a bit of a fiasco. While I tried to light it, it started leaking kerosene down the straw. Once it lit, it burned down the straw, and behind the knob. Which I'm assuming is the generator? I stood ready to extinguish it, but then it started working normally! Could I have over pressured it? It still appears to be leaking around the top of the straw.

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Hey everyone! Just scored a SUPER clean 220J, from 1977. I put new mantles in it, oiled the pump, and it fired right up! I got it out again tonight, and had a bit of a fiasco. While I tried to light it, it started leaking kerosene down the straw. Once it lit, it burned down the straw, and behind the knob. Which I'm assuming is the generator? I stood ready to extinguish it, but then it started working normally! Could I have over pressured it? It still appears to be leaking around the top of the straw.

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several of my lanterns will do that if they're over pumped. I start with about 23 pumps and go up from there. Flame ups most often occur when you light it the second time, because the lantern has held pressure well and you're essentially doubling it with the second round of pumps. they all burn off eventually. I've never been burned (kknock on wood) by burning fluid coming out around the pump housing or anything. just be careful.
 
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several of my lanterns will do that if they're over pumped. I start with about 23 pumps and go up from there. Flame ups most often occur when you light it the second time, because the lantern has held pressure well and you're essentially doubling it with the second round of pumps. they all burn off eventually. I've never been burned (kknock on wood) by burning fluid coming out around the pump housing or anything. just be careful.
Thanks for the tip, I think your right, and what happened was totally normal. Where it took forever to light, I think it was just flooded. Everything seems to work really well on it! I love this thing.

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Old Town Yucca was an amazing resource, sadly their site is gone and domain is for sale. So I've now been using OldColemanParts.com. For Utah locals there is a great local resource that stick an amazing quantity of Coleman spares, Vics Lock & Key in downtown SLC, beside them Sportsmans and Cabelas stocks the regular components, generators, mantles and even globes occasionally.

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A few of my old Colemans :D
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This is really cool! How old are they?
 
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