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Old 12-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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The older model A/S had a LP gas light in the living room area. As we have planned to keep our A/S as original as possible. We would like to place an original LP gas light (69 31') as decoration. What is the price range I should be looking at?

Does anyone one know when the first LP gas light was installed and what was the last year A/S put the LP gas light in their trailers?
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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We have a 77 Argosy that has a Humphrey lamp (gas light) that works well. Don't know when the last year they were put in use tho. They put out a lot of light and a bit of heat as well. Works well when boondocking to conserve energy.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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The older model A/S had a LP gas light in the living room area. As we have planned to keep our A/S as original as possible. We would like to place an original LP gas light (69 31') as decoration. What is the price range I should be looking at?

Does anyone one know when the first LP gas light was installed and what was the last year A/S put the LP gas light in their trailers?

I don't recall that Airstream ever installed an LPG light, in production.

The LPG lights were always an after market choice. Yes, the factory service departments installed them as well as most dealers.

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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I don't recall that Airstream ever installed an LPG light, in production.

The LPG lights were always an after market choice. Yes, the factory service departments installed them as well as most dealers.

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My 1975 Owners Manual and Service Manual have them listed as an option. Whether it was dealer installed or factory isn't clear, but it was obvious that the factory knew about them. Perhaps they would add the lines for it and let the dealer install the actual lamp?

FWIW I love having one in my camper, it makes for a great failsafe when the batteries go weak after trying to push one too many nights of boondocking, ditto a catalytic heater.

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I don't recall that Airstream ever installed an LPG light, in production.

The LPG lights were always an after market choice. Yes, the factory service departments installed them as well as most dealers.

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At one time in my Airstream ownerships I bought a new 1969 Airstream. It came from the factory with the LPG gas light installed at the factory. It was not an add-on after production.

I know because I watched it being built at the factory.

I have always seen them installed at the end of one of the rooflockers in the front.

You should be able to find a good used one. They were used for many years.
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The older model A/S had a LP gas light in the living room area. As we have planned to keep our A/S as original as possible. We would like to place an original LP gas light (69 31') as decoration. What is the price range I should be looking at?

Does anyone one know when the first LP gas light was installed and what was the last year A/S put the LP gas light in their trailers?
The originals can be hard to find, however there is a suitable replacement available. Price range is ~$70

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We use our Humphrey gas light when dry camping and it works well. Also provides some heat in our 67 Caravel. Our gas light was installed at the factory also. It was an option for 25$, it is included on the Airstream build sheet. As for price they vary a lot on ebay. Just look at them carefully as condition does vary for the Vintage units.
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LPG lights

LPG lights are OK in the winter.

In the summer, they just add heat to the interior.

Want to save on batteries? Use LED lights. Very low heat as well, and no smell.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:34 PM   #9
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We need the glass globe for our Argosy. Is that sold separately somewhere?
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We need the glass globe for our Argosy. Is that sold separately somewhere?
I found one here:
PROPANE GAS LIGHT GLASS GLOBE humphrey vintage trailer:eBay Motors (item 200411452497 end time Dec-27-09 17:54:08 PST)
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My ’64 Safari had a Paulin-Humphrey gas lamp installed; it showed on the original dealer invoice as “accessory gas lamp”. I replaced it (for safety sake) with a new Humphrey lamp from gaslights.com.



About $75.


Andy’s right, it puts off heat, but nice and cozy for winter camping, and no battery. Ventilation required.

You can have my old one, needs rebuilding / orifice .

HUMPHREY GAS PRODUCTS - PROPANE GAS LIGHTS

Paulin Humphrey Gas Lights

Cabela’s store in Nebraska has them too.

They used to make replacement globes with deer fawn picture and one with wild flowers.
Told all but clear ones now discontinued.

I’m looking for a globe with picture if anyone has one to part with.
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