Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-05-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 26' Overlander
Quite , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 5
LP light?

I just bought a 67 overlander and the manual tells me it has at least one gas powered light. Can anyone tell me about this? Which one it is, how to use it? Judging from the manual diagram, it appears to be the main light over the kitchen area, but nothing happens when I click the switch. The rest of the LP system appears to be working great. Anyone know how I can check it? All thoughts appreciated!
__________________

__________________
Add_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,136
Images: 33
If you actually have one they are pretty obvious. Do you have any lights that look anything like this?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpeg
Views:	44
Size:	32.4 KB
ID:	249790  
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Beaker63's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
Stevens Point , Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 315
Hey Add Man
We have a Humphrey gas light. You just turn on the valve and light a match that ignites the gas within the mantle. Works just like Colman lantern. You light and heat.
Tim
__________________
Beaker63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 26' Overlander
Quite , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 5
Aha, thanks and especially for the pic. Of course I would recognize that if I saw one, I know propane lights generally... I suppose this means I shouldn't necessarily trust my original manual then. Bummer, I was hoping!
__________________
Add_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,627
Images: 3
They still make them if you wanted to put one in.
__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 08:48 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
My Tradewind has a Paulin gas light. You can still get them:

PAULIN OUTDOOR PRODUCTS - INDOOR HEATERS
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 10:01 AM   #7
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Add_Man View Post
I just bought a 67 overlander and the manual tells me it has at least one gas powered light. Can anyone tell me about this? Which one it is, how to use it? Judging from the manual diagram, it appears to be the main light over the kitchen area, but nothing happens when I click the switch. The rest of the LP system appears to be working great. Anyone know how I can check it? All thoughts appreciated!
Hello Add Man

A few facts to consider

1) Gas lights were typically sold as an extra-cost option and were available on many makes of trailers and truck campers through about 1970. During this era there were dozens of optional items, and the manuals were usually written to cover a typical build with little or no mention of what items are optional.

2) All the original lights I've seen were made by Humphery, and were generally similar to the Paulin lights being sold today, except that they had a cylindrical shade instead of the globe-shaped shade now being used. Parts are available through Lehman's and other sources.

3) The reason they were used is that battery charging was much more of a problem with readily available RV technology of the day, making 12v lighting impractical for boondocking. Some early 12v converters did not charge the battery, and the commutator-type generators (and towards the end of the era, the low-amp mechanically regulated alternators) in 50s/60s automobiles and light trucks could not charge a trailer battery reliably

4) If you get one, be aware that it will give off a good deal of heat while operating. They are mainly useful for late fall trips when the sun sets early and it's cold.

Unless you have one for reasons of authenticity, the various 12v lighting options are probably more practical.

I put one in my (stick) house 10 years ago to provide light during power failures. They're still useful for that, because they are completely independent of the electrical system.
__________________
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 01:02 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 26' Overlander
Quite , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 5
Thanks much jammer! I am thinking about putting a propane light in, if I can find a non-destructive way to install it. The airstream is going to be my primary residence and will be parked off-grid, so while I am going to try to get together a simple solar setup (seems like a gimme, given the already in place 12v system), here in the cloudy northwest a propane light all of a sudden does become a practical addition.
__________________
Add_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 01:51 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
MarkR's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
Folsom , California
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 725
Images: 12
I was hoping to add one to my trailer as well. But I really don't want the gas line going up the wall exposed (and I understand the reason it must be exposed - not in a concealed space).

Would it be possible to place one of those small propane canisters (Coleman lantern or stove type) on the opposite side of the panel that I'd be mounting the lantern to? I'm guessing the canister is "high pressure" and the lamp is designed for low pressure - correct? Is there a miniature regulator out there, that would drop the canister pressure? Or can these lanterns handle the pressure with the valve acting as the regulator (like a coleman lantern)?
__________________

__________________

Aluminumbskull with Led Balloon in Drag
***
Birch Plywood and Aluminum go together like
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
MarkR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Light or light cover over the door.. help please! harestream Lights - Interior & Exterior 19 08-29-2008 10:51 AM
Scare light and marker light won't work??? shinybean Lights - Interior & Exterior 12 02-12-2007 09:51 PM
"Let there be LIGHT...and there was no light !!!! Randy Wilson Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11 11-08-2005 02:00 PM
Can't light furnace pilot light? (again?) PodPeople Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 8 01-05-2005 12:52 PM
light globe/light covers David Hall Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 5 02-18-2004 07:35 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.