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Old 04-09-2007, 10:46 PM   #15
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Ours is in the same location as flyshr's and looks great. It provides some heat and makes a great quality of light. I wouldn't ever take it out. It is near the ceiling so it gets warm, but not hot.

I do have a problem with breaking mantles though. I bought some mantles for the light from gas-lights.com and they break every time I move the trailer -- even moving it around the block slowly. What gives? The Coleman lantern's mantles that is stored in a case on the floor of the trailer seems to be bulletproof! They never break.

Is there a solution to this? I tried the Coleman mantles, but they don't burn right. Is there a more durable brand?
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:58 PM   #16
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This place sells the tie on mantles that are as their catalogue says "are jolt-resistant, for use in RV's, campers and boats. They also sell high alt jets etc. for Paulin gas lights. I have purchased Alladin light parts from them in the past. and were treated well, would buy there again.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:02 PM   #17
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I've only used the newer Coleman mantles and have had only one ever turn to dust in 6 years and I've been down some 5 mph rough roads. Try adjusting your set screw and make sure your mantles burn almost white.

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Old 04-09-2007, 11:50 PM   #18
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There's a set screw? I'm sure I have the same light as yours, a Veritas? Any description would help. I'm not opposed to trying the Lehmans mantles, but I already have a handful of the Coleman type for the outside lantern.
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It's not really the typical set screw per se. Its the adjustment for the air-to-fuel ratio in the brass just above the aluminum base that holds the globe. I can't remember where mine is set and my trailer is in storage or I'd go look. Another thing to consider is how is/are your axle(s) and springs? I had a new axle made and had my original springs tested. As mentioned previously, a worn out axle will cause the whole trailer to ride rough.

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:01 AM   #20
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aah, sorry. I misunderstood. We were never able to find that perfect point with the Coleman mantles, so I switched to the larger ones meant for the lower pressure? They burn great, but one mantle per weekend seems wasteful. Sorry to hijack this thread.
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