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kzener40 11-05-2002 08:35 AM

Gas Lighting
 
I'm thinking about putting a Gas Light in my trailer. Does anyone have any feedback on this kind of lighting (pros and cons)? Any good resources to buy a good looking old one or one that looks original?

uwe 11-05-2002 11:45 AM

Gas Light
 
I have a Humphrey Gas light near the entry of my trailer. It makes a lot of light and uses very little propane.
Likes: Saves battery when dry camping, very energy efficient, looks cool, nice bright light, small additional heat source for chilly evenings
Dislikes: sock is difficult to install, disintegrates from vibration ( gotta have that running gear balanced, right Andy?) get s hot to the touch, additional heat source when dry camping in Baja where it is hot to begin with, additional gas plumbing is also an additional source of possible gas leaks.

There are websites, like this one, where they have the classic Humphrey lamps available for about $ 70.00. They work great, and i believe they are the best. Mine is 30 years old and still works perfectly good. Order extra mantles........
https://www.gas-lights.com/paulin.html

kzener40 11-06-2002 08:37 AM

Great info!!!!


Thanks for your help,
Ken

Inland RV Center, In 11-06-2002 09:29 AM

Two more reasons to consider when thinking about an LPG light.
The LPG connection "MUST" be made "underneath" the trailer, and can you handle the carbon monoxide as well as other smells from burning LPG.
The mantles break very easily, so carry a bunch of them. They can break just by slamming the entrance door.


Andy
inlandrv.com
airstreamparts.com

dmreilly10000 11-06-2002 01:43 PM

Re: Gas Light
 
Quote:

Originally posted by uwe
I have a Humphrey Gas light near the entry of my trailer. It makes a lot of light and uses very little propane.
Likes: Saves battery when dry camping, very energy efficient, looks cool, nice bright light, small additional heat source for chilly evenings
Dislikes: sock is difficult to install, disintegrates from vibration ( gotta have that running gear balanced, right Andy?) get s hot to the touch, additional heat source when dry camping in Baja where it is hot to begin with, additional gas plumbing is also an additional source of possible gas leaks.

There are websites, like this one, where they have the classic Humphrey lamps available for about $ 70.00. They work great, and i believe they are the best. Mine is 30 years old and still works perfectly good. Order extra mantles........
https://www.gas-lights.com/paulin.html

This Falks gas lamp:

SINGLE WALL LIGHT(2703)
BRASS FINISH
75 WATT OUTPUT EQUIVALENT
INTERIOR USE ONLY
$68.95

looks just like the Veritas lamp in my 1953 Overlander. The mantle sold on another page also looks identical. (these mantles are very tough unlike the Coleman type mantles)


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