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?
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........
Thanks for your help,
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.
Re: Gas Light
SINGLE WALL LIGHT(2703)
75 WATT OUTPUT EQUIVALENT
INTERIOR USE ONLY
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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