Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 16
Propane camper light

My wife and I just purchased our first pick up camper, just too much work for us anymore to do the tent camping thing. Its a 1966 Holiday and actually in fair shape, previous owner did some dry rot repair I just need to correct some of his errors and we`ll be cleaning it up and enjoying it.
Just got a question on this propane light inside, how the heck does this thing work? it has this hole through the arm so how does the propane get to the mantle?Thank you
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0114.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	240.4 KB
ID:	91499Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0115.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	200.4 KB
ID:	91504
__________________

__________________
Holiday1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-15-2015, 07:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holiday1966 View Post
My wife and I just purchased our first pick up camper, just too much work for us anymore to do the tent camping thing. Its a 1966 Holiday and actually in fair shape, previous owner did some dry rot repair I just need to correct some of his errors and we`ll be cleaning it up and enjoying it.
Just got a question on this propane light inside, how the heck does this thing work? it has this hole through the arm so how does the propane get to the mantle?Thank you
Attachment 91499Attachment 91504
Holiday,

It's kind of hard to tell on this crappy tablet but that looks like the part (shutter?) that mixes gas and air. Your LP stove should a similar looking thing for each burner.

Sunarc and Midstate still make gas lamps with the exposed remote mixer.

If you do any cooler weather camping you'll love it. I've read they're about 5000 btu but not everything you read on the internet is true. They take they chill off nicely and save your batteries. A tiny computer fan helps move the warmth.

I'm sure others will chime in to say using this will kill you or was that make you go blind and grow hair on your palms? I don't know. I just use reasonable caution whenever I use propane and I'm still alive.

Enjoy your new camper.

mangy dog
__________________

__________________
mangy dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by mangy dog View Post
If you do any cooler weather camping you'll love it. I've read they're about 5000 btu but not everything you read on the internet is true. They take they chill off nicely and save your batteries. A tiny computer fan helps move the warmth.
That's awesome. I wish I had considered that before selling the old one I had in my parts box.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mangy dog View Post
I'm sure others will chime in to say using this will kill you or was that make you go blind and grow hair on your palms?
__________________
1992 Four Winds 29'
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
KSagal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Wilmington, MA
Posts: 559
I believe the gas goes thru the arm, as you suspected, but that hole you mentioned will also allow some air in as well. That is how you get the right mixture of propane to oxygen.

You might check with some folks who are more familiar with that type of lamp, but I recall you start with it almost closed, but not quite, and then open it a fraction at a time till you get the right burn.

BUT DO NOT do this on my advice alone. Get better advice, as I have not done this for a long time, and there may be a better or more specific procedure for that lamp. This is a flammable gas after all, and there is no value in getting yourself too deep.

As with most things, knowledge is power. Research from more than one source, and you will be fine.

Have fun.
__________________
Karl I. Sagal KarlSagal@Gmail.com
Well done is better than well said. (Ben Franklin)
1988 Fleetwood Southwind, 34'
KSagal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Fkrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 121
The lever on the base where mounted to the wall is the gas valve make sure it has a complete mantel on the holder. you can use coleman lantern mantles there should be a cermiac part that the mantles tie to light with match and adjust air mixture till you get a bright light flame. If you install a new mantel burn the mantle after installing before you turn on the gas. my dad had one of these lights in our camper years ago and they work good and they give off lots of heat. Make sure you have a window open to vent fumes and co2 once you have it set to burn bright it does not have to be adjusted again.
__________________
Fkrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 04:16 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 16
Thank you for your replies,Iam taking it in to a local RV center to test the propane system for any leaks and will ask them also. Again Thank you all.
__________________
Holiday1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 09:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
MattC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 459
Holiday,

It is just like the stove burners.
You see the valve at the wall, the jet is right in the wall fixture. When the gas is flowing, it grabs some air on the way through and mixes with it so it can burn in the mantle.

This is the only kind of light that uses less battery than LED.

Matt
__________________
A lifelong waterman and his bride going dry places for as long as the fuel money lasts.
MattC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2015, 08:03 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 206
We had one in our 1964 Airstream. Loved it. Nice on a cool evening. Good light, but not bright. NO electricity used.

Use like a Coleman lantern. Turn on the gas, use a match to light it.

You can use a Coleman lantern mantel, but we found out that EVERY time we moved, they would break, as they are only ash after being used once. There are heavier mantles that can be bought to put on there. They will survive moving, most of the time.
__________________
mpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 02:47 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 16
Yes, got it going thanks. Your right mpierce not bright but does the job.
I been looking into getting LED lights for inside also MattC since we dont have a generator on board.
__________________

__________________
Holiday1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, propane



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
Water in fuel light and check engine light Donny Q Cummins Engines 4 09-24-2014 10:44 AM
Finally buying a truck camper gcsprayjr Truck Camper Discussion 4 09-02-2014 02:10 AM
Brake light function seperate turn signal lights. briankstan Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 08-12-2014 09:08 AM
My Dometic 3Way Fridge On Propane Libero RV Systems & Appliances 3 10-04-2013 05:40 PM
Change Microwave range light to LED! hdossett RV Systems & Appliances 5 07-15-2013 08:38 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.