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Old 05-21-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Summer is here and its time to start cooking outside again, after looking at my old trusty campstove (30 years of service) I think its time for a replacement. What is the best one to get? the old one was good except if you turned the knob to much the flame kept going out (very hard to control) and if it was on low any wind at all would blow it out. I prefer propane with two burners, any suggestions out there?
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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its time for a replacement. if you turned the knob to much the flame kept going out (very hard to control) and if it was on low any wind at all would blow it out. I prefer propane with two burners, any suggestions out there?
The traditional Coleman is still my favorite. Get one with a built in igniter. New Century makes a knock off, less $$ but the quality is not as good. Also, Coleman customer service has been great.

STAY AWAY from the fold up, roundish Coleman. It is a good idea but, after trying three times (final replacement from the factory) gave up on it. The flame is uneven and very hard to control and there is no wind screen.

When we need a third burner I use a small backpacking stove.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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I like this stove nice and big
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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HI!
Although I love new gizmos as much as anyone, I still am a fan of my 35 year old coleman stove.
I prefer using the liquid fuel to the canned propane since it is so much cheaper, and no canisters to throw away.
Even pumping it up for every meal has just become part of the routine, and although the electronic ignition would be nice to have, I am just used to the slower way.
I see these stoves for sale at garage sales all the time!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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The traditional Coleman is still my favorite. Get one with a built in igniter. New Century makes a knock off, less $ but the quality is not as good. Also, Coleman customer service has been great.

[b]STAY AWAY from the fold up, roundish Coleman. It is a good idea but, after trying three times (final replacement from the factory) gave up on it. The flame is uneven and very hard to control and there is no wind screen.

When we need a third burner I use a small backpacking stove.

Good Camping, Good Luck,

I just purchased it recently (but haven't used it yet).
I sure love it,because of the extra room it actually gives you for large pans/pots.

Is the one you referring to Red in color,??
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This is the one I have and I like it, easy to store, use, etc.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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I think it's funny that you are thinking of a new stove and I am looking for an old one to rebuild! The new Coleman stoves are great but don't have much personality. We have two of the ones posted above and they work pretty good.

There is a growing crowd of people who collect old stoves and lanterns as a hobby. Most of them swear by the old Coleman stuff. There is a forum over at Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers for the subject;

http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=49
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When we need a third burner I use a small backpacking stove.
This is what I like to use too. I have two good ones, and if needed will bring both. They are way hotter then the Coleman stoves, pack away way smaller, and we need to have one along anyway for when we do an overnight canoe trip. Usually my BBQ and one stove are all I need for cooking outside the trailer. We do use the stove inside quite a bit too.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #9
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I like the coleman stove its just to bad they all have the hard pipe connection (where the propane hooks up) I always connect mine to a large bottle with a flexable hose, this makes an awkward connection, to stay connected, the brass pipe must stand up, like its connected to a small bottle. A stove with a flexable connector would be best, or be able to attach the hose directly to the stove.
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I have this one from Partner Stoves. It came with an adapter to connect directly to a standard off the shelf 5 gal propane tank. It has worked flawlessly for me for two years now.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #11
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Now that's a camp stove! I sent them an email to find one in my area, the stainless steel looks easy to clean and the recessed knobs are a great idea.
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I've had the Coleman Grill/Stove for 5 years or so and love it. 2/3rds a grill and 1/3 a burner to boil water, etc. Same basic chassis as the Coleman shown. (I like to steam corn on the cob on it.) I have a slightly older model than is sold now and was able to get a griddle accessory for bacon, eggs, pancakes, et al.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #13
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I have to chime in...

I bought our campstove at a garage sale about 10 years ago for $10...was using the liquid fuel up until our final camping trip last year when something when wrong at the tank and it started leaking fuel..probably some sort of gasket, but we made it thru breakfast on our last day and threw out the fuel container. My husband does all the cooking at the campgrounds we visit (I just plan, buy, and figure out how to keep everything cool/cold on long weekends!) so he wanted the stove that Steve L suggested ... until he saw the price.

So one day this winter, I was in Wally World's camping department dreaming about the day we'd be back to cooking outdoors again, when I found that they sold these conversion kits for the 'ol coleman' stove so I bought one...$18, plus a couple of small bottles. We tried it out the other day and the flame burns so much better, the 2nd burner gets hotter than before..and it seems to be a cleaner burn (no more black bottom fry pans to scrub). Last summer I was able to buy a nice coleman cast iron griddle from my neighbor at her yard sale for $5.00.

$10 for a stove with no rust (still after 10 years of use!), $18 for the conversion kit, $2.99 for the propane bottle and $5.00 for a griddle. $36.00 for the entire set up..... Breakfast outdoors? Priceless!

I know the season is upon us, but I'd keep an eye out for an old coleman stove if I were you...they're Tried and True!!
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Depending on where you live, a new Coleman can run almost 100 bux. A used Coleman at a yard sale would likely set you back around 10 for a good condition working model ($5 if function is questionable, and about the limit of what I'd pay regardless). I haven't yet seen one that is such a basket case that it can't be refurbished for less than 15 dollars plus some effort.

I guess what I'm saying is that most of us FGRVers are do-it-yourself/fix-it-up types, and a "vintage" stove is right up our alley. The OP is towing a 1978 Boler, wouldn't it be quaint to use a good as new 1978 Coleman stove and lantern?

p.s. One of the ones I currently used was fished out of the landfill
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