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Old 04-30-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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1 st time using the boler

well after owning my boler for 3 weeks it was time to try it out. weather rained for most of the time but woke up to a sunny morning, amazing the canopy didn't leak. I also used some vintage Coleman products which is my main addiction. on the inside table is a 139 table lamp which provided light and warmth. I camped at Derby Reach in Ft Langley BC on the banks of the Fraser river. Can't wait till next time
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Very good Jan, you didn't waste any time getting out .
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:18 AM   #3
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Really cool. Older Coleman stuff is what I use in my Boler
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:59 AM   #4
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Nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:07 AM   #5
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Very nice Jan. I hope you have a CO detector if you are using your lamp as a heat source.....you wouldn't want to wake up dead. :
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:00 PM   #6
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Waking up dead is never a good thing..Looks like it was a good time.
Did you use the light inside the trailer..YIKES
We're heading out for our first years trip to host my Spring Fling in New England rally in just 10 days.
I still need to check things out but I am sure everything will be fine
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:18 PM   #7
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CO2 detector is a good idea, I had the windows open for ventilation. If these old lamps are maintained properly they won't set off a detector. Gerry, I rewired the interior and added 4 LED mushroom lights and switches, so if I need light, I have it.Bill we are having a Coleman gathering at Razor State Park in Sept, If your interested please let me know, there are also a couple of other glass trailers that are part of our group
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:48 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Jan Dyke;637912]CO2 detector is a good idea, I had the windows open for ventilation. If these old lamps are maintained properly they won't set off a detector. Gerry, I rewired the interior and added 4 LED mushroom lights and switches, so if I need light, I have it....

Jan; if the detector isn't going off check it to see if it works also I'm surprised that the can of worms didn't open up about the dangers of running open-flame devices inside closed areas.
There are extensive discusions on this site about dangers of CO - CO2 - O-depleations. and detections devices and how to check them to see if they work properly.
Here in Maine, every winter we read of whole families found dead due to CO poisioning.
As I have said and others have taken up the mantra:
Waking up dead isn't a good thing
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:58 PM   #9
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thanks Gerry. I will add 1 to my list, are there special versions for RV's?
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:43 PM   #10
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I for one would have no issue burning a Coleman Lamp in the trailer for the following reasons:

1 - They were made to run indoors. They have been and still are for the last 100+ years.
2 - Many older trailers came with gas lamp installed in them including some fiberglass trailers.
3 - The lamp is way less BTU's than the stove in the trailer. Most people don't think twice about running their stove.

That is just my opinion....

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A stove is only used for for short periods, and most people think to provide ventilation while cooking due to steam, odors, heat,... It is easy to forget with something like a gas lamp.

An ordinary battery-powered CO detector is adequate. The trick is finding a place to install it in a small trailer. Not too close to a fuel-burning appliance, mid-low height, good air flow, and not where it will be in the way or get whacked. Know that they have an expiration date on the sensor and don't like temperature extremes (I bring mine inside when the trailer is stored). I would want one if I had any fuel-burning device in the trailer.

I'd have no issue bringing a propane (or white gas) lantern inside the trailer (probably after I light it outside)- under close supervision, with a working CO detector and ventilation, not while sleeping (duh!)... But thanks to the trailer's 12V system, I don't need to!
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I for one would have no issue burning a Coleman Lamp in the trailer for the following reasons:

1 - They were made to run indoors. They have been and still are for the last 100+ years.
2 - Many older trailers came with gas lamp installed in them including some fiberglass trailers.
3 - The lamp is way less BTU's than the stove in the trailer. Most people don't think twice about running their stove.

That is just my opinion....

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#1) I'ld have to check on a new Coleman Lantern to see if there is a note on box about "Not for indoor use"

#2) If older trailers worked so good on gas lamps, Why are there none now?

#3) BTU's have nothing to do with CO or CO2. My house took 25,000 BTU's, in the heating system. Glad the BTU dosn't mean CO put into living space
BTU stands for British Thermal Unit

As Jon said, When I cook I always open vent over stove and my furnace vents 100% of the CO out the vent on furnace
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lets not let this get out of hand. I think I have enough grey matter between my ears to NOT sit in a tiny enclosed trailer with either the stove going or a lamp burning with out OPENING a window or 2 or for that matter going to sleep with an appliance burning
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lets not let this get out of hand. I think I have enough grey matter between my ears to NOT sit in a tiny enclosed trailer with either the stove going or a lamp burning with out OPENING a window or 2 or for that matter going to sleep with an appliance burning
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That may be, but you are not the only person reading this forum. There may be some with less experience and knowledge. It would be a pity if they followed your example and didn't allow ventilation.
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#2) If older trailers worked so good on gas lamps, Why are there none now?

You can still buy them new...hhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...oop_bw_c_x_1_w

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Old 05-04-2017, 03:02 AM   #16
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It's not the gray matter between the ears...we want everyone to live long enough to have gray hair on top of thier heads
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