coleman dual fuel lantern

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:57
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Hi all,
A quick one, can anyone tell me the size of a Coleman duel fuel lantern. I'm designing a box to accomodate my stove, 3 coleman fuel containers and a lantern ( which I'm yet to buy ), so I need to know how much room I will need. I know I should buy it first but I have an opportunity to get a box made cheeeep!!
Btw, what do current users think of them ?
Thanks,
Russell.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:17

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:17
310mm x 150mm. Thats for a Dual Fuel 2 mantle lantern, but I think they are the same size anyway.

The handle adds a little to the diameter of the lid, but if you pack it in a box at an angle, then it isn't an issue.

Allow some room for padding too. i used some closed cell foam camp mats I picked up at GoLo for around $5 each.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:24

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:24
Oh, and the tank is about 130mm across, but if you are knocking up a box, make it to fit the top and just add some padding for the base.

I'm a huge fan of them by the way. It's showing a little rust around the top after 15 years, but should last a while yet. Coleman also sell all the parts you could need so keeping it going won't be an issue.
On rough roads the mantles can take a pounding, so pack some spares. I can have 2 mantles last a year, or go through 6 in a week, you just never know which way it will go.
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Follow Up By: SKP - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:45

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:45
Hoyks,

If you spray the mantle with hair spray before you pack it away, the mantle will last for ages
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:13

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:13
Yep, I use the cheap hairspray on them. They have still cracked off, they just keep their shape better then.

I haven't had one go since I padded the carry box and used Primus mantles though I must say.
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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:42

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:42
Hoyks,
Do you find your twin mantle lantern to be much brighter than single mantle ones?
Cheers,
Russ
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:38

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:38
I know it is significantly brighter than the single mantle gas lantern I also have. I haven't used it near a single dual fuel, but it would have to be better, I don't know if it would be twice as bright though ;-)
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Reply By: warfer69 - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:17

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:17
Ok i have the North Star

The base is 180mm x180mm and the height is 345mm height..

want anymore dimentions email me at: warfer69 at gmail dot com


cheers
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Reply By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:44

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:44
Thanks so much guys.
Hoyks, if I made the section around 160 x 160 would it fit the handle at an angle like you suggested ?
Thanks,
Russ
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Reply By: Go Fishing - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:44

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:44
Have one the Northstar

Cheap as chips to run, fabtastic light, runs for many many hours.

There is nothing to think about, just buy it.
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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:14

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:14
Cheap as chips ? The Coleman website shows that they are $200.
Is this the one you have ?
Cheers,
Russ
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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:21

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:21
Oops sorry, cheap as chips to RUN. Misread, must be getting late !!
Thanks for the advice will look into the northstar. Do you know if the igniter is repairable/replaceable ? My old lantern had an igniter which failed and wasn't repairable.
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Follow Up By: Go Fishing - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:01

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:01
Can't answer that one I'm afraid. Logic tells me (and the fact it's $200) that you must be able to replace it.

Other members may be able to answer.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:04

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:04
You can replace the igniter - it's listed as a spare here:
Coleman spares
although at UKP21, about A$50, it's not cheap.

Another vote for the Coleman lamps - great devices although I question if the North Star is worth $200?

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Ron173 - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:37

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:37
Northstar.

After this you realise there only is one good lantern.

Expensive to buy, but very worth it, in light output and low fuel useage.

I run mine on petrol and it seems brighter than coleman fuel, but put a tank of coleman in every so often.

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Reply By: datsuncredible - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:32

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:32
OK, seems like the Northstar has the thumb's up. I would make sense in hindsight that a brand like Coleman would have spare/replaceable igniters available.
Thank you all for your replies and advice, all taken on board.
Cheers,
Russ
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