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    My old 220 lanterns finally gave up after many years of use. I've tried two of the new model Coleman dual fuel types that Wal-Mart sells, both gave a very small amount of light compared to the older models. Anyone know where I can buy something else without paying full retail directly from Coleman?
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    surplus stores, goodwill?

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    • #3
      I've got a Coleman Northstar dual-fuel lantern. Puts out good light. I don't mind spending extra for good quality, when it comes to prep items.

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        Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

        Take a quick trip to Branson Mo, there is a "Coleman Outlet" store. They have 3 burner dual fuel camp stoves that cost less than a 2 burner Ozark trail model at the Walmart. They have some discontinued items also. I picked up the last two backpack stoves that will use any fuel for $25 at that store they only weigh 6 oz dry.

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        • #5
          Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

          Have you tried checking out your local pawn shops?
          I often find the old type colemans here for around $10 out the door.

          I think i have 4 or 5 in storage from previous buys.
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            Back in 1999, before Y2K, I ordered one of the Petromax multifuel lanterns. For some reason, I ended up with 2 of them. It's still NIB, box being opened to look at it. Never fueled. Paid 150 for it, will sell for $100 shipped.

            Though I've only used white gas in my other one, it supposedly will burn darn near any petroleum product...diesel, kero, avgas, perhaps even lamp oil, but I am not sure...I'll have to break out the manual and see...which I will if you're interested.

            I plan to put it up on the board or eBay in a week or so....
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              Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

              tim,
              can you burn gasoline in those? i dont have any experience with them.

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                Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

                Originally posted by ironjaw83 View Post
                tim,
                can you burn gasoline in those? i dont have any experience with them.
                I am fairly certain you can, because white gas is basically just unleaded gas w/o all the other crap they put in it. I need to get the manual out and look....but AFAIK it was nearly any petroleum based fuel....
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                • #9
                  Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

                  not all lanterns can burn ALL fuel.....the atomizer...or the thingie that turns liquid to a gas is different.....if you seek a 220 part or like and kind....try ebay....or me,,,, i got access to a coleman lantern collector.....and i have a collection of nickel bottom lanterns...mostly oldies....

                  if you look on the bottom of the fuel tank there is a code......month and date of manufacture....lmk

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                  • #10
                    Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

                    I got ahold of Geniol, the company that imports them into the US (http://www.geniolusa.com/index.html) and asked them:

                    QUESTION: Is the Petromax a Kerosene only lamp, or can you use Coleman Fuel, gas, diesel or other petroluem fuels in it?

                    ANSWER: Yes the Petromax will burn Coleman fuel and gasoline but we do not recommend it due to the volatility of the fuel. In a pinch it will get you by. We recommend Kerosene, Diesel fuel, Lamp oil or Mineral spirits (paint thinner} and if you have enough charcoal starting fluid or lighter fluid.
                    Sincerely, Mat



                    So, there you have it. Multifuel, even though I've only used Coleman Fuel in mine.

                    Are you interested in the spare I have?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Liquid fuel lanterns?

                      At one time when gas was cheap, I would burn Regular unleaded in my stoves and lanterns to keep away from diesel. Figure a loss of a generator after so many fuelings and you'll save on fuel'
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