scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Parts for Coleman products
Scott Begin (sbegin@MCS.NET
Mon Feb 21 2000 - 23:45:44 CST
At 10:29 AM 2/21/00 -0800, Jack W. Sandoz, Jr. wrote:
>If you take a look at the trees made by Century, you won't want to fix the
>Coleman make some good stuff but their trees are NOW not the best. The
>trees are far superior...You don't even need a wrench! Same price as
The last two coleman trees I purchased (May 1998) had fittings that didn't
require a wrench either. From the looks of the Century ones pictured in the
latest BSA catalog, the fitting on the newer Colemans is similar to what is
on the century ones.
What you probably also see as an advantage to the Century ones, I see as a
disadvantage. From the looks of it, the new century trees attach to the
ring on the top of the tank, running straight up, with a hose connecting to
the tank. On the other hand, the Coleman ones attach directly to the valve
fitting and curve out and back so that the tree is centered over the valve.
I feel the coleman design is an advantage in that when a lantern is placed
on top, if the tree is directly over the valve, it is less likely to be
knocked over when the tank is getting empty or if it is used with a smaller
tank (we have a couple of 5# tanks that I use for spares or when space is
You are welcome to your choice in gear, but in many cases there are small
advantages to the choices I make.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Troop 348, Oak Forest, IL, Calumet Council