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Open doors and windows in order to allow air to escape as the tent is collapsed. Letting the air escape as the tent is collapsed will make rolling and storing it easier. Rolling the tent toward the open doors and windows will help too.
It may be easier to fold the tent along original fold lines. However, after a few years, this becomes more difficult as the lines fade. A good rule of thumb is to fold the tent about the same length as the tent poles before you roll it up.
Roll your tent lightly and neatly with poles and stakes (in their bags) rolled into the tent body. This technique uses the tent poles as a structure to help roll the tent. A slow, tight roll of the tent is one of the easiest ways to compact the tent for an easy fit into the storage bag.
The first possible cause is the use of a new propane tank that has been improperly filled. New tanks must first be purged of air before being filled with propane. Purging requires that the tank be filled with a small quantity of propane then emptied. The propane being heavier than air will force all the air out of the tank during the emptying and leave only propane vapor in the tank. The tank can then be filled and, when used, the tank will emit only propane vapor. If the tank is not purged, the air in tank will be emitted into the grill first and will either not burn at all or burn with a very low flame. It can take over an hour to vent the air from a non-purged propane tank through a grill's regulator and valve. Always make sure a new propane tank is purged before filling.
The second possible cause is the surge protection device built into the grill's regulator. All Coleman Grills have the surge protection device. This device cuts the flow of fuel to the grill if a sudden increase in propane flow is detected. This is to prevent a large venting of propane if the hose or valve on the grill is damaged. This device is also activated if the burner valves on the grill are in the open position when the valve on the tank is opened. You want to always be sure the burner knobs on the grill are in the off position before shutting off the tank valve when shutting down the grill. Just turning the knobs to the right until they stop may not turn off the burners. Most knobs must be pushed in and turned to the right before they will fully shut off the grill. Always make sure the knobs are in the off position before opening the tank valve when starting the grill. If either one of the knobs are in the open position, the surge protection device will activate and the flow of fuel to the grill will be very low.
The third possible cause is the use of an Overflow Protection Device that is now required on all propane tanks sold in the United States. This device is built into the tank and prevents too much propane from being put into the tank. It involves a float that rises on the liquid propane in the tank and shuts the valve if too much propane is put into the tank. Though this device is primarily used when the tank is being filled, it can also activate if the tank is tipped. Most propane cylinders on grills are stored below the grill body itself on a plate just above the wheels. If the grill is tilted when being moved, the moving liquid propane in the tank can cause the float inside the tank to rise and activate the OPD. This will shut off the flow of propane through the valve.
Flat Rate Service (FRS) ensures that your lantern or stove will be returned to original factory specifications for performance. FRS includes labor, all necessary repair parts, and return shipping. FRS does not include painting, polishing or other aesthetic improvements. In other words, your serviced lantern or stove will have the same appearance it had when you sent it to Coleman.
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Service is available for the following lanterns and stoves:
To determine the production date of your product, look for a date stamp that is in MMYY format (e.g. 0195 is January 1995).
If we cannot repair your lantern or stove we will contact you to discuss options.
Liquid Fuel Lantern
Liquid Fuel Stove
Make checks payable to: The Coleman Co., Inc.
Please ship the lantern or stove with the completed service form (click the link below) and check to:
The Coleman Company, Inc.
Attn: Service Dept
3600 N Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67219
Allow 8-10 weeks for service and return shipping.
Important steps to take before shipping:
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It is important to note that the firmness of your bed may decrease after you initially inflate it. This is normal and not an indication of leaking. The material is simply stretching after inflation. Add air to your desired firmness. If you believe your bed is still potentially leaking, follow the steps below:
Leak Identification Process:
To identify a leak, fully inflate the bed and listen for any hissing or other sounds that may indicate a leak location. Place your hand parallel to the surface of the airbed approximately 2 inches away and slowly trace the surface of the airbed. Most leaks are found on the top surface, so check the top of the surface first. If the leak is not found, check the side and bottom. If a leak is found, follow the steps below.
Leak repair with liquid sealant for flocked or laminated PVC:
Please note holes larger than 1/2 inches or cuts larger than 1 inch are unlikely to be repaired successfully. Clean the bed with a dry paper towel and then lay the bed flat on the ground. This will help the glue to say in place while it dries. Apply about a dime size of liquid sealant (Seal all) to the bed using a small circular pattern. Wait 4 hours for the glue to cure.
Leak repair with an adhesive patch for smooth PVC:
Please note holes larger than 1/2 inches or cuts larger than 1 inch are unlikely to be repaired successfully. Clean off the bed with a dry paper towel and lay the bed flat on the ground. Cut the repair patch in a circle. Apply to the bed making sure there are no wrinkles. Use your thumb to apply pressure ensuring the patch is completely adhered to the PVC.
A cleaner Coleman™ lantern works better and looks better. The benefits of regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion.
Although there isn't a set schedule for cleaning your lantern, you should clean it whenever it is dirty before storing your lantern at the end of camping season. Under most conditions, lanterns can be wiped out with warm water and dishwashing soap and then dried before storing. After cleaning, proper storage of your Coleman® lantern is also important. Put it into a plastic bag, sealing with a twist tie to prevent spiders or other insects from crawling in the unit, which can block the fuel and airflow.
With a liquid fuel lantern, transfer as much fuel as possible out of the fuel tank and back into the fuel can to prevent a lacquer buildup on the tank's fuel tube. Keep in mind that storing a liquid fuel appliance with fuel in the tank can eventually cause a buildup on the fuel tube, which restricts fuel flow to the generator and burner.
When it's time to take out your lantern, remember to oil the pump cup on the tank's pump plunger at least twice a year with a light machine oil. This allows the cup to seal against the inside of the pump barrel and insures the pump will work smoothly and push air into the tank properly.
A cleaner Coleman® stove works better and looks better. The benefits of regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion. Although there isn't a set schedule for cleaning your stove, you should clean it whenever it is dirty or after a boil-over that causes buildup in the burners. Annual cleanings are recommended before storing your stove at the end of camping season
Under most conditions, stoves can be wiped out with warm water and dishwashing soap and then dried before storing. For a deeper cleaning, here are a few suggestions:
After cleaning, proper storage of your Coleman® stove is also important. Put it into a plastic bag, sealing with a twist tie to prevent spiders or other insects from crawling in the unit, which can block the fuel and airflow.
With a liquid fuel stove, transfer as much fuel as possible out of the fuel tank and back into the fuel can to prevent a lacquer buildup on the tank's fuel tube. Keep in mind that storing a liquid fuel appliance with fuel in the tank can eventually cause a buildup on the fuel tube, which restricts fuel flow to the generator and burner.
When it's time to take out your stove, remember to oil the pump cup on the tank's pump plunger at least twice a year with a light machine oil. This allows the cup to seal against the inside of the pump barrel and insures the pump will work smoothly and push air into the tank properly.
For more in depth use and cleaning considerations, please view the Coleman Coolers Use and Cleaning Guide
Proper care of your sleeping bag will keep it looking better and lasting longer. Follow these simple suggestions to care for your Coleman® sleeping bag during the years to come. Dry cleaning is NOT recommended.
For longtime storage, it is not recommended to store sleeping bags in its stuff sack or carrier, since it can reduce the loft, or puffiness, of the bag over time.
For tips on how to care for your tent, please read: Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Tents.
Please Note ***** This procedure must be done outside, as the heater will have a high flame while burning the alcohol off. You can also extend the life of your wick assembly by cleaning the wick with carburetor cleaner. Once you disassemble the heater, you need to place the wick in carburetor cleaner and let it soak overnight. Wearing rubber gloves, knead the wick to loosen the old fuel. If the wick is not pliable, it is unlikely that it will pull fuel up to the heater head.
Another epic camping season in the books and your lantern is looking like it brought back half the trail with it? Leave it up to us because we know how to make it shine again.
Cleaning your camping lantern is easier than you think. First, wipe down the outside and globe with warm water and dish soap. This will cut down on the amount of fuel you need to use, give you better control of your flame, and prevent rust and other corrosion.
For lanterns that use liquid fuel, you’ll want to keep the fuel line clear of buildup. To do this, drain the tank as much as possible when you know you won’t be using it for a while. This ensures that you’ll be getting as much fuel to the generator and burner as you need.
At the end of the season, make sure to store it properly by giving the lantern a good cleaning and then wrapping it in a sealed, plastic bag. This stops spiders and other bugs from crawling inside, potentially blocking the fuel and airflow.
When you’re ready to head out on your next adventure, oil the pump cup on the tank’s pump plunger with a light machine oil. This allows the cup to seal against the inside of the pump barrel so the pump will work smoothly and push air into the tank properly. Do this twice a year and your lantern will light the night season after season.
One of the best things about camping is the food, so your camp stove probably needs a little TLC. Here’s how to keep it working great for years to come.
Our products are rugged and durable, so most of the time all you need to do is simply wipe down your stove with warm water and dish soap. But for those epic camping trips and cookouts, your stove may get grimier than usual, especially if you’re cooking something yummy, yet greasy, like bacon. Give your stove a deep clean and it’ll be as good as new.
Take off the fuel tank (it’s the part with the generator and tip), then hand-wash the case and burners separately from the fuel tank. Let both of them dry upside down and then put them back together.
You may be tempted to take the burners off and give them a good scrub. Don’t. If the rings are out of order, you could end up with a stove that won’t light well, or at all, the next time you want to use it
Take apart your propane camping stove by unscrewing the burners. Hand-wash the burners, the cooktop, and the case with warm, soapy water. Let all of the stove parts dry upside down. Then, when everything is absolutely dry and there is no water left, put the stove back together again.
Don’t use an oven, engine, or tire cleaner on your Coleman® camping stove. The cleaner will damage the case’s paint, the stove grate finish, and the manifold’s metal.
Don’t leave water inside your stove. A dry stove is a good stove, whichever fuel you use. Water left inside a camping stove can cause rust, which can slow fuel flow and shorten the life of your stove.
If you have a liquid fuel stove, either burn off all the fuel in the tank or drain the fuel back into the storage can. Letting fuel sit in there can cause buildup in the fuel line, which can reduce how much gas is getting to the generator and burner. Before using it again, oil the pump cup on the tank’s pump plunger with a light machine oil. The seal helps keep the pump working smoothly so it pushes the air into the tank correctly. Do this twice a year.
Whether it’s liquid fuel or propane, when you’re ready to store your stove, put it in a plastic bag and tie the bag shut. This should keep bugs from getting inside which could eventually cut down on fuel efficiency and airflow.
You’ve used your sleeping bag for multiple camping trips and it’s starting to show. It’s time for a good cleaning.
The easiest way to clean your sleeping bag is taking it to a self-serve laundromat, because most people don’t have a commercial-grade, front-loading, over-sized washer and dryer at home. Wash it with a mild detergent in cold water. Dry it on the lowest temperature available or just hang it and let it air dry. DO NOT take it to a dry cleaner or try to use a standard washer and dryer at home. You can also hand-wash your sleeping bag in the bathtub in cold water using mild detergent. Whichever method you choose, make sure the sleeping bag is completely dry before rolling it up.
The rolling process is generally the same for most sleeping bags, though some have special features to help you pack it up. If you have a rectangular-shaped bag, start by folding it in half lengthwise, like a hotdog bun. Most Coleman® sleeping bags feature the Roll Control™ system—a toggle and loop system along the sides to keep the bag straight when rolling up.
Once you’re done rolling it, bags featuring the Quick Cord™ system makes rolling it up and fastening it a cinch without tying. There’s a looped cord on one side and a straight cord with a hook on the other side. Pull the loop toward you, feed the cord through and wrap it around the bag so it’s wrapped tight, then connect the hook to the looped cord until it’s in place. If your sleeping bag includes the Wrap ’N Roll™ feature—the one with a flap at the end— just continue to roll it into the built-in carrier. Mummy bags are even easier. Just start stuffing it feetfirst into the included sack. This way, all the air escapes out of the head end, opening, or hood.
When the camping season is over and you’re ready to store your sleeping bag long-term, take your sleeping bag out of its stuff sack or carrier. It will help it stay fluffier longer.