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My 30-yo Coleman Stove is still chugging along, but until I can justify the cost of a JetBoil I'd like to convert this old girl to use 1# propane bottles. I find white gas to be a complete PITA, and often I just don't get much of a flame out of it, especially if the tank is less than half full. I've looked on Amazon and can't find anything listed. Are these still made/sold in the U.S.?
 
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I duuno, 2 things though, if you are not getting proper flame something is plugged up or worn out. It takes pressure to get the right flame. The other thing is I took a propane stove (2 burner) and swapped it for the 2 burner in my Coleman white gas stove. How I did that is in my blog; white gas to propane cook stove conversion Pretty easy actually.
 

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I used a Coleman white gas stove and it was a royal pain the rear. It’s clunky, unreliable flame, very bulky and even in the best of times flame control is soso.

I’d say, since some mostly decent propane stoves aren’t much more than a conversion, get one of them. Oh, and think about getting a 5lbs propane tank or so, the throw away bottles are polluting everything these days … sustainable is different.
 

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My 30-yo Coleman Stove is still chugging along, but until I can justify the cost of a JetBoil I'd like to convert this old girl to use 1# propane bottles. I find white gas to be a complete PITA, and often I just don't get much of a flame out of it, especially if the tank is less than half full. I've looked on Amazon and can't find anything listed. Are these still made/sold in the U.S.?
Coleman liquid fuel to propane adapter if you really want to go that route. My 413E is from the late fifties / early sixties and still going strong. Really, there's not too much to fail in these things. Try a little machine oil on the leather cup in the pump. Replace the gasket in the cap if its hardened. Blow out the burner tubes with compressed air to clean up any insect parts / droppings. Remove center screw in each burner and clean the rings up with a wire wheel grinder (Be very sure to keep them in the same order and orientation in which they were removed). Replace the generator if its corroded and can't be restored with a bit of fine sand paper. For me, the hiss of a Coleman stove / lantern and the smell of naptha is a big part of the camping experience.
 
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I'm more about convenience and reliability, and naptha is neither convenient nor reliable. It (mostly) works but the PITA factor adds up after a few days on the road. I do love the lantern, but if that fails I have several Goal Zero USB-rechargeable LED lanterns that work well, and a string of party lights that I plug into the not-a-Jackery. When I bought the stove propane wasn't a thing for camping, and I really don't see the need to throw out a good stove if the fuel source can be changed out.

Regarding that link, I don't think that that's actually a naptha-to-propane adapter. It appears to be a replacement part for a propane version of the stove.
 
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Radioguy, I think that is a correct link, check this video;


I might buy one and swap back my white gas burners , then if it's really cold I can use the white gas.
 

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Yeah, that's the one. It's still showing as out of stock on stansport's website, though, and it's not on Amazon.
 

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I'm more about convenience and reliability, and naptha is neither convenient nor reliable. It (mostly) works but the PITA factor adds up after a few days on the road. I do love the lantern, but if that fails I have several Goal Zero USB-rechargeable LED lanterns that work well, and a string of party lights that I plug into the not-a-Jackery. When I bought the stove propane wasn't a thing for camping, and I really don't see the need to throw out a good stove if the fuel source can be changed out.

Regarding that link, I don't think that that's actually a naptha-to-propane adapter. It appears to be a replacement part for a propane version of the stove.
Apologies for the misinformation - got in a hurry and copied the wrong link. The Stansport product is the one you want and it appears to be available from Sportsman’s Warehouse for $28 +/-.

Guess we’ll just have to disagree on the convenience and reliability of naphtha. We camp year round and have found propane to be problematic in colder temps and high altitude. Hope you’re able to come up with something that meets your needs.
 

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I have the Stansport propane conversion on a freebie 425 I got with no tank. It seems to work well in the heat of Kansas and the cold, thin, mountain air of Colorado.

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I purchased the converter tube in early 2018 from Amazon. It does seem like the supply has dwindled down! If you can find one, buy it. I don't think you will be disappointed in the performance.
 

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Thanks!! That's exactly what I'm after. I gotta wonder why it's not in production anymore; seems like an excellent product.