Coleman Campers have been in production since 1966 allowing families and folks to take to the continent's highways and parks for rest and relaxation. Coleman trailers and campers have morphed and evolved over the years with new accessories, parts and designs. There are parts of the trailers and campers that are concurrent with original productions. Having some understanding of the parts helps with quick repairs and alleviates frustrations or delays should something go wrong down the highway.
Kitchen, Lights, and Entertainment
The designs may have changed, but many parts remain the same. The inside of the trailer is the full living area for camping. Inside parts include a propane stove that has two to four burners and uses attached propane tanks for fuel. Fuel regulators and valves designed to control the flow of the gas into the stove are parts found in the kitchen and Coleman stove. Lighting systems were once powered with propane and today are powered by either electric hookup connections or through self-contained generators housed in compartments outside the trailer.
Awnings, Tanks, Tent
Sun awnings, retractable stairs, propane tanks and holders, storage cabinets and exterior cages for holding coolers or chests are all outside components of the Coleman Trailers. Coleman uses its proprietary "Posi-LockTM" lift system with posts bolted directly to the trailer's frame to keep the trailer level when camping on uneven terrain. Coleman trailers use Sunbrella 302, a fabric designed for their trailers that prevents sun degradation of the pop-up tent fabric.
Camping Part Options
There are a series of optional parts and gear available with Coleman trailers and campers. Options include a 12-volt power lift system that assists with leveling the trailer when camping on uneven ground, air-conditioning units, furnace add-ons, bed-shelfs and an "add-a-room" tent that goes up against the trailer allowing the door to stay open while adding extra living space to the trailer's footprint. Molded propane tank covers and battery boxes are available. Bike, boat and sporting gear racks are additional parts available.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.