So, is the Coleman X series dead? I checked today, and neither the Xtreme nor now the Xpert is listed on their site; only the Xpedition dual burner is listed. I assume as soon as their stock of Xpeditons is sold out, the X series line will be effectively dead, yes?
How long do you think they'll continue to produce and sell the Powermax canisters? They'll face a declining market for a discontinued line that never really caught on in the first place.
Here's why I ask: I've got a line on a used Xtreme in OK but not great condition (one leg broke and was JB welded/wired back on). Should I buy it? My fear is that they'll be discontinuing the Powermax canister shortly.
Would I be better off buying another remote canister stove (Windpro, Helios, Fyrestorm, etc.)?
I realize this is an opinion question (unless you've got some "inside scoop" from Coleman), but actually that's what I'm soliciting: your (hopefully) informed opinions.
I'd hate to buy the Xtreme and then not really be able to use it, and it's resale value would, I imagine, be low, especially on one that's damaged like the one I'm looking at buying. Yes, I can buy the adapter and use regular canisters, but if I do that, what's the advantage of the Xtreme? Why not just buy a stove still in production?