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Old 02-14-2019, 06:48 AM   #1
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Ok, I have been with out a propane grill for 3 1/2 years now. The last few CG we have been to had them for public use. Now my George Forman is not cutting the mustard. So I want to get a grill that taps into the auxiliary propane line under the rig. What grills is everyone using? How do you like that model you have? Would you buy it again? Are you tapped into the auxiliary propane line? If so what hose and adapters did you use?
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #2
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Ok, I have been with out a propane grill for 3 1/2 years now. The last few CG we have been to had them for public use. Now my George Forman is not cutting the mustard. So I want to get a grill that taps into the auxiliary propane line under the rig. What grills is everyone using? How do you like that model you have? Would you buy it again? Are you tapped into the auxiliary propane line? If so what hose and adapters did you use?
Thanks for your advise.
I used a grill that tapped into the auxiliary propane for years with our TT. Now that we have a motorhome I too am looking for a grill. Camping world has one that I'm considering, catalog#90198. You can youtube videos on how to convert the individual bottle grills also.
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Magma makes several different grills that are very well made but they aren’t cheap. You get what you pay for! I have a Magma that is over 20 years old and still working great.

For use you have several options. Table top model will require a picnic table or a folding portable table (something else to pack and unpack). I have a railing mount that attaches to the ladder and that’s what I usually use the most.

Camping World carries the adapters and hoses you need to tap into your coach propane. 1lb bottles are a PIA and don’t last long, or you can use a dedicated refillable tank with a hose.

If you like wood flavor Trager makes a portable pellet grill for cooking. I have a Trager at home and love it, thinking about getting a portable model myself. All you need to use the Trager is electricity and a bag of pellets. The wood fired taste is amazing!!!
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I have the Napoleon Q285. Two burners and 12K BTU. I don't use the RV propane port. I carry a 20# bottle for 2 reasons. One, I can move the grill around and use it in different places like lakeside, etc. Two, I installed an "Extend-A-Stay" on the stationary propane tank and can use the 20# bottle as back up if LP gets low/runs out and can't find an immediate source for refilling. Backups are good things on the road. The two separate burner also allows you to smoke small quantities of meat using the "cross cook" method.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:13 AM   #5
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I bet every person who replies will have a different grill--there are just that many out there.

We've had a Weber Baby Q for years (10+ years, now known as the Weber Q 1200). None of our RVs have had a propane port (our Axis is too "old" for that LOL) so we carry a small bottle (10 lbs) and a portable cart for the BBQ.
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Another note: Any of the portables can be easily modified to work with the propane port of the RV. Just remove and replace the hose and connections. Any bulk propane location will have everything you need and can make hoses to any length. Agree with Jamie...you'll get a list a mile long before your second cup of coffee this morning. Go by BTU's and features...not just recognizable names.


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I use this one that I got from Camping World:

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We've been using the Weber "Q" for about 5 or 6 years. I like how portable it is and simple to operate. Saw the Coleman Road Trip in action a few times, it's not for us. Too cumbersome for my liking but hey, to each his own. I have yet to have trouble "finding" a place to use the grill on, we don't have a stand for ours, never will. Just more "stuff" to carry along........ IMHO

We use the little 1 lb bottles, I don't mind those but I can see how some would. Like others have said it's not too difficult to convert from tanks to lines if the want were there.

Good luck in your search Ryan, you're going to get tons of suggestions!

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I use this one that I got from Camping World:

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That's the one I've been considering. How high does it stand?
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I actually haven't measured it...
But if you put it on top of a picnic table: it's a really nice working height.
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I actually haven't measured it...
But if you put it on top of a picnic table: it's a really nice working height.

That bracket also doubles as a mount on the side of the camper with the additional, wall mounted strip. That same model came with my previous Open Range. Never felt comfortable with a gas grill mounted on the side of the camper, under the canopy...someone wasn't thinking that through. Stamped steel grill but good for what it cost.
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Yup! You CAN mount it that way: I wouldn't...
It wasn't a great "Brand-Name" grille; but it was a useful cooktop for under a hundred bucks.
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Yup! You CAN mount it that way: I wouldn't...
It wasn't a great "Brand-Name" grille; but it was a useful cooktop for under a hundred bucks.

It did the job for me and came with the camper! It only cost $45K but I got a free camper with it!!
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Got the Traeger Ranger last year when it started shipping. IMO... no previous portable I've used even comes close! https://www.traegergrills.com/shop/g...r-pellet-grill
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It did the job for me and came with the camper! It only cost $45K but I got a free camper with it!!
Where can I get a deal like that?
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The Traeger looks nice but very bulky for the small grilling space. How long does it take to reach cooking temp with the pellets? Can you cook on it without using pellets? I'm a huge fan of smoking meat so that benefit is awesome, but most of the time it's just quick burgers, steaks, vegetables or brats.
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I had one that came on the popup camper we used to have. Used the low pressure LP plumbed in the camper.
It was nearly worthless. The low pressure side...and maybe it was the grille itself too... didn't put out nearly enough heat.

so based on that experience I wouldn't do it.

The tank in my RV is on the small side anyway and i'd just assume save that gas for the fridge, water heater, and occasional indoor stove

A few years ago I was just about ready to get a weber Q. I've read tons of raving reviews about them.
I figured the portability with something like that gives so many more options too... as opposed to being tied to the length of your hose.

In the end, I just bought a simple charcoal grille...and I'm glad I did. Saved money, saved some weight, & I think they do a better job than gas....and when I'm going to grille, usually I'm not in any big hurry anyway.
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I normally smoke large amounts and freeze them, carrying small portions on trips.
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I had one that came on the popup camper we used to have. Used the low pressure LP plumbed in the camper.
It was nearly worthless. The low pressure side...and maybe it was the grille itself too... didn't put out nearly enough heat.
The regulator that is hooked to "normal" grilles; reduces them ALL to about the same pressure anyway...
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The Traeger looks nice but very bulky for the small grilling space. How long does it take to reach cooking temp with the pellets? Can you cook on it without using pellets? I'm a huge fan of smoking meat so that benefit is awesome, but most of the time it's just quick burgers, steaks, vegetables or brats.
It heats up pretty quick, though it does take a few minutes longer than gas. The one I have is pellet fired only. It gets however hot you set temperature for, so burgers, bacon, yes bacon veggies, etc... are super easy and doesn't have the hot/cold spots a typical gas grill has so that small surface is fully usable and you don't have to watch things.
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