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sage 01-21-2018 07:58 PM

Looking for a new grill
 
And my prime candidates are the Coleman Road Trip XLE and the Coleman RoadTrip X-=Cursion. Im wondering what the community has to say about choosing between these two.

mcars302 01-21-2018 11:33 PM

I had a Coleman, used it twice and sold it at a yard sale. I thought it was awkward to setup, hard to clean and didnt cook that well. Its also long which was a pain for the space I had available to store. I have a Weber Q. Cooks great, easy to clean, and a great warranty. Replacement parts are readily available once out of warranty.

Pete'sMH 01-21-2018 11:50 PM

I use an Aussie grill

DocP 01-22-2018 12:03 AM

I am inclined to agree. I have had 2 of the Coleman RoadTrip LXX Grills, and no longer take them with me camping. They are heavy, take up an entire storage compartment, and the grill plates are very close to the burners (which results in a lot of burned burgers and hot dogs unless you are constantly monitoring them). I have several friends who have the Weber Q2200, and I like they way they cook much better.

I know that Coleman sells a lot of camping grills, so I'm assuming that a lot of folks really like them - I just gave you my 2 cents!

djc290 01-22-2018 12:25 AM

Grills
 
i bought the Coleman Road Trip XLE, its now for sale - lol, too heavy , cooks terrible, looking for a smaller - better grill

UrbanTarzan 01-22-2018 12:35 AM

I'm soon to find out ..i just bought the coleman xle and a friend just gave me a Weber Q2200 . I havent used either yet .
My initial thought was , the Coleman has legs and wheels ie free standing. The Weber has to be on a table ,so you also need to bring another table or buy the add on legs and wheels which makes it as big as the Coleman.
I guess it's gonna come down to which ever cooks a nice big Porterhouse the best :)
I'll keep you posted on my findings

JamieGeek 01-22-2018 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UrbanTarzan (Post 105214)
I'm soon to find out ..i just bought the coleman xle and a friend just gave me a Weber Q2200 . I havent used either yet .
My initial thought was , the Coleman has legs and wheels ie free standing. The Weber has to be on a table ,so you also need to bring another table or buy the add on legs and wheels which makes it as big as the Coleman.
I guess it's gonna come down to which ever cooks a nice big Porterhouse the best :)
I'll keep you posted on my findings

Weber makes a portable cart for the grill (Amazon). (The cart we have looks a lot like this one but a little different on the bottom)

We have an earlier version of that cart and the Baby Q (For a history of the "Q" series look here). We've had it for 15 years now, gone through several replacement grates, and it still cooks great for us. As a bonus it fits snugly in the passenger rear compartment on our 24.1.

Travelin' Texans 01-22-2018 01:42 AM

Wouldn't trade my Weber Q. Well let me back up, if I win the lottery I'd get the Traeger Traveler (I think that's what it's called).

Emmett 01-22-2018 03:08 AM

I just bought a Greenmountaingrills.com. The model is Davey Crockett. It's a portable pellet grill. I'm very fond of our full sized pellet grill we use at home. This grill isn't very large, which I like because it's just my wife and me, although it's pretty heavy (68lbs).

The other plus is that it's 12 volt. It comes with a cigarette lighter chord with adapters for direct battery and an AC converter.

It runs at temps as low as 150 and up to 550. You can bake, roast, grill and smoke in it.

Pete

jpmihalk 01-22-2018 04:14 PM

After our last grill died, we decided to go big and we got this: Camp Chef 2 burner propane grill and it has been outstanding. Yes it is fairly large, but it does break down for storage and it is heavy duty. I use a Camp Chef reversible griddle and a 12 inch cast iron skillet for cooking on it. It is great for everyday cooking and also able to handle tailgating like a pro.

lazinskm 01-22-2018 04:51 PM

I am another thumbs down for the coleman- too heavy and unwieldy. I really like the cheap propane ones, portable and light but I am a simple guy. Put it on a picnic table and go w/ it.

Travelin' Texans 01-22-2018 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Emmett (Post 105231)
I just bought a Greenmountaingrills.com. The model is Davey Crockett. It's a portable pellet grill. I'm very fond of our full sized pellet grill we use at home. This grill isn't very large, which I like because it's just my wife and me, although it's pretty heavy (68lbs).

The other plus is that it's 12 volt. It comes with a cigarette lighter chord with adapters for direct battery and an AC converter.

It runs at temps as low as 150 and up to 550. You can bake, roast, grill and smoke in it.

Pete

Yep! That's the one!
My son has the big brother to it & smokes, grills, bakes on it, fill hopper, flip the switch, set temp & viola!

Bob Denman 01-22-2018 06:05 PM

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We bought this low pressure unit from Camper's World

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/att...1&d=1516644275


For about $90: it does a pretty decent job. :thumb:

PNTR10 01-22-2018 08:04 PM

We have the Weber Q2000 and love it. We did modify it to run on low pressure. Weber may be a little costly but you can't beat the quality.

Emmett 01-22-2018 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Travelin' Texans (Post 105306)
Yep! That's the one!
My son has the big brother to it & smokes, grills, bakes on it, fill hopper, flip the switch, set temp & viola!

I forgot to mention that it's WIFI enabled as well. I can run the thing from my iPhone or iPad. We're headed to Fort Wilderness Campground at Disneyworld tomorrow. We'll put it through its paces.

Pete

brucev 01-22-2018 08:12 PM

We have the Weber Baby Q and love it, if I were to guess I would say we have had it 10 or more years.

sage 01-23-2018 02:30 AM

I forgot to mention that it's WIFI enabled as well. I can run the thing from my iPhone or iPad. Surely you jest?

My thanks to everyone who answered my OP. I still haven't decided what I'm buying yet, but at least I've got a lot more information on which to base a decision.

Emmett 01-23-2018 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by sage (Post 105396)
I forgot to mention that it's WIFI enabled as well. I can run the thing from my iPhone or iPad. Surely you jest

No. I don't jest, and who you calling Shirley?

greenfield3 01-23-2018 04:03 AM

We have the Weber Q with the portable stand. Both store well in one underneath compartment and it is a great grill. Purchased both on Amazon and love it!

Ronmac 01-23-2018 04:22 AM

Can I ask how you modified it to run on low pressure?

sage 01-23-2018 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Emmett (Post 105406)
No. I don't jest, and who you calling Shirley?

Really?!? I'm a dyed in the wool, card carrying computer geek and I have to say that I can't envision a justifiable reason for controlling a grill by WiFi. What, you can start it up with your phone? From Singapore? Won't that steak be a little over cooked by the time you can get home? And how do you turn it? :eek:

Bob Denman 01-23-2018 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronmac (Post 105420)
Can I ask how you modified it to run on low pressure?

Since I've got a low-pressure grille: I never paid attention to this easy process. :o
But I do know that it's been discussed in here quite a bit. Try searching for "low pressure grilles". I think that this process popped up during those conversations.

Mike in AZ 01-23-2018 01:17 PM

I bought a Coleman XLE and yeah, it’s heavy and it does take up a cargo bay. But I like it. My brother in law gave me an extra cook top (for pots and pans) which was a nice addition.

Emmett 01-24-2018 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sage (Post 105429)
Really?!? I'm a dyed in the wool, card carrying computer geek and I have to say that I can't envision a justifiable reason for controlling a grill by WiFi. What, you can start it up with your phone? From Singapore? Won't that steak be a little over cooked by the time you can get home? And how do you turn it? :eek:

I do a reverse sear a lot. Just tonight while camping at Fort Wilderness I smoked a nice thick ribeye at 150 for almost an hour and finished it at 425 without leaving our motorhome. I suppose you could never do that with a gas grill. The meat thermometer plugs into the grill so I can get a real time reading on the internal temp. The PID control sets the temperature inside the grill precisely, why not change it remotely? Oh... I didn't flip the steak.

schreinertms 01-24-2018 09:10 AM

Blackstone grills available on Amazon came recommended by someone we follow on YouTube.

JamieGeek 01-24-2018 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sage (Post 105429)
Really?!? I'm a dyed in the wool, card carrying computer geek and I have to say that I can't envision a justifiable reason for controlling a grill by WiFi. What, you can start it up with your phone? From Singapore? Won't that steak be a little over cooked by the time you can get home? And how do you turn it? :eek:

I don't know: Emmett may have just given me a reason to upgrade the BBQ! LOL

Looks like there is now a CharBroil grill with WiFi too.

Note that there are a ton of bluetooth/wifi temperature probes available.

GaryH 02-04-2018 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by sage (Post 105187)
And my prime candidates are the Coleman Road Trip XLE and the Coleman RoadTrip X-=Cursion. Im wondering what the community has to say about choosing between these two.

Dont know about those two. I bought a weber Q2200 and portable stand at a garage sale for $25. It cooks great. I store the grill, stand and 2 chairs in the rear compartment under the rear slideout of my citation 24sr.

halfprice 02-04-2018 01:23 AM

I currently use an 18" Weber charcoal grill. Love the charcoal grill flavor, but it can be a pain waiting for the charcoal to heat up. Ive been thinking about getting the Blackstone flat top grill. HSN has a 22" thats exclusive to them.. That would be the perfect size for me. I just want to try one out first before buying it. $200 is a little to much to spend for an experiment.


Ive used the Coleman and didnt like it. Had the Weber 1200 and it was good.

Jerry

revjeffrey 02-04-2018 02:35 AM

I use this with small green gas bottles. Worked great has nice storage bag included. We travel with 5.

Cadac 8910-40 Carri Chef 2 Outdoor Grill with Pot Stand, Barbeque Grid and Chef Pan.

SuperD 02-04-2018 03:34 AM

Stainless Magma Grills made for boating are great and never wear out! I still use one I got around 1987, just give it a good cleaning once in a while. The mount made for boat railings works great to attach the grill to the ladder.

RV Pirate 02-04-2018 02:49 PM

Check out Blackstone Tailgater. 1/2 gas grill, 1/2 flat grill. Love ours.

Bob Denman 02-04-2018 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamieGeek (Post 105569)
I don't know: Emmett may have just given me a reason to upgrade the BBQ! LOL

:lol: Is there an App for that?
"Grille Ver. 2.01" :rofl:

KC8RXQ 02-04-2018 09:02 PM

I'd like to use the Weber Q1200 but am a bit concerned about whether it would fit in the side compartment of my Synergy TT24 as I would rather and the rear compartment for chairs and stuff. Has anyone traveled with this style Q and had problems storing it?

Ed L
2016 Thor Synergy TT24 3.0L V6

EDZZ 02-10-2018 05:15 AM

I bought the Giantex 20,000 btu from amazon for r $115 great grill
sears and grills perfectly

lmiller 02-10-2018 04:38 PM

Owner of a 2017 Thor Aria. We purchased a Coleman grill and after many burned hamburgers we needed to make a change. Purchased a Blackstone tailgater portable gas grill and griddle combo. Purchased on amazon for less than we paired foe Coleman. Very happy with the new grill.

Terry 02-10-2018 05:06 PM

I have a Coleman road trip interchangeable plates for griddle and a one burner for cooking or frying

Trmisinco 02-13-2018 12:16 PM

My vote goes to the Weber Q, by far the best grill for the buck, also its very easy to convert to use low pressure port.

jdharrington 02-13-2018 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trmisinco (Post 108181)
My vote goes to the Weber Q, by far the best grill for the buck, also its very easy to convert to use low pressure port.

We have a Thor Windsport 29M.


What is required to convert the Weber Q1200 to low pressure and connect to our 50lb Propane tank?


Do I need to just buy the Weber 6501 Adapter Hose for Weber Q-Series or is there another adapter needed to connect to the propane tank on our rig?


Thanks

RV Pirate 02-13-2018 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdharrington (Post 108207)
We have a Thor Windsport 29M.


What is required to convert the Weber Q1200 to low pressure and connect to our 50lb Propane tank?


Do I need to just buy the Weber 6501 Adapter Hose for Weber Q-Series or is there another adapter needed to connect to the propane tank on our rig?


Thanks

Just hook in downstream of the regulator on your big tank and you're good.

jdharrington 02-13-2018 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RV Pirate (Post 108210)
Just hook in downstream of the regulator on your big tank and you're good.

I don't think the adapter on the connection of my rig is compatible with the Weber 6501 Adapter Hose for Weber Q-Series adapter for a regular propane tank. Isn't there another adapter needed for the 50lb tank on my rig?

RV Pirate 02-13-2018 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdharrington (Post 108212)
I don't think the adapter on the connection of my rig is compatible with the Weber 6501 Adapter Hose for Weber Q-Series adapter for a regular propane tank. Isn't there another adapter needed for the 50lb tank on my rig?

Do you have a quick connect already installed on your RV? If so, all you need to do is remove the hose / regulator assembly off the Weber and replace with a quick connect hose that matches the quick connect on your RV. Amazon has everything you need. Like I said, as long as you are downstream of the regulator on the big tank you're good. At that point it's just finding the correct size connector and hose fitting for your grill.
Save the hose/regulator off the grill and keep it on board for a backup if your big tank runs out or if you ever want to switch back to a portable setup for some reason.

I added a female quick connect with shutoff to our Challenger since we didn't have a grill quick connect from the factory. I bought a 12' hose with male quick connect and attached it to our Blackstone Tailgater. Works like a champ.

jdharrington 02-13-2018 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RV Pirate (Post 108215)
Do you have a quick connect already installed on your RV? If so, all you need to do is remove the hose / regulator assembly off the Weber and replace with a quick connect hose that matches the quick connect on your RV. Amazon has everything you need. As long as you are downstream of the regulator on the big tank you're good. At that point it's just finding the correct size connector and hose fitting for your grill.
Save the hose/regulator off the grill and keep it on board for a backup if you ever want to switch back to a portable setup for some reason.

I don't have a quick connect adapter on my rig so it sounds like that's all I need to get for my rig, besides the Weber 6501 Adapter Hose for Weber Q-Series for the grill.


Thanks,

Trmisinco 02-13-2018 05:01 PM

Following items needed, all can be acquired from amazon, takes about 15 min to complete
1. DonzyAnt 12 low pressure hose quick disconnect
2. 1/8 male pipe x 1/4 female brass pipe fitting
3. 1/8 x 1/8 brass female coupling
4 1/4 propane quick connect fitting male.

You can get longer or shorter hose depending on your needs.
I also used Teflon tape on all joints

RV Pirate 02-13-2018 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trmisinco (Post 108219)
Following items needed, all can be acquired from amazon, takes about 15 min to complete
1. DonzyAnt 12 low pressure hose quick disconnect
2. 1/8 male pipe x 1/4 female brass pipe fitting
3. 1/8 x 1/8 brass female coupling
4 1/4 propane quick connect fitting male.

You can get longer or shorter hose depending on your needs.
I also used Teflon tape on all joints

I think you meant 3/8?

trod211 02-14-2018 01:39 PM

Q2200
 
After a lot of research went with Weber Q2200. Haven't used yet but maiden voyage for us this weekend. Still need to pick up quick connect hose.


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