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Old 03-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Good gas grill?

I love cooking over charcoal but it has recently become an issue in some of drought stricken parks we've visited. I never thought I'd actually be looking for a GAS grill but I am. I'm looking for something I can use on the tailgate of my truck. I think I can run an "extension chord" from one of the Casita propane tanks to the grill. I really don't want to use the little disposable tanks.

Size isn't a big issue because 2/3rds of my truck bed is empty but it has a toneau cover on it so it has to store under that.

Just figured since I have more propane than I can use in 10 years, a small grill I can adapt to the big tanks would be handy.

Never cooked on a gas grill, know nothing about them...
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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I have owned a couple of small Weber grills that work great and last for many years. They will take the small canisters but I have an adapter that lets me run it off the trailers main propane tank.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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I purchased a "Ball-O" grill and it seems to work quite well. I cooked my Turkey dinner in it while camping over Thanksgiving.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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We have a couple of the Coleman Roadtrip grills. One has the folding legs, the other has the separate stand that is kind of a pain, but we were set up in one spot for 3 months so it was OK, or the grill part can be set on a table or tailgate without using the base. There are various cooking grates available for them. We use it with a 20lb tank, but they come ready for the small disposable tank. A hint for using the one with the attached folding legs, be sure to pull out the end shelves before using the grill, the heat can melt them. Camping World has them both on sale at times.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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This is what I have. I like that I can mount it on the trailer or set on a table if you like.
Olympian 5500 Stainless Steel Barbeque Tailgating Grill | eBay
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Arlon,
We purchased a Weber Q 120. It is well made and cooks well. So far it has been on about 10 trips, and has functioned flawlessly. It is a cast aluminum clamshell design with cast iron grates. It has electronic ignition and a temp gauge. Side shelves are easy clean plastic that fold out. Optionally you can purchase a wheeled folding stand and a hose to connect to your trailer propane bottle. A two bottle set up is best so you can keep the trailer and barbeque connected at the same time. It heats up to about 400F in about 6 minutes. Very quick and easy. A disposable aluminum foil drip pan fits into a track in the bottom to catch drippings. This is a very cool piece of gear!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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Try this. Small and compact with accessories. Coleman grill stove.
I have noticed other FG owners have them also.
Get the Coleman Perfectflow Instastart Grill Stove at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

This accessory allows for more uses.
Coleman - Grill Stove Griddle
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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For years now I’ve used one of the earlier Coleman Grill/Stoves running off one of the front trailer bottles. I like to do a steak or brats on the grill and often I will steam a couple ears of corn on the stove side (I like to use an asparagus steamer for the corn but I can only fit 3 mediums ears at a time. Not an issue travelling solo.) I have the optional griddle surface but I’ve never used it since I cook breakfast inside.

I put a detachable table on the back quarter of the Casita (but still under the awing) and run the propane hose (15') http://www.propaneproducts.com/catal...ystem-392.htmlbehind the tire and on to the front. Since the trailer is always level front to rear and side to side, the grill/stove is good to go on its little table without dragging blocks and such under the picnic table legs trying to get the grill level so the grease flows the right direction.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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If you really want to go small try this.
BioLite - BioLite Stove

It has an accessory grill attachment.
BioLite Portable Grill

Also you should be able to add a hose with a regulator to operate the Coleman.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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Great ideas. I like the little coleman stove/grill a lot. If it works, it would also fit in my van when I do solo trips. Too many decisions.
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I have one of these made by Brinkmann. Very high quality, works great and not too bad to lug around. I hook it up to a 20# propane tank with an extension hose.

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I use a WeberQ 100. They're great and I found them easier to clean than the Coleman Roadtrip grills.

You can buy an adapter hose to hook any of the grills/stoves that run off disposable high pressure bottles and hook up to a big tank. Just make sure you put your Y adapter on the big tank in front of the regulator for you low pressure line to the camper.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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I also have the Weber Q. I like that it is made of sturdy, long lasting materials and can be placed on a picnic table, bench, ground, wherever, on its own feet.
They come in several sizes at reasonable prices for a Weber ( big box stores ).

I did buy the cart ( accessory ), but I've only taken it camping once. To bulky and cumbersome to set up ( hey, everything is relative - it's not that hard, but I don't feel it's worth the money or worth dragging along ).
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Volcano Grill

We have a Volcano Grill.

It can be used with any of three fuels, propane, wood or charcoal.

It can be run directly from your standard propane tank or with an adapter from little green propane bottles. It collapse into itself and is only 5" high when ready to be packed into it's cloth case.

All kind of options are available from a griddle to a oven like cover.

Set up consists of lifting the handle and three solid legs drop down and thr unit expands to 12 rugged inches.

Volcano Grills The Best Outdoor Portable Cooker
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