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Posted: 01/09/18 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally, I would never attach a grill to an RV. The chances of something going wrong increase exponentially. If you want to use your onboard propane to grill with, buy an extender hose and modify your portable grill.

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I think with a large heat guard you could get within a foot. I have a stove mounted only a few inch's with a heat guard. Consider flare ups.


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bucky wrote:

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I am currently trying to figure out how to politely tell a brainiac SIL that their second story wooden deck is not the best place for the propane grill...

What say you about a elevated first floor deck?

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Flooring ceramic tile carefully laid out could work as a base but the sharp juttings would be a pain.

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It's not really the same thing, I know, but I use and have been happy with this little folding table for my tabletop grill on the road. It takes maybe two minutes to set up, if that. The top slats are aluminum (albeit with some plastic grommets and elastic shock cords), so it can take some heat without too much danger, though I would not build a fire on it directly.

Anyhow, I think the 10" distance is the one to be the most concerned about. The ten feet from the house requirement is probably more driven by fear of carbon monoxide poisoning than fire safety. Obviously one should avoid (both for comfort and safety) having windows etc. open on the RV that would draw fumes in from the grill, but that's not too hard to accomplish.





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I use an old Coleman stove stand with an extender hose for my portable gas grill.
Has worked great with 2 different bbq's. You can still find the old stands on ebay.

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10" for the heat, 10' for the smoke and CO.


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SaltiDawg wrote:

bucky wrote:

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I am currently trying to figure out how to politely tell a brainiac SIL that their second story wooden deck is not the best place for the propane grill...

What say you about a elevated first floor deck?


Same thing unless you have a steel cable attached to it so that you can drag it off of there from a safe distance if the hose ruptures. Or a good sized fire extinguisher that will work. It happened to my FIL. The small hose to the side burner ruptured while in use.
Why do you think condos, hotels, and apartments ban the use of grills on balconys?


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BurbMan wrote:

10" for the heat, 10' for the smoke and CO.


Agree totally ... love the smell of steak grilling but not when it lingers 2 days later inside the camper. [emoticon] No way I'd ever attach my Weber Q to the trailer, I always park it on the campsite picnic table well away from the camper where greasy smoke & odour won't penetrate to the interior of the camper. [emoticon]

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My Freedom Express came with a grill that pulls out from the side of the trailer which is the dumbest idea on the planet considering it's a grill. [emoticon] I immediately replaced it with a stand alone Coleman camp stove that doesn't introduce any smells into the camper. [emoticon]

I see new Freedom Express trailers still come equipped with this dumb as rocks grill. [emoticon] [emoticon]


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