Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Travel Trailers: Gas grill replacement
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > Gas grill replacement

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
plasticmaster

Home

Senior Member

Joined: 10/27/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/09/20 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My travel trailer came with a bumper mounted gas grill that hooks into the camper propane plumbing connection. This grill is cheaply made and has mostly rusted out. I'd like to replace it with something better that could be mounted to the swing out bumper arm and hook it to the camper's propane connection. I understand that the camper's propane system is a different pressure than a standard tank hooked directly to a normal grill. Is that correct? Any recommendations on what to get? Thanks.

bid_time

Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 08/18/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/10/20 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your camper system is a low pressure system. That is; the regulator is at the tanks. Any propane grill will work, such as a coleman grill, but you have to remove the regulator and run connect directly to the propane line. That is usually where the problem comes in, removing the regulator and being able to still connect to the propane line. I've done it for my RoadTrip grill, but it's not easy or cheap. It would probably be cheaper to carry and extra 20 lb propane tank. Also, you can probably get a replacement grill from your RV dealer; albeit, it would still be a cheaply made grill that costs too much.





Tvov

CT

Senior Member

Joined: 07/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/10/20 05:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never liked the grill that came with our camper.

For years we used a Thermos version of the Coleman Roadtrip grill which served us well (although not as good as the Roadtrip).

Then I finally bit the bullet and bought a Weber Q 100 small grill, and use a 20lb propane tank. I can certainly use the small green tanks with it, but the big tank pretty much assures that I won't run out of propane during the weekend.

I looked into using the campers propane system for the grill, but went with a separate tank. Big advantage of using a separate tank is that you can setup the grill anywhere, without having to be tied into the camper.


_________________________________________________________
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor


sgfrye

north carolina

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/10/20 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tvov wrote:

I never liked the grill that came with our camper.

For years we used a Thermos version of the Coleman Roadtrip grill which served us well (although not as good as the Roadtrip).

Then I finally bit the bullet and bought a Weber Q 100 small grill, and use a 20lb propane tank. I can certainly use the small green tanks with it, but the big tank pretty much assures that I won't run out of propane during the weekend.

I looked into using the campers propane system for the grill, but went with a separate tank. Big advantage of using a separate tank is that you can setup the grill anywhere, without having to be tied into the camper.


same experience with me.

SoundGuy

S Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 02/11/2015

View Profile



Posted: 01/10/20 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any Weber Q grill will work fine off your trailer's low pressure feed provided you remove the grill's regulator. Once removed you'll need a hose with a quick disconnect fitting at one end that will plug into the trailer's low pressure feed and at the other end a threaded fitting that will screw on to the grill in place of the regulator. Many have done this mod and it works just fine. [emoticon]


2012 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
2014 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS
2003 Fleetwood Yuma * 2008 K-Z Spree 240BH-LX
2007 TrailCruiser C21RBH * 2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe
1998 Jayco 10UD * 1969 Coleman CT380

ependydad

Here and there

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 01/10/20 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used a Weber Q for years. I love it except that the holes in the burner get clogged up with drips and droppings from what I'm cooking. I used a kit from Torjik to convert it to low pressure from the camper:
https://learntorv.com/weber-q-convertaq/

I recently tried a Grillbilly Rebel and have been pretty happy with it. It has covers over the burners that protect them from drips and whatnot. But at the cost of flare ups. After using it for a couple of weeks, I haven't decided which I prefer. But this grill is really nice and the regulator would twist out really easily.


2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
2018 Ram 3500 Crew Cab DRW w/ 4.10 gears and 8' bed
FW Hitch: TrailerSaver TS3
Learn to RV- learn about RVing - Towing Planner Calculators - Family Fulltiming FB page


GrandpaKip

Flat Rock

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/10/20 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About the 1 pound tanks. About a year ago I bought an adapter to fill the little tank from a 20 pounder. Works great if you follow the directions. My gas supplier charges $5 to fill a 20# tank and I can fill about 12 of the 1# before the pressure has gone down too far, unless there’s good sunshine to heat the tank. Then I can get a couple more.


Kip
2015 Skyline Dart 214RB
2018 Silverado Double Cab 4x4
Andersen Hitch

hondapro

Central Pa

Full Member

Joined: 08/31/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/11/20 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GrandpaKip wrote:

About the 1 pound tanks. About a year ago I bought an adapter to fill the little tank from a 20 pounder. Works great if you follow the directions. My gas supplier charges $5 to fill a 20# tank and I can fill about 12 of the 1# before the pressure has gone down too far, unless there’s good sunshine to heat the tank. Then I can get a couple more.


It would be great to fill a 20 pound tank for $5.
the cheapest I can find around here is $18 for a 20 pound tank.


Steve
2016 F-350 6.7 Diesel
2015 Springdale 311RE

GrandpaKip

Flat Rock

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/11/20 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hondapro wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

About the 1 pound tanks. About a year ago I bought an adapter to fill the little tank from a 20 pounder. Works great if you follow the directions. My gas supplier charges $5 to fill a 20# tank and I can fill about 12 of the 1# before the pressure has gone down too far, unless there’s good sunshine to heat the tank. Then I can get a couple more.


It would be great to fill a 20 pound tank for $5.
the cheapest I can find around here is $18 for a 20 pound tank.

One of the perks of Blossman Gas. I ran out on New Years Day. 45 minutes after I called, a truck was here, filled the tank and he relit my pilot lights. 75 free gallons because they let me run out (keep full service).

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > Gas grill replacement
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.