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Old 07-06-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Grills and camping

What kind do you use? What do you burn?

We have an old Char Broil table top gas grill that was Renee's grandfather's. It works great. I usually carry an old 20 lb propane tank to run it. When I had the pickup TV I could carry the extra tank in the bed if the truck. Now that I have the Expedition I'm not sure I want to carry it in the truck with us for long trips. I will not use the little 5 lb tanks of propane. They seem like a waste of time and money to me. I'm thinking about finding a place in the Sunline to secure the tank for travel. My other thought is to get a hose, unhook one of the 30 lb tanks on the TT and use it. What do you use? I'm looking for other ideas/suggestions.
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Charcoal ! and gas.

I had one of those cheap gas grills and it didn't last very long. I figured I would invest in a better one but in the mean time I saw a Habachi at a tag sale for $1. I bought it and have been using it for 6 years now. The gas is more convinient but I find that when we are on vacation I have the time to wait for the charcoal. Closely monitoring it from my chair with a beverage of choice in hand

Labor Day weekend is a little different. We always go up state NY and camp on family land extended friends and family so anywhere from 30 to 130 people and no hook ups. For that I have a 3 burner table top stove I got from Harbor Freight for $35 I have an extra 20lb propane with a distribution pole so I have a propane lamp on top and hook the stove to one of the connections. This works great for task lighting in the cooking area and like you I don't care for those little LP bottles. We are always cooking meals for at least 12 outside and this works great for big pots of chili and corn on the cob we pick up at a farm on the way, etc.

So that is what we do anyway.
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I played around with the cheap portable grills, ya know last for 3 or 4 seasnons then time to replace. So, two years ago, I bit the bullett and purchased a Weber Baby Q, and I just love it. It cooks so even. I have one of those silly little 5 gal. propane tanks, it works for me. Since I seem to almost always cook near the rear of Sunny, the adapter for the onboard 30 gal. tanks was not an option. I store the 5 gal tank in the front storage compartment right now, BUT I'm not thirilled with that and I want to move it to the tongue once I get the frame fixed, I will try to do what JohnB did with his.

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We bought a Weber Q on sale 3-4 years ago. It works great. I usually unhook one of the 20 lb tanks on the coach. Last week we borrowed a turkey fryer to boil water for bag omlets and corn on the cob. Had both tanks off to cook dinner!
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Another vote for the Weber Q. Very high quality (it's a Weber). Got the large model with thermostat making it very easy to cook at a cetain temp. I got the adapter for the 20 or 30 # tanks but right now I'm just using the 1 pound disposable tanks (they're cheap and easy to deal with).
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Best price I have found for the Weber Q100 is at L.L. Bean. $129.00. I am going to ask Santa for one.

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Best price I have found for the Weber Q100 is at L.L. Bean. $129.00. I am going to ask Santa for one.

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You'll be very satisfied with it! I also bought the griddle so that I could make eggs and pancakes and bacon on it!
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YEAH, WOW, I finally got a bargain. I bought Weber Q 100 2 years ago at Sears for 99 bux :P

Did I really get a bargain for a change

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I use a 15 inch Weber charcoal grill most of the time. I store it in a small plastic trash can with enough charcoal, newspaper and a 'chimney lighter' for a weekend.

I have one of the coleman gas grills that my brother was not using, but have not tried it yet.

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Doesn't anybody use the optional grill from Sunline? I mean the one that attaches to the side of the trailer and uses the low pressure gas line. I suppose it isn't a Weber (or Coleman) but it's pretty darn handy and works fine.
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Doesn't anybody use the optional grill from Sunline? I mean the one that attaches to the side of the trailer and uses the low pressure gas line. I suppose it isn't a Weber (or Coleman) but it's pretty darn handy and works fine.
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Our Sunline came with one of those optional grills. Use it once and it's sat in the garage ever since.

We like our Weber grill much better, plus the Weber takes up less storage than the Sunline optional grill.

I've also never really liked grilling under the awning if I don't have to, which the Sunline side grill constrained you to. Thatís another reason why we donít use the optional grill from Sunline.

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We didn't order the optional grill, because after 33 years in the fire department, hanging a grill directly on Aluminum siding, and under a canvas awning, didn't really seem like a good idea. Seen too many fires caused by radiant heat from a grill set too close to siding. Aluminum isn't as bad a vinyl, but neither holds up very well

We have a small Coleman grill that packs into a nice bag that takes up very little space and is very light weight.
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We didn't order the optional grill, because after 33 years in the fire department, hanging a grill directly on Aluminum siding, and under a canvas awning, didn't really seem like a good idea. Seen too many fires caused by radiant heat from a grill set too close to siding. Aluminum isn't as bad a vinyl, but neither holds up very well
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Yes, my Sunline came with the grill and the original owner used it once, noticed that the siding was getting pretty warm and turned it off. He disposed of the OE grill.
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Doesn't anybody use the optional grill from Sunline? I mean the one that attaches to the side of the trailer and uses the low pressure gas line. I suppose it isn't a Weber (or Coleman) but it's pretty darn handy and works fine.
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I have a ASC grill but I don't have the fitting for the coach to go with it. The grill didn't originally come with it, so that's why it's just capped off. The RVQ fitting and valve at the dealer retails for $60!!! So I haven't used it because I can't justify $60 for just a valve, plus, I don't think the quick-connect fitting is the same. My dad didn't want the grill and he won't let me take his valve, so it just sits unused. If I did have a fitting, my bracket and pipe are right near the front of the coach, so if I could get a short extension hose, I could put it on a table away from the siding.

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Sort of on the subject. Does anyone make a table or shelf the fits on the mount where the OEM grill would go? Seems like a nice place to rest your beverage.

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Sort of on the subject. Does anyone make a table or shelf the fits on the mount where the OEM grill would go? Seems like a nice place to rest your beverage.
Bobo,

I made a table / shelf to fit on the mounts.
Look at this post: http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...hp?p=4266#4266
bottom of 1st page for a description and pictures of the one I made.

You're right, it's great to put things on when eating / cooking outside.

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Sort of on the subject. Does anyone make a table or shelf the fits on the mount where the OEM grill would go? Seems like a nice place to rest your beverage.

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Well, actually I made 2 tables and on 2 TT's. Outdoor Kitchen Hutch made one as well. They sell the rail and you attach your own table of choice.



As far as the grill, I'm from the camp that uses a Weber Go anywhere Grill outside the Awning.





Can move the grill anywhere. Sometime on picnic table as well.

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Sort of on the subject. Does anyone make a table or shelf the fits on the mount where the OEM grill would go? Seems like a nice place to rest your beverage.

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Check out the post http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...opic.php?t=547. Some nice work on a table shown there!
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