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Old 04-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Outside Grill

What brand of outside grill was used for Sunline travel trailers? My husband and I just bought a used 2004 T-2499 and I'd like to buy one. Would I be able to buy one directly from the manufacturer since Sunline has gone out of business?

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Old 04-01-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Sunline Club,

Sorry I can't help you as I didn't opt to get one as I don't want a BBQ "that" close to the trailer.

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Old 04-01-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Barbecue grill

The option list on my 2007 T1950 brochure shows the grill to be be a Vitco RVQ II. You can can see the original RVQ and RVQ II at the following site: http://myrvq.com/.

I have read mixed opinions about these. My wife opted not to have this....was worried about soot getting into the camper..........kinda pricey to.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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I know of someone who has the orignal RVQ for sale, $100 + shipping.

I am unsure what the differences between the RVQ and the RVQ II. Send me a private message----if you are interested, and I will pass you his e-mail address.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:16 AM   #5
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After doing a little more research, that grill might not be such a good idea after all. I was reading on another camping forum about it and there were a lot of concerns about using it under the awning, etc. Someone said it was so sorry that he just threw his away.

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Old 04-02-2007, 06:37 AM   #6
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We have an RVQ that we got free when we bought our popup. I wouldn't be without it now that we have it. That said I don't think I'd pay the retail price for it either ! It can be used as a grill or an oven and is really easy to clean...or so the DH says . DH modified the rack that is supposed to attach to the side of the camper so that it sits on the ground away from the trailer. We used to use the hook on rail that was on the side of the popup, but that just didn't seem safe, and we always had smoke coming into the camper. I like it much better on the ground away from the Que.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:45 AM   #7
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Patricia,

My dad has one on his toy hauler (It's not a Sunline). We've only had it a little over a year and have used it once. It is some brand (I can't remember off the top of my head), but it's not an RVQ. So far it seems to work fine, other than it takes up a lot of space. It works fine for grilling hot dogs! We would otherwise take a small Char-Broil, similar in size to the knock-off RVQ, so it doesn't matter which one goes. The awning on the toy hauler is a lot higher than most Sunlines' awnings, so I see the concern for having it under the awning. I wouldn't let that prevent you from buying the grill.

Mark, all I know about the difference between the RVQ and RVQ II is the RVQ II has a little bit larger cooking surface from the original.

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I'm so glad this post came up and everyone else agrees that you wouldnt want to use a BBQ that close to the camper. When we were ordering ours, Cindy was dead set on getting the grill that hooked to the side as she said it would be so conveinent.

The cost was a $400 option and she had already melted the siding on the side of our house from the BBQ grill getting withing a few feet one afternoon cooking out. I thought, if a grill can melt the siding being a few feet away, then this thing was only inches and is under the awning?!?!?

So now I cant wait to have her read this and say "See I wasnt the only one scared."

Besides, for $400, she can buy a really nice grill!!
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:40 PM   #9
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First, congrats on that 2004 T2499. We just love ours. If you need to know much about it, just ask away. The T2499 has a loyal following here on Sunline Club.

Ill pass along what I came to the conclusion of on the barbecue grill on my T2499.

I actually have a Weber Go Anywhere grill. It is one of the portables and I run it off a 5# portable refillable propane tank. The newer Webers are the Qs or Baby Qs and they get outstanding cooking ratings. However in my case I still like the Weber Go anywhere grill better as it fits in the storage spot I put it better and is a lot lighter in weight. They still sells them at Ace Hardware or other online places. Cost about ~ $55. It is porcelain in side except the grate and I can clean it easier. And I clean it out after every campout back to clean porcelain so I get no steak smells in my storage spot. See here Weber Grills

But the main reason I went with the portable verses the grill on the side of the TT, is:

1.I can use the portable grill most anywhere. Im not confined to the side of the TT. Take it on a picnic, etc.

2.The T2499 is a low profile TT. And as such the awing is close in my opinion for barbecuing so the awning would have to be up. Which at times is a pain to raise the awning just to grill. You can get some slightly fatty hamburgers or steaks and a flare up is common. Those flames are to close to the awning or side of the camper for me.

3.Then there is the smoke on the portable I can move it far enough away from the camper to not get smoked out inside.

Good luck and happy camping.

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Old 04-02-2007, 08:51 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention that my dad's toy hauler was on the lot already, so it automatically came with the grill. Had we ordered it, I really doubt we would have chose that option. If I had to order a trailer today, I wouldn't get it for three reasons:
1. It must be used right there on the trailer,
2. It takes up A LOT of space in all the storage area that could be used for other equipment.
3. Not worth the extra cost- could go out and buy a very nice Weber for the same money.

All in all, I'm glad it came with it so I could experience what the RVQ is all about.

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:50 AM   #11
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We got the RVQ-style grill with our 2499 and it works just fine. As you've found out, there's no lack of opinion when it comes to grills. We like the side-mounted unit because it doesn't take up table space, it takes up little storage space, it connects to the trailer's gas, and it grills reasonably well. We limit our grilling to hamburgers, vegetables and small cuts of meat and we don't generate enough heat to be noticeable at awning level.

Our experience suggests this: if you do a fair amount of grilling and prefer the Coleman or Weber brands, get one those and enjoy it. If you're grilling habits are basic and you value convenience, go with the RVQ.
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Well said, Don. I have the RVQ and use it all the time. The heat output is not that high and it cooks slowly, but it fits my grilling style.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:07 AM   #13
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We got whatever make of grill Sunline was supplying with our 264SR. My wife and I agreed after the first couple of uses that it was totally not worth the money. We saw no safety concerns but, like someone already said, it took up too much space, was too hard to clean (if you want to store it anywhere in the trailer without smells), and in general didn't work very well. So I scrapped it, literally heaving it into the trash, and made a small, weatherproof table top that I attached to the frame that held the grille. The table is MUCH more useful, being beside the door and all.

By the way, I saw a *really* nice 'Suburban' exterior 2-burner stove on the side of a pop-up trailer at one of the shows. I'd buy it in a heartbeat to heat water for stuff outside. This burner had a neat high density type molded foam base thing on the bottom with some small pocket areas to hold utensils, and a lid like a coleman stove on the top so you could use it as a table. It hooked onto the same small rail that's on a Sunline for the standard grille and the gas was low pressure and would connect where the standard grille did also. HOWEVER, I could not find it anywhere on Suburban's Website so I think it was custom made for the pop up manufacturer, which I forgot to note down. If anyone has any info on this, please advise. Thanks!

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HOWEVER, I could not find it anywhere on Suburban's Website so I think it was custom made for the pop up manufacturer, which I forgot to note down. If anyone has any info on this, please advise. Thanks!

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See if these 2 sites help. Vitco is the maker of a lot of Pop Up stoves
Vitco Stove tops

Suburban and other stoves with fold down covers

Happy Camping

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