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#1 OFFLINE   DA TOAD

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:07 AM

Still equipping the camper with things.  One of the things we want is a propane gas grill for the TC.  Lots of stuff out there.  Looking at a few  like Nexgrill and Smoke Hollow.  Has to be small to fit in exterior compartment of Arctic Fox 1140.  I like charcoal but I just don't want to be messing with with charcoal and ashes and carrying all that stuff.

 

Looking at some others with legs to keep from bending down when no table is available when boon docking.  Do any of you carry a table for outside use and if so what do you suggest?

 

What ya got?  How do you like it and why?

 

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:07 PM

Charcoal is the best for flavor but it's too much work for me hauling everything you need in a truck camper. I've looked and read opinions of others online and decided on the Coleman Fold-N-Go grill. It's just the right size for the two of us and is real easy to use and clean up. I bought the bag to carry it in along with a griddle to use with the grill. The bag has two pockets on each side to put the propane bottles in and it stores nicely in the backseat of the truck. I've used this little grill quite a lot since I bought it and wouldn't want to be without it now. 


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:38 PM

We used a Weber Go Anywhere grill for several years. Not fancy, but a good little rectangular gas grill. They still made them as of a couple years ago. Lately we've been using a little charcoal grill our son gave us. Looks like about a $3 special, but it weighs almost nothing, takes a 2 1/2# bag of self-lighting charcoal, and makes a really good hamburger, or steak. Dump the ashes in the cg firepit and we're good to go. We also sometimes carry a plain 24" diameter grill that we use over the firepit, once the fire has burned down to a nice bed of coals. That works pretty slick, too! Lots of choices out there. Sometimes simpler is better.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:47 AM

Have a very small grill big anoff for four burgers and carry the charcoal behind the front seat of the truck. Have a front carrier that's our grill table. and carrier for other junk at times


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 01:32 PM

Love the Weber Q.

But then we have lots of storage room,

with the rolling casket.

 

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 03:08 PM

You might check the Camco 5500, all stainless, has a carry bag, and can be mounted to the ladder of your camper.

 

I tried pasting a pic and a link, but, no luck. I have one for ours and it plugs into the L.P. connect on the back of my AF990.

 

We've had good luck with ours



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 05:11 PM

We have the Camco 5500, too. If you want to connect to your rig's propane bottles, 5hen watch your connections. I don't have access to the info but it has something to do with the regulator. You already have a regular on your camper propane and some grills are made to run off those bottles directly. Some grills have a regulator to use with the disposable bottles and the connections may be different.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:55 AM

Good stuff from all...thank you.  Tending now towards the Webber or Nexgrill.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:04 AM

The beauty of the 1140 is that a Weber Q will fit the exterior side storage compartment.

All RV's should have an exterior storage space to fit a Weber Q - it should be an industry standard.

Same for a Honda 2000.



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 12:37 PM

I agree

NO flame ups with a Q



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:47 AM

Anyone have information on this Quick connect LP gas plug I have on my AF1150 ? Are they safe, looks like a great idea.

Been trying to find one online. 



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:50 PM

Anyone have information on this Quick connect LP gas plug I have on my AF1150 ? Are they safe, looks like a great idea.

Been trying to find one online. 

 

I'm in the same boat about the quick disconnect on my 1140.  Can't find anything on line that looks like it is made for it. :sad0049:


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:48 PM

I'm in the same boat about the quick disconnect on my 1140.  Can't find anything on line that looks like it is made for it. :sad0049:

TOAD, WHERE IN MA ARE YOU ?

YOU EVER FISH THE CANAL ?



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:32 PM

DA TOAD, Just found that Quick connect LP connection on line, check out Home Depot for it.  5' & 10' 



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:51 PM

We asked that question at an AF dealer.  They stock a barbecue that plugs into that outlet fitting. 

Ugly looking thing it was.



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 03:14 AM

TOAD, WHERE IN MA ARE YOU ?

YOU EVER FISH THE CANAL ?

 

Rich...I am in West Springfield.  Never fished the ditch.  Have a lot of friends out that area of the state that do fish the canal.  Three hour ride one way to go fishing is too much for me.  That may change now that I have the camper.

 

My fishing happens almost exclusively at Quabbin Reservoir.  I do get guys from out your way that come and fish with me.  Lots of good fishing folks and information on the following fishing forums....newenglandfishing.net   and   MaAnglers.com.  Have made many friends and fishing partners through those forums.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 03:17 AM

DA TOAD, Just found that Quick connect LP connection on line, check out Home Depot for it.  5' & 10' 

 

Got a link to the page?  I was all over the Home Depot page looking for something but I drew a blank!  Thanks.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 03:42 PM

Well the basics are here : Home Depo PL Gas hoses   

I do believe that additional connections may be required.

 

On my AF 1150  its got 1/4 in X 3/8 in thread female QD so thats a place to start. 

Other connections I have from class A MH don't fit. Can't believe how much stuff I've thrown into storage & refused to sell with the coach.

Let you know when I track all this down. 

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:04 AM

When I bought my grill from Lance in 2006 (Stainless and it works OK), I discovered that it had a regulator. Of course the Lance connector is regulated and having two regulators isn't going to work very well. I was able to remove the grill regulator and it still works fine. Just don't expect massive heat in any grill you connect because the regulator makes sure that won't happen. 

 

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