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Old 07-04-2015, 10:05 AM   #31
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Hi: Charlie & Lucy... We bought the "Jim Bennett" approved Spitfire 180 for our 5.0TA, not knowing if it would fit!!! Had to do a Reace suggested mod at Osoyoos in 2014 to make it fit. Needed 1/2" taller opening in forward storage compartment. Alf
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:14 AM   #32
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If you go to the link Carl provided you see the regulator. The end that twists onto the grill is the same piece without the rest of the regulator they include to attach to the hose Escape includes with the Quick Connect option. So it isn't "standard", but it definitely works. I'll end up with a spare because it is the same one that also came with camp chef oven I bought over a year ago.

Am fairly sure this will fit into the front storage box- another plus.
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Thanks padlin for the dimensions!
Hard to buy a grill sight unseen when we don't have our trailer yet! Been struggling with which stove to buy. The Camp Chef MVP looks like a nice one but reading these posts about the ability to adapt it to low pressure makes it more difficult to make a decision. We also were looking at the Spitfire and tried to order it. Although we got a pretty good price the taxes were so high and then shipping..... And then we had no idea if it would store anywhere easily. We've been thinking about waiting until we pickup the trailer but then we won't have a grill the first few nights. Decisions...decisions!
Charlie and Lucy, a much cheaper alternative for use with the low pressure quick connect is the Weber Q. It stores easily, works well, and many forum members are happy with it. You can probably pick one up locally.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #34
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Is anyone - maybe Jim Bennett - up for ordering a SPG25-17 to see if it fits a Coleman stove?
I really doubt it would fit, with the Coleman being a proprietary thread. Besides, no regulator or control is needed when connecting to the low-pressure trailer system, as the pressure is already regulated, and the stove has the volume controls built in.
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We've been thinking about waiting until we pickup the trailer but then we won't have a grill the first few nights. Decisions...decisions!
I think this is the wisest decision. Lots of great meals to cook on the stovetop while you plan what to use, and how it will fit. I love the Spitfire, and saw firsthand Alf's handiwork, showing it can be fit into the front storage on the 5.0 TA. The Weber is a nice grill too, I have used a few of them. Porta Chef makes a good unit for the price too, but most are quite large. I very much prefer the Dickinson grills. Better built, and will definitely last longer, if not almost forever.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:38 AM   #35
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Price for the Spitfire 180 was $430 CA from the factory and less than $300 CA on sale at Steveston Marine so I would look around.
I've got the Spitfire and a small Weber. I'm not as sold on the Dickinson as Bennett.
I had problems controlling the heat. They sent me a new regulator and I'm still not sure I can keep it low enough. If you're cooking with the lid up, the lid handle will require oven mitts, it gets so hot.
Getting replacement parts for the Weber when on the road will be a lot easier. Weber and Broil King have a distribution agreement so you can find parts all over North America.
And, if you're into that, the Weber lid comes in various colours. Might be able to match your graphics.
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Which model of the Weber Q do you guys recommend? Thanks.
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Which model of the Weber Q do you guys recommend? Thanks.
We have the 1000 first it is the smaller one . The new one changed to 100 however it is the same as the 1000. It is plenty big for us and really don't need the side tables etc. the nice change on the newer, is the grills , cast iron, can be separated and one side you can get a griddle which we did and just put extra grill which is cast iron away . Now you can get your lid in colors too. Nicest grill have ever had that's why have 2 . 1st was 149 . Second was 169 . Oh I think the bigger Q also has higher btu's which in a little grill don't need . Hope this helps . Pat
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Yes, absolutely helps a lot, thanks Pat!!!
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We have the 1000 first it is the smaller one . The new one changed to 100 however it is the same as the 1000. It is plenty big for us and really don't need the side tables etc. the nice change on the newer, is the grills , cast iron, can be separated and one side you can get a griddle which we did and just put extra grill which is cast iron away . Now you can get your lid in colors too. Nicest grill have ever had that's why have 2 . 1st was 149 . Second was 169 . Oh I think the bigger Q also has higher btu's which in a little grill don't need . Hope this helps . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:32 PM   #39
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I love Weber products, but at 20.5 X 27 X 23.5 where do you stow the Q1000?
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My Weber Q stows in the aisle of the 17B, I also have a 10 lb propane tank ( in a box ) and it is the first thing out of the trailer at camp and last thing in. The Dickinson also stows in the aisle, but is not as stable on its own feet, which is another concern. I don't have room for them anywhere else. I'm still deciding which one gets to travel and which stays home.
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