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Old 07-04-2015, 12:51 PM   #41
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We just got our Q1000 and our trailer so we don't have a lot of experience yet. On our last trip, we found that we could put almost everything in the front storage box that we used to put in the back of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, so there was plenty of space in the Jeep for the Q1000. We tried putting it in the trailer (an Escape 19) but it was in the way as it wouldn't easily fit under the dinette table. We just left it in the Jeep until we needed it.
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #42
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I love Weber products, but at 20.5 X 27 X 23.5 where do you stow the Q1000?
Rousse isn't that the larger 1200 . Mine isn't that big . Mine goes in a bag and in my truck . Do not want a barbecue in my trailer . The front box neither . I have batteries in there and hoses , chocks , cables and all kind of set up stuff easy to get too . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:12 PM   #43
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For anyone considering a Weber Q, please be aware that you need to convert it to low pressure to use it with the QD fitting. It is not difficult to do for anyone who can use a screwdriver and a wrench. A vise is also helpful. You need a male QD fitting and a thread reducing fitting, available at Lowe's or Home Depot. I carry mine in a large plastic tote from Walmart. It keeps everything else around it clean, and I keep a few paint stirring sized wood strips which I use to level the grill on picnic tables that generally are not level. As an added advantage, I flip the tote over and use it as a rain cover when the grill is not being used.
Had I opted for the Dickinson Spitfire (in my opinion kind of expensive) and I already had two Weber Q100s, I probably would have removed the legs and drilled new holes in the Dickinson's feet to lower it 1/2-inch to fit in the front compartment of my 5.0TA, rather than notching the frame of the hatch. Stainless steel can be hard to drill, but it is readily drilled if one uses kerosene rather than cutting oil as the drill bit lubricant.
Someone did tell me the Q100 would fit in the front compartment. I haven't tried it but I would imagine it would have to be "finessed" in with the lid open because when I measured the opening and the height of the Q100, the Q100 was taller than the opening.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #44
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I love Weber products, but at 20.5 X 27 X 23.5 where do you stow the Q1000?
The Weber Go-Anywhere may be worth a look, much more compact. I use the Charcoal Smokey Joe but may look for a gas replacement, the smallest decent one I can find.

Height (inches): 14.5
Width (inches): 21
Depth (inches): 12.25

Height may be with the legs down.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:31 PM   #45
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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.
Wow, less than 2 years later, and they quoted you $170 more than I paid. Demand must be up.

Did you not resolve the overheating issue? I know before I adjusted the Venturi my heat was a bit low, but only a concern when heating up. Robert had the same low heat issue, not sure if he fully resolved it.

Our Spitfire is a workhorse, and gets tons of use. The Mac 'n Cheese for the rally turned out great. I did rotate it once, as it was browning a bit more on the back right.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:34 PM   #46
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I really doubt it would fit, with the Coleman being a proprietary thread.
It looks very similar, which is why the suggestion. All this stuff is made in China from parts made by third-party suppliers, so it might be exactly the same as Coleman... but it might be completely incompatible. Definitely an experimental idea...

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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.
Yes, if the controls are on your stove (not on the regulator) you don't need another control. Some grills and single-burner stoves have the control on the regulator.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:32 PM   #47
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I bought an weber adapter hose for my weber Q won't that attach to my 10lb tank and work? Do I need another adapter?
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I bought an weber adapter hose for my weber Q won't that attach to my 10lb tank and work? Do I need another adapter?
The hardware (valve assembly) on the top of a 10-pound tank is identical to the hardware on the top of a 20-pound tank, so it seems unlikely that there would be a problem with any hose sold to connect to a "bulk" (bigger than one-pound) propane tank.

Did you get the Weber® Q® 6-Foot Adapter Hose? The small brass end is a standard "appliance" thread for the grill; the big green end is the QCC-1 connection which has been standard for small propane tanks (including 10-pound) for a decade or two.

Does it not screw on to the tank, or does it screw on but not seal, or does it screw on and seal but the grill doesn't get propane after you open the tank valve? If it is just a lack of propane flow, the most likely cause is the excess flow safety valve: if you open the tank valve quickly, the short burst of rapid flow to fill the hose trips this valve, which then severely restricts propane flow (intended to protect against hose rupture). The fix is to close the tank valve, wait a minute, then just barely crack the valve open until you don't hear any more hissing, then slowly finish fully opening the valve.
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Here's pix of the ends of the adapter hose I use on my Weber and 10 lb. tank.
It's the same hose I use on my Dickinson.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:10 PM   #50
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Here's pix of the ends of the adapter hose I use on my Weber and 10 lb. tank.
The first one is the grill end - it is the 'appliance' (or 'needle valve', or '1"-20 cylinder thread') fitting which is the same as the top of the small (14-ounce or one-pound) cylinder which is normally directly screwed onto the grill.

The second photo shows the old POL connection (in this case a "soft nose", meaning that it has a rubber o-ring). You can still use that, because even the newest tanks (including 10-pound, 20-pound, and larger) still have the threads to fit it, but the modern replacement for tanks under something like 100 pounds is the big plastic nut that screws on around the outside of a current tank outlet (QCC-1 connection).

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It's the same hose I use on my Dickinson.
I assume both appliances are designed to be used with a small cylinder screwed directly onto them, just like most portable camping stoves.
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