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Old 03-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #111
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Fittings should be easy to find, if needed. Lots of propane used for heating in BC.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:24 PM   #112
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The pigtail is low pressure. As long as the hose supplied by Escape is low pressure it should work, provided there is a QC on the end. If its a flare I would have to connect it to the Spitfire directly, keep it connected, and just keep the hose coiled up with the grill until I get an adapter.
I think you are on the right track, Robert, and will be able to use the grill one way or the other once you pick up your trailer. For me, not having a working grill would be a disaster as we do 80 percent of our cooking with the grill, 10 percent on the stove, and 10 percent in the nuke. The nuke is used when it rains and we can't enjoy the outdoors.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:37 PM   #113
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Thanks Carl. "No Nukes" here. We omitted the microwave. We rarely use the one here at home. Makes a working grill even more critical. I plan to experiment with all kinds of cooking on it, and I'm really looking forward to some biscuits or cinnamon rolls baked in it.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:43 PM   #114
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....and I'm really looking forward to some biscuits or cinnamon rolls baked in it.
And I'm really looking forward to you stopping in Calgary on the way home, and making me some.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:38 PM   #115
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Low-pressure quick-connects are a relatively uncommon connection style, compared to POL, QC-1, appliance/needle, high-pressure vapour quick-connect, fast fill, and liquid quick-connect. Still, they shouldn't be hard to find at a suitable supplier... which could be an RV supply store, industrial hardware supplier, hose specialist, or even Barbecue Country (which sells mostly gas grills, for our southern friends ).
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:30 AM   #116
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Just occurred to me that my brother-in-law owns JC Fire in Chilliwack. BBQs, hot tubs, gas fireplaces etc., installation, maintenance.
Not the most exciting website: http://www.jcfireplaces.ca/
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #117
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Has anyone done a similar analysis of a good quality. perfect sized (for camping). multi-purposed wood pellet grill?
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Has anyone done a similar analysis of a good quality. perfect sized (for camping). multi-purposed wood pellet grill?
I actually had looked at them, as my next grill for home is likely a pellet one. Though there were a few that performed well, two things turned me away from them for camping. The fact that even the portable ones are not that small, making it hard to stow away when not in use, and the fact that when camping, when we get set to cook, most times we want something where we are almost instantly grilling, and the pellet stoves take a while to ramp up.

Something worthy to consider for certain occasions, just not something I wanted in my trailer all the time, like my Spitfire 180.
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I know what you are saying about size, especially as the quality seems to diminish as you approach one suitable for camping. I'm OK with the ramp up time.
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. I'm OK with the ramp up time.
Most of the time I would be too, but we often find that when gone for the day, and getting back hungry, having an almost immediate response, with eating in 10 minutes is desired.

I wonder how well the small ones sear meat. I know many of the larger units get a knock for that, at least in the reviews I found online.
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