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Old 06-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #11
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well crap.... I was at bbq country on Saturday and already bought one. Its a fair drive for us too so 10 bucks just isn't worth bothering with. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #12
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Has anyone ever used the Camco Little Red Campfire? Wonder how it compares to the Outland since the Camco comes with a cover.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:52 AM   #13
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...is to get one of these made by The Fire Pit Gallery in Ohio. They should be easy to convert to propane and a piece of cake to haul around. And only $1600!!
and only weigh 180 lbs.?!?!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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Bought one of those Camco Little Red Campfires for the summer trip when we heard that wood fires were banned in 2 counties in Oregon because of the fire danger. Never thought I'd see the day...but we actually kind of like the darn thing! The portability is nice, we used it right under the trailer awning one day when it was raining. I also bought a smaller (11 pound) propane tank to use with it. Puts out plenty of heat, too. I got it on a special sale at Camping World.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #15
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Bought one of those Camco Little Red Campfires for the summer trip when we heard that wood fires were banned in 2 counties in Oregon because of the fire danger. Never thought I'd see the day...but we actually kind of like the darn thing! The portability is nice, we used it right under the trailer awning one day when it was raining. I also bought a smaller (11 pound) propane tank to use with it. Puts out plenty of heat, too. I got it on a special sale at Camping World.
Does anyone know if this can be hooked up directly to the Escape quick disconnect? According to the Amazon description" It includes an adjustable regulator with a maximum output of 65,000 BTU/HR."
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #16
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I bought this one
Camp Chef Portable Propane-Powered Fire Ring : Cabela's

Once it gets dark it work surprisingly well for a cheaper product, been using it for about a year. The flames on mine are about 10" high, they don't show up when it's light out. You can also smell the gas somewhat, only notice it for the first few minutes. It does burn better after it heats up. Sure is nice to have instant fire, and no smoke. It does sit pretty low on the ground.

The one your looking at looks the same, hookup wise to mine. A few weeks back I hooked it up to the external gas port on my hybrid which I imagine is the same as Escapes. I did have to make a mod to the existing fire ring hose as it has an end for the gas bottles. No big deal, it was a $4 part from the camper supply shop. I also made up an extension for it as the one on the ring is only 5' and the one on the hybrid about 2'. I did notice that the Escape comes with an extension so other then the hose mod it should work.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:29 AM   #17
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I'm sure a way could be made to make the connections work, but the Camco has a high pressure regulator, whereas the pressure out of the external connection on the Escape is low pressure. Whether it would burn the same, I don't know.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #18
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Camp Chef Redwood Portable Propane Fire Pit with 4 Roasting Sticks, Black:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors

I bought this Camp Chef Redwood. 19 inches wide, good carrying case, the top ring makes it easy to handle, quiet. When you read reviews you find out that just about everyone likes whatever model the get.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #19
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I purchased the Outland Firebowl from Costco last summer. Had to take the regulator off that came with it and add a longer propane hose with a quick connect fitting. It works quite well. Just plug into the external propane connection on the Escape and light it up. Saved a bundle on wood, and never smell like smoke when I go to bed. Flame is instant off when you want, which is nice, but you still must let it cool down before packing it away.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #20
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Bought one of those Camco Little Red Campfires...
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Does anyone know if this can be hooked up directly to the Escape quick disconnect? According to the Amazon description" It includes an adjustable regulator with a maximum output of 65,000 BTU/HR."
Not likely as-is, due to both the type of connector and the pressure for which it is designed. That regulator is designed to take propane at the tank pressure, as posted earlier:
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I'm sure a way could be made to make the connections work, but the Camco has a high pressure regulator, whereas the pressure out of the external connection on the Escape is low pressure.
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I purchased the Outland Firebowl from Costco last summer. Had to take the regulator off that came with it and add a longer propane hose with a quick connect fitting.
The challenge is that some appliances combine the regulator (which you want to remove, using the Escape's regulator instead) with the flame control (which you still need). This is a common issue with small barbecues.

Camco seems to have three of these portable campfires:
Little Red Campfire
Big Red Campfire
Portable Propane Campfire.

All of those have combined controls (visible in the photos) - I would not expect them to work on the low-pressure connection, and a separate control would be needed if the combined regulator/control were removed. I suppose you can buy that, although the appliance has no place to mount it.
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