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Old 04-21-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Portable gas grill recommendation

We picked up our new 19 last month and are getting it outfitted a little bit at a time. We opted for the exterior propane quick connection. Looking for recommendations for a portable gas grill that will work with it. Thanks.

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Old 04-23-2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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The Weber is compact, not stainless steel so it's easy to clean, cooks great .... Gets my vote.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:05 PM   #3
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Portable gas grill recommendation

2 votes for the WeberQ 1000 or 1200 as Myron has. 1000 doesn't have side shelves.
Mine connects to the low pressure trailer connection and works awesome.

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Old 04-23-2017, 06:11 PM   #4
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Yet one more vote for the Weber! I gave my Magma away after finding this little wonder grill.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:21 PM   #5
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What exact coupler (or type of quick connect hose) would I need to connect a quick connect hose to a Weber 1000? to then go right into an Escape quick connect female.

FWIIW the Weber 1000 is currently $162 on Amazon.... using the web browser plugin camelcamelcamel i can see that $162 is a low price, compared to history on amazon.


I dont need the side shelves of the 1200.... as we travel with a big folding table....

any downside to buying the 1000? other than no side shelves.


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Old 04-23-2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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We have the Weber Q1200 and the side shelves fold in pretty neat for travel and storage. One thing I haven't done is convert it to use it with the gas line on the trailer. Sometimes picnic tables are to far away to use. Using the little green bottles for now. Loren
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #7
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I've got the Q1000, the only con is no thermometer, which I use on my big Weber at home all the time. The Q1200 has one but it's an extra $30. The down side of that one is it has the wings, making it bigger to pack away on the road. It also has a higher lid, making more room for the thermometer.

I did add my own thermometer which helps.

Other then that it seems to me it takes a long time for the Q1000 to heat up, of course I compare it to my big Weber. I never tried the 1 lb bottles so I do not know if the slow warmup is just inherent to the grill, or if it is due to running off the RVs propane.

I do wish I had a longer gas hose, I think the one I have is 12', another 5' or 6' would be nice.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:44 PM   #8
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Careful with the side shelves. As in, don't put anything too heavy on them, because they are plastic and bend.
Had the Weber, but I wanted to be able to cook foods indirectly so I found the Napoleon portable with two burners. It's not going to fit in the front storage box. I travel with mine in the aisle of the trailer. The version with the tall lid can roast a whole chicken.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:46 PM   #9
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We use a WeberQ 1200 as well. Also bought the portable stand but haven't used it yet. We usually put on the picnic table or on our portable table.
Still need to buy the connector so we can attach to the low pressure trailer connection.

I like the deep cover on the Weber - can barbecue a whole chicken or large roast.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:47 PM   #10
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I'm with gbaglo, the decision is do you need two burners or one. Personally all I ever do is indirect cooking so that made my choice pretty easy.

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