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Old 09-10-2014, 08:17 PM   #61
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Decent description of the process to convert an appliance with a separate regulator. The Coleman Road Trip grill - unlike the common lightweight camp stoves of any brand - is readily converted because the regulator can be removed, leaving the flame control (on the front of the appliance) in place. Common stoves (Coleman and otherwise) combine the regulator and flame control into one device, so this approach doesn't work for them... even if you can find a point along the plumbing where the connection is a common pipe thread instead of something proprietary.

I note that if you have a Road Trip and you're willing to buy an extra set of the plumbing bits that Coleman puts on the back, you can have two easily interchanged setups,
  1. one for use from high pressure (from a one-pound cylinder or from a bulk tank with a hose and adapter) and
  2. one for use from low pressure (through a quick connector).

The disclaimer on the front of the second YouTube video is priceless.

One minor caution if following the first YouTube video: plumber's thread seal tape is PTFE, not silicone as described. If you need to be told this, or if you don't know to use yellow (thicker) instead of white (thinner) plumber's tape, I think you should probably do a little more research before actually building a rig like this.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:55 PM   #62
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Here's a couple utube video's on converting a Coleman Roadtrip to the trailer quick disconnect. I've not tried pulling apart the Coleman stove to gas bottle assembly to see if it's the same. Might try it when we get back east.
I have seen these videos before, but it seems that that BBQ, which is way to big for our trailering needs, uses a different pipe size than all the smaller stoves. I have an extra coleman stove connector/regulator that I have looked in various places for something that will get me to a pipe size I can adapt too. I had considered doing a flared joint, but not sure the thick wall of this piece, or the metal it is made of, is conducive to this procedure.
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I think we're just going to follow your lead Jim and get a Spitfire 180 with a low pressure adapter. Done.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:38 AM   #64
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But isn't that a grill and isn't the Coleman a stove? I have the weber grill but I still trying to decide on a camp stove. And I would like to buy one of those little campfire things.
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I think we're just going to follow your lead Jim and get a Spitfire 180 with a low pressure adapter. Done.
We did that and couldn't be happier. As an added bonus, in the winter (when the cover is on the trailer and we can only dream of camping), I hook up the Spitfire (with its stock regulator) to a cylinder on the covered porch and enjoy easy grilling.
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But isn't that a grill and isn't the Coleman a stove? I have the weber grill but I still trying to decide on a camp stove. And I would like to buy one of those little campfire things.
You're right; the Spitfire is a grill and not a stove. There is a griddle that will fit the Spitfire which takes care of pancakes etc., but not great for pot/pan dishes. As Jim Bennett noted in another thread previously, there is a fortune to be made when somebody starts selling a quality, low-pressure stove.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:37 AM   #67
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I think we're just going to follow your lead Jim and get a Spitfire 180 with a low pressure adapter. Done.
You won't be disappointed. We focus most suppers around using it now.

I just wish I had $10 for every one sold to Escape owners after I bought and reviewed mine.
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You won't be disappointed. We focus most suppers around using it now.

I just wish I had $10 for every one sold to Escape owners after I bought and reviewed mine.
After all the help you gave me when I was searching, I guess I do owe you a commission. Will a bottle of red wine do the trick? Thanks again, Jim!
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