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Old 06-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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I bought a Nexgrill barbeque from Costco. Took the regulator off the barby and put a quick connect fitting on in its place. Works perfect.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #12
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The most common appliances run outside by low-pressure propane seem to be
  • barbecues which have an external regulator on the tank end of the hose (the hose is replaced by one with a quick-connect fitting, eliminating the regulator, as digger57 posted above)
  • barbecues sold specifically for this purpose, such as the RVQ (same as above, at a higher price and already set up for low pressure)
  • stoves which are moved between indoor and outdoor use, sometimes called a "carryout" stove (basically and indoor stove on a portable base, usually found in tent trailers a.k.a. popups)
The carryout stoves seem to be getting much less common. These make sense to me, not as an extra stove, but as a way to get double use out of one stove; however, the kitchen counter would need to be constructed to work with it, or the counter could just be plain with the stove sitting on top (and a low-pressure propane outlet either way). I have not heard of Escape offering such an option, and indeed it is very rare in travel trailers. A Jayco camping trailer web page shows a carry-out stove (hover over the "Stainless-steel, carry-out stove with wind deflectors" item in the list and a photo pops up).
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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This has been a really helpful thread. I've been checking out some low pressure stoves on Amazon such as the Camp Chef Explorer. I think I might give one of those a try when we get home. The Camping World hose will probably go back, as I don't see much use for it in low pressure applications. Thanks, all!

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #14
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This is my preference for a camp stove. Butane stove seems to boil water in about half the time of propane. Canisters are about $2 each, but that is reasonable. Compact and light weight. I have two of them. Mine are Thunder Range. Comes in a plastic case. Should be able to find them almost anywhere - Canadian Tire type stores, RV, Korean grocery stores...
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #15
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Parker, I have been using the Explorer this summer; except for the weight, which does make it very stable, I have been impressed. It has incredible flame power, and I was completely surprised by the grilling capability of the optional Barbeque Grill Box when placed over one burner. It is heavy, but it performs and the price is right...Glenn.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:36 PM   #16
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You should check out Century brand propane stoves.

Century Standard 2-Burner Camp Stove - Mills Fleet Farm

My Coleman wouldn't work on a bulk tank, but the Century does fine.

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Old 06-30-2013, 11:46 PM   #17
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Butane stove seems to boil water in about half the time of propane...
The fuel doesn't matter much, since a stove can have any heat output regardless of fuel... although the flame temperature does depend on fuel, which matters if you're heat-treating metal with it or something.

The illustrated butane stove at Canadian Tire is rated at 8,000 BTU/hr; a sample single-burner propane camping (not RV) style stove and single-burner stove with grill are each rated at 10,000 BTU/hr. The problem is if you compare butane to something like the Coleman All in One Cooking Station, which looks like a nice unit but has only a 5,000 BTU/hr burner.
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Yep. Can Tire and others also sell umpteen BTU BBQ's. They are just made with bigger ports in the burner.
But, theory aside, I get my coffee in the morning a lot faster using the butane stove to boil the water.
Of course, it is easier to simmer on the propane.
With three burners on the stove in the Escape and two propane stoves, and the BBQ, I have nothing but choices.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #19
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You should check out Century brand propane stoves.
If anyone is interested in the rest of the line, I found the manufacturer's web site: Century Outdoor Camping Products (makes me wonder what Indoor Camping Products would be like...)

I wanted to check out the instruction manual, but their link for instructions from the Customer Service page doesn't work.

Some of the Century stoves put the regulator/control on the end of hose (rather than the usual rigid metal tube), which raises the possibility of converting to low-pressure propane, but a control would still be needed, and I don't know if that is readily available.

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My Coleman wouldn't work on a bulk tank, but the Century does fine.
That's bizarre - there's no way for the stove to "know" that it's on a bulk tank rather than a disposable cylinder. Both are simply high-pressure propane sources, and the hoses and connectors to feed any of these stoves (that normally work from a disposable cylinder) from a bulk tank are readily available... they're usually called an "appliance" or "needle valve" fitting.
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Yep. Can Tire and others also sell umpteen BTU BBQ's..
... and stoves. I guess the problem is that the burners on the travel trailer indoor stoves are just too small.
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