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Old 05-24-2016, 08:07 AM   #11
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Hi TFord

I'm wondering what you will use your quick connection for if you don't get a grill or fire bowl that is rigged to run off the regulator on the trailers propane tank.

We had to research all this before we figured things out. Bonus now is that we don't have to carry extra propane since we can use the propane from the trailer

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We have a 2000 w Yamaha generator that works off the quick connect propane.
Haven't used it once in 1.5 years though!
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:32 AM   #12
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We love our quick connect, here's a pic. Got the campfire in a can keeping folks warm and the weber Q ready to go. With burn bans all over the country it's nice to have the campfire in a can (or if it's raining). The Campfire came with directions for switching to the quick connect and the Weber was fairly simple - just have to remove one regulator and put on the quick connect adaptor.
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Removed Weber Q regulator and added male quick connect.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:00 PM   #14
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Some have never tried the low pressure, and don't care to.

A few have got it, but found they never use it.

We got it, and absolutely love it. I like not having to take another propane source along, especially those wee bottles. I find it more convenient to get set up, and have never had issue with the hose. Our temporary trailer does not have it, what a pain. I plan to use it with our new 5.0 TA when we get it, for both the BBQ and stove.

If it is raining, we just put up a tarp and sit around the campfire. No propane fire for us.... at least for some time yet.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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We converted our Weber exactly like Myrons. If you want, you can put a female QC adaptor on the Weber regulator you take off and still use it with the bottles if you ever want to.

Had to go to the propane fire pit in AZ. Too many fire/no burn restrictions here to make old style campfires a reality anymore. Some trips we are the only trailer that is able to have a campfire, but we see more and more propane fire pits lately when we're out.
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I have a picture of a fire on my iPhone.
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I have a picture of a fire on my iPhone.

Oh com'on Glenn, spend a dollar and get the app.
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We converted our Weber exactly like Myrons. If you want, you can put a female QC adaptor on the Weber regulator you take off and still use it with the bottles if you ever want to.

Had to go to the propane fire pit in AZ. Too many fire/no burn restrictions here to make old style campfires a reality anymore. Some trips we are the only trailer that is able to have a campfire, but we see more and more propane fire pits lately when we're out.
That's a great idea for quick use of the regulator. I know on my Dickinson
BBQ, I had to replace the regulator with a volume control, but I imagine if I set it at full open, I could just use the volume control on the regulator. I am going to look into this idea.

Your reasoning for going with a propane fire is something I have been finding out over the last few years, and thus the reason for the "yet" qualifier in my last post. It was the first Escape Rally in Merritt that I first ever saw a campground that did not allow fires. Since then I have seen a few more. It is tough for me, as a campfire has always been such a big part of camping, whether in the backcountry, or with a tent or trailer at a campsite.
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If you want, you can put a female QC adaptor on the Weber regulator you take off and still use it with the bottles if you ever want to.
I think this is a great idea, and I'm pretty sure we discussed it in one of the many previous low-pressure propane threads. My Porta-Chef grill works this way, with the original regulator-equipped hose quick-connected to the grill.

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That's a great idea for quick use of the regulator. I know on my Dickinson BBQ, I had to replace the regulator with a volume control, but I imagine if I set it at full open, I could just use the volume control on the regulator.
Or instead of using the original regulator with integrated control, you can set up a plain regulator with
  • the quick-connect (female) on the outlet side and
  • on the inlet side either
    • "appliance" or "cylinder thread" connector (so you can use common high-pressure extension hoses) or
    • QCC nut (to connect directly to a tank, with your low-pressure hose from regulator outlet to grill)
... and continue to use the same volume control. Just about every RV store has suitable single-stage regulators.
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I have the quick disconnect and love it. Not having to purchase and carry the small bottles and later dispose of them is a real advantage in my opinion. I have two 10' hoses allowing me to place the bbq 20' from the trailer.
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