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Old 08-26-2016, 01:46 PM   #11
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Interesting. I have the Dickinson Spitfire. When I use a free-standing HP bottle, I can smelt iron ore. With low pressure, it's a very hot toaster oven.
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You have to get the regulator removed on a grill to use it low pressure properly. Some grills can convert, others can't. I'm not sure if the Spitfire is one that can be converted to low pressure, but someone may know on here.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:47 PM   #12
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Know that the external propane option is low pressure. If you are planning on hooking it up to a BBQ grill, it will not be nearly as hot as the same grill attached to a high pressure tank. Can't sear a steak, only bake it. YMMV
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The external propane option is low pressure because it has already been regulated through the regulators on the two propane tanks on your Escape. Thus, when you connect a BBQ to the quick connect, it needs to be a BBQ without a regulator. Heat will be same as if a BBQ with regulator is attached directly to a propane tank.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:59 PM   #13
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The winterizing t valve allows one man winterization with fluid in all lines, eliminates any possibility of water freezing and causing issues. The stock sewer tube will hold the Rhino hose. The front light over the box can easily be done with a led mounted on the box since the batteries are inside the box and accessible. Two way water heater is a luxury as is propane hookup. The stock sized refer is adequate. Rest are all necessary items, IMHO.
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Interesting. I have the Dickinson Spitfire. When I use a free-standing HP bottle, I can smelt iron ore. With low pressure, it's a very hot toaster oven.
Dickinson Marine sells an orifice with a slightly larger hole. That's the one you need. Once I replaced mine (not easy because you have to take the housing apart, but not a big deal as long as you keep track of the small screws and washers) it worked much better - even sears steaks now.

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Rich,
You have to get the regulator removed on a grill to use it low pressure properly. Some grills can convert, others can't. I'm not sure if the Spitfire is one that can be converted to low pressure, but someone may know on here.
I'm sure Rich has removed the stock regulator on the Dickinson and replaced it with the low pressure one - also sold by Dickinson.
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Interesting. I have the Dickinson Spitfire. When I use a free-standing HP bottle, I can smelt iron ore. With low pressure, it's a very hot toaster oven.
There is a low-pressure regulator available from Dickinson if you want to use quick-connect.
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Rich,
You have to get the regulator removed on a grill to use it low pressure properly. Some grills can convert, others can't. I'm not sure if the Spitfire is one that can be converted to low pressure, but someone may know on here.
It can and is converted. I have two different regulators. One high one low.
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is there a reason you don't want the 2 way hot water tank? If you don't have electric how do you heat your water without the propane option.
If you don't have "shore power" (a power outlet to plug the trailer into), then you use propane. The water heater is standard equipment, and runs on propane. The "propane quick connect" feature which could be deleted is just an outlet to run outside appliances (such as a grill, stove, or fire bowl); without it, the trailer still has a complete propane system.
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is there a reason you don't want the 2 way hot water tank? If you don't have electric how do you heat your water without the propane option.
The standard water heater has propane (if that is not what you think). With the 2-way, you also have electric to be able to plug in at campgrund pedestals.
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We run our WeberQ1000 off the quick connect and it works awesome. You remove the regulator that is attached to it and install the fittings needed to connect to the low pressure hose that connects to the propane quick connect on the trailer.
Medium rare steak in 6 minutes
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Thanks I had it backwards, electric add propane to make it 2 way. I should have read the build sheet closer, it says exactly what you stated
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