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Old 06-25-2014, 07:13 PM   #141
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I've had a Broil King Porta Chef and been very happy with it. But, I chose not to get the new model because I'm concerned about all the bits and pieces ( my buddy has one ). I just know I would break or misplace one of them rendering the Q useless.
Went with the spendy Dickinson Spitfire 180. It has an optional low-pressure regulator, but I just use it off a 10 lb. bottle.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:45 PM   #142
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I second the Spitfire 180 as well. Got it in May and it is a lovely BBQ. I also work off a small 5 lb propane bottle versus the LPG regulator they offer.

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #143
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PGDriver- I read your post much earlier in this thread, with the picture, about the Broil King Porta Chef hooking directly into the low pressure system on the Escape. Does that require any special adapter or are all Porta chef's low pressure ready? I was advised today at a Camping World outlet that the low pressure system in the RV is too low for regular "high pressure" Bar B Q's and you need to use a "low pressure" Bar B Q.
I have a Porta-Chef. This is a low-pressure grill, with the low-pressure propane supplied by a regulator mounted on the tank end of the stock grill-to-tank hose. To use it with a low-pressure propane outlet on the trailer, that hose is replaced with one that just has a quick-connect fitting (and no regulator) on the end. You don't add an adapter, you replace the hose assembly.

I have not done the replacement, because I don't have a low-pressure outlet. I just feed it from the high-pressure supply at the tank.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #144
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Hi: All... I just got a Spitfire 180, and the low pressure reg. and it works off the quick connect under the trailer. The 20' hose is great too. No more little green bottles... unless it's beer!!! Alf
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #145
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I've had a Broil King Porta Chef and been very happy with it. But, I chose not to get the new model because I'm concerned about all the bits and pieces ( my buddy has one ). I just know I would break or misplace one of them rendering the Q useless.
All what bits and pieces? The Pro version has stuff hanging off the sides, but the regular Porta-Chef is about as simple as a grill can be.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:59 PM   #146
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My buddy's had legs to attach and shelves and there were a bunch of small bits that fit in special slots for storage. All I know is there were too many pieces for me. My old Porta Chef had four legs to attach, and that's all.
I've had two Porta Chef, a full size Broil King ( that I replaced with a 5-burner plus side burner Weber), a Weber Q that I'm trying to get my daughter to take home so I have more space, and this Dickinson that, to date, I have cooked a single hot dog and a salmon filet ( Escape Rally ).
My buddy is Felix to my Oscar, so I know he will keep track of all the bits, where I would not. Can't honestly comment on the Dickinson, cause how hard is it to cook a hot dog?
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Thanks all for your comments. That clarifies and makes complete sense. So you can use the Porta Chef with the hose and regulator that it comes with and use it with a bottle, or 10 or 20 pound tank- or you can remove that hose and regulator and get just a hose that connects to the low pressure system and directly to the BBQ without a second regulator. Am I correct in thinking that the low pressure required for most bar b q's is the same pressure as required for other gas appliances in the Escape ie fridge, stove furnace etc.?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:08 PM   #148
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My buddy's had legs to attach and shelves and there were a bunch of small bits that fit in special slots for storage. All I know is there were too many pieces for me. My old Porta Chef had four legs to attach, and that's all.
That sounds like a Porta-Chef Pro; the simple Porta-Chef is stll available.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:15 PM   #149
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I really hate to rain on everybody's parade (tongue firmly planted in cheek), but this thread is mis-titled. You folks are talking about a GRILL -- not a Barbecue. Barbecue is kind of a religion here in South Texas. If it doesn't come off a pit -- with indirect heat and real wood smoke, it might be very good, and I'd probably eat it, but it ain't barbecue. And when you cook on either charcoal or gas, you're GRILLING, not Barbecuing.

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So you can use the Porta Chef with the hose and regulator that it comes with and use it with a bottle, or 10 or 20 pound tank- or you can remove that hose and regulator and get just a hose that connects to the low pressure system and directly to the BBQ without a second regulator. Am I correct in thinking that the low pressure required for most bar b q's is the same pressure as required for other gas appliances in the Escape ie fridge, stove furnace etc.
Yes to all of this.
Using a little one-pound cylinder requires an adapter, sometimes called a "steak saver".
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