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Old 04-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #181
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That grill is at our local Costco....
Thanks for tips, Hugh, and Ross.
I went to my local Costco (Oxnard) after work, looked it over, and decided to buy one (of the last six on the stack.) $99.99. There were two other people looking; so they may be all gone now!!
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:04 PM   #182
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$99 is a great price. It is made by Duro and probably just branded for Costco. It has 2 burners and has enough height to do a beer can chicken so it will work for me. And 20,000 BTU's so will have more than enough heat. Just have to figure out what fittings I have to put on it to connect with the hose that ETI will be supplying with the trailer.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:21 AM   #183
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I do "beer can chicken" a lot at home, but since neither the Weber Q nor the Dickinson Spitfire can accommodate a chicken standing up, I just cut a fryer in half and place it ribs down/breast up on the grill on low for an hour. Innards get charred, but the part you eat is better than fine.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:29 AM   #184
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$99 is a great price. It is made by Duro and probably just branded for Costco. It has 2 burners and has enough height to do a beer can chicken so it will work for me. And 20,000 BTU's so will have more than enough heat. Just have to figure out what fittings I have to put on it to connect with the hose that ETI will be supplying with the trailer.
It will screw right on, you need to first remove the hose it comes with that is attached to its regulator. Again,they have a CYA label warning about that FWIW.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:01 AM   #185
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"If it doesn't stow, it doesn't go"

This is a loosely kept rule I created, with the exception of the beer cooler, which resides just outside the door when camping anyway. I just don't like a lot of 'loose' stuff getting in the way, for the most part. If I don't want to leave the cooler outside when camped, I toss it in the tow.

My bug tent is another thing that won't stow, and needs to sit on the floor, but I only bring it during mossie season, and it goes up right away.

Where do folks store these big BBQ's when not in use? I am guessing in the tow vehicle, or do they fit in the storage bin?

This is the main reason I got rid of my Camp Chef, which is a great, simple BBQ, but I could not stow it away anywhere.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:42 AM   #186
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"My bug tent is another thing that won't stow, and needs to sit on the floor, but I only bring it during mossie season, and it goes up right away.
So whenever there's no snow then, eh?

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Where do folks store these big BBQ's when not in use? I am guessing in the tow vehicle, or do they fit in the storage bin?

This is the main reason I got rid of my Camp Chef, which is a great, simple BBQ, but I could not stow it away anywhere.
I've got a Camp Chef single burner, and grill box, and griddle, and... They all go in a metal job-site tool box that sits in the back of the truck. It takes a lot of space in the bed of the truck, but we wanted something the would be acceptable to the rangers when in bear country.

We originally considered something that would fit inside the trailer, but decided we didn't want the smell (no matter how much cleaning you do, a grill smells greasy). Once we decided the grill wasn't travelling in the trailer, size wasn't much of a concern (we did consider one of the smaller Weber Q models but didn't get as far as figuring out if it would fit in the front box before settling on the Camp Chef, though).
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:41 AM   #187
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So whenever there's no snow then, eh?
Snow? We don't seem to get that any more. At least during winter.

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We originally considered something that would fit inside the trailer, but decided we didn't want the smell (no matter how much cleaning you do, a grill smells greasy).
We have noticed no smell at all, but we do keep it clean, and wash out the drip tray regularly.

As the BBQ is meant only for use with the trailer, I do like to keep it with it, and save room in the Pilot for things we use when out on daily forays.

Is your Camp Chef grill the one with the removable legs? Other than not great in the wind, I really like that BBQ. A good size for when our kids regularly camped with us, and a really good price.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:21 AM   #188
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[QUOTE=Jim Bennett;89255]"If it doesn't stow, it doesn't go"

That is a great mott-o That Costco Duro NX will not go in the front box, and when checking out stashing it under a dinette bin(it wouldn't) I decided I wouldn't want to do that anyway. My Weber charcoal grill does go in the front box easily; I stash it in a good "got my own bag" grocery bag. Also room for the metal coal starter. The one shown is their propane version, but at 6500 BTU's don't think it would cook as good as the charcoal version.

Have to ask my bro-in-law what he uses- it was small/single burner but that tri-tip he cooked was seared and tasty!
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With the dual 6V batteries in the front passenger side dinette storage area and the blackwater tank in the front driver side dinette storage area, there is really no "closed" storage space in my 19' to keep our Spitfire grill. I was disappointed that it would not fit in the front external storage box, even with the legs turned flat on the grill (I tried). What we do is keep the grill under the dinette table while travelling or away from the campsite. When in camp, I keep the grill outside (usually) or in the back of the truck (often over night). Not an ideal situation, but we live with it.
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With the dual 6V batteries in the front passenger side dinette storage area and the blackwater tank in the front driver side dinette storage area, there is really no "closed" storage space in my 19' to keep our Spitfire grill. I was disappointed that it would not fit in the front external storage box, even with the legs turned flat on the grill (I tried). What we do is keep the grill under the dinette table while travelling or away from the campsite. When in camp, I keep the grill outside (usually) or in the back of the truck (often over night). Not an ideal situation, but we live with it.
Just a note for those not in the know. I do store my Spitfire inside, under they driver's side dinette seat, but I have an older, and smaller black tank. This will not work in the newer units.

If your batteries are in the storage box, the passenger side seat would work with minor modifications though.
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