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Old 03-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #11
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My bbq is called "Rob and Tara" (names may or may not have been changed).

This bbq requires only beer and the odd crib beating. Clean-up is a cinch and the food is usually pretty good.

(I'll be utilizing it at Deception Pass this coming weekend)
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #12
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We are going to be selling our tent trailer. it came with an "RVQ" I'm hoping to be able to use this with our new trailer. The only thing i'm not sure of though, is that it's a 'low pressure' device (as opposed to hooking directly to the propane tanks). Does this imply that i need to get a special regulator?
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #13
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Should be able to, if your Escape 17 has a quick connect.
If not call Reace I'm sure he could put one on for you....
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:05 AM   #14
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We are going to be selling our tent trailer. it came with an "RVQ" I'm hoping to be able to use this with our new trailer. The only thing i'm not sure of though, is that it's a 'low pressure' device (as opposed to hooking directly to the propane tanks). Does this imply that i need to get a special regulator?
Hi Gary,
I would be good to contact Tammy at Escape Industries. I believe they have some concern about the b'que units that attach to the side of the camper. Has something to do with melting the sides or fires or .......? Happy Escape'ing
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #15
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We are going to be selling our tent trailer. it came with an "RVQ" I'm hoping to be able to use this with our new trailer. The only thing i'm not sure of though, is that it's a 'low pressure' device (as opposed to hooking directly to the propane tanks). Does this imply that i need to get a special regulator?
Hi Gary,
I would be good to contact Tammy at Escape Industries. I believe they have some concern about the b'que units that attach to the side of the camper. Has something to do with melting the sides or fires or .......? Happy Escape'ing
I hear you. When this "RVQ" came with our Tent Trailer, apparently, you hooked it up on a shelf right next to the tent fabric! Didn't take much to visualize a flaming trailer! That's why i modded it with a 20' extension hose so that i can 'q on the picnic table. That, plus i didn't like the fumes on the trailer (can you say Bear Bait?)
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #16
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Gottcha! I'm not sure about the pressure thing, but I'm sure Tammy and Rease have delt with it before. They are great helps, and Tammy has lots of patience. Thank the Lord!
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:55 AM   #17
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I have both the Broil King Porta Chef and the Weber baby Q. The Weber was a gift and I had no choice but to keep it.

My Broil King is ( I think ) my second Porta Chef in some 20 years. I replaced burners and had to do some other repairs on the first one and then bought new, but it is astounding value for the price. I used the Weber on the last two camps and it was good too, but costs at least 1/3 more.

The Weber is fine as a grill, but the Porta Chef is an oven and a grill. It has much more clearance between the grill and the cover. You can do a whole chicken in there.

My BBQ at home, for years, was a two-burner Broil King, but I got caught up in the mystique of BBQ and bought a Weber with four burners and a smoker burner and dropped $1,600 on it. That was a couple years ago and I'm still trying to cook ribs ( low and slow ) as good as those I made on the Broil King.

Just wish somebody would come up with a two-burner portable BBQ so I could cook indirect.

Still on topic, make sure you have a copy of The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen.

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Glenn do you have a propane connection on your trailer for the Broil King?
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Not yet. I have been running it off a 10lb. tank and, I may still continue to do that. It means I can put the Q anywhere and not be limited by a length of hose ( and nothing to trip over ). The more I think about it, the tank is a great solution. It fits easily in a milk crate for travel and it's probably just as easy to work with as is connecting and storing a hose. I used to have a 5 lb. tank and that was even more convenient, except that in small towns the people at the gas stations weren't used to it and at one she couldn't work out how much should go in it so I had to go elsewhere.

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #20
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Glen, for me getting rid of that bottle was the best thing I have done as far as the BBQ goes. You are right that hooking up the bottle, or the hose, would be the same hassle, it is just that the hose packs out of the way better. I have a 20-25' hose and have never gone to the end of it. I like it to be handy to everything else and am using it just out from under the awning usually.

I always hooked mine up on the upstream side of the trailer regulator and used the one at the BBQ. While hooking up to the regulated side of the trailer via the quick connector would work even better, it would not allow me to use the BBQ elsewhere. I guess I would just have to keep the regulator handy and hook it up if needed in that situation, though it would not likely arise very often. It hasn't in the many years I have owned the Broil King.
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