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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a really good portable barbeque that they would recommend.
I am looking for one that puts out at least 12,000 BTUs (I would like more)
So far my search has only turned up the Stow and Go BBQ 125 made by KUUMA
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Doug, I have had this Broil King BBQ for 6-8 years, and it works great. The legs come off for good storage, yet raise the unit up to a decent working height without using up table space. Strong winds to affect it like many other smaller BBQ's. For the price, it is a great unit, with lots of cooking power. I know about 6 others who use them too.
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Thanks Jim, looks good and I like the fact the legs are removable.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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We have a Baby Weber Grill

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-Baby-100.../dp/B0000E6GHI

Absolutely love it.. It has more than enough grill space (cooking for two) and definitely gets hot enough to basically grill anything. Has a real cast iron grill plate so that it cooks pretty evenly..
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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Hi Doug,
I use a Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill, and I love it! http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-9949-7...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
I had a Baby Q by Weber before, and loved it too, but I like to do things other than grill on mine, and the Q is a grill only. The Coleman has 2 burners with interchangable grates (that are stored in the mobile bag). If I want to grill burgers on one side (plenty of room for 2 people), and cook baked beans on the other side, I can do it. I put our camp percolator on one side, and cook breakfast on the other side. Each side heats independently of the other. You have the choice of stove grate, grill or griddle plates, so the sky is the limit. It came, if I remember correctly, with 2 grilling grates, so the stove grate and griddle are accessories, which cost extra. I don't like to cook inside (we had a Casita, so I was concerned with smells getting in the wall "carpeting") if I can help it. PLus, I'd rather just be outside if it isn't too cold. It generates 20,000 BTU, which with the shallow lid, means you have to keep the lid open when grilling so you don't melt the thing. But, that's no real problem unless you want to smoke something. I like the heat "power". It's easy to set up, and take down, and the optional carrying bag is worth the money. Just get an extension hose and use the new quick disconnect on your Escape. If you only want to grill, I'd get the Baby Q, it's a great little grill. If you want to cook, this is your baby!
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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Doug, I have had this Broil King BBQ for 6-8 years, and it works great. The legs come off for good storage, yet raise the unit up to a decent working height without using up table space. Strong winds to affect it like many other smaller BBQ's. For the price, it is a great unit, with lots of cooking power. I know about 6 others who use them too.
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Jim, I just talked to the local Broil King dealer up here and great news
he sells lots of the Porta-Chef series to RVer's due to the fact its one of
the few that work off the low pressure side of the regulator and still
deliver 20,000 BTU's (most RVQ's as they seem to be known as only put
out 7000 - 14000). They will also make up any length of hose you want.
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Having the BBQ hook up to the trailer propane is great, I would not have it any other way. No hauling an extra bottle around just for it. I always have hooked my up before the regulator with a tee fitting right at the tank. I did not realize that you could put then on the regulated side. Do you eliminate the regulator at the BBQ then?
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Having the BBQ hook up to the trailer propane is great, I would not have it any other way. No hauling an extra bottle around just for it. I always have hooked my up before the regulator with a tee fitting right at the tank. I did not realize that you could put then on the regulated side. Do you eliminate the regulator at the BBQ then?
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Your new trailer will have, or can have, a quick disconnect located either at the front or back of your unit (on the side, around the awning arm somewhere). That way, Rease hooks it up, and you don't have to worry about the regulator.
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So, I guess you just remove the one at the BBQ then, the one that comes with it.

I will be having an exterior quick coupler added.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:16 PM   #10
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Yep, that should work. You only need one regulator for sure. Neat and clean. You'll only need an extension hose to get to your grill.
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