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Old 07-26-2015, 01:50 PM   #31
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I went to a Camp Chef system. It is a bit heavier, propane, but very versatile with the various components. I can use it with a dutch oven, it has a griddle which I am learning to appreciate more and more, and I picked up a grill box solving my bbq needs. I've found that I am now using it in the back yard, at larger gatherings in a park, etc. as well as camping. Stir fry, fajitas, omelettes, grilled steaks, shrimp, etc. all good! Each burner kicks out 30,000 BTU, should be able to take my old coleman stove and melt it down for recycling.....
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:56 PM   #32
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It doesn't look like it. The regulator provided with the propane Volcano grills is painted red, indicating that it puts out (and the grill burner needs) propane at much higher pressure than the low-pressure supply from the Escape quick-connect supply.
Thanks Brian. I will probably stick with the Weber then. I know Kevin will prefer a salad or leftover night to grilling on gas . Of course I can always do something stovetop too.

Speaking of stoves, I heard elsewhere and will probably get the Camp Chef Ranger for an outside stove. Although I'm not sure I understand yet why we need a stove outside too?
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Thanks Brian. I will probably stick with the Weber then. I know Kevin will prefer a salad or leftover night to grilling on gas . Of course I can always do something stovetop too.

Speaking of stoves, I heard elsewhere and will probably get the Camp Chef Ranger for an outside stove. Although I'm not sure I understand yet why we need a stove outside too?
I can hear the gasps, the disbelief, at that last question. That is some people's camping life --- cooking outside. Without that, they have --- not much! . That is basically what they think of as camping. Again, it is your choice and what you are doing with your trailer. You may sightsee so much as many do, so that you sit around the campsite but little. You may or may not ever cook outside on a camp stove or grill or have a fire and roast food over it. If you are a newbie to camping, then maybe there is no telling yet whether you need such items.

If you have children, then you may not care about a fire and roasting marshmallows, but the children will so that is likely what you will be doing. A stove is something else. Some do almost all of their cooking outside while others do most or all inside.
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Jill, Cooking outside is just a personal choice, inside, outside, whatever works for you. We cook outside unless the weather or bugs chase us inside. Like to think it keeps the moisture out of the trailer, and we just plain prefer it, at least in non parking lot like campgrounds.
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I use a propane grill and two butane one-burner stoves outside on the picnic table. That's where most of the cooking and washing up is done. Could be keeping bacon and English muffins warm on the grill and pan-frying potatoes and making eggs over easy on the stoves.
I have a stainless steel food serving pan that I use as I sink. Fill it with water and put it on a butane burner to heat the water ( I have a 5-gal. water container at the table for dishes ).
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:29 PM   #36
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I can hear the gasps, the disbelief, at that last statement. That is some people's camping life --- cooking outside. Without that, they have --- not much! .
That was Kevin's reaction too - Of course we still want to cook outside if we can, even though we have the option to do so inside as well. I'm beginning to learn that camping with a trailer is all about cooking and eating (and drinking!) almost as much as it is about enjoying being close to nature.
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We pretty much use our 3-burner stove inside to heat a pot of water for coffee in the morning. Sometimes it's used to heat canned corn or beans if the weather is inclement.
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I find that cooking outside is done mainly in the warmer, drier months and inside during the colder or rainy times. It is nice to have the option.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:53 PM   #39
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We always cook inside except for using the Weber Q grill (on a quick connect). I am fine with cooking inside and try to not carry any more weight and gadgets than needed. With the Escape, the stove hood fan does well for us to move moisture and smoke outside. We only set off the smoke detector once when we forgot to turn on the stove hood fan. Some use the Maxxfan instead but we find the stove hood fan much more convenient than we thought it would be.
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I find that cooking outside is done mainly in the warmer, drier months and inside during the colder or rainy times. It is nice to have the option.
You southerners are soft.

We cook outside from Easter to Thanksgiving (our trailer camping season), though wind and driving rain, the stuff that comes under the awning sideways, will see us cook inside. I don't mind when the temps are down near freezing at all, just don't like getting wet.
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