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Old 05-13-2016, 05:54 PM   #41
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So, let me get this straight- The QC has it's own regulator? So I can't run my Honda propane generator off it?
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Hi Jerry

Yes the QC utilizes the trailer regulator which reduces the pressure to 10 - 12 inches of water column pressure.

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Old 05-14-2016, 11:29 AM   #42
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I don't have the quick connect. I prefer a 10 lb. tank. Allows me to position the trailer and the BBQ where I want.
I haven't settled on a BBQ yet. I have a Weber baby Q which worked pretty well but doesn't deliver high heat. Got a Dickinson Spitfire which toasted my chicken, even on super low. Dickinson sent me a new regulator under warranty, but I still wasn't happy.
Got a Napoleon now. It has two burners so you can cook indirect. Downside and upside is that it is quite large for a portable. Lid is deep enough for a whole chicken.
Pic 1 is whole chicken on Napoleon, cooked with indirect heat. Pic 2 is charred chicken on Dickinson ( even though I tried to get it off the grill ). Pic 3 is "The Only" salmon on the Weber. Pic 4 is ribs on Weber.
salmon recipe, please?? pretty please??
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:05 PM   #43
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:28 AM   #44
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We have the quick connect. We use it for a Camp Chef stove with griddle and grill box additions.

If I were to start over, I'd likely skip the quick-connect, though. You get the same functionality by adding a T-connector to your tank, and then you aren't restricted to finding appliances that work with the low pressure.
We are considering a camp chef , they bundle an explorer two burner with a grill box and griddle and call it a tailgator model. I would like to know:
- if you can use the unit without legs on a table.
-how is the performance, are you happy?
-the unit looks like its pretty large, can the components fit thru the hatch on a 19?

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:26 AM   #45
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We have the quick connect. We use it for a Camp Chef stove with griddle and grill box additions.

If I were to start over, I'd likely skip the quick-connect, though. You get the same functionality by adding a T-connector to your tank, and then you aren't restricted to finding appliances that work with the low pressure.
Funny sometimes how everyone's opinion of things is different. We have the quick connect and I recognized almost immediately after we bought the trailer that it was one of the most useful options we have. Don't think we have ever gone anywhere with the trailer where we have not used the propane quick connect for the gas BBQ or the fire-bowl. On our next Escape trailer, the quick connect will definitely be one of the repeat options that we choose.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:36 AM   #46
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Funny sometimes how everyone's opinion of things is different. We have the quick connect and I recognized almost immediately after we bought the trailer that it was one of the most useful options we have. Don't think we have ever gone anywhere with the trailer where we have not used the propane quick connect for the gas BBQ or the fire-bowl. On our next Escape trailer, the quick connect will definitely be one of the repeat options that we choose.
My thoughts too. While others seem to not want or like it, it is something we embraced, and enjoy the convenience of. I have used the high pressure connection at the tanks lots in the past, still more than I ever had the low pressure, but even though it does the job it is more of a bother to set up and use. I never got the low pressure connection on my 5.0TA, but I did pick up all the parts needed from Escape, and will be installing my own soon. The mod will be documented and posted.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:59 AM   #47
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We were not sure about the quick connect due to the limited availability of appliances that have matching connectors. We finally decided to get it and have used it every day!

We got the Camp Chef Ranger 2 burner stove and their Sequoia fire pit. They both came with connectors/regulators to hook up with the typical BBQ propane tank. But, ETI supplied a hose (15 ft. I think) with the quick connect option that connected directly to the stove and fire pit. Works very wel!

The only down side is the hose is not long enough. When we back into a camp site, it was often difficult to get close enough to the picnic table to place the stove on it. You have to have the quick connect outlet within ten feet of the table so you can run the hose along the ground and then up to the table height. Even if you get close enough, if you have the awning extended it gets a bit cramped. Also, the short hose limited where to place the fire pit. We are getting a "Y" connector and 2 more fifteen foot hoses so we can have both connected at the same time and more length to give flexibility on placing the appliances. Some people get a portable table for the stove and place it closer to the trailer for ease of access to the food storage and sink.
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Decisions, decision......
I was wondering how many of you have that exterior propane quick connect, and how much of your cooking do you do outside, and on what kind of appliance (BBQ, extra burner unit, others I don't yet know about). Glad you got it, use it a lot or don't use it much?
1. Outside grill/ griddle/ stove
2. Portable fireplace

We use it ALOT!

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Old 02-01-2017, 01:26 PM   #49
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It is on my build sheet! Looking forward to using it later this spring!!!
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Have a question. Those of you who carry a spare 10 lb propane tank with you for grilling and portable fire pit purposes, -where and how do you transport it ? Would it be safe to put it in our truck bed (in a secured cushioned milk crate?) Our bed is enclosed with a Peragon tonneau cover (mostly but not completely air/waterproof) and I have read that propane shouldn't be transported without good ventilation. I'm thinking about the quick connect but not sure...
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