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Old 07-22-2015, 10:18 AM   #11
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$180 at CT right now. I have always liked what I have seen and heard of this stove, but have no where to stow it, other than the tow vehicle, and I prefer to keep anything that is always carried and used in camp, to be stowed in the trailer. The Grill Box does look good, and the 30 takes up only half the stove top, leaving the rest for more cooking. Does it grill stuff well? It does add even more bulk to stow, and as I BBQ a lot, I would be hard pressed to give up the performance of the Spitfire.
The stove was on sale a while ago for $149. We store it under the bed on our 19, we travel light so that area was basically unused. The BBQ packs into a carry bag and although it has the same size grill area as our Napoleon TravelQ it takes up far less space. I just got the grill so we will be testing it out this weekend and will let you know on its performance.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:41 AM   #12
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I just got the grill so we will be testing it out this weekend and will let you know on its performance.
Looking forward to your findings.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:32 AM   #13
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:52 AM   #14
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What about availability of parts?
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:28 PM   #15
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Really like those CampChef's, hate to toss a 2 year old Coleman though. Sure would be nice to have a real simmer.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:37 PM   #16
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Really like those CampChef's, hate to toss a 2 year old Coleman though. Sure would be nice to have a real simmer.
I am thinking along the same line, Bob. Pretty sure I could pawn it off on a kid though. And my more porridge would sure cook up nicer with better simmer control.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:05 PM   #17
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We just got home from a couple of weeks away and were reminded of how poor the coleman stove is @ simmering. I will be in the Seattle in October and plan to pick up one of these while there, will be nice to be able to hook it to the trailer propane. Boy I hate those little green bottles
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:19 PM   #18
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Sounds like a very similar story, Dave.

If we have need for a good controlled simmer, we use the SMEV stove inside, but would love to have the better control outside.

It seems either the Ranger, or the Explorer, will simmer nicely. Pretty certain I will go for the Ranger, but do want to see the Explorer close up first.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:12 PM   #19
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All this talk about simmering has made me hungry, for some warm poutine......
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #20
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All this talk about simmering has made me hungry, for some warm poutine......
Interesting! I was just thinking: scrapple. I would have thought that true for Pa. residents in particular.
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