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Old 07-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #41
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It's a camp chef
Erik, we have the camp chef stove/oven and LOVE it! We don't have an oven in our 17B and it is so nice to have the camp chef for baking and the extra two burners have come in really handy. The oven is designed very well with the two shelves. I've actually baked a ham and scalloped potatoes in it at the same time. I wouldn't go camping without it now. It is abit heavy but we set it up on a camp table outside and with the burner/oven combo we hardly ever use the trailer stove. Costco carries them every season for a very reasonable price.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:28 PM   #42
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Another reason to get the over/stove combo in your next Escape...........
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:02 PM   #43
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Another reason to get the over/stove combo in your next Escape...........
Or a BBQ.
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:13 PM   #44
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Another reason to get the over/stove combo in your next Escape...........
Maybe a reason to consider one, however for a 17B it would take up precious storage space. We don't take ours all the time as said previously but in the colder season we like having the option, and its nice that the Sport Grill uses the same quick-connect adapter. Lastly a plug for the full-size: we have room for all that stuff if we want it
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:56 AM   #45
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We were able to put the Camp Chef Explorer and the Professional Grill Box 30 through a good test this weekend, my opinions:

Explorer 2 burner stove, although large and somewhat heavy was easy to set-up, cooking height with the included legs was ideal for me. Burner control is very easy with the ability to control both the gas supply and the air valves to get an ideal flame. It simmers extremely well.

The Professional Grill Box 30 (the BBQ attachment) was an ideal size, we cooked 6 larger burgers in one meal, another meal was 2 chicken breasts, a steak and 3 large peppers so the grill area is plenty large for our needs. Temperatures across the grilling surface are very even, no noticeable hot or cold spots. The other advantage is that because the grill box only uses one burner we had the second burner available for cooking a side dish. The negative is that there is no grease catch, it will drain to the low point which one time was down one of the back legs, another time was beside the burner. Cleaning this up was easy with just a wipe with paper towels and a quick wash but messy yes.

Overall I am very pleased with the combination and feel this is the ideal outdoor cooking centre for our needs
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Didn't realize at first that the Grill Box goes on top of the Explorer. Nice setup, where do you store the set?
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Didn't realize at first that the Grill Box goes on top of the Explorer. Nice setup, where do you store the set?
We also bought the storage bags they are an easy fit under the bed of our19'
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We also bought the storage bags they are an easy fit under the bed of our19'
My problem would be that that space is already mostly full. With no storage box, that is where all my trailer setup stuff, and campsite items are stowed. Going with the Ranger II, I would still likely have to put it under the bed, but would have room for it.
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:12 PM   #49
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Cost-Co carry a three burner Camp Chef stove. Cabela's stock the 2 burner Explorer Stove. I have a 2 burner Camp Chef Yukon stove, similar design. They also stock a single burner stove that uses the same components. I really like the component approach and use the griddle and grill box quite often. It is a very versatile system, so much that I regularly use it in the backyard and now at larger family gatherings, at the request of the tribe.
Cooking outside is my preferred choice and like to push the limits of "camp meals" to something a little more exotic. Toss a few shrimp on a hot griddle, add a little garlic, a little pepper, a splash of rum, a little flame, a squeeze of lime, and voila, appies that draw a crowd....
A critical point for success is to ensure that when every you add a splash of rum on the grill, you add at least twice as much to the glass!
Jim, I put the stove, griddle, etc. in the back of the truck.
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Jim, I put the stove, griddle, etc. in the back of the truck.
Unfortunately, I use two different tow vehicles, and both see other uses, so stowing any camp gear in either one would be a no go for me. As an outside stove is something that will always be taken along, for me it needs to be on the trailer.

If I had a storage box, it might be a different story, but for now, I am sticking without one, as all our stuff fits in the trailer fine, with just a bit of room to spare.
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