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Old 12-20-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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I like to find a portable grill and burner that would run off the low pressure connection ETI provides . I have a grill now with some fittings would work, But its just a gas grill really like to have a burner on side or a way to heat pots and grill all in one setup. any suggestions
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I like to find a portable grill and burner that would run off the low pressure connection ETI provides . I have a grill now with some fittings would work, But its just a gas grill really like to have a burner on side or a way to heat pots and grill all in one setup. any suggestions
Hello HillBilly:

Here is a thread: What Grill do you use .... using your low pressure quick connect?

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I like to find a portable grill and burner that would run off the low pressure connection ETI provides . I have a grill now with some fittings would work, But its just a gas grill really like to have a burner on side or a way to heat pots and grill all in one setup. any suggestions
I think the word “portable “ comes into play here. Not sure you can find one that you can easily put in the back of your pickup truck. We use a Weber 1200 and a two burner Ranger II stove.
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I have this at home and it runs off both tank and small canister. I have an adapter for canister. It has two burners that operate separately. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nexgrill...0033/206023898 Plenty of room. Haven't taken it camping (just me usually)

I have had several of these over the years, lightweight and works great but the new generation got bad reviews cuz they changed the insert. One burner. https://www.amazon.com/Weber-121020-...ll+weber+grill
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I haven't seen a portable combination that has both a grill separate burner for pots like some of the home grills do. I use my Q1000 on the low pressure hookup and a single burner butane for pots and pans. Had I to do it over, I'd get the Q1200 for it's higher lid.
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I haven't seen a portable combination that has both a grill separate burner for pots like some of the home grills do. I use my Q1000 on the low pressure hookup and a single burner butane for pots and pans. Had I to do it over, I'd get the Q1200 for it's higher lid.
I have a Coleman Grillstove. Not the best grill in that it is too hot on either side of the flame cover, and you can't close the lid like you can with most true grills, but for burgers & steaks it works well. They sell a griddle that replaces the grill...

This is a high pressure stove that would be difficult to convert to low pressure.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:14 AM   #7
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I haven't seen a portable combination that has both a grill separate burner for pots like some of the home grills do. I use my Q1000 on the low pressure hookup and a single burner butane for pots and pans. Had I to do it over, I'd get the Q1200 for it's higher lid.


I guess i wishing for something that may not be out there. It would be great to have a all in one unit. some times i just use a frying pan on the gas grill but the heat is not even like a burner. pop up campers use a stove that would work inside and outside the trailer love to see this option on a escape
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While finding products that serve a dual purpose can be a good thing for RV travel, this is one compromise I would not make, as cooking is such an integral part to our camping style. Two burners is a must, as is a BBQ that can cook meals for four. Both our Dickinson Spitfire BBQ and our Camp Chef Ranger II both do this very well for us.
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I guess i wishing for something that may not be out there. It would be great to have a all in one unit. some times i just use a frying pan on the gas grill but the heat is not even like a burner. pop up campers use a stove that would work inside and outside the trailer love to see this option on a escape
Get a low pressure tee and add a second quick connect either permanent or by plugging it into the existing. Then you could run two appliances like grill and stove. I am sure it would work since the rest of the camper is plumbed like that. A quick internet search and you probably can find that stove you are pineing for from the old pop up!
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While finding products that serve a dual purpose can be a good thing for RV travel, this is one compromise I would not make, as cooking is such an integral part to our camping style. Two burners is a must, as is a BBQ that can cook meals for four. Both our Dickinson Spitfire BBQ and our Camp Chef Ranger II both do this very well for us.
Jim is that ranger II a low pressure burner ? also hows that do in the wind?
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After years hauling around barbecues even going so far to replace the Weber , decided to go simple . Bought the Coleman that I just use with a bottle and the Coleman bag . Bought the square copper pan sits on there perfect . Cooks chicken , steak etc. perfect and very juicy . The best part very little cleanup . After finished and Coleman is cooled down wipe down ,back in it's bag . So simple and does the job and so easy to haul .Pat
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Get a low pressure tee and add a second quick connect either permanent or by plugging it into the existing. Then you could run two appliances like grill and stove. I am sure it would work since the rest of the camper is plumbed like that. A quick internet search and you probably can find that stove you are pineing for from the old pop up!
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Jim is that ranger II a low pressure burner ? also hows that do in the wind?
A low pressure “T” with a male input and two female outputs would work fine. You could run both burners of a Ranger II (yes, it is a low pressure appliance) as well as the grill all on their high settings as a 1/4-inch propane hose can deliver approximately 75,000 BTUs. There are Ts available commercially, as well as short hoses to connect everything up. The Ranger II does OK in a mild wind but it would be better to shield it if the breeze were stiff. While I have a Ranger II, I no longer take it with me as we rarely cook on a stove. Consequently, my “T” usually supplies the grill and if desired, a Campfire-in-a-Can. I do have one of the single burner butane stoves that is smaller and lighter than the Ranger II. We were out 4-1/2 months last summer but didn’t even use it once. We cook mostly with the grill (or occasionally in a slow cooker). Potatoes and vegetables are grilled when possible, and we have a griddle for breakfast fare. We even do all of our baking in the grill. I honestly cannot remember the last time we had to wash a pot or a pan. However, unlike some here, we do not care if we forego gourmet meals when camping. If I really crave fine (4-star) dining, I ask the locals which restaurants they recommend, and leave the preparation and cleanup to someone else. I cannot relax, commune with nature, or socialize with others if I have to spend a lot of time washing utensils and dishes!
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I picked up the Spitfire when i picked up my trailer at ETI.I like it very much.2 pet peeves.1ST ; That it doesn't fit in the front storage box.The 2nd: & this may just,something that i need to exchange.Living in Calgary,i have noticed this winter[cool temps].That there is little to no pressure.Any ideas why?.Purged tank ?.Bought it from CT,who no's,if they do that type of thing.Maybe the reg is toast. ?? Greatful for your thoughts...Merry Christmas to all...
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I picked up the Spitfire when i picked up my trailer at ETI.I like it very much.2 pet peeves.1ST ; That it doesn't fit in the front storage box.The 2nd: & this may just,something that i need to exchange.Living in Calgary,i have noticed this winter[cool temps].That there is little to no pressure.Any ideas why?.Purged tank ?.Bought it from CT,who no's,if they do that type of thing.Maybe the reg is toast. ?? Greatful for your thoughts...Merry Christmas to all...
I use a Weber Q and keep it in a tote because I use the front storage compartment for set-up items (levelers, etc.) but if I had the Spitfire and wanted to store it up front, I would remove the legs and drill a second hole slightly lower in each one to effectively shorten the legs. It would not take much for it to fit through the compartment’s opening. And make sure you open the tank valve slowly because of the OPD valves safety features.
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Is this Open the Valve Slowly thing an internet myth? I've opened vales on LP tanks thousands of times, never slowly, and I've never had them shutdown on me. Can't say I spin it as fast as I can either.
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Is this Open the Valve Slowly thing an internet myth? I've opened vales on LP tanks thousands of times, never slowly, and I've never had them shutdown on me. Can't say I spin it as fast as I can either.
I never had one trip till last fall when we hooked up a camp stove to my 11 pounder and cranked it open and it locked up. We shut it off, took the hose off, let it set a couple minutes and hooked back up and opened it slowly. Wirked great and for the rest of our season. So it can be done but not often for us. Thoer was there and recognized my reckless abandon and schooled me in the proper technique. Then we had a beer.
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I’ve had it happen a few times, but always when the hose being connected is empty. If hooked to a grill that has already been used do that there is propane in the line you can usually crank the valve open as fast as possible without creating a reduction in flow.

Dave, I like your solution. If it happens, have a beer afterward!
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With the 11 pound cylinder and a 10 foot long hose, there’s considerable propane in the hose. To prevent wasting the propane I have taken to shutting the tank off a couple minutes before I intend to stop cooking the food on the stove or grill and let the flame burn out on its own. For example I put the cheese on my burger and then shut off the tank. When it’s melted, fire goes out and burger is ready. So after the Mississippi Rally, I started opening the valve slowly. Old old dog learning new tricks.
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Thanks i"ll be sure & give that a try..
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I use a Weber Q and keep it in a tote because I use the front storage compartment for set-up items (levelers, etc.) but if I had the Spitfire and wanted to store it up front, I would remove the legs and drill a second hole slightly lower in each one to effectively shorten the legs. It would not take much for it to fit through the compartment’s opening. And make sure you open the tank valve slowly because of the OPD valves safety features.
I did this and described it a while back. Worked great, though I might be putting it in the storage box I am building.
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