Grill Recommendations - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2021, 07:33 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: North Yarmouth, Maine
Trailer: 2021 - Escape 19
Posts: 36
Grill Recommendations

Hoping to include a small external grill to the accessories for the E-19. Thinking about a Weber Q type or something similar. I understand that the external connection from the LP tank(s) are already regulated, so willed to modify the grill. Just wondering if there are any recommendations out there. Mainly grilling burgers and such, but a griddle option might be nice...

I am pretty sure that this subject has been covered elsewhere in the forum, but have found the search function pretty clunky... Always results in hundreds of results, most not too applicable. Old dog, new tricks...

tsdanforth is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 07:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
Oldtimer's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: DFW, Texas
Trailer: 2018 21 Sept 7 2018
Posts: 1,073
We use both the Weber Q and the 17 inch Blackstone grills love them both. The Q for steaks ,fish n such and the Blackstone for breakfast. Yes you can do both on either. To do both on the Q one needs to buy the flat plate but one has to deal with the grease dripping into the grill n more clean up. With the Blackstone it has a grease catch pan that makes cleaning so much much easier n faster. Carrying both does use more space for storage when in travel mode.

Oldtimer is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 08:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#5 2022 E19
Posts: 26,268
We enjoy using the Blackstone griddle very much.
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
cpaharley2008 is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 08:36 AM   #4
Senior Member
Perry Butler's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lanesboro, MN, between Whalan and Fountain, Minnesota
Trailer: 2016 Bigfoot 25RQ - (2018 Escape 5.0 sold)
Posts: 2,129
Our friends have and love their Blackstone griddle. We're not dedicated griddle people.

We use our Weber Q as an oven and Terry purchased a metal/enamel griddle with 1" sides at a garage sale that works perfect for fish and vegatables. We've never cooked on the Weber grates on the Q and never will.

For steaks and other meats we use our BioLite FirePit with charcoal. Works great and when done we just lower the grate and have a fire. Stores conveniently in its bag in the compartment over the LP tanks in our 5.0.


Those who know everything use pens. Intelligent people use pencils.
Perry Butler is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 01:19 PM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: C, North Carolina
Trailer: 2020 21' Escape
Posts: 73
I went with the Weber Q 2200, removed the regulator off the grill, and connected the Escape supplied hose directly to the grill.

It was kind of stupid easy. I can't believe I took so long to do it.
AndNeitherDoI is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 02:21 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Trailer: 2019 Escape 21
Posts: 22
Another Blackstone fan here. I used a Coleman road trip for years, and made the switch to a 22" Blackstone with a stand and a lid this summer. Absolutely love it - way better heat distribution, easier to keep clean, and much more versatile. Bought an adaptor on amazon so I plug it right into the LP quick connect on the rig.
mstruzz is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 03:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
LeonW's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 1,159
Mr. Baglo recommended a Napoleon grill to me:

And I am forever grateful
Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
LeonW is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 04:31 PM   #8
GoCampBC's Avatar
Join Date: May 2018
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19 "Escape Pod" (November 30 2018)
Posts: 97
Originally Posted by LeonW View Post
Mr. Baglo recommended a Napoleon grill to me:

And I am forever grateful
We also took Mr. Baglo's advice and picked up a Napoleon PRO285 last week. It was easy enough to hook up the quick connect and only required a couple fittings from Home Depot. Worked well on the weekend and was a big improvement from our old Webber Q100.
GoCampBC is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 07:40 PM   #9
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: North Yarmouth, Maine
Trailer: 2021 - Escape 19
Posts: 36

Thanks for the input. Got a few weeks to make a decision...
tsdanforth is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 09:18 PM   #10
Senior Member
C&G in FL's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA (Little Elsie) Extensively Personalized
Posts: 2,917
The OP’s question is difficult to answer because cooking appliances (a griddle is not technically a grill) come in all shapes and sizes. And that includes the travel models we typically use in our relatively and typically smaller fiberglass trailers. And so a Napoleon is not better than a Weber if size is the first concern. And a Blackstone is not better than a Napoleon if indirect heating is important to the user. To answer this question, one must consider his/her wants and needs versus storage space they are willing to commit. The 22-inch Blackstone is more versatile than the 18-inches, but most in the fiberglass crown use the 18. Honestly, The Big Green Egg is superior to any “recommended” by those who have posted, but I’ve yet to see many used in a camping situation, and none at a fiberglass trailer rally.
What a long strange trip itís been!
C&G in FL is offline  
Old 06-17-2021, 10:28 PM   #11
Senior Member
gbaglo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Posts: 17,136
Here is an extensive discussion on grills and griddles:
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline  
Old 06-18-2021, 02:29 AM   #12
Senior Member
Ops's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
Trailer: 2020 - 21NE "JoMoE" (Just our Means of Escape)
Posts: 311
If you're looking for something light for occasional use, or just for lunch time stops that allows you to plug and play, here's a suggestion;

You can add this male quick attach to the grills inlet, and use the quick attach system on your trailer if you have it, with the proper hose of course.

Picked this one up for travelling with frequent nightly stops, or overnight getaway, and I don't want to either set up, or load up the CampChef griddle which is also quick attach ready.
Ops is offline  
Old 06-18-2021, 06:59 AM   #13
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: North Yarmouth, Maine
Trailer: 2021 - Escape 19
Posts: 36
Sounds like a nice, cheap option...

Many of my stops will be one overnight, then off to the next area...

tsdanforth is offline  
Old 06-18-2021, 03:42 PM   #14
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Olympia wa, Washington
Trailer: 5.0TA 2017
Posts: 2,255
i have a Napoleon grill and a Blackstone griddle i love them both. i gave my old Weber to a friend it is also was a good grill. happy with my combo i leave the Blackstone at home if traveling light.
Fox hunt is offline  
Old 06-18-2021, 04:07 PM   #15
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Dallas, Texas
Trailer: 2013 E19
Posts: 18
We use a Weber Q1200 and have been very pleased with it. There's only two of us and when camping we cook dinner on it almost every night. It's great for chicken, fish, steaks, hamburgers or anything else you can cook with the lid closed. It's compact and easy to clean. I like it a lot.
CD4Dallas is offline  
Old 06-18-2021, 08:48 PM   #16
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: The Colony, Texas
Trailer: 2021 Escape 19
Posts: 36
We have the Weber Q and Camp Chef Yukon. Will usual just take one depending on meal plan (i.e. mood). Weber Q for burgers, steak, chicken, sausage type meal plan. If we plan on doing gumbo, stews, chili, or other soaps we will bring the Camp Chef. Of course the camp chef is a bit more flexible with the grill/griddle on one side and the burner open for business on the other side.
bobster is offline  
Old 06-19-2021, 02:53 AM   #17
Site Team
John in Santa Cruz's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Mid Left Coast, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Posts: 5,075
I opted for a Napolean TravelQ over a weber Q series because 1) it has two burners, so you can do indirect cooking, and 2) the one I got came with a griddle as well as a grill, so you can do both sorts of cooking.

I bring an additional propane bottle, and connect it directly to the propane tank so I didn't have to mess with bypassing the Napolean's integral regulator.

John in Santa Cruz is offline  
Old 06-19-2021, 11:47 AM   #18
Senior Member
Mike G's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Trailer: 2012 E19
Posts: 1,696
Whatever gets the job done....

Click image for larger version

Name:	cheap-grill-hack.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	178.0 KB
ID:	56403

No fancy brand name, but the steaks can't tell.
Losing weight puts one at much greater risk of becoming thin.
Mike G is offline  
Old 06-19-2021, 12:59 PM   #19
Senior Member
TTMartin's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Venice, Florida
Trailer: 2020 Escape 19
Posts: 1,265
Originally Posted by tsdanforth View Post
I am pretty sure that this subject has been covered elsewhere in the forum, but have found the search function pretty clunky... Always results in hundreds of results, most not too applicable. Old dog, new tricks...
Here's a link to my post in another thread on my Blackstone Adventure Ready 17 along with a link to the adapter needed to hook it up to your trailer's low pressure quick connect.

quick propane / grill question
TTMartin is offline  
Old 06-19-2021, 06:23 PM   #20
Jane P.'s Avatar
Join Date: May 2018
Location: West Coast, California
Trailer: 2002 Bigfoot 21
Posts: 62
Does anyone have some table recommendations to go along with grills?

I’m looking at tabletop gas grills & need a roll
Up and/or fold up table to place it on.
Jane P. is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2023 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.