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Old 01-14-2019, 02:46 PM   #1
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Quick connect gas grill suggestions

Hi, we are looking for a good grill that will connect to my onboard 40 lb propane tank. Prefer made in USA. and durable for 2-4 people
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Are you talking about connecting directly to the tank or directly to the trailer off a quick connect point like an air hose has?

If it's directly to the tank, almost anything will work with the right screw in hose.

If it's to a quick connector under the trailer, your choices are pretty limited.

For grills, you really can't go wrong with a Weber Q. They are heavy but cook much better than most.

We had an Aussie grill on ours that I really didn't care for. The food was too close to the flame, nearly no temp control, cooking surface was very limited as to what you could actually cook.

I replaced it with a Blackstone 17" griddle and that has been an absolute game changer. My days of chrome grates are over...solid flat surfaces from here on out. And, you can connect those directly to the tank or quick connections, given you have the correct adapters.





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Old 01-14-2019, 05:18 PM   #3
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Camp Chef Pro 60X is a great option. Two 30K BTU burner and all of the amenities. I've been using a similar Camp Chef grill for years and it's amazing. I just use cast iron grilles and make the best chicken, burgers, and steaks. I use the quick connect hose for easy connection to my RV.

Stock is getting limited, but you can get the Pro 60X at Cabela's for $134 and free shipping.

Doesn't meet your Made in the US criterion.

Good luck.
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Are you talking about connecting directly to the tank or directly to the trailer off a quick connect point like an air hose has?



If it's directly to the tank, almost anything will work with the right screw in hose.



If it's to a quick connector under the trailer, your choices are pretty limited.



For grills, you really can't go wrong with a Weber Q. They are heavy but cook much better than most.



We had an Aussie grill on ours that I really didn't care for. The food was too close to the flame, nearly no temp control, cooking surface was very limited as to what you could actually cook.



I replaced it with a Blackstone 17" griddle and that has been an absolute game changer. My days of chrome grates are over...solid flat surfaces from here on out. And, you can connect those directly to the tank or quick connections, given you have the correct adapters.













Hi Clarkbre,
Thanks for your feedback. Yes I have a quick connect after my regulator on board the 40 lb propane tankClick image for larger version

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I agree the Weber grill looks good but would need to remove the regulator on the Weber grill.
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Camp Chef Pro 60X is a great option. Two 30K BTU burner and all of the amenities. I've been using a similar Camp Chef grill for years and it's amazing. I just use cast iron grilles and make the best chicken, burgers, and steaks. I use the quick connect hose for easy connection to my RV.



Stock is getting limited, but you can get the Pro 60X at Cabela's for $134 and free shipping.



Doesn't meet your Made in the US criterion.



Good luck.


Hi Thanks for the feed back.
But Made in the USA is nonnegotiable
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But Made in the USA is nonnegotiable
Well, you’ll have to scratch Weber from your list.

I think the Blackstone above is also imported.
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Well, youíll have to scratch Weber from your list.

I think the Blackstone above is also imported.
Yeah, not to sound like a jerk, but your criteria has got you riding on a unicorn's back while searching for Sasquatch.

The first challenge is that whatever grill you get will have to be a low pressure unit and portable. Small Webers and others can be modified to be low pressure and actually work very well. I had to purchase an adapter for my Blackstone but it works great.

The second, and more restricting, challenge of "Made in USA" is going to limit your search exponentially. To my knowledge, I don't think there is a US manufacturer that makes a grill like you're talking about.

It's going to be a challenge.

If you don't mind me asking, why "Made in USA"?

I absolutely appreciate your patriotism. That being said, the RV industry is a far cry from what "Made in USA" represents in my mind....PRIDE, QUALITY & CUSTOMER SERVICE. Littered with a complete disregard to the above, I am more confident in RV products made oversees than here on our own soil.

It's actually sad and frustrating....we can do better than that.

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Pressure reducer

As someone mentioned, most of the off the shelf grill have their own pressure regulator designed to work with portable propane bottles. They do not work with connections to the RV plug in propane hose connection because that connection is already after the RV Propane tank pressure reducer/regulator.

The Aussie unit I received from FR (was not included in my RV along with my inside Kitchen Table - talk about USA QC - none in RV world) is 100% compatible and works OK, but not great.

When it comes time for its replacement (every 12-24 months like home units - if not cleaned after every use, plus left outside) I'll look for something that has no regulator (pressure reducer) so that I can just plug in. No idea what to get yet. Always open to good suggestions. Is there a Blackstone model that is compatible with a plug in?

In my RV, the pressure reducer is located inside the white cover after the yellow SOV and provides "low" pressure to everything downstream. In the portable models, you can see the typical silver pressure reducer connected to the propane tank or cylinder the it connects to the grill If that connection point is not the same fitting as the RV hose, an adapter needs to be inserted between the RV hose (Aussie supplied left over) and the grill intake connection. Another option is to go with portable bottles?? 'don't know if I would go there though - pluses and minuses.
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I use a 3 burner camp chef with the grill box and the griddle. All that is needed is to unscrew the regulator and screw on a QC pigtail. Works great!
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It is sad and very frustrating sir, we can do better. We need to understand where our money is going, [...]
That's all fine and good, but why are you addressing this to me? I never challenged the notion of buying Made in USA. I only stated that the options in this thread were not Made in the USA.

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