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Old 02-22-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Camping stove.

Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes. We have a Sidekick grill that broke. Not sure we can get a replacement part. Haven't called yet.

We would like to replace it with a propane stove. Any suggestions as to brand or type that would work well and also could use the mounting bracket on the Flagstaff side?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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here's the company's website for the Sidekick:
http://www.flemingsalesoem.com/outdo...ited/index.htm

almost all propane stoves are high-pressure and won't work with the low pressure line that the Sidekick uses.
i think of all the discussions about a stove to replace it, there were very few low-pressure stoves made. i think one was from a brand of popup and the other was very expensive.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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I'm a little out of my league with the characteristics of the Flagstaff TT, but what about this one?

http://www.rvqgrill.com/

Under the accessories section, it shows that they sell low pressure regulator for it...so maybe it would work? Maybe give em a jingle and see what they say. If not, then i guess nothing lost...but i'll keep looking.

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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Joe, here's my spin on the issue.....

Many portable camp stoves are made to work right off the gas bottle.
These mostly use the little screw on disposable LP gas bottles that you buy
in the sporting goods isle of your favorite store but they would work straight
off your LP tank-- EXCEPT your trailer has a pressure reducing regulator on the tank.
So these portable camp stoves would not receive enough pressure to work properly if
you connected them to the REGULATED LP gas line in your trailer.

The RVQ IS made for regulated pressure so it should be fine connected to
your trailer LP gas system.
If you buy the RVQ you don't need another regulator because your
trailer already has one.

I think I've got that right and I'm sure folks will correct me if I'm wrong!

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Old 03-27-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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Dan is right. All your RV appliances run off 11" WC (Water Column) pressure. RVQ's are designed to run off that pressure as well. Most all other grills/stoves run off higher pressure. If you can find one that runs off 11" after regulation you could, in theory, remove the regulator and connect it directly to the RV's gas supply line. To me it would be much better to buy a unit already designed for that service.
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Awwww crap....

I was just getting the stuff together to tap into my gas line under my rig for my little propane grill (uses them little high dollar bottles) hoping to save a bit of cash in the long run on those things. All I'm lacking right now for parts is a cut-off valve to attach to the main gas line. I've got the hose and quick disco parts already. I never even thought of the flippin pressure difference issue. DANG IT!!


ARGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

There has to be someway to salvage my project. I guess I can always just disco one of the tanks and connect directly to there with a grill regulator. Crap.
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Greg, You could use something like this and a hose long enough to reach and keep your cylinders hooked up too.



It's called an Extend-A-Flow adaptor.
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Greg, You could use something like this and a hose long enough to reach and keep your cylinders hooked up too.



It's called an Extend-A-Flow adaptor.

So if I'm looking at this thing right, this adaptor would reside on the tank and the RV regulator would connect to one outlet and my superduper extra long hose would connect to the other outlet.

I'm still annoyed at myself for not thinking about the pressure issue.
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Yep, you're right! The plastic "nut" (on the left) connects to your cylinder, your pigtail from the regulator connects to the male threaded end (to the right), then your "superduper" hose would connect to the 1" 20tpi fitting (on top) and to your superduper stove/grill/heater/flame thrower. (Ok maybe not the flame thrower)
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